Getting into a car accident, or slipping and falling on a wet surface, can lead to some very serious injuries. You could hurt your hip or your legs, forever impeding your ability to get around and live an active life. You could hurt your arms or your torso, preventing you from performing or completing everyday tasks and activities that you once took for granted. Or you could hurt your head or neck, possibly paralyzing you or leaving you with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Traumatic brain injuries have far-reaching effectson the people who suffer from them. These injuries can have all of the debilitating characteristics of an arm, leg, or torso injury, with the added horror of the sufferer dealing with memory loss, incapacitation, altered consciousness, or even the loss of their personality.
These are symptoms that not only affect the sufferer — they affect his or her loved ones as well. They will experience and live with a person who has changed as a result of the traumatic brain injury, and that fact is only made worse by the notion that a negligent or otherwise reckless driver caused the accident that led to the sufferer’s traumatic brain injury.
In cases like these, it is imperative for the victims and their loved ones to consult with an experienced attorney that handles car accident cases and traumatic brain injury cases. At Peddicord & Townsend, we have helped many Kansas City residents with these issues, and we will advocate on your behalf as you work towards holding the at-fault party responsible.