Kansas City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

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At Joseph, Hollander & Craft, we understand that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can change life in countless ways—often taking an immense physical, psychological, and financial toll on victims and their families. If someone else’s intentional, negligent, or reckless actions caused you or a loved one to suffer a brain injury, you need compensation to redress the damages.

Brain injury cases can be extremely complex. A successful legal outcome often turns on hiring an attorney with the experience and skill to manage serious injury litigation. You can trust JHC’s Kansas City traumatic brain injury lawyers to handle the complex legal issues so you can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Helping Brain Injury Victims in Kansas City

TBI cases are scientifically demanding. Traditional diagnostic tests like MRIs and CT scans are often ineffective in diagnosing and understanding brain injuries. Without an experienced brain injury lawyer at your side, you may overlook critical medical evidence and facts that can substantially affect the value of your injury claim.

The head and brain injury attorneys at JHC are leaders in Kansas City TBI litigation. We painstakingly research our clients’ cases and consult with world-class brain injury experts from across the country. Through this approach, we’ve built a strong track record of success.

Skilled at Dealing with Issues Unique to Brain Injury Cases

A TBI can result in micro-trauma to the brain’s tissue and nerves. This often causes severe and long-lasting symptoms, but it can be difficult to detect. Proving the connection between your symptoms and brain trauma can also be challenging, as MRI and CT scans do not always show the level of detail necessary to document axonal damage and tiny brain bleeds. This can lead to delays in TBI diagnosis and denial of insurance claims.

To ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries, consult a Kansas City brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. JHC’s Kansas City traumatic brain injury attorneys can work with you to ensure you obtain sufficient information to demonstrate the full scope and severity of your head injury.

Committed to Helping You Recover Maximum Compensation

Every brain injury is unique and impacts the victim’s life in many different ways. Determining your damages is far more complicated than simply adding up medical bills. Our Kansas City brain injury attorneys will assess the circumstances surrounding your injuries, determine the amount of insurance coverage available, and consider your current and future medical bills, your current and future lost wages, your pain and suffering, rehabilitative therapies, and loss of consortium or companionship for your spouse. We will put in maximum effort to earn you maximum compensation.

Representation for All Kinds of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBI is a broad term that covers a wide variety of situations, from minor concussions to injuries that can leave a person in a vegetative state. The most common types of brain injuries include concussions, contusions, diffuse axonal injuries (DAI), hematomas and hemorrhage, skull fractures, and penetrating injuries. If someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct has resulted in any of these injuries, JHC’s Kansas City personal injury attorneys can help.


Misleadingly referred to as “mild” TBIs or mTBI, concussions occur when your brain is suddenly jolted or shaken. They often cause memory loss, headaches, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, depression, and numerous other symptoms. While some people may recover after a single concussion, concussions can also lead to conditions like post-concussion syndrome and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Risk factors for post-concussive syndrome increase by age of the patient and history of prior concussions.


Contusions are a direct result of an impact to the head resulting in severe bruising or bleeding of the brain. Some contusions are referred to as coup-contrecoup injuries, meaning the brain repeatedly bounces off of the skull. When this occurs, there is often significant damage to both sides of the brain. Larger contusions will often require surgery.

Diffuse axonal injuries (DAI)

With diffuse axonal injuries (DAIs), the force of the impact tears and stretches your brain’s axons, which are the bundles of nerves that help the brain transmit messages. Severe DAIs can be fatal and can cause irreversible brain damage. Even a “mild” DAI can cause profound changes in your ability to think and process feelings. Unfortunately, it is common for DAIs to go undiagnosed.

Hematomas and hemorrhage

With hematomas, blood vessels tear, causing bleeding in and around your brain. This trauma results in increased pressure within your skull, causing severe damage to the brain’s nerves and tissue. Surgery may be necessary to remove blood clots and reduce pressure within the skull.

Skull fractures

Trauma can crack the skull, causing pain and an increased risk of infection.

Penetrating injuries

Penetrating injuries occur when an object fractures the skull and pierces the brain. These injuries are often the most severe and can be fatal.

Signs You May Need a Brain Injury Attorney

Each TBI case is unique, and the long-term effects of a brain injury can vary. Common long-term risks of brain injuries include seizures, early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, severe memory loss, post-concussion syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In some cases, a TBI can be treated, but time is often the best indicator of whether the injured individual will improve. Significant life changes can manifest over time, and many TBI victims find that the effects are irreversible.

While physical disability connected to a TBI is often easily recognizable, the emotional effects are harder to see. Many victims of a TBI find themselves depressed due to a feeling of loss. A personality change can result in aggressive, moody, and even violent behavior. These changes in personality can be devastating for both the victim and their loved ones.

If you experience these symptoms, consult with a physician. If you are diagnosed with TBI and believe it may have been the result of someone else’s conduct, contact JHC’s Kansas City brain injury attorneys for a free consultation.

Don’t delay—call us today.

Common Questions About Brain Injuries

What is a traumatic brain injury?

TBIs occur when an external force damages the brain’s delicate nerves and tissues. TBI victims do not always suffer a loss of consciousness at the time of impact. Sometimes, the victim will simply feel dazed or woozy. While some traumatic brain injuries create symptoms right away, others take time to develop.

What are the long-term costs of a brain injury?

According to brainandspinalcord.org, the annual cost in the United States for treating traumatic brain injuries is about $48.3 billion. While about $31.7 billion of that figure is spent on the costs associated with hospitalization, $16.6 billion goes toward costs associated with those who do not survive their brain injury. Treatment for traumatic brain injuries, including rehabilitative therapies, costs about $10 billion annually. These figures do not include “indirect costs,” including those associated with assistance from social services, lost earnings and productivity, and the cost to the families who care for their loved ones with brain injuries.

While costs vary significantly according to the severity of the brain injury and the age of the victim at the time of the injury, the estimated lifetime costs of caring for an individual who sustains a brain injury are between $600,000 and $1,875,000. As you can see, the cost of caring for a person with a brain injury can be overwhelming. Many insurance companies “cap” expenses at a specific amount, meaning such an injury can bankrupt the victim and their family unless they recover from the at-fault party.

How much does it cost to hire a Kansas City brain injury attorney?

At Joseph, Hollander & Craft, we handle brain injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we will take a pre-agreed percentage of money we recover on your behalf, so you only pay us if we recover money for you.

Our Locations

Kansas City | 816-673-3900

926 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lawrence | 785-856-0143

5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, #201
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park | 913-948-9490

10104 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Topeka | 785-234-3272

1508 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

Wichita | 316-262-9393

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS 67214

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