For nearly 20 years, our brain injury lawyers have represented clients in Kansas City, Overland Park, and surrounding areas, who suffered traumatic brain injuries caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Brain injuries are serious, and if you believe you have suffered one, you should seek medical and legal counsel as soon as possible. According to the Brain Injury Association of Kansas, approximately 1.7 millions individuals in America will suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Roughly 5.3 million individuals (roughly 2% of all Americans) live with disabilities that are caused by a traumatic brain injury.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
Each brain injury is unique. Two individuals can experience similar events – a fall or a blow to the head for example – but one of the individuals will suffer a career ending brain injury while the other may suffer a mild concussion and experience a complete recovery. A traumatic brain injury can arise from an auto accident, a dangerous condition of property, a fall, a workplace injury, or many other forms of trauma. The seriousness of a brain injury is affected by not only the nature of the trauma, but also by the age, gender, physical characteristics and general health of the individual who experiences the trauma. Even seemingly minor head trauma suffered in a fall or in an auto accident can lead to profound long-term consequences such as memory loss, inability to concentrate, painful headaches, visual disturbances, hearing disturbances, balance problems, learning disabilities, fatigue, anger, emotional difficulties, speech difficulties, or other issues.
Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Cases involving brain injuries are as different as the individuals who must live with them. For this reason, it is important to select an attorney who is familiar with and well-versed in brain injury litigation. Rick Morefield has assisted clients with traumatic brain injuries since 1997. He continues to study the latest developments in brain injury diagnosis, symptoms and treatment and he works with medical professionals who provide medical counsel, treatment and, when necessary, expert services to his clients. Mr. Morefield devotes a significant portion of his practice to helping those who have brain injury or head trauma.
Fatality accidents are sadly an all too often occurrence on the roads and highways across Kansas and Missouri. If you have lost a family member in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we are here to help guide you through the process of recovering some of what you lost.
In Kansas, a personal injury lawsuit based on a car accident must be filed within two (2) years from the date the accident occurred. In order to file a lawsuit for damages in Kansas, the accident must have either 1) occurred in Kansas, or 2) the defendant must be a resident of Kansas at the time the lawsuit is filed.
Richard Morefield and Andrew Speicher have represented clients throughout Kansas including Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte, Douglas, and Shawnee counties, and even in towns as far west as the Colorado border.
In Missouri, a personal injury lawsuit based on a car accident must be filed within five (5) years from the date the accident occurred. To file a personal injury lawsuit in Missouri the accident must have either 1) occurred in Missouri, or 2) the defendant must be a resident of Missouri at the time the lawsuit is filed.
Richard Morefield and Andrew Speicher have served for a combined 40 years as personal injury attorneys for hundreds of clients throughout Missouri including the entire Kansas City metro area, the surrounding counties of Clay, Platte, Buchanan, Cass, and Vernon, and in cities as far east as St. Louis and Cape Girardeau.