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Woman's sues after altercation leaves her with a concussion

When the topic of brain injuries is brought up, many in Kansas City might automatically conjure up images of people in persistent vegetative states unable to function on their own. While such conditions are often the result of traumatic brain injuries, there are also many TBI cases whose outcomes are far less severe. Indeed, while many may not realize it, a concussion is also classified as a TBI. Yet most do not view concussions as being overly serious, as those who sustain are often able to recover from them in just a few days (without having to deal with any apparent ill effects). Any injury involving the brain, however, should be viewed as serious, as even something as simple as a concussion can have a dramatic impact on one's life? 

Could your headache be a cerebrospinal fluid leak?

There are many reasons residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area complain of headaches, from allergies to weather changes. However, if you have suffered an injury to your spine or had a spinal medical procedure, your headaches may be something more. You may have a cerebrospinal fluid leak, which can cause debilitating headaches and other symptoms. The following information from the Spinal CSF Leak Foundation may help you determine if you are suffering from a CSF leak.  

Addressing anger after a car crash

When some people think about the different challenges that auto accident victims have to endure, they may envision the debilitating injuries that so many people have struggled with or the countless lives that have been claimed too soon. With that being said, the consequences of an accident are not always noticeable right away. Moreover, some may never be noticeable to others, since the mental trauma and emotional wounds of a car collision can last for years without showing any visible outward signs. Many people become depressed in the wake of a crash, but there are other negative emotions that people may struggle with, such as anger.

How can I keep my child safe when riding a bike?

Now that summer is here, plenty of children in Kansas are spending ample time riding bikes outdoors. While this is a fun and healthy activity, it also leaves your child vulnerable to accidents, which can sometimes be caused by careless drivers. There are tips you can provide your child to ensure that she is as safe as possible when riding a bike, as explained by KidsHealth.org

Are my kids safe on trampolines?

If your child is visiting a friend or family member with a trampoline at their home, you're right to be a bit concerned. Trampolines can result in injuries, including broken bones and concussions in more serious cases. That's why it's crucial to take the proper steps to safeguard kids jumping on trampolines, especially when there are multiple children present. The Mayo Clinic makes the following recommendations. 

When a drunk driver hits a pedestrian

Pedestrian accidents happen for countless reasons, from poor visibility to speeding and walking too close to traffic. However, many pedestrian accidents are the result of drug and alcohol intoxication. During the summer months, there are many drivers who make the poor decision to drive while under the influence of alcohol, placing their own lives in danger and threatening the lives of many others on the road. Sadly, some drunk drivers have struck pedestrians, resulting in significant injuries or even the loss of life.

Disney sued after bird attacks guest at resort

People in Kansas City may often associate a bad reputation with personal injury lawsuits, viewing them as thinly-veiled attempts by people to make others pay for their accidents and/or injuries. Oftentimes, and accident may appear to be just that. As accidents by their very nature are typically unanticipated, some might say that any legal action arising from them is unwarranted. Yet typically, it is often not the actual event that is addressed in a lawsuit, but rather the conditions that contributed to it. From that perspective, a strong argument might by made that persons or parties in authority had it within their power to prevent an accident from ever occurring. 

Understanding cognitive deficits

Most might assume that the need to seek legal action after someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury disappears if the victim appears to have recovered after the incident. "Recovered" is often assumed to be walking, talking and doing all of the activities most associate with a healthy individual. Yet when watching your loved one following their TBI, you may notice something about them just appears to be off. Many have come to us here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi having noticed the same thing wondering what sort of assistance may be available to them in dealing with it. 

When a car crash disrupts your career

After a car collision, people may suffer a number of immediate consequences. For example, they may be in a lot of pain, struggle to pay hospital bills and be left with an injury that leaves them immobilized for weeks or even months. However, there are a number of long-term consequences that may come with a car accident, such as a victim losing his or her ability to work in a particular field ever again. Some people are never able to return to the workplace in any capacity, while others may not have the ability to perform certain job duties, essentially destroying their career. This can be mentally and financially devastating, to say the least, and highlights why it is so important for victims to stand up for their rights.

Understanding the attractive nuisance doctrine

Your kids may often look forward to the onset of spring in Kansas City simply because it serves as a sign that summer is right around the corner. To them, summer means no school and more time to play and explore the outdoors. To you, it might mean more worry that the many "adventures" they seek could lead to danger. There are many attractions out there that are inherently dangerous, yet children (particularly young children) may not appreciate the risks they present. When children are injured by such attractions, parents often come to us here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi wondering what legal recourse they may have. 

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