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Approximately two million head injuries of all types occur each year in the United States. Most traumatic brain injuries occur in young adults between the ages of 15-24, and the risk also increases after the age of 60. The four most common causes of brain injury are car accidents, falls, assaults and being struck by, or striking one\'s head against, another object.

Kansas has an estimated 25.7 brain injury-related deaths per 100,000 residents each year. In the United States overall, more than 50,000 people die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 5.3 million Americans live with conditions resulting from TBI, such as neuropsychological impairments. The resulting disabilities can affect work life, family life, and social activity.

Acquired brain injury may take place after a near-drowning accident, asphyxiation, a stroke or heart attack, or toxic exposure or infection have restricted the flow of blood or oxygen to the brain. The damage of an acquired brain injury take place on a cellular level. In contrast, traumatic brain injury results from a blow to, or penetration of, the skull. Open head injury is when something penetrates the skull, whereas closed head injury occurs when the head hits a hard surface. Brain injury is caused by anything from a tiny fracture to penetration of the skull. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is not evident immediately, and is detected well after the accident or impact occurs, by which time swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. If you have sustained a blow or jolt to the head, or if you have experienced an open head wound, it\'s important to see your physician as soon as possible even if you are not experiencing symptoms, or if your symptoms seem mild. In the event that you decide to pursue litigation in the future, it will be important for you to have established a medical record concerning your accident.

Depending on the accident involved, an injury to the brain can be as simple as a headache that requires only some over-the-counter pain relievers, or as complicated and devastating as complete paralysis or loss of mental function. The severity of the impact to the brain, and the area of the brain that is affected will determine the nature and extent of the brain injury.

The brain is a particularly vulnerable part of the body, and does not have the same ability as other parts to heal itself after an injury. Even if the injured person does recover from a traumatic brain injury, it is likely that there will be permanent changes or damages to their cognitive or physical functions. Effects of injury to the brain are more complex, more serious, and more long-lasting that other injuries. In some cases, the full extent of the victim\'s incapacitation, or the life-altering effect it has, may not even be understood until years after the initial trauma.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, whether the injury seems mild or not, you should hire a Kansas brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you recover damages suffered as a result of your brain injury. A settlement can help cover current and future medical expenses, and the victim may even be able to recover damages for pain and suffering. Make sure you hire an attorney who is well-versed in the Kansas's statutes, codes, and laws relative to brain injury.

The statute of limitations to file your claim in the state of Kansas is two years. Procrastinating could be costly and could hinder your case in many ways. When seeking a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for one who has a track record of success litigating brain injury cases. To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer or attorney in Kansas, please visit the American Bar Association website.

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