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Catastrophic Injury

What to Do If Someone Has a Spinal Cord Injury

In a split second, a spinal cord injury can change someone’s life forever. It is estimated that 17,500 spinal cord injuries occur every year. Currently, there are approximately 450,000 people living with spinal cord injuries in the U.S. A spinal cord injury is caused by trauma to the spinal cord, which is often the result …

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Are Concussions Considered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

These days, there seems to be confusion surrounding the terms “concussion” and “traumatic brain injury.” Often, we hear about concussions that occur because of a car wreck, slip and fall or sports-related injury. A concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. What’s the Difference? Concussions are quite common. It is reported that …

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Winter In Kansas and Missouri Means More Slip and Fall Accidents

Here’s What You Can Do If You Fall The weather in Kansas and Missouri is notoriously unpredictable, especially in winter. The morning may be clear and sunny, but by lunchtime there can be snow and ice. Welcome to slip and fall conditions. Here’s a look at the risks: Snow on sidewalks may not get cleared …

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5 Tips for Communicating with Someone Who Has Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries are just that: traumatic. These injuries can have a profound impact on not only the victim, but also the victim’s loved ones. Many of our clients’ lives have been affected by traumatic injuries to the brain. As a result, we understand, and are sensitive to, how these injuries can temporarily or permanently …

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Summertime Motorcycle Safety Tips

When the weather turns warm, there is nothing better than getting out in the fresh air and enjoying it. If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you are probably spending more time out on the road this summer. It is important to be aware that while the summer months are a great time for riding, motorcycle …

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Dispelling Common Myths about Traumatic Brain Injuries

The human brain is a marvel. Everyday it seems science is discovering more about how our brains develop, function over our lifetime, and heal from injury. Despite all these advances, traumatic brain injuries are still often misunderstood. Discoveries about the science of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are occurring every day. Yet, there are many misconceptions …

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5 Tips for Communicating with Someone who has a Traumatic Brain Injury

Do you have a loved one suffering from a traumatic brain injury? It can be hard to adjust and know what to say. You want to help but you don’t want to offend your loved one. So what should you do? Each case is different and talking with their doctor could help you determine the …

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