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  • PTSD caused by TBI

    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden blow or sharp jolt to the head. Often, this type of injury occurs during a traumatic event, such as an accident or a fall. As such, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop in the aftermath of sustaining such an injury. Unfortunately, many symptoms of TBIs and PTSD overlap, making it difficult to assess what the underlying problem is. ...
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  • I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver, What Can I Do?

    Car accidents are incredibly common, which is why it is the legal necessity for every driver to have car insurance coverage. However, in the event that the driver who hit you is not insured, the urgency of the situation drastically increases. In these instances, your own insurance company will be held responsible in paying for any and all expenses incurred--if and only if you have obtained ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Whiplash, though common, is incredibly painful and debilitating to those who suffer from it. It generally occurs following a rear-end car accident , as the injury is a result of the head being jolted forward and then snapping back. Sometimes, sideways movements may cause whiplash if they are severe enough. These kinds of sudden movements in the neck may result in the delicate tendons and ligaments ...
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  • Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    A traumatic brain injury can range from mild to severe, depending on several factors. An individual suffering from a mild traumatic brain injury will typically have normal MRI and CAT scans, though he or she might have cognitive problems such as difficulty thinking, trouble with memory, attention deficit, and mood swings. Despite the term “mild,” however, the effect of traumatic brain injuries, ...
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  • Do Bed Sores Form Due to Medical Negligence?

    Kempton & Russell proudly represents families who have had loved ones suffer injury or harm due to medical malpractice. Time and time again, our attorneys have found that bed sores are not a symptom or side effect of an illness. Rather, it may be a direct result of medical negligence, such as inattentive nursing home staff and failure to provide the patient with the care that they deserve. If you ...
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  • What to Ask Your Doctor After an Accident

    Your personal injury claim begins the moment of your accident. If you want to strengthen that claim as much as possible, you need to start thinking about what can help it. Most people know that how they react at the scene of the accident – from car accidents to injuries caused by defective products – can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case, but did you know that what you ask ...
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  • Laceration Hazard Leads to 8 Million Unit Cuisinart Recall

    Planning on cooking up a huge holiday meal for your family and friends? Before you get too far into the recipe, check the model number on your food processor right now. Conair has announced that 8 million Cuisinart food processors have been recalled due to defective blades that can crack and leave metal shards in finished food products. Roughly 30 people have reported mouth lacerations and cracked ...
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  • Tips to Stay Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season

    Now that Halloween 2016 is in the books, many people are already getting ready for the holidays and finalizing their travel plans. With the price of gasoline down and airline tickets being costlier than ever, many travelers are choosing to take to the roads and drive to their holiday destinations. Unfortunately, this increased number of drivers will also likely come with an increased risk of ...
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  • Why Should All Blows to the Head Be Taken Seriously?

    After suffering a blow to the head, whether it be caused by a car accident , slip and fall, or other type of accident, seeking a full medical evaluation is crucial. While you may feel more or less fine aside from a slight headache, there is still a chance that you may have endured critical brain damage. Since traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have such subtle symptoms and potentially go unnoticed ...
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  • What Happens if My Injuries Do Not Show Up Until Long After My Car Accident?

    The body can be exposed to tremendous force in the event of a car accident , causing incredible damage to soft tissues, internal organs, and bones in the process. While many injuries resulting from car accident are obvious, others can have symptoms which can remain hidden for days or even weeks following a collision, making it possible for individuals to suffer critical damage and feel more or ...
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  • What Are the Signs That You Are Suffering from Whiplash?

    Whiplash is the name given to neck strain and injuries caused by an impact that results in your head violently and suddenly jerking back and forth. This injury most commonly occurs in car crashes where one vehicle is rear-ended, but almost any accident can result in serious harm to the neck and spine. Unlike injuries such as fractures and broken bones which can be readily apparent, whiplash deals ...
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  • How Do I Know if I Can File a Personal Injury claim?

    When a person acts recklessly or carelessly and causes injury to another person, they are said to have acted negligently. Accidents can happen in a number of ways including car crashes, slip and fall injuries, and dog bites, to name a few. If you were injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to hold them legally responsible for your damages by filing a personal injury ...
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  • Thank You for Visiting Kempton & Russel, the Trial Lawyers of Sedalia

    Welcome to the legal blog, website, and, by extension, the law firm of Kempton & Russell. In case you haven’t heard of us before, our Sedalia personal injury lawyers are well-known throughout Missouri for being some of the state’s most-trusted trial lawyers. We focus our practice on personal injury cases and helping the wrongfully injured seek justice and compensation. Some of the cases we have ...
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