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How Are Brain Injury Settlements Determined?

Brain injuries are highly complex. No two are exactly alike. The legal process involved in a brain injury claim is equally complicated. Achieving a fair settlement may take assistance from an experienced Omaha brain injury lawyer. A variety of factors can impact a brain injury settlement value, including the severity of the injury, the impact it has on the victim’s life and the circumstances surrounding the accident.  What Is Involved in a Settlement Determination? Understanding the potential value of a brain injury settlement starts with realizing that no “average” case value exists. What one…

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What Types of Brain Injuries Are Associated With Car Accidents?

Car accidents are a common cause of injuries that result in hospitalizations and deaths in Nebraska, including brain injuries. Many car accident victims suffer traumatic brain injuries due to the forces involved in the collision, the skull striking objects inside of the vehicle or projectiles penetrating the skull. Even if a victim survives a brain injury, he or she may struggle with long-lasting effects and symptoms. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain injury after a motor vehicle collision, the Omaha car accident attorneys at Knowles Law Firm can…

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What Are Common Signs of Brain Injuries?

Brain injuries can be caused by a number of accidents in Nebraska, from motor vehicle collisions to falls. Some brain injuries show immediate signs and symptoms, while others take a few hours or even days for symptoms to arise. It is important to be able to recognize the signs of a brain injury so that you receive the medical care that you need. Waiting to see a doctor increases the odds of suffering serious or permanent damage to the brain’s tissues. Headache A victim may notice a headache soon after hitting his or her…

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What Is Secondary Brain Injury?

A brain injury is a significant injury that can forever change the way in which you are able to live your life, and also work and support your family. However, it can be difficult to understand the many different types of brain injury that you could experience. Brain injuries are often referred to as “primary brain injuries” and “secondary brain injuries”. The type of brain injury most people hear about is primary brain injury. These are brain injuries that happen during an initial incident or accident that cause a shift in the physical structures…

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How Are Brain Injuries Classified?

A brain injury is one of the most serious potential outcomes of an accident in Omaha. Damage or an injury to the brain can affect all aspects of life, including motor function and cognitive abilities. Many different accidents can cause brain injuries, including falls and motor vehicle collisions. Brain injuries are classified in a few different ways: by cause, type and severity. Ask your doctor for more information about your brain injury diagnosis beyond these basic facts. Traumatic vs. Acquired Brain Injuries  First, brain injuries are placed into one of two main categories based…

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