Omaha Brain Injury Attorney
Brain injuries have moved to the forefront of a national conversation regarding the seriousness of mental disease and the impact small head traumas may have on this. Brain injuries are often difficult to receive accurate settlement offers from since many small brain traumas will have a lasting impact in the years to come, which may be difficult to predict. However, brain injuries are now recognized for the serious injury they are, and the party accountable for the accident leading to the injury should be held liable for the resulting injuries, including the future projected costs of treating the injury.
Causes of Brain Injury
Nebraska has founded several councils dedicated to raising awareness on the prevalence of brain injuries, many of which go undetected for years. Brain injuries can be categorized into various levels of severity, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Acquired brain injury
- Mild brain injury
Traumatic brain injury refers to an injury caused by a direct blow to the head, and can range from mild to extremely severe. Acquired brain injury is an injury which is non-traumatic, such as brain injuries sustained from drowning, stroke, or lightning strike. A mild brain injury does not refer to the scope of the injury itself, but to the physical trauma which caused the injury.
Brain injuries are often the result of a car accident, boat accident, or other unfortunate accident. As a result, these injuries are often treated shortly after the accident, but may be overlooked in terms of future recovery. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in better forecasting an appropriate level of damages.
Brain Injury Recovery
Brain injuries often go undetected shortly after an accident, which only leads to further complications in terms of treating the injury as well as correctly projecting the correct amount of damages after an accident. Personal injury claims are often brought after an accident and will include medical expenses, lost wages, and other items in the full claim. However, in cases such as brain injuries, it may be difficult to fully project what type of expense an injured party will need in the future, especially when the full scope of the brain injury does not manifest itself until years, even decades later.
An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in working through these issues and will take into account medical professional’s opinions, as well as your ongoing progress to recovery in calculating an appropriate claim amount. Many brain injuries will lead to a full recovery while others may result in a slow deterioration of mental cognition. The attorneys of the Knowles Firm will closely consult with many different medical professionals to ensure you receive the amount of damages you deserve for your injuries.
The Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska
If you or a loved one have received a brain injury after an accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of the Knowles Law Firm. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling brain injury claims and we have many different experts we turn to in calculating the amount of damages related to brain injuries. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska offices today for your initial free consultation.