Omaha NE Concussion Attorney
The media is increasingly reporting on the repercussions from concussions received in sports and the degenerative effect these concussions have on the brain. Concussions are also a common injury received as the result of car accidents. If you or a loved one have received a concussion after an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Concussions After Accidents
A car accident can change your life in the blink of an eye. A concussion is a common injury sustained in any type of car accident. Unfortunately, it all to often is left untreated (and sometimes undetected). Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are some of the most dangerous injuries that result from a car accident in part because victims often shrug off the injury. That can be a tragic mistake, as concussions can lead to very serious brain injuries without further medical evaluation.
Common concussion symptoms often include:
- Memory loss
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
If you experience any of these symptoms after a violent jolt to the head, you should immediately contact a medical professional to properly determine the extent of your injuries.
A concussion injury can lead to severe and long-lasting brain injuries if not properly treated shortly after the trauma. If you suffer a concussion or other brain injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault, the responsible party should be held accountable including the cost of all medical treatment and time missed from work.
Nebraska is a comparative negligence state which means that an injured party can recover if they were less than 50 percent responsible for the accident. A personal injury case may become complicated if a prior concussion existed and the accident led to a secondary concussion and greater brain trauma. A personal injury attorney will consult with medical professionals to determine the nature and extent of the damage attributable to the accident. Even if you had a pre-existing concussion, it is important that you keep in mind that a secondary concussion would not have occurred but for the actions of the negligent party who caused the accident.
As the victim of an accident leading to a concussion, you are entitled to seek damages related to the following expenses:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation care
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
It is important that you and your attorney discuss the emotional distress aspect of a concussion, as many concussions and traumatic brain injuries will have a lasting impact on your way of life. This may affect your ability to interact with others, hold a job, or even perform basic daily functions.
The Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska
If you or a loved one have received a concussion as a result of a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Knowles Law Firm. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling these sorts of claims and will work with medical professionals to fully develop your claim including the cost of all likely future treatment. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska office today for your initial free consultation.