Omaha Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Traumatic brain injuries send a shiver of terror throughout most of the public due to the ominous name of this injury.  Mild cases often include concussions, while severe cases indicate severe loss of brain function and mobility.  However, if you or a loved one have been involved in an accident leading to a traumatic brain injury, regardless of severity, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury Causes and Cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recognized that traumatic brain injuries are the cause of about 30 percent of all injury deaths.[1]  Traumatic brain injuries often occur after serious accidents involving a blow to the head which can jolt the normal function of the brain.  In 2010 along, about 2.5 million emergency visits and hospitalizations involved traumatic brain injuries. Children are especially susceptible to lasting injuries after a blow to the head since their brains are still developing.

Traumatic brain injuries can often be the result of a severe car accident.  Many people are able to easily walk away after a traumatic brain injury and think little of the pain in their head.  However, it is extremely important that you receive a full medical evaluation after any blow to the head since a violent jostling of the brain can lead to long-lasting injuries.  The longer you wait to receive a full medical check-up, the greater the risk of life-threatening traumatic brain injury.  A medical professional should fully evaluate you after any accident which involves a jolt to the head, especially if any symptoms (such as confusion or memory loss) are evident shortly after an accident.

Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries are often related to a larger accident, and it is important to consider the lasting impacts of this type of injury in fully calculating a personal injury claim.  Many car and truck accidents lead to traumatic brain injuries which can manifest themselves in the form of a concussion or other head injury that occurs after a violent blow to the head.  Many people will walk away from this type of injury, only to realize the full extent of their injury weeks or months later.  An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to walk you through the potential risks of a traumatic brain injury and calculate the projected costs of treating such an injury over the years.

Traumatic brain injuries may be severe enough to immediately reveal the lasting damage to the brain from the onset.  In these cases, a personal injury claim should include all factors in a lifestyle change, such as:

  • Ongoing home health care
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Lost wages
  • Future earnings

A severe traumatic brain injury will often affect a person’s ability to perform the most simple of tasks.  Sometimes this can be reacquired through years of rehabilitation and therapy, depending on the prognosis.

The party responsible for the accident should be held accountable for their actions in causing the traumatic brain injury, and a personal injury claim will address this.  A personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in determining the proper party as well as the correct calculations for your claim.

The Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska

If you or a loved one have received a traumatic brain injury after an accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of the Knowles Law Firm.  Our attorneys have assisted our clients in preparing traumatic brain injury claims stemming from serious accidents and are well equipped to calculate the appropriate amount of damages which should be included.  Contact our Omaha, Nebraska office today for your initial free consultation.

[1] http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html