When you are hurt in an accident, there are many different injuries you could potentially suffer from. One of the most serious types of car accident injuries is a brain injury, also known as a head injury or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These injuries occur when there is trauma to the head during a car accident, including blunt force to the head or rapid movement of the head, which can cause the brain to swell. If you have suffered a brain injury in a car accident in Omaha, you need legal representation that will make sure you are compensated fairly for your catastrophic injuries.
Effects of Brain Injury on Victims
Brain injuries are very serious conditions, and if there is any chance that an accident could have resulted in some sort of trauma to the brain, the victim needs to be monitored very closely. The symptoms of a brain injury can seem very innocuous at first: headache, dizziness, nausea. But what is actually happening is that the brain is swelling or bleeding, resulting in permanent and irreversible damage to the brain tissue. The effects of this brain damage are widely varied but all serious. They can include things such as:
- Cognitive disabilities
- Sensory deficiencies
- Language and communication difficulties
- Change in personality
- Mental illness
- Physical disabilities
- Memory loss
These serious effects of brain injury are not to be taken lightly. When someone you love has been in an accident, or has sustained an injury to their head in any way, you need to make sure they are constantly monitored for signs of brain injury.
Why a Brain Injury Case is Different from Other Nebraska Personal Injury Cases
When you suffer a brain injury in a car accident, any case that you bring against the responsible driver will be differ greatly from an ordinary Nebraska car accident lawsuit. In these types of cases, the medical evidence can be very complicated and difficult to understand. Insurance companies often try to take advantage of this by questioning the injury, which may be very real to the victim and their families, but may be difficult to see on a CT scan or other diagnostic testing. In addition to these challenges, victims of brain injuries also often find themselves faced with a very high amount of medical bills. Diagnostic testing, specialists, surgery, and rehabilitative therapy are often all required for victims of brain injuries. When you have high damages, you will need to make sure that your attorney can get the best possible settlement or jury award on your behalf, since you will be paying these bills for the rest of your life.
How Miller Lathrop Can Help
Brain injury cases can be difficult, but with our combined experience and dedication to our clients, we will make sure your family is given the best possible representation.