Even a minor brain injury can affect the way the person feels, thinks, acts, behaves and functions. More than 2 million people in the U.S. suffer a serious brain injury each year. If you suffered this type of trauma, you may have had to adjust your lifestyle significantly. You may have seemingly insurmountable medical expenses. If the brain injury you suffered was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation in a claim handled by our experienced attorneys. Please call Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht for a case review, at 402-371-4300.
Please browse the sections below to learn more about brain injury claims:
- Common Causes of Brain Injury
- Brain Injury Compensation
- Symptoms of Brain Injury
- Brain Injury Statistics
- Deadly Brain Injuries
- Rely On Experienced Attorneys
- Case Evaluation
Common Causes of Brain Injury
With millions of people suffering new brain injuries each year, it is not an uncommon type of trauma. They are most frequently caused by:
In many cases, the original cause of the brain injury can be traced back to someone else's negligence. It is such scenarios that our attorneys work with every day. When injury victims come to us, they want to know if they are entitled to maximum compensation since someone else caused their injury. Why should you have to suffer all of the consequences without the opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable? In a claim handled by our lawyers, we will pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Brain Injury Compensation
The ultimate outcomes of brain injuries are highly variable, and are affected by the location of the brain that was injured and the severity. The brain injury may affect you physically, mentally, emotionally and in other ways. It is important that you receive the care and support you need to get back to living a fulfilling life.
Our attorneys fight aggressively on behalf of our clients because we know how steep the road to medical recovery can be. You need and deserve full compensation so that you can begin to move forward with your life. Depending on the severity of the head trauma, any of the following may be the outcomes you are dealing with:
- Emergency room bills
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Rehabilitative care costs
- Medication costs
Brain injuries can lead to different kinds of needs, such as the following:
- In-home modifications
- In-home medical care and assistance
- Special equipment, such as wheelchairs or assistive technology
- Vocational re-training
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
Successful recovery of a compensation award cannot undo the injury that has befallen you. But it can help you pay for all of the things you need in order to live with your injury.
Symptoms of Brain Injury
If you were involved in some type of serious accident, you should seek medical attention right away. Even if you didn't require emergency care, an appointment with your physician is needed to rule out or diagnose injury.
It's not uncommon for brain injury symptoms to appear days or weeks after the injuring event. Here are some of the most typical symptoms, but they can take many different forms:
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sleeping more than usual
- Heightened sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
- Loss of coordination
- Numbness in the fingers and/or toes
- Slurred speech
- Impaired coordination
These serious symptoms may manifest at some point, but even if they don't, you should visit your doctor if you experienced a bump or blow to the head, or a penetrating head wound. Getting prompt medical attention is important to your overall well-being.
Brain Injury Statistics
The following statistics were gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1:
- Traumatic brain injuries contribute to about 30 percent of all injury deaths in the U.S.
- More than 2 million people suffer severe brain injury each year
- Falls and motor vehicle accidents are among the leading causes of brain injury
Brain injury can affect children, teens, adults and the elderly. No two brain injuries are quite the same. The brain is a complex structure, and the individual traumas can affect people differently and manifest in different ways.
When someone else's carelessness caused you to suffer an injury, you deserve compensation and the opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable. Our attorneys will not stop fighting until the best possible results have been obtained.
Deadly Brain Injuries
Tragically, this type of trauma can be fatal. When a brain injury leads to a wrongful death caused by someone else's negligence, certain family members or heirs to the estate may be entitled to pursue compensation for things including:
- Medical bills
- Burial expenses
- Funeral costs
- Loss of loved one's financial contributions and benefits
- Loss of loved one's guidance and companionship
No amount of compensation can undo the harm caused by losing a loved one. It is an irreparable loss. But compensation can help you deal with some of the most immediate and long-term financial aspects of your loved one's passing.
Rely On Experienced Attorneys
When facing a serious legal issue, you have many attorneys from which to choose. How do you find one who you trust with this matter? At Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht, we know how much weight your decision carries. We hope you will call us to learn more about our law firm and so that we can learn more about you. We can help you decide what to do next.
Our founding attorneys have decades of experience advocating for people who have suffered severe injury. They are joined by a skilled team of lawyers and legal staff. We are passionate about what we do, and we do not back down to powerful insurance companies or other opponents. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the courtroom, and we know how to see your case all the way through until the best possible outcome has been reached.
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe brain injury, please call Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht, at 402-371-4300, for a claim evaluation. Our Omaha law firm fights for victims of injury from across the state of Nebraska, including Lincoln and Norfolk.