A brain injury is one of the most devastating injuries in any personal injury accident. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in temporary and permanent disability, coma, and death. The brain is a sensitive organ with tissues that can easily sustain damage from within the thin walls of the skull. After a brain injury, seek the legal help you need. Come to Powers Law and speak with a compassionate Lincoln brain injury lawyer. He or she will listen carefully to your plight, recommend legal action if appropriate, and help you with the claims process from beginning to end.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are many different types of brain injuries with varying symptoms. Most doctors say there is no such thing as a minor brain injury. The brain is sensitive and may never fully recover from damage.
Some of the most common TBIs our Lincoln personal injury attorneys have seen at Powers Law include:
- Concussions are the most common types of brain injuries, but that doesn’t make them any less worrisome. Concussions can cause temporary unconsciousness, nausea, vomiting, cognitive problems, confusion, and even permanent disability.
- Penetrating brain injuries. A penetration injury, or an open-head injury, can result from objects puncturing the brain, such as knives, bullets, or debris. This can cause permanent neurologic injuries such as epilepsy and cognitive issues.
- Blunt force injuries. Aside from a concussion, blunt head trauma can cause brain injuries such as swelling, bleeding, bruising, or lesions. Traumatic brain injuries can result in seizures, coma, and death.
Your potential recovery will depend on the nature of your brain injury and its effects on your life. Only a qualified Lincoln brain injury lawyer can give you an estimate of your potential compensation. Keep in mind, however, that a successful personal injury lawsuit almost always results in a greater compensation amount than a fast insurance or workers’ compensation settlement.
Did Your Brain Injury Stem from Negligence?
Many different incidents can lead to a traumatic brain injury. A distracted driver can collide with another vehicle, motorcyclist, or pedestrian. Even wearing a helmet cannot guarantee the prevention of head injuries to cyclists. A faulty airbag can fail to come between a driver’s head and the steering wheel in a car accident. Medical malpractice can lead to brain injuries, such as lack of oxygen to the brain during a baby’s birth. An incompetent surgeon or anesthesiologist may make an error in the operating room, permanently damaging a patient’s brain.
Other common causes of brain injuries include:
- Sports incidents
- Acts of violence
- Excessive shaking
- Slip and fall accidents
- Being struck by objects
- Explosive blasts
- Defective products
To find out whether you have a negligence case, confide the details of your incident to the attorneys at Powers Law. We’ll listen to your story, investigate your accident, and tell you if we believe you have grounds to sue a responsible party. Our team will revisit the scene of the accident, take photographs, speak to witnesses, and hire experts if necessary to pinpoint the cause and identify a defendant. We’ll gather any available evidence and present your case to insurance agents and/or a courtroom.
Talk to a Local Lincoln Brain Injury Attorney Today
To learn more about your rights and options after suffering a brain injury, contact Powers Law. We’ll meet with you in our local office, at the hospital, or in your home to discuss your case during a free consultation. We want to give accident victims the power of knowledge when it comes to the legal theory of negligence. We are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding your case. Our firm believes in seamless communication with clients.
When you’re ready to pursue justice, call (402) 474-8000 to speak with a brain injury lawyer in Lincoln, NE.