Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who help victims of car, truck, and motorcycle crashes who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control reports that every year, an estimated 2.8 million people suffer some form of traumatic brain injury. Motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injury in the U.S.
Traumatic brain injury can be mild to severe, but it can impact all aspects of a victim’s life. Victims might suffer from memory loss, concentration problems, or dizziness. They may have problems with balance, may suffer changes in their sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch. They may have problems sleeping or they may sleep too much. Victims can experience problems speaking, they may experience mood changes, or may suffer from depression or anxiety. Severe traumatic brain injury can be catastrophic and disabling. Victims might be comatose, or they may need nursing assistance to perform daily tasks. Other victims are unable to return to work after this type of injury.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in Omaha, Nebraska, consider speaking to the personal injury lawyers at Rensch & Rensch Law today. Our firm can evaluate your case, help you understand the value of your personal injury claim, and fight to help you get the maximum possible compensation permitted under the law from negligent parties and insurers. Contact Rensch & Rensch Law today for a free consultation.
Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury After an Accident
Car, truck, and motorcycle accident victims can sometimes suffer from mild traumatic brain injury and they may not realize that their symptoms are linked to their car accident. Mild traumatic brain injury symptoms may not appear right away after a crash. These symptoms can sometimes take days or weeks before they become apparent and they can mimic the symptoms of other conditions like insomnia or depression. Because symptoms can take some time to appear, it is important that you always seek medical attention after a car accident and that you follow up with your doctor after any crash, especially if you hit your head. However, victims need to not always hit their heads to suffer the symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury. Recent research suggests that the motion associated with whiplash, or a sudden jostling of the head can also cause a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. When the brain moves forward and backward in the brain, the brain can hit the skull and injury can result in the case of mild traumatic brain injury without a blow to the head.
Because mild traumatic brain injury can be tricky to diagnose, it is important to talk to your doctor about any symptoms you might experience. What are the symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury? According to the Mayo Clinic, the major symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Vomiting and nausea
- Sleeping too much or sleeping too little
- Problems speaking
- Dizziness or balance issues
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
If you experience any of these symptoms after a car accident, consider seeking medical treatment right away. Some of these symptoms might not always appear right after a car accident and can take some time to develop. However, the effects of traumatic brain injury can permeate a victim’s entire life. If you cannot focus and concentrate you may not be able to work. If you cannot sleep properly, you may have difficulty performing life tasks. If you have balance issues, you may have problems walking or caring for your children.
If you’ve been hurt in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, and are suffering from mild traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to seek damages for your medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to assist you with your mild traumatic brain injury claim. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Motorcycle Accidents and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Motorcycle accidents can be more serious than most other motor vehicle crashes. Motorcycle riders don’t have the protective chassis of a car, so they might be more likely to suffer head injuries if they are thrown from their bikes or fall. If you weren’t wearing a helmet and suffered a traumatic brain injury, this could impact your claim because negligent parties can say that your failure to wear a helmet resulted in your injuries. However, every case is unique, and if you were wearing a helmet, you can still suffer from traumatic brain injury. Rensch & Rensch Law are motorcycle accident lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to assist you if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury after your motorcycle accident. Contact our firm today for a free initial consultation and to learn more.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Claims in Dallas, Texas
While mild traumatic brain injury can impact all aspects of a person’s life, severe traumatic brain injury can be debilitating. In most cases, severe traumatic brain injury is diagnosed after an accident. It can leave victims disabled, unable to work, and unable to care for themselves or others. The symptoms of severe traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Change in personality
- And other serious complications
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you may have the right to seek damages from negligent parties and a settlement from insurance companies. However, you may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim. It is important to act quickly to protect your rights, especially if you have been disabled. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury lawyers in Dallas, Texas who help victims of crashes seek damages for their losses. We can evaluate your case, estimate the value of your claim, and fight to help you get the best possible settlement under the law. Contact Rensch & Rensch Law today for a free initial consultation.