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Medical Care And Compensation For Brain Injury Victims

According to a recent study* released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013 alone, approximately 2.8 million TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations and deaths occurred in the United States. Falls are responsible for the majority of traumatic brain injuries, but motor vehicle accidents, on-the-job accidents and medical malpractice are also major causes of traumatic brain injuries. While the symptoms of a brain injury vary drastically depending on the severity and nature of the trauma, common symptoms include:

  • Physical impairment (paralysis, loss of one or more senses)
  • Headaches (often persistent and severe)
  • Excessive fatigue/sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Reduced problem-solving abilities
  • Impaired memory (short term, long term or both)
  • Personality changes (irritability, emotional outbursts)
  • Faulty judgment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Did you or a loved one sustain a traumatic brain injury? Call Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O., at 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606 to schedule a free initial case consultation with our skilled attorneys.

Strong Advocacy For Brain Injury Victims

Brain injuries present complex evidentiary hurdles. Long after physical wounds have healed, brain injuries persist. If trauma occurs deep within the recesses of the brain, diagnostic studies, including MRIs, EEG testing, CT scans and X-rays often fail to detect objective evidence of brain trauma, although thorough neuropsychological testing can often measure cognitive neurological dysfunction caused by brain injury. Fortunately, traumatic brain injuries often heal, albeit very slowly, and symptoms often improve, although there is no guarantee that the victim will ever return to his or her preaccident state.

Traumatic brain injuries greatly interfere with every aspect of life and often negatively impact the victim’s career, familial and social relationships, and emotional well-being. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you will likely face many challenges in the upcoming weeks, months, and potentially, years. At Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier, we are strong advocates for brain injury victims and their families. We work diligently to help our clients get the medical care and rehabilitation services necessary to their recovery and seek compensation for financial losses and emotional suffering.

Detailed Case Investigation To Pursue Just Compensation

We work closely with our clients’ treating physicians and other medical specialists to understand the scope of the brain injury and its long-term effects on cognitive, physical and emotional functions. We frequently seek medical evidence from life care planners, neuropsychologists and other experts to identify medical care, rehabilitation services and everyday practical assistance that the victim and family may require.

If you have been seriously injured due to a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Be aware, however, that in Nebraska, as in all other states, there are very strict time limits within which you must properly pursue a traumatic brain injury claim. Your failure to do so within these strict time limits will time bar your claim from any recovery. Second, traumatic brain injury cases are generally extremely complicated and expensive. Therefore, only serious, and usually permanent, traumatic brain injuries clearly resulting from the negligent acts of another or from a no-fault workers’ compensation accident are economically worthy of pursuit.

Because of the two factors noted above, if you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident, truck accident, workers’ compensation accident, medical malpractice, railroad accident or another cause for which you believe someone else is legally responsible, it is imperative that you have an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney thoroughly evaluate your potential claim as soon as possible after its occurrence, or you have become aware of its occurrence.

Contact A Firm With Over 150 Years Of Legal Experience

Contact our experienced lawyers at 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606. The consultation is free and without obligation. You may also contact our Omaha or Lincoln offices online. We assist injury victims throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

* Reference: Christopher A. Taylor, PhD; Jeneita M. Bell, MD, MPH; Matthew J. Breiding, PhD; Likang Xu, MD, MS. Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths — United States, 2007 and 2013. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2017.

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The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers' compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.

- WN

I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind you have brought to my family! Both of my parents are extremely grateful for your work. I knew we were in good hands from the first meeting and you have exceeded all my expectations! It may feel straightforward to you, but to us, you have moved mountains. This settlement will allow my parents, particularly my Dad, to enjoy the rest of their lives to the fullest of their abilities. We all agree that we would give every cent back and more for my Dad to walk again, but that is not going to happen...

- DW

"...He didn't treat me like I was one of 100 clients. He treated me like I was his only client. He acted professionally but with empathy, dignity and friendliness. It didn't matter if it was something small or large, he was always there for me, be it by phone, fax, email, cellphone or meeting me personally at his office or elsewhere. He never rushed me when I didn't understand something, he'd take as much time as needed to explain things to me, especially when it came time for my deposition and in preparation for trial. He was there for me when I truly needed his help..."

- CG

"...My husband and I felt his kindness immediately and were both very impressed with his knowledge of what to expect in a wrongful death case. He pursued our claim in an aggressive manner while at the same time being very protective of our rights and privacy and sheltered us from any unnecessary contact with insurance agents, or any other adverse parties. My husband and I cannot say enough about the kindness, professionalism and legal ability demonstrated by Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O."

- RD

"...If it were not for this law firm all I would have received from this injury would have been a loss of income check and a pat on the back, goodbye. Which only would have been a fraction of what I actually received. He was always professional but more importantly he cared about me and my family as people not just a client. He went beyond his role as my lawyer. He even spoke with my bank and explained why I was behind on my car payment. And this saved me getting my car repossessed..."

- HR

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Lincoln, NE 68521

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