Traumatic brain injury: a single accident can transform your life, leaving you unable to complete your usual job responsibilities, needing to learn new techniques to handle tasks that you once completed with ease.
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to another party’s negligence, an attorney can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Benson & Bingham today at (702) 382-9797 for your free consultation.
Traumatic brain injury can damage your physical, mental, and emotional capabilities following an accident. Not only can you face substantial healthcare-related costs—around $85,000 to $3 million, depending on the severity of your injuries and the duration of your recovery—traumatic brain injury can also leave you dealing with many symptoms that can make it difficult to work, enjoy time with friends, or even engage in day-to-day tasks.
Severe traumatic brain injury can result in many symptoms, including:
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence, the extent of your injuries can determine the compensation you may have the right to receive. In some cases, the insurance policy that covers the legally liable entity, whether it is a driver in an auto accident or a business following a premises liability accident, could also effectively limit your compensation.
For example, a Nevada driver who carries minimum liability insurance may have a policy that provides just $25,000 in coverage for bodily injury from an auto accident. This is why you need to hire an experienced Nevada brain injury lawyer to identify every party that may have legal liability to you for damages.
In a legal claim arising from a brain injury, victims may seek compensation that includes:
Your medical costs may mount fast following a traumatic brain injury. Not only will you face the initial cost of hospitalization, including scans to diagnose your traumatic brain injury, you may also need long-term hospitalization. Some traumatic brain injuries may leave you unconscious for a period of time following the accident, requiring a stay in the ICU. In other cases, you may need to stay in a rehabilitation facility as you recover.
You may also need:
Talking to an attorney can help you quantify all of your medical expenses as you create your demand package following the accident.
Your traumatic brain injury can prevent you from returning to work for some time. During your hospitalization and initial recovery, you might not have the ability to go back to work. Traumatic brain injury often makes it difficult to focus and concentrate, which can create challenges in completing even the most common work tasks. You may also struggle with higher-level cognitive tasks or have trouble handling many of the responsibilities you usually take care of at work.
Not only do many victims of traumatic brain injury have symptoms that cause physical pain, including headaches, they may also suffer substantial emotional distress because of their injuries. You might, for example, have to miss out on many activities you once enjoyed. You may struggle with feelings of isolation. Talking with an attorney can help you quantify that pain and suffering so you can include it in your demand package.
To determine who has legal liability for your traumatic brain injury, and therefore who will have financial liability for your injuries, work with an attorney to assess the conditions of your accident. In some cases, including auto accidents and premises liability claims, your attorney may identify more than one liable party, which can ultimately increase the compensation you receive.
Your attorney will ask:
When you suffer a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand the compensation you deserve and provide you with valuable advice throughout the process of taking legal action for compensation. Many brain injury victims find that working with a personal injury attorney can increase the compensation they receive.
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, or if you’re struggling to care for someone who has, contact Benson & Bingham today at (702) 382-9797 for your free consultation.