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Nevada Brain Injury Lawyer

How Traumatic Brain Injury Impacts Your Life Benson & Bingham 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.

How Traumatic Brain Injury Impacts Your Life

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:

  • Problems with focus and concentration. Victims of traumatic brain injury may struggle to keep their minds on task.
  • Changes in sensory perception. Some victims of traumatic brain injury note ringing in the ears, blurred vision, or tunnel vision. Others may find that their sense of taste changes after the accident.
  • Difficulty regulating emotions. Some victims of traumatic brain injury notice dramatic mood swings, while others may react with disproportionate emotional strength to some stimuli. Depression and anxiety often increase or occur for the first time following a traumatic brain injury.
  • Memory loss. Many victims of traumatic brain injury struggle with short-term memory and may have trouble remembering why they walked into a room or what a person said a few moments before. Victims may also have difficulty recalling events from long-term memory.
  • Increased fatigue. Traumatic brain injury can leave victims feeling more tired than normal, often decreasing their ability to handle daily tasks.
  • Sleep disturbances and headaches. Many victims of traumatic brain injury note physical symptoms, including changes in sleep patterns or ongoing headaches. While some victims struggle to fall asleep, others may sleep more often in the aftermath of the accident.

Seeking Compensation for Your Nevada Traumatic Brain Injury

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:

Medical Expenses

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:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Assistance returning home, including supervision or skilled nursing care

Talking to an attorney can help you quantify all of your medical expenses as you create your demand package following the accident.

Lost Wages

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.

Pain and Suffering

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.

Who Has Legal Liability for Your Traumatic Brain Injury?

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:

  • Who violated a duty of care to you at the time of the accident? A reckless driver, for example, violates his duty of care to all other drivers and pedestrians on the road, while a premises owner who fails to install proper handrails on stairs, leading to a slip and fall accident with a traumatic brain injury, violates a duty of care to the visitor.
  • How did that violation contribute to your injuries? In some cases, other entities may also contribute to the circumstances of your accident. For example, faulty auto parts can contribute to auto accidents, even if a reckless driver’s behavior remains the primary cause of the accident. Likewise, a driver on the clock at the time of an accident may share liability with his employer.

Do You Need a Nevada Brain Injury Lawyer?

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.

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