Las Vegas Brain Injury Lawyers

What is Considered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often serious due to the potential for lasting and significant consequences on an individual’s physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being. Extensive treatment and rehabilitation may be necessary to help TBI patients adapt to any permanent changes brought on by the injury itself and regain lost skills. If you or a family member suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact our legal team at Southwest Injury Law. Set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation at our Las Vegas office today.

Symptoms of a Brain Injury After a Motor Vehicle Collision

A traumatic brain injury may be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. TBIs may present a wide array of symptoms, including:

  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Impaired decision-making abilities
  • Tingling or numbness in extremities
  • Changes in eating patterns or appetite
  • Memory problems or difficulty concentrating
  • Sensory changes, such as loss of smell or taste
  • Sleep disturbances, including excessive sleep or insomnia

Not all TBIs manifest symptoms immediately following a motor vehicle collision. That is why it is crucial to seek immediate medical care after head trauma occurs.

What Advanced Imaging Shows TBI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) of the head are used in the assessment of physiological or anatomical factors related to TBIs. Clinical findings may include intracranial pressure, vascular injury, edema, and hemorrhage. In most mild traumatic brain injury cases, there are no abnormalities shown on MRI and CT.

How Common are TBIs in the Pediatric Population?

In the United States, traumatic brain injuries in children lead to approximately 60,000 hospitalizations and over 500,000 visits to emergency departments. Most pediatric TBI cases are minor. However, many head trauma cases in pediatric patients can be significant. As such, it is essential for parents and legal guardians to be aware of the warning signs of pediatric TBI.

A child with an undiagnosed TBI may have a lack of motivation or interest in hobbies, intolerance to daily routine, changes in sleeping patterns, difficulty concentrating, blurred or double vision, and other symptoms. Severe TBI cases in pediatric patients may include seizures, muscle weakness, spasticity, long loss of consciousness, and other severe functional and brain problems.

Potential Lasting Effects of a Moderate or Severe Brain Injury

In some TBI cases, long-term or even permanent consequences may occur. According to recent studies by Penn Medicine, a significant but preventable risk factor for dementia is head trauma – the higher the number of repeated head impacts, the increased risk for dementia.

Importance of Immediate Injury Treatment After a Collision

Prompt medical care after an accident is essential for favorable recovery outcomes. Medical records establish a clear connection between the accident and the injuries. It is not uncommon for insurers to dispute injury claims on grounds of lack of medical care, failure to comply with the provider’s recommendations, gaps in treatment, or the injury occurring from another cause.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in an Accident Case for a TBI?

A Las Vegas TBI attorney advocating for you and your family will work diligently to ensure that you receive the compensation you are rightfully owed for:

  • Past and future costs of medical care considered reasonable and necessary for accident-related injuries
  • Lost wages for the income that cannot be earned due to the impact of the injury on an individual’s ability to work, including time missed at work to attend medical appointments
  • Diminished earning potential accounting for the reduced capacity to earn income for the remainder of working life because of a permanent injury
  • Pain and suffering for the physical pain and emotional trauma experienced by the individual due to the incident
  • Out-of-pocket costs of accommodations for permanent injury, such as vehicle and home modifications

After an accident, contact our legal team at Southwest Injury Law to learn more about how we can assist you with your head trauma case. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys in Las Vegas are available anytime to review your potential case in a free consultation. Call our law office today or message us online.

How is a TBI Proven in a Bodily Injury Claim?

TBIs are not immediately apparent compared to other injuries. As such, brain injuries can go undetected for weeks, months, or even years. Immediate treatment is necessary to show the connection between an incident and a traumatic brain injury. Evidence in a TBI case may include diagnostic imaging, expert witness testimony, and more.

How Much Time Do I Have to File an Injury Case in Nevada?

Claimants have a two-year window to file a case in civil court in Nevada. The right to seek recovery may be lost if the claimant fails to protect the statute. Special rules apply to minor children for filing cases. The time limit is tolled until the minor child turns 18. Once the claimant is 18, they have two years to file. Learn more about TBI cases by contacting a brain injury lawyer in Las Vegas for a free consultation.

How Southwest Injury Law Can Help with a TBI Case

  • Every traumatic brain injury case we handle is on a contingency fee basis, meaning we cover all upfront costs and collect attorney's fees if we successfully resolve the case.
  • We make every possible effort to reach a favorable settlement agreement with the opposing party and file the case in civil court to move forward with litigation, if necessary.
  • Our legal team conducts comprehensive investigations of accidents to identify all potential sources of liability, such as negligent drivers, manufacturers of faulty vehicle parts, and more.
  • We have the resources to work with expert witnesses, including vocational, psychological, and medical experts, to illustrate the full impact of TBIs on our clients, focusing on securing maximum compensation through verdicts or settlements that address both present and future needs.

Contact a Las Vegas Brain Injury Lawyer Today

Regardless of whether a slip and fall, motor vehicle collision, or another type of accident caused your TBI, our law firm is here to help you and your family obtain justice and full compensation. Consult with a skilled Las Vegas brain injury attorney who understands you. Contact Southwest Injury Law today at (702) 600-3200 or message us online. Our law office provides free, no-obligation case evaluations.

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