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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered 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 loved one has suffered head trauma in a motor vehicle collision or another type of accident that another party caused, contact our legal team at Southwest Injury Law to schedule a free consultation today. Our Nevada traumatic brain injury attorneys serving Las Vegas and surrounding areas are committed to obtaining maximum compensation on behalf of our clients.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury After an Accident?

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 a head injury occurs.

How is a TBI Detected?

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.

Traumatic Brain Injuries 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 Traumatic 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 Treatment After an Accident

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 a TBI Case in Nevada?

Common economic and non-economic damages that a Nevada attorney will often secure for a client in a TBI case includes:

  • 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.

What Evidence Can Be Used in a Head Injury Case?

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 Claim 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 of limitations. 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 by contacting a skilled Las Vegas personal injury attorney for a free consultation.

How Southwest Injury Law Can Help You and Your Family

When you work with our legal team at Southwest Injury Law, we will handle your TBI case from start to finish:

  • Investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding accident-related injuries
  • Collect evidence to build a strong case for economic and non-economic damages
  • Devise effective strategies to counter arguments by the opposing party that you are responsible or contributed to the incident that caused your TBI
  • Make every effort to reach a favorable settlement agreement with the opposing party and, if needed, take the injury case to court in Clark County

Our Las Vegas brain injury lawyers represent clients on contingency, meaning that there are no upfront costs to hire us to handle your case. Learn more by scheduling a free consultation today.

Contact a TBI Attorney Serving Las Vegas, Nevada

If an accident in Clark County or elsewhere in Nevada left you or a family member with a traumatic brain injury, an experienced Las Vegas TBI lawyer from Southwest Injury Law is available to go over your case in a free consultation. For more information about how our attorneys can assist you, call our Las Vegas office at (702) 600-3200.

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