Brain injuries are often the unexpected side effects of serious accidents, and are often overlooked in favor of more obvious personal injuries, such as broken limbs. Scientists and doctors are constantly studying the brain and its workings. With minor injuries, it can often repair itself, but with large scale, traumatic injuries, there can be extensive underlying and unseen consequences. Many victims of severe brain injuries have to be confined to medical care beds for anywhere from a few months to the rest of their lives, while they try to regain the higher brain functions that were lost in the accident. It is very important for you or a loved one to contact an experienced and successful brain injury attorney in Las Vegas, NV for legal evaluation and representation if they have suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by negligent actions of someone else.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2010, 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurred
throughout the country. This number is huge, even though the count includes bumps to the head or minor concussions, which fade over the course of a few days. However, this number also accounts for the more severe brain injuries which can have longer-lasting impacts on the victim of the accident. Reports have begun surfacing over the last few years that link sports to brain injuries, and while those personal injuries are commonplace, most brain injuries occur during accidents in the car and the workplace. Nearly all car accidents, be they minor fender benders to fatal crashes, lead to at least a minor brain injury, even if the victims don’t realize it. At the moment of impact, your body is thrown around, causing whiplash and injury to your spine and/or neck, as well as a jolt to your brain and brain stem. These types of personal injuries are minor and often leave little or no lasting repercussions. More serious car accidents, such as head-on collisions or rollover accidents can often lead to more serious, traumatic brain injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Many traumatic brain injuries require more extensive or elongated hospital stays and rehabilitative care. It’s during this time that the victim has to relearn all the higher brain functions and basic motor skills, such as speaking, walking, and eating. This type of care leads to expensive medical bills which should not be undertaken by the victim of the accident. In the case of a car or workplace accident, the owner of the car or company should be fully responsible for paying the medical bills, lost wages, and future earnings in full. They should also be liable for the loss of consortium or pain and suffering charges. Brain injuries are vastly different from, say, a broken bone or other personal injury, as they can have drastic impacts on the rest of the victim’s life.
Sidell Law Offices | Las Vegas, Nevada Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident leading to brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation for said personal injuries. The Sidell law Offices Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have had years of extensive practice and experience in handling these type of personal injury cases forming because of accidents. While it is important to seek medical care, it is second priority to consult with our attorneys early on so we can put together your claim and gather evidence and information. Contact our Las Vegas office today for your initial consultation.