Nevada Brain Injury Lawyers
A brain injury can leave someone facing a long, difficult recovery or with disabilities that may challenge them for the rest of their life. When you suffer this type of injury due to someone else’s negligent behavior in Nevada, you can pursue compensation for the substantial losses you may endure, such as lost earning potential, medical costs, and lost quality of life.
The Nevada brain injury attorneys of Swenson & Shelley are dedicated to fighting for the rights and interests of victims of catastrophic harm, such as brain injuries. We dedicate our law practice to the relentless pursuit of justice for accident victims.TM Our firm has the experience, resources, and drive needed to take on the most complex brain injury cases. We have a long track record of standing up to big corporations and insurance companies to demand accountability and full compensation for our clients.
If you have suffered a life-altering brain injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t hesitate to turn to the Nevada TBI law firm of Swenson & Shelley. We’ll listen to your story and review how our firm can advocate for your rights and the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation with a Nevada brain injury lawyer from our team.
Can You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Brain Injury?
You may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit after suffering a brain injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligent behavior. In other words, if someone’s careless action or inaction led to an accident that injured you, you could hold them liable for the losses you suffer as a result.
To successfully pursue compensation, you’ll need evidence to prove that the other party was negligent and show the extent of your injuries and losses resulting from the accident.
How a Nevada Brain Injury Attorney Can Help
While your time and energy are focused on your medical treatment and rehabilitation, a Nevada brain injury lawyer from Swenson & Shelley can help you pursue the financial resources you need now and into the future by:
- Discussing your legal rights and options with you and ensuring you know what to expect at every stage of your case
- Recovering evidence from the accident that caused your brain injury
- Working with accident reconstruction, medical, vocational, and financial experts to prepare a compelling, persuasive claim for your right to compensation
- Identifying the parties who can be held liable for your injuries and losses, along with applicable insurance coverages and other sources of compensation
- Collecting medical records and other documentation of your injuries and disabilities and calculating your ongoing and future expenses and losses
- Filing your brain injury claim against the liable parties and insurers
- Aggressively pursuing fair and full compensation for you in a negotiated settlement
- Taking your brain injury case to court, when necessary, to fight for the financial recovery you need and to hold those responsible for causing your injury accountable for their actions
Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Nevada
At Swenson & Shelley, we represent victims of severe brain injuries suffered in accidents such as:
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by someone’s wrongful behavior, we can help.
Pursuing Full Compensation for a Brain Injury
Our firm believes you deserve to receive total compensation after sustaining a brain injury caused by another person or entity in Nevada. A severe brain injury could mean a lifetime of recovery and personal and medical care.
Let a Nevada brain injury lawyer from our firm help you pursue maximum financial recovery for expenses and losses such as:
- Medical expenses, including emergency and inpatient hospital care, surgeries and other medical procedures, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and therapy, prescriptions, doctors’ appointments, and purchases of medical or mobility devices
- Long-term care expenses, such as home health services or renovations to install disability accommodations in your home or to your vehicle
- Loss of wages or income from missed work while you treat and rehabilitate from head trauma
- Loss of future earning ability and benefits of employment if your head injury results in permanent disabilities that render you unable to return to work
- Physical pain and anguish
- Emotional trauma and distress from the accident and the difficulties you experience due to your injury
- Loss of quality of life because of the consequences of your brain injury, such as permanent disabilities or reduced life expectancy
What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury can cause a wide variety of cognitive and physical symptoms, usually depending on the severity of the injury. Mild traumatic brain injuries can cause symptoms such as:
- Unconsciousness lasting for several seconds to several minutes
- Feeling confused, dazed, and disoriented
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sleeping issues, including difficulty falling asleep or sleeping more than you usually would
- Speech problems
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Changes to the sense of smell
- A bad taste in the mouth
- The onset of depression and anxiety
- Mood changes and mood swings
- Problems with concentration and memory
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries typically cause more serious symptoms such as:
- Loss of consciousness for several minutes to several hours or falling into a coma
- Persistent and worsening headache, nausea, and vomiting
- Dilated pupils
- Unable to be woken up from sleep
- Weakness and numbness in fingers and toes
- Coordination problems
- Severe confusion
- Slurred speech
- Agitation, combativeness, and unusual behavior
What Treatment Is Available for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Treatment of a TBI will depend on the severity of the injury. For example, a mild traumatic brain injury could require minimal treatment, aside from rest and over-the-counter pain relievers for headache symptoms. But someone who has been diagnosed with a mild TBI should still be monitored for several days after the injury for signs of persistent or worsening symptoms, which may indicate that their injury is worse than initially thought.
Moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries require immediate medical attention to prevent further damage or death. Initial care is focused on emergency treatment such as:
- Stabilization of the head and neck to prevent an injury victim from causing further damage to themselves
- Providing blood transfusions and supplemental oxygen to ensure the brain has sufficient oxygen
- Medications, including drugs to maintain stable blood pressure, anti-seizure drugs, and diuretics to help reduce fluids in tissues and bring down swelling
- Inducing coma to help reduce the brain’s need for oxygen if the injury is restricting blood and oxygen flow to the brain
- Surgery to stop brain bleeding, remove blood clots, repair the skull and remove skull fragments or foreign objects from the brain, or open windows in the skull to drain cerebrospinal fluid or relieve pressure on the brain
Once a brain injury has stabilized, treatment of a brain injury becomes focused on rehabilitation to help an injury victim relearn skills and resume an independent and productive life as best as possible. Rehabilitation services may include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Vocational therapy and counseling
- Speech and language therapy
- Recreational therapy
A brain injury victim may need to continue long-term treatment with physicians specializing in physiatry, neurology, and psychiatry.
How a Brain Injury Can Forever Change an Accident Victim’s Life
Some of the permanent or long-term effects that an accident victim who suffered a severe brain injury may experience include:
- Increased risks of seizures, infections, and degenerative neurological diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
- Physical paralysis, weakness and numbness, and altered senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and vision
- Difficulties with cognition and executive functioning
- Memory problems, including amnesia, forgetfulness, and difficulty forming new memories
- Behavioral changes, including increased agitation, mood changes and swings, and the onset of anxiety and depression
- Problems with speaking and understanding spoken and written language
- Problems in social situations, such as understanding social cues and engaging in inappropriate outbursts
These complications can make it difficult or impossible for a brain injury victim to return to education or gainful employment, as well as interfering with personal and social life.
What Can Family Members Do to Help Brain Injury Survivors?
Family members of brain injury survivors can help their loved ones recover and resume their lives as much as possible by:
- Being patient with the physical and cognitive difficulties and behavioral changes that a brain injury survivor will experience
- Assisting a loved one with organization, including creating lists of tasks, putting labels around the house to remind them where things are, or setting calendar reminders
- Encouraging a brain injury survivor to resume recreational and social activities as their treatment and rehabilitation progresses
- Providing normalcy by establishing routines and being as natural around a brain injury survivor as possible, such as by including them in conversations and family interactions
Common Types of Brain Injury Cases We See
The Nevada brain injury attorneys of Swenson & Shelley can help clients who have sustained brain injuries such as:
- Edema, or swelling
- Hemorrhage, or uncontrolled bleeding
- Hematoma, or the clotting or pooling of blood
- Skull fractures
- Diffuse axonal injuries
- Contusions, including coup-contrecoup injuries
- Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries, or damage caused by inadequate oxygen supply to brain tissue
Nevada Statute of Limitations on Brain Injury Lawsuits
Under Nevada’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases, a victim of a brain injury typically has only two years from the date they were hurt to file a brain injury lawsuit against the party or parties who caused their injury. Filing a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired on a brain injury claim most likely means a permanent dismissal of the case by the trial court and losing the right to demand compensation from those at fault.
Talk to a Nevada Brain Injury Attorney Now
If you are dealing with the devastating effects of a serious brain injury, let our compassionate and seasoned legal team take on the challenges of navigating a complex personal injury case and fighting for the outcome you deserve.
Contact Swenson & Shelley today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Nevada brain injury attorney who is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of justice for accident victims.TM