Accidents harm thousands of Nevadans every year. Many of these victims suffer for months or even years due to the harm they sustained. A traumatic brain injury can completely change your life. Things that you once took for granted may be difficult or even impossible tasks. Many brain injuries will require months of medical attention. This is often followed by months or years of therapy. You may not be able to return to work, school, or other social activities that were part of your everyday life. Do not delay in contacting a skilled personal injury lawyer if you or a loved one may have sustained a traumatic brain injury due to another person’s negligence.
The Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers have represented many catastrophic injury victims throughout the Las Vegas area. We understand that a traumatic brain injury can have a life-long impact. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (702) 878-2889.
Long-Term Physical Impacts Of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A hard impact to your head can cause damage to your skull and brain tissue. However, many neck injuries also result in brain damage since the spinal column may be pushed into the base of the skull. It’s important to make sure that you receive immediate medical attention after being hurt in a bad accident. Many head injuries that don’t seem so serious become worse as the brain or skull swells over the hours and days that follow. While it’s important to be concerned about your immediate short-term needs, there are many long-term physical concerns associated with a traumatic brain injury. These long-term impacts can include the following:
- Headaches and migraines
- Vision problems
- Sensitivity to light
- Seizures and Epilepsy
Traumatic Brain Injuries Also Have Long-Term Emotional Impacts
Being seriously injured will turn your life upside down. It’s common for injury victims to struggle for months or years after a bad accident. This can greatly reduce your quality of life, and many victims don’t know how they’ll ever be able to do the activities that they once took for granted. Do not hesitate to discuss the long-term emotional and psychological challenges that you face with your loved ones and your attorney. Our legal team understands how difficult life can be after a terrible head injury. Our compassionate staff is just as concerned with helping you overcome the emotional impacts of a brain injury as we are with the physical impacts.
Emotional and cognitive impacts from a traumatic brain injury can be severe and long-lasting. Many injury victims have mounting bills and tremendous stress doing ordinary activities. These concerns are enough to cause anyone to suffer from serious emotional harm. However, the damage to a victim’s brain can also make it difficult or impossible for a person to fully heal emotionally. Long-term emotional impacts of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Personality changes
- Becoming overly hostile or aggressive toward others
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty completing tasks
How A Lawyer Can Help You After A Traumatic Brain Injury
You have the right to pursue damages for harm that you sustained by the negligent or malicious actions of another person. This includes treatment for medical bills. However, many personal injury lawyers do not take the time to fully understand the impacts of an accident on an injured person. It’s not just necessary to cover the medical bills that you have right now. Instead, it’s important to consider the financial and emotional costs of your injury going forward. The other party involved may fight any responsibility to pay for long-term physical and emotional consequences from a head injury. The insurance companies often work hard to avoid having to pay out large sums of money. Your lawyer must understand how to build a strong case to demonstrate your future needs.
Every brain injury is different, and your needs will be unique. A skilled lawyer can help you secure financial compensation for the following after a traumatic brain injury:
- Surgery and doctors’ visits
- Medication costs
- Physical therapy
- Counseling and PTSD treatment
- Equipment needed to assist your mobility
- Punitive damages after injury caused by malicious acts
Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC Know How To Help You
The injuries that you sustained in an accident can be devastating for you and your family. You may be in a lot of pain, and it can be difficult to return to work. The medical bills associated with your treatment can be very high. Do not delay in contacting an experienced personal injury attorney. Our legal team has helped many Nevada families who have had their lives interrupted accidents caused by negligent people. You need to recover compensation that will help you for the entire duration of your recovery. Traumatic brain injuries can make life very difficult. Our office understands this, and we know how to determine the financial compensation that you need.