Las Vegas Brain Injury Attorneys
Dealing with the Aftermath of Catastrophic Injuries
When an accident victim suffers a traumatic brain injury or any other brain trauma, emergency medical treatment is necessary to stabilize the individual and determine the extent of the brain damage. In the ensuing weeks, months, years, and beyond, the individual will often require ongoing medical care, rehabilitative therapy, and other needs. While the initial medical bills may seem expensive, it is important for the family to understand that the costs of the ongoing needs can also accumulate quickly.
An initial settlement offer from an insurance company or any other responsible party will rarely account for all of the past, current, and future needs of an accident victim suffering a brain injury. Having an experienced personal injury trial lawyer advocating for your interests will help ensure that the other side is fair. If you’re suffering from a brain injury, you need to be represented by a firm that understands how much is at stake. Christiansen Trial Lawyers has served injured clients in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada since 1995 and has recovered millions in damages. You can count on our brain injury attorneys to care for your needs and pursue the full amount of compensation available to you when we handle your case.
Types of Brain Injuries & Symptoms
There are various types of brain injuries, but injuries to the head that occur in accidents are known as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs are typically classified as open (penetrating) or closed, and both can be serious. Penetrating TBIs occur when the skull is fractured and the brain tissue is directly damaged or penetrated, while a closed TBI involves a jolt or blow to the head while the brain is intact.
We fight hard for our clients suffering from brain damage, no matter what the cause:
A car accident or any other accident that causes a closed head injury, concussion, or any other head injury can cause varying symptoms that may surface immediately or may take weeks to come to light. The effects of a brain injury vary significantly depending on the extent of the damage and where it is sustained, which is why it’s important that you seek medical treatment after your accident even if you don’t feel any immediate pain.
Some people with brain injuries endure symptoms such as:
- Extreme mood or personality changes
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty concentrating
- Impaired judgment
- Profound confusion
- Nausea or vomiting
- Convulsions or seizures
After a TBI, a variety of complications can occur that can transform a person’s life and lead to disability or death. One of the more severe complications is altered consciousness. Some people with brain damage will lose consciousness and fall into a coma or even a vegetative state, never to awake. Others may develop intellectual problems and not be able to communicate, remember people or experiences, or read social cues.
Why You Need a Lawyer After a Brain Injury
Due to the necessary ongoing medical care, the loss of a family member’s income can quickly overwhelm an entire household. Some people with brain injuries require not just emergency costs like surgeries, hospitalizations, and medications, but also future costs of care like at-home nursing, medical equipment, and more. Some people who are in comas or a vegetative state will have to stay on life support for the foreseeable future.
Our team of attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and other staff understand that these costs can add up and that the average American can’t afford them on their own. We go to work providing the legal service every client deserves. Our dedication to thorough preparation enables us to effectively demonstrate not only the extent of the injury but also the impact the brain injury has and will have on our client and his or her family in the future.
If you or a loved one suffered a head injury in a truck accident, slip and fall, or any other accident in Las Vegas, you can count on the personal injury attorneys at Christiansen Trial Lawyers to be your legal guides and advocates for full financial recovery. We commit extensive resources to gather evidence, and we are never afraid to take a brain injury case to trial. We are capable of maximizing the compensation our clients receive.
Call our brain injury attorneys if you’ve been injured in Las Vegas at (702) 357-9977 to schedule a free initial consultation. No fee on personal injury cases unless we recover compensation for you.