A Traumatic Brain Injury is defined as any injury or blow to the head that causes a disruption of brain function. There are many types of traumatic incidents and accidents that can cause a brain injury such as a significant blow to the head, a car or motorcycle accident or a bad fall. Even if there is not a direct blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, there are many events that can lead to brain injury like violent shaking of the head, concussive forces from explosions, heart failure, electric shock, lack of oxygen, seizures and drowning. Any event that can cause orthopedic injuries will have enough force to also cause permanent damage to brain cells.
It is estimated that in the United States, 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injury each year and that more than 5 million people have a disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. It is also estimated that traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor in over thirty percent of all injury-related deaths in the United States. Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe, but they always need to be taken seriously. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Problems with concentration, clear thinking, and short-term memory
- Sensitivity to light, noise or touch
- Sleep disturbances
- Headaches, dizziness, and difficulty balancing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in vision, smell, taste or muscle strength
- Emotional problems, including irritability, emotional overreactions, and anxiety
- Loss of consciousness
- Numbness or paralysis in the extremities
- Ringing in the ears
- Intense mood swings
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
Your Las Vegas Brain Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love suffers brain damage, your life is forever changed. The road to recovery is very long and difficult, and can often be incredibly expensive. A victim may be required to undergo multiple surgeries, extensive rehabilitation, and may even need constant care.
Consequently, it is important for injured victims and their families to understand their legal options if the injury was the result of another person’s negligence. If someone else is at fault for the brain trauma, the victim has the legal right to hold that person responsible in order to receive the compensation they need to care for themselves.
At Tramel Law Group, we have the experience, dedication and resources to help families struggling with the aftermath of a brain injury. From the moment you retain us, our team will aggressively investigate and analyze your case. We will not stop fighting for you until we have recovered every last cent you are entitled to.
And putting us to work for you costs you nothing unless we recover damages on your behalf. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call us at 702.233.2244 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.