Nevada Brain Injury Attorneys
Brain injuries are an increasingly common health problem across the United States, with 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occurring every year. Many different kinds of accidents and events can cause brain injuries and the severity of the injury varies greatly from person to person. However, any damage to your brain, no matter how minor or major, can have extreme and even deadly consequences. Your brain connects to and controls everything you do and everything you think.
Therefore, the symptoms and problems associated with brain injuries are typically more severe and long-lasting than with any other injury to your body. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons estimates that 5.3 million Americans are living with disabilities because of a traumatic brain injury.
If you or a loved one has recently experienced a brain injury, you are facing a devastating situation, in which the future is frightening and unclear. You are also receiving a confusing whirlwind of information from doctors and specialists about this injury and how it could impact your life. In addition to all of these changes and emotions, if another person’s actions caused this brain injury, you must also decide what steps you need to take to receive justice.
You are likely feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to proceed, and you need the support and guidance of a Nevada brain injury lawyer from The Bourassa Law Group. With an attorney at your side, you can receive the compensation you need to move forward with your life after a brain injury. Begin work on your case today by contacting The Bourassa Law Group at (702) 851-2180.
Why You Need a Brain Injury Lawyer
When you or a loved has a brain injury, you must receive immediate medical treatment, often including emergency services, hospitalization, and surgery. After this initial treatment, you will begin a long road of rehabilitation to help you and your loved ones manage the symptoms of your brain injury, compensate for disabilities, and return to your normal life.
Medical treatment and rehabilitation are essential for your health and happiness after a brain injury, but these services are extremely expensive and can cause financial hardship. However, having a brain injury attorney file a personal injury lawsuit after your brain injury can give you the monetary help to eliminate this financial burden, as well as to help out with other financial losses you are facing.
With so much at stake, you cannot afford to enter into a brain injury lawsuit without a knowledgeable brain injury lawyer, who will do the work to get you the compensation you deserve. An experienced brain injury attorney has the necessary expertise and experience to build a strong legal case on your behalf. They know how to present the evidence in your case to clearly demonstrate your right to compensation and the other party’s liability for your brain injury.
Additionally, a personal injury lawyer has access to medical experts, investigators, and other professionals, whom they can call upon to provide additional concrete evidence for your case. These resources are not available to you if you try to build a lawsuit on your own, but the professional expertise these resources provide can make the difference between winning and losing your case.
Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group?
Pursuing compensation for a brain injury is time-consuming and emotionally draining, but when you hire The Bourassa Law Group you can be confident that you will receive high quality and compassionate legal counsel that will fight for the justice you are entitled to.
Our attorneys understand the physical, emotional, and financial stress you are facing, and we are prepared to do everything in our power to help you recover from the losses you are experiencing. We will put our knowledge to work for you so that you can spend your time focusing on healing or supporting your loved one after a brain injury.
Hiring a brain injury lawyer at The Bourassa Law Group will not add to your already mounting expenses. We offer a free initial consultation about your case, so you understand the compensation that may be available and what actions we will take to get it. We also guarantee that you will not pay us anything until we win your case.
Call us today at (702) 851-2180 to begin the process of getting the financial support you need as soon as possible. The lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group are ready to begin work on your case and win the compensation you need after a brain injury.
Understanding Brain Injuries
The brain is responsible for the execution and coordination of functions necessary in every person’s daily life. These functions range from actions that we decide to perform, such as walking, speaking, and eating, to functions we do not consciously control, such as decision making, reasoning, and even breathing.
The brain clearly plays an important role throughout our lives, which makes a brain injury a devastating and, often, life-altering impairment. However, not all brain injuries are the same, and every person will experience different problems after their injury, based on the location and size of the injury in the brain.
The Brain Injury Association of America places brain injuries in two categories: traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury. While these categories may appear to indicate the severity of the injury, they actually describe how the injury occurred and not the impact it has on your life.
Traumatic brain injuries occur when an external force causes your brain to be jostled around inside your skull, which causes internal damage to your brain. Non-traumatic brain injuries occur due to a problem that begins within the body and which ultimately causes damage to your brain.
Both traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries have serious consequences in your life. In any head injury, the structure of the brain or the blood flow to the brain will change, causing brain cells to reduce their function or die. Without fully functional brain cells, your brain cannot successfully communicate messages to the rest of the body, causing you to lose the ability to effectively perform certain tasks.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can occur during numerous different kinds of activities, or as the result of a number of health conditions. In any of these cases, if another person could have prevented your brain injury, you could receive compensation for the medical expenses and rehabilitation required to treat your brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries are the most common type of brain injury to occur as a result of another person’s recklessness or negligence. The most common ways that traumatic brain injuries occur include:
- Car accidents
- Sports injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Military duty
- Assaults and violence
In many of these cases, there is another person involved who should have taken action to prevent your injury. For example, in the workplace or in sports, managers have the responsibility to require safety training and provide adequate safety gear to prevent a serious head injury. These precautions help prevent accidents in already-risky situations. When these individuals fail to perform their job, they place their workers and players at an even greater risk of a serious brain injury.
Non-traumatic brain injuries, on the other hand, occur because of internal forces acting on your brain. Even in these cases, the cause of internal problems is often the result of another person’s poor decisions and actions, making an individual responsible for the medical complications that lead to a non-traumatic brain injury. Some common causes of non-traumatic brain injuries include:
- Exposure to toxins or poison
- Infectious disease
- Drowning or asphyxiation
Many of these brain injuries result from negligence or failure to act within an appropriate timeframe. Medical professionals, drug manufacturers, and workplace managers are just a few of the people responsible for identifying potential risks, which could result in a non-traumatic brain injury.
Although the person responsible for this type of brain injury is not always as clear as in traumatic brain injuries, anyone who should have been able to prevent this injury may be liable for the disastrous effects your brain injury has on your life.
The Lasting Impact of a Brain Injury
Brain injuries have numerous different short-term and long-term effects that can ultimately change the way you live your daily life. The complications you experience after a brain injury greatly depend on the severity of the injury, categorized as either mild, moderate, or severe.
Immediately after any type of brain injury, you may experience some temporary symptoms, such as loss of consciousness, vomiting, headache, and excessive drowsiness. However, more debilitating and long-lasting symptoms are common after a moderate or severe brain injury. Some of these symptoms include:
- Memory loss
- Reduced or lost mobility control
- Reduced ability to concentrate
- Difficulty learning and remembering information
- Reduced judgment and impulsive behaviors
- Changes to emotions and personality
- Problems with speech and understanding communication
Although rehabilitation and therapy can help to mitigate the impact that some of these symptoms have on your life, they still cause serious disruptions to your ability to function normally. Due to these symptoms, you may have to make significant changes in both your professional and personal life after a brain injury.
Contact The Bourassa Law Group Now
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, your life and your financial security can change in an instant. You need a skilled brain injury lawyer to hold the parties responsible for the brain injury accountable for their actions and to fight for the compensation you are entitled to.
The Bourassa Law Group believes that you should receive fair compensation for the devastating consequences of a brain injury that occurred because of another party’s actions. Contact The Bourassa Law Group today at (702) 851-2180 for a free consultation so that we can start the process of getting you the justice you deserve.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.