Coping With Brain Injury
Brain injuries can impact every single aspect of your life: your job, your relationships and your body. Sometimes the injuries are obvious, but sometimes they are not. In either case, you need an effective, experienced attorney to work alongside your medical professionals and help you achieve the best possible medical and financial results. At Hanratty Law Group, we have a great deal of experience in this area. We have served the Las Vegas area and greater Nevada for nearly two decades.
Brain injuries have an enormous and lasting financial impact, as people who have experienced brain injuries are often unable to work for a long period of time if ever. They may not be able to focus on their job in the same way, or they could experience frequent confusion, headaches or other conditions that impact their job performance. A frustrating aspect of brain injuries is that a person may “look fine” to other people after an accident, despite their underlying condition. However, their ability to support themselves is severely compromised.
Do I Have A Brain Injury?
Brain injuries are not always obvious when they occur. The symptoms of a brain injury are sometimes immediate, but other times they do not manifest for weeks or even months after the injury happens. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms — especially if you were in a coma — it is possible that you have sustained a serious brain injury. Seek out medical attention immediately.
- Headaches or dizziness;
- Frequent nausea;
- Ringing in your ears;
- Being sensitive to light; and
- Extreme fatigue.
A host of emotional and psychological issues often come with brain injuries as well, such as:
- Mood swings;
- Sleep changes; and
- Fear or paranoia.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
Brain injuries come in many forms. Some come from direct, physical trauma to the head, often resulting in a frontal lobe injury. These injuries can also overlap with other conditions, such as a spinal cord injury. Common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Hitting your head during a fall;
- Being in a car accident;
- Sports injuries; and
- Being assaulted.
Other injuries do not involve trauma and are referred to as acquired brain injuries. These can happen after being deprived of oxygen or during an infection. Some of these situations include:
- Heart attack;
- Tumors; and
- Bacterial infections of the brain, such as meningitis.
When negligence is a contributing factor in the cause of your brain injury or recovery from a brain ailment, we can help you explore legal options. You may be able to bring an injury claim or lawsuit against a motorist, a negligent party or another responsible party.
Contact Us With Brain Injury Questions
The path to physical and financial recovery is not always clear after suffering a brain injury. If you or someone you love may be dealing with this condition, please call us to find out how our lawyers can help. Our office is located in Summerlin, and you can reach us through our online form or by phone: 702-570-9287.