Las Vegas Head Injury Attorney

Have you or a loved one suffered from a head injury due to the negligence or violence of another party in Nevada? If so, consult our highly experienced head injury attorneys at Heidari Law Group.

Working with a head injury attorney can be a daunting process. You may feel overwhelmed and not know what to expect as you attempt to navigate the complexities of the legal system.

With so many activities and things to do in Las Vegas, head injuries are a common result of accidents. After a head injury, you may not really know what the next steps are. Our attorneys are available to help you immediately after an accident to make sure that we hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.

How do you prove a head injury?

The more medical documents you have, the better it is for your case. That is why we recommend that you bring in all your medical records during your consultations with our experienced head injury attorneys. Medical records may show exactly what the patient suffered. Imaging, such as CT scans, X-rays, and MRIs could show any bruised brain tissues, blood clots, and broken bones.

What causes head injuries?

Many different types of accidents, negligence or violence can cause head injuries, including:

Do head injuries get worse with age? 

Head injuries do get worse with age, which is why we recommend speaking to an experienced head injury attorney. An experienced Las Vegas injury attorney will not only be able to take into consideration past medical bills but any future medical treatments that may result from the head injury.

Is a head injury a permanent disability?

Since there are several different categories of head injuries, a head injury could be considered a temporary or a permanent disability. If you are unable to return back to work after a year of the accident, you may be facing a permanent disability. for more information, contact us today.

What are symptoms of head injuries?

Initially, after an accident, you may not feel a head injury. You may not feel pain at all due to the high adrenaline running through your body. But as a couple of days pass by after an accident, you may start to feel symptoms of a head injury. Below are some examples of symptoms that may point to a head injury:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral impairments such as mood swings, combativeness, aggravation, and anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Memory issues, up to permanent memory loss
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of balance coordination
  • Seizures
  • Sleeping issues
  • Coma
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Emotional trauma, including depression
  • Death

Our head injury attorneys recommend that you get medical treatment immediately after an accident. Even if you think you have not suffered any injuries, you may have injuries that may show themselves days after an accident. The longer you wait, the more serious your injuries could get.

How do I choose a brain injury lawyer?

A brain injury lawsuit could seek hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical bills and future care that the injured victim may need. That is why it is very important to look for certain characteristics when choosing a brain injury attorney. Our attorneys recommend that you take into consideration:

  •  the attorney’s track record and their success in litigating cases
  •  the attorney’s communication skills
  •  the attorney’s experience representing head injury clients in the past
  •  the attorney’s reputation in the community

What are the different types of head injuries?

It is important to understand the different types of head injuries in the medical field. This will not only help you determine what type of injury you have suffered but also what type of compensation you could receive. For example, minor head injuries may not receive as much compensation as major and severe head injuries. Categories include:

  • Open Head Injury: Also known as a penetrating head injury, an open head injury is a type of head injury in which there is a fracture, break, or penetration of the skull. Gunshot wounds, car accidents, and fireworks accidents are more likely to result in an open head injury.
  • Closed Head Injury: A closed head injury occurs when an object strikes the head and does not break, fracture, or penetrate the victim’s skull. This is a common type of head injury that occurs in sports. A closed head injury can cause significant amounts of brain damage, such as bruising and bleeding in the brain tissue. This type of injury mainly occurs because the brain hits the inside of the skull when it strikes.
  • Concussion: The most common type of head injury is a concussion. Both open and closed head injuries can cause a concussion. The most common causes of concussions include whiplash, sports impacts, and violent shaking.
  • Contusion: A contusion is a type of head injury in which the victim is bruised severely or bleeds internally in the brain. Injuries of this kind can occur without impact and can also result from other causes like microhemorrhages or blood vessel leaks. Larger contusions often require surgery to assist in the recovery process. If the victim has a severe concussion paired with edema (swelling of the brain), a contusion can become life-threatening or even cause permanent brain damage.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: A diffuse axonal injury occurs when the brain can’t keep up with the movement of the skull, resulting in dangerous twisting, tearing, or shaking of the brain. Car accidents are the most common cause of diffuse axonal injuries.

Why should I hire a Las Vegas head injury attorney?

 Nevada law does not make it a requirement to have an attorney when seeking compensation for your head injuries. But, having a qualified attorney represent you for your injuries will help your case significantly in several different ways. These different ways include:

  • Legal knowledge: our attorneys have extensive legal knowledge when it comes to representing brain injury victims in Nevada. We will use our skills to make sure that we build a strong case in your favor to work towards a favorable outcome.
  • Legal support: our attorneys will handle the complex legal matters while you focus on healing from your head injuries. 
  • Best outcome: usually, when brain injury victim represents themselves instead of having an attorney, the insurance company may try to take advantage of the victim. Having an attorney could ensure that you get the maximum compensation available.

How much does it cost to treat a head injury?

Each type of head injury differs from one another as shown above, but head injuries usually average hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs immediately after an accident. With future care in mind, these numbers could go up into the millions since victims may need assistance around the house, or may have to leave work.