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Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, refer to physical injuries that result
in damage to the brain as a result of external forces. As our attorneys
have seen first-hand, traumatic brain injuries can range in severity from
minor concussions to severe life-altering or even fatal injuries. Additionally,
brain injuries can be caused by a number of different incidents where
the head suffers from a collision or an outside force, including
car accidents, contact sports, or slips and falls.
Regardless of the exact cause of TBI, all brain injuries have the potential
to create limitations and consequences for victims and their loved ones.
From extensive costs of medical treatment to lost work wages and the costs
of future care, brain injury victims and their families commonly face
many financial burdens, in addition to a significant physical and emotional toll.
To help brain injury victims secure the compensation they need and deserve,
Shook & Stone works tirelessly to hold at-fault parties accountable
for causing accidents and injuries. If you have questions about your case
and rights, contact our Las Vegas brain injury attorneys for a
The Devastating Effects of Brain Injuries
Any type of brain injury, even if it is minor, should be taken seriously
and handled with great caution, and an individual should seek medical
attention right away. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), on a yearly basis, about 1.7 million individuals
suffer a brain injury, making them susceptible to permanent disability and even
Brain injuries frequently result from a blow, bump, or jolt to the head,
or a penetrating head injury that halts the normal function of the brain.
While some people may only suffer a momentary lapse in mental status or
consciousness depending on the severity of the impact to the brain, others
may experience lengthy periods of unconsciousness or amnesia.
Varying Types of Brain Injury
Depending on the specific circumstances of an accident, a person may suffer
varying degrees of a brain injury. Some of the most common types of brain
injuries include the following:
Head injury can cause brain damage and seriously impair a person's functioning
for months, if not years. However, some minor head injuries only result
in bruising, lacerations, or scarring.
Concussions often cause a person to lose consciousness, as well as experience and
display disoriented and dazed behavior. A concussion is commonly caused
by the brain being shaken or battered. Permanent brain damage may take
place if the injury is severe enough or if a person suffers several concussions.
Brain damage can be caused by a head injury, disease, or even an electric shock. Memory
loss is common after brain damage in which a person must learn to cope
with significant side effects and limitations in their day-to-day living.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from an external force that causes damage to the tissue of the
brain. In many instances, an internal brain injury cannot be identified
simply by looking at a victim's head on the outside; therefore, extensive
examination may be required for a proper diagnosis.
Acquired brain injury is caused by a stroke, internal disease or damage, and tumors.
Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer for Successful Results
The steps you take following a brain injury are crucial to your health
- or the health of your loved one. As part of this process, victims and
families can work with our proven lawyers to secure the full and fair
compensation they’ll need to repair their lives.
At Shook & Stone, we encourage victims and families to reach out to
us as soon as possible for a
free case review.