A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Permanently Alter Your Life

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump or blow to the head that disrupts normal brain function. TBIs range from mild, such as a concussion, to severe with long periods of unconsciousness. A severe TBI can result in memory loss, diminished cognitive abilities and physical limitations. National statistics estimate 50 to 70 percent of TBIs are caused by car accidents.

Those who suffer a TBI from a car accident should seek immediate medical care, followed by legal counsel. The Law Firm of Laub & Laub has more than 50 years of experience representing accident victims in Reno and South Lake Tahoe.

Recognizing The Outward Signs

Unlike with a laceration or fracture, a person with a TBI may appear outwardly fine because the damage is internal. Brain injuries often involve a blood clot, bruised brain tissue or hemorrhaging. Rapid diagnosis and treatment are important. To diagnose the problem, medical professionals may use imaging scans. In other cases, the diagnosis is self-evidenced by some of the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Inability to wake from sleep
  • Confusion
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness and balance problems
  • Numbness in fingers and toes
  • Inappropriate emotional responses
  • Cognitive difficulties

Primary treatment focuses on reducing secondary injury caused by swelling, bleeding or other subsequent developments.

Adjusting To Life Afterward

Head injury victims with moderate to severe injuries have a high rate of permanent disability in varying degrees. As the severity of the injury increases, so does the potential for lasting damage. Rehabilitation can help victims make strides toward recovery.

Many victims will never recover their full mental or physical capacities; ongoing care is often needed. For family members, the transition to caregiver can be difficult. Recovery of compensation can aid with ongoing care and offset the financial challenges caused by a TBI.

Let Our Attorneys Help You Ensure Quality Care

A TBI can take away so much, but recovery can help ensure your quality of life. With offices in Nevada and California, experienced representation is within reach. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 775-391-4153 or send us an email.