Thousands of head injuries occur every year in Nevada. Some are serious, leading to months of pain, years of occupational therapy or even a permanent disability.
If you or someone you love has a head injury, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills,
- Physical or occupational therapy,
- Long-term care,
- Present and future lost wages, and/or
- Pain and suffering.
Getting legal advice from a qualified attorney in Clark County is one of the best first steps you can take. Our caring Las Vegas personal injury lawyers can help you understand your legal options and what to do next.
Head Injuries: Short and Long Term Effects
Some of the effects of head injuries are acute—that is to say, they last for only a short period of time. The acute effects of a head injury can include:
Pain at the site of the injury.
A “dazed” feeling.
Memory loss (either short- or long-term).
Loss of consciousness.
Long-term effects of head injuries can be extremely unpredictable. Some people may be affected forever by cognitive or mood changes. Others could lose sensation, sight, or hearing.
Still others may not feel dazed or confused or even in pain from their head injury. It is important to note that for some victims of head injuries—even people who will have significant long-term effects—there may be few or no noticeable immediate effects.
If you have sustained a significant impact that involved your head moving suddenly (whether or not it hit a hard surface), it is best to get checked out by a physician.
If you find out you have been injured, an experienced personal injury lawyer in Clark County may be able to help you get compensation to cover your injury-related expenses -- including money for present and future lost earnings.
Establishing Liability for Head Injuries
During your free consultation, one of our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will go over the situation that led to your head injury. We will review your medical records, if you have them, or refer you to a doctor to get checked out.
We will also help you track down witnesses to the event and, if appropriate, have an investigator analyze the accident scene and reconstruct what happened. We can also help you if your head injuries were caused by a dangerous product in Nevada or an intentional act, such as an assault.
You are legally entitled to compensation whether the person who injured you did so carelessly, recklessly, or intentionally.
Do Not Sign Settlement Paperwork Without Legal Advice
Insurance companies love nothing more than to have an injury victim sign papers without talking to a licensed Nevada attorney. Consulting with a lawyer in Las Vegas can mean the difference between a quick but inadequate pay-out and the full amount your case is worth.
That is because there may be injury-related expenses you had not yet considered—or because the initial settlement offer is very low compared to settlements reached in similar cases. Experienced Clark County attorneys can help you evaluate any settlement offer fairly -- and often can improve it considerably.
Talking to an attorney does not necessarily mean you will be going to court. In most cases, your Las Vegas lawyer will still reach a settlement agreement with the insurance company. It will just be a settlement that keeps all your needs in mind—both in the short term and the long term.
Starting the Recovery Process in Nevada
One of the biggest barriers to recovering from a head injury can be stress. Apart from stresses relating to the injury itself, financial and emotional distress is common in head injury victims.
Understandably victims are angry at the situation that led to their head injury—especially if it was caused deliberately or recklessly. Further financial stresses can include job loss, marital problems, and angry creditors.
You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering under Nevada law. So talking to a Clark County lawyer can not only help you get past your initial frustration and the fear, but it may lead to additional money in a settlement.
Did you suffer a head injury in Las Vegas? Call us for help...
If you or someone you know suffered a head injury in Nevada as the result of an accident, a defective product or a wrongful act, we invite you to contact us for a no-obligation consultation.
Your consultation is absolutely free and 100% confidential.
To schedule your free consultation, call us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) or fill out the form on this page.
A compassionate and experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney will get back to you promptly to discuss Nevada head injury laws and the best strategy for getting you the compensation you need and deserve.