Nevada Brain Injury Lawyer

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There are about two million head injuries of every type that occur each year in the United States. Most traumatic brain injuries occur in individuals between the ages of 15-24, and the risk also increases after the age of 60. The four most common causes for brain injury are car accidents, falls, assaults and being struck or striking ones head against another object.

Among the most devastating of injuries are brain injuries, which can be either traumatic—caused by a blow or impact to the head—or acquired—caused by a lack of oxygen. Regardless of the nature of your brain injury, if someone else can be held liable for it, you may be entitled to receive compensation.

Brain injury is considered a personal injury case, so you should consult with a personal injury lawyer who specializes in brain injuries. Most personal injury lawyers will take the case on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless and until they win your case.

Representing a brain injury case may be vastly different, and more complex, than representing other types of legal cases, even medical cases. After all, a brain injury directly impacts a person\'s life, is extremely traumatic for the suffering individual and his or her family, and may have serious long-term consequences. That\'s why you need an attorney who is not only knowledgeable about personal injury law, but who also has specific experience in litigating cases involving brain injury.

There are several different types of brain injuries and each of them different in terms or severity and rehabilitation ability.

Open head: also referred to as penetrating brain injuries. It is characterized by a break in the skull bone, a bullet wound piercing the skull is a prime example of this type of injury.

Closed head: brain injuries that occur most often as a result of the slamming of the brain back and forth inside the skull, bruising and/ or tearing of blood vessels and tissues are signs of this type of injury. Closed head injuries are completely internal and do not exist outside the skull bone.

Deceleration: injuries occurring as a result of a sudden stoppage in movement that causes your skull to stop and your brain to continue to move. This type of injury results in direct brain damage, due to nerve damage and brain swelling.

Hypoxia: another form of brain injury, it refers to decrease oxygen flow to the brain even if there id adequate blood flow. Asphyxiation, drowning, cardiac arrest, head trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning and anesthesia complications are accidents that can cause hypoxia.

In the state of Nevada, you have to prove that the person who caused the injury was negligent and failed to use reasonable care. You must prove that you have suffered damages, that the person who caused the injury failed to carry out that duty, that the other person's failure caused your injury and that the person owed you the duty to take care of you.

If the injury was due to your carelessness, or you contributed to the injury, the State of Nevada implements a modified comparative fault rule. In other words, you cannot recover damages if you were 51% or more at fault. Under the Nevada comparative negligent law, if you were 50% or less at fault, then you may recover damages.

If more than one individual was negligent toward you, each of those individuals is responsible for only a proportional amount of the total damages.

In the state of Nevada , the statute of limitation is two years to file a lawsuit against the individual who caused you injury. If your brain injury lawyer is not able to settle the case with the insurance company, then you will have to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitation runs out.

Under Nevada law, the person who caused you injury has to pay for your past, current and future estimated medical expenses, time lost from work, including time spent to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

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