Permanent disability damages are designed to compensate for life-altering injuries that leave our clients unable to work or care for their families. When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, during a traffic collision, slip and fall, or a construction error, their livelihood can be placed in jeopardy permanently.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers focus on providing solutions for Clark County residents and injury victims throughout Nevada, so they can face their rehabilitation and therapy sessions with confidence as we work toward securing their financial recovery.
WHAT TYPES OF TBI CAN CAUSE PERMANENT DISABILITIES?
The Centers for Disease Control defines traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a head injury caused by a violent strike, either by a foreign object or by coming into contact with a hard surface.
Several different types of traumatic brain injuries can include:
- Anoxic Injuries: When the lack of oxygen to the brain causes brain cells to die
- Closed Head Injuries; When the brain is impacted from outside the skull, which can cause:
- Fluid accumulation
- Intracranial pressure
- Tissue damage
- Penetrating Head Injuries: When a foreign object fractures and penetrates the skull
- Toxic Brain Injuries: When the brain is exposed to certain toxic chemicals that damage or kill brain cells
When someone suffers from a permanent disability because of another’s negligence, he or she is entitled to pursue financial recovery that will cover their medical care, lost wages, and additional expenses that include their ongoing maintenance and well-being.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our traumatic brain injury attorneys will pursue the best financial compensation settlement or jury verdict available for each of our injured client’s unique needs, so they can focus on getting their life back.
What Are the Most Common Permanent Disabilities Associated With TBI?
Traumatic brain injuries affect each person who suffers from the affliction differently. Each physical and emotional problem that can or does occur after a brain injury can keep our clients out of work permanently, and leave them in severe financial difficulty as a result.
The most common types of permanent disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries include:
Long-term cognitive impairment can lead to brain injury victims becoming easily confused and distracted, creating permanent problems paying attention or concentrating.
Patients with severe TBI can also develop problems with:
Sensory problems can become permanent, leading to ongoing problems that can include:
- Vision trouble, and the inability to register what they see
- Persistent bitter taste in the mouth, noxious smell, or skin tingling, itching, or pain
- Problems gauging distance
- Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears
- Inability to hold objects without dropping them
Language &Communication Problems
Language and communication problems are very common after a traumatic brain injury occurs, and can lead to permanent trouble:
- Recalling words and speaking in complete sentences
- Understanding and producing spoken and written language
Behavioral & Emotional Problems
Behavioral and emotional problems caused by TBI can change the lives of sufferers going forward, bringing psychological problems like:
- Mood swings
These behavioral problems can lead to:
- Lack of impulse control
Traumatic brain injuries can impact a person’s ability to work to support themselves and to engage in regular social activities for the rest of their lives. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Las Vegas brain injury attorneys will pursue the negligent party who caused your or your loved one’s life-changing injuries for the financial compensation you deserve now and going forward.