Las Vegas Brain Injury Attorney
In this video Attorney John L. Bertoldo discusses the devastating effects of traumatic brain injuries and the importance of having an experienced attorney. He talks about how his 28 years of experience has given him the knowledge to counsel people through brain injuries and to help them turn their lives around and move forward.
Brain Injury Lawyers serving Las Vegas, NV
A head injury is a serious case, even if there are no obvious signs of cuts, bleeding, or other physical damage. Major health risks can emerge if a brain injury goes undiagnosed, which is why it’s essential to get immediate medical care and monitoring. When this injury occurs because of someone else’s negligence, you can’t afford to let it slide while your medical bills pile up. Our legal team is ready to help you get the care and compensation that you and your loved ones need.
Understanding Brain Injuries
A brain injury physical, emotional, cognitive, or psychological, and can prove to be permanent or even fatal. In the United States, there are an estimated 1.5 million cases of brain injuries every year. Of these cases, it has been found that:
- 230,000 victims are hospitalized and survive the incident
- 50,000 victims die from severe brain damage
- 80,000 to 90,000 victims suffer long-term disability from the injury
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for a brain injury. However, advances in medical technology have allowed for better options for treatment and long-term care to mitigate the damage done to each victim and their family. Rehabilitation programs are also available to improve a brain injury victim’s quality of life and restore their independence.
Under Chapter 427A.850 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, the State of Nevada is required to set up a program to provide care for traumatic brain injury victims. This program includes access to a health and assisted living facility, in-home care, job placement, instruction on independent living, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, and support for victims’ families. Every victim deserves access to these services as well as compensation for their suffering.
Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Injuries
1. When should I go to a doctor for a head injury?
It’s recommended that you seek immediate medical attention if you or someone you know experiences any of the following symptoms:
- Sensory impairment
- Difficult with balance
2. What is the most common cause of brain injuries?
In the United States, the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are acts of violence, auto and construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, or an injury obtained while playing sports. Motorcycle riders are at high risk for brain injury due to the force of the impact they suffer during an accident, although the risk can be lessened by wearing a properly-designed helmet.
3. What are the long-term effects of a brain injury?
Research shows that the possible long-term affects of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty with language
- Attention and learning issues
- Mood swings
How Our Law Firm Can Get You Compensation
At the law office of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith
, we are compassionate about injury victims. Not only do we think you deserve the best medical care, but we’ll combine our attorneys’ experience and resources to help you get the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
Get a Free Legal Consultation Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, then you should seek immediate medical attention. And if you believe that another party is responsible for this trauma, then don’t delay. Get in touch today with a qualified brain injury attorney. The law firm of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith is ready to help you assess every legal issue in your case. We offer a free initial consultation for all clients. We’ll come directly to you if you’re unable to leave your home or the hospital. Contact our firm online or call us at 702-228-2600.