Nevada residents who are involved in car accidents can suffer several different types of injuries. Broken bones, dislocations, whiplash injuries, psychological trauma and soft tissue injuries are all common. Traumatic brain injuries can also occur, which may lead to long-term effects. Rehabilitation can in many cases mitigate the long-term ramifications of traumatic brain injury. A rehabilitation program might include physical therapy, occupational therapy, inpatient care or other medical intervention.
Traumatic brain injuries are usually the result of a blow or shock to the head, and they can range from mild to severe. In mild cases, the victim may experience nausea, dizziness, or a loss of consciousness. In more severe cases, the victim may go into a coma or suffer from seizures or confusion. Loss of daily living skills and loss of independence are common for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries. Many hours of daily therapy might have to be devoted to redeveloping such basic skills as mobility, using the toilet or feeding themselves. Some patients need the assistance of a speech specialist to learn to effectively communicate again.
It is also common among those who suffer a traumatic brain injury to experience insomnia, mood swings or anxiety that can impact daily life. Some will go through depression or fits of anger. Skilled psychological intervention can help victims regain the ability to function.
People who suffer traumatic brain injuries in car accidents might incur significant expenses as part of their recovery. They may be legally entitled to compensation for these expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages or other damages. A lawyer might be able to help in traumatic brain injury cases by gathering evidence of the injury and identifying parties who are liable. In the event that a settlement can’t be negotiated, the filing of a lawsuit might be necessary.