Different Types Of Serious Brain Injures & How To Be Compensated

brain injuryWhen a serious brain injury occurs, it will be life-altering. Whether the victim is an adult or infant, complications will result from the injury. The most common include memory loss, inability to perform basic functions such as speaking, walking, or grasping items, and many others. Because of this, victims will need ongoing medical care for months or maybe a lifetime, leading to large medical bills and other expenses. If you or a loved one have suffered a serious brain injury and need substantial compensation, turn to Reno NV injury attorneys at the Law Office of Stephen Osborne.

 

Concussions

The most common type of serious brain injury, concussions are often taken much more lightly than they should be by victims. Since symptoms often don’t show themselves for hours or days even when initial tests are conducted, many people don’t believe they are seriously injured. However, concussions can lead to blurred vision, headaches, and even slurred speech or seizures, which can be a precursor to life-threatening conditions such as strokes.

 

Traumatic Brain Injuries

When a TBI occurs, the result is damaged nerve cells that lead to swelling and bleeding in the victim’s brain. Often associated with violent car crashes, gunshot wounds to the head, head-to-head contact during sporting events, and situations where infants are violently shaken, many of these injuries are often life-altering. Though treatable, they usually leave victims with physical, emotional, and mental distress.

 

Compensation

When victims suffer serious brain injuries, compensation is needed to help pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and to replace lost wages. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the injuries, punitive damages may also be sought.

 

If you or a loved one are now paying the price for another person’s negligence by suffering the aftereffects of a serious brain injury, consult with Reno NV injury attorneys at the Law Office of Stephen Osborne.

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