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The consequences of brain injuries sustained in a car accident

When a Nevada resident suffers a head injury in a car accident, it can have an impact that lasts the rest of his or her life. Even a minor brain injury sustained in a car accident can cause headaches, lead to missed work and require emergency medical treatment. In some cases, victims may not display symptoms of brain injuries until later and fail to reach out for deserved help.

A concussion is one of the most common types of brain injuries sustained in car accidents. While concussions can be minor, victims can lose consciousness, experience extended dizziness and miss work. While emergency medical personnel evaluate the extent of head injuries at the scenes of car accidents, initial diagnoses may not be correct or actually determine the extent of the damage. Even minor injuries can require extensive, multiple-week recoveries.

Victims of car accidents may find themselves suffering from depression, difficulty focusing, memory loss, balance issues, cognitive problems and other frustrating issues. Victims of more severe brain injuries may be unable to function as they did before their accidents, unable to work or even require full-time medical care. It is important for Nevada victims to note that no matter how severe or minor the injury, they may have legal options.

If a reckless or negligent driver causes a car accident, the driver can be held accountable for his or her actions behind the wheel. Victims who have suffered the consequences of any type of brain injury because of car accidents may consider seeking personal injury compensation through civil claims. A case evaluation can reveal all possible legal options for brain injury victims. 

Source: biausa.org, "About Brain Injury", Accessed on April 13, 2015

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