Every day in Las Vegas, preventable accidents inflict traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on innocent victims. It can happen anywhere—in a crash on I-15, a fall at a casino on the Strip, a mishap at a residential construction site, or in sports when officials and coaches ignore rules or concussion protocols. But no matter where TBIs occur, they can have devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences for victims and their loved ones.
If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury in Las Vegas, you may recover compensation to pay your bills and get your life back on track. A Las Vegas traumatic brain injury lawyer at Edward Bernstein and Associates can explore your options with you, evaluate your claim, and protect you from insurance companies that want to minimize your settlement.
About Edward Bernstein and Associates
If you live or work in Las Vegas, chances are you know something about Edward Bernstein already. As one of the most recognized public figures in Nevada for over three decades, Ed has represented people who have suffered injuries because of someone else’s wrongdoing.
Edward Bernstein and Associates’ mission is to secure compensation to help injured people pay for medical care and rebuild after devastating accidents. Over the decades, we have represented numerous clients whose lives have been upended by traumatic brain injuries. We understand the challenges a TBI can create in your day-to-day life and the burdens it can place on you and your family. We aim to ensure you receive fair compensation from anyone whose poor decisions or dangerous actions harmed you.
Las Vegas Traumatic Brain Injury Guide
How We Can Help With a Las Vegas TBI
If we have learned anything over our 40-plus years of law practice at Edward Bernstein and Associates, it is that personal injury victims tend to need significant medical and financial support fast. That is especially true of traumatic brain injury cases because a TBI often requires immediate, expensive treatment and can keep a victim or the victim’s loved ones out of work for months. TBIs can also throw your life into disarray, making it difficult to know where to turn for help or how to make good decisions to protect your future.
A lawyer at Edward Bernstein and Associates can address those concerns as quickly and comprehensively as possible. We work to secure the money you need now and in the future to overcome the challenges of your TBI.
Every case is unique, but in representing TBI victims, we can:
- Investigate the accident that caused a TBI to determine how it happened and who should bear liability for it;
- Evaluate the scope of your TBI, with the help of medical experts when needed, to assess your current and future medical and financial needs;
- Answer your questions quickly and in language you can understand, including en Español.
- Plan a legal strategy that gets you the maximum compensation available as efficiently as possible;
- Prepare, file, and pursue insurance claims and lawsuits against anyone who owes you damages for your TBI;
- Negotiate a favorable settlement of your claim with insurance companies and defense lawyers when possible;
- Present a strong, convincing case at trial when necessary to achieve a fair outcome of your case;
- Take action to collect all money due to you from at-fault parties, insurance companies, and others.
Because we recognize that a TBI can strain your finances, we work on a contingent fee basis. That means we do not charge a retainer or bill by the hour for our services. Instead, we work for our clients in exchange for a percentage of any funds we secure for them.
Potential Compensation for a Las Vegas Traumatic Brain Injury
Victims of TBIs in Las Vegas often need significant financial support to overcome the challenges of their injuries.
By taking legal action on their behalf, the team at Edward Bernstein and Associates can often secure compensation for their:
- Medical expenses necessary to treat a TBI and its secondary effects, including hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and medication;
- Other costs of living with or adapting to a TBI, such as paying for transportation services or in-home childcare;
- Income lost from missing work while recovering from a TBI, including the value of sick leave or vacation days used;
- Future income lost because a TBI prevents someone from returning to work or progressing in their career;
- Physical pain, emotional suffering, inconvenience, relationship struggles, and loss of quality of life.
In some cases, our team can also convince a court to award our clients punitive damages, which serve as punishment for extreme or intentional conduct that inflicts a TBI. We invite you to contact us at Edward Bernstein and Associates to learn about the potential range of damages you could receive for your TBI.
TBI Cases We Regularly Handle
A wide range of preventable accidents and incidents can cause traumatic brain injuries in Las Vegas. As a storied Las Vegas personal injury law firm, Edward Bernstein and Associates possess the resources and know-how to obtain compensation for a client no matter how a TBI occurred. However, many of our TBI cases involve the following scenarios.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older Nevadans face the highest risk of fall-related TBIs, but it can happen to you at any age, anywhere in Las Vegas. People suffer TBIs, for example, after slipping on wet floors at restaurants and stores, tripping on the cracked pavement in shopping center or arena parking lots, stumbling on uneven or poorly lighted stairs at a hotel, or losing their balance because of a loose handrail on someone's front porch.
No matter what kind of fall causes a TBI, Edward Bernstein and Associates knows how to hold a property owner, tenant, or insurance company accountable to the injured victim.
Car and Truck Accidents
According to Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) crash data, tens of thousands of car and truck accidents occur on Las Vegas roads annually. Many of those crashes leave innocent victims with TBIs from a blow or jolt to the head at the moment of impact.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we have decades of experience representing car and truck accident victims in lawsuits and insurance claims and know how to recover the maximum compensation for the impact of a TBI on someone's life.
As a popular motorcycling destination, Las Vegas sees many bike wrecks yearly. Motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury, which can occur even when riders and passengers wear helmets (as they must under Nevada law).
The Edward Bernstein and Associates team understands the dangers motorcyclists in Las Vegas face from careless, distracted motorists. We fight for the rights of injured bikers to receive as much (if not more) compensation as any other accident victim.
Las Vegas has many pedestrians, especially in heavy tourist areas like the Strip. Unfortunately, anywhere vehicles and pedestrians share the same pavement, negligent drivers will cause accidents, and pedestrians usually suffer the worst consequences. Pedestrians struck by vehicles commonly suffer severe TBIs after a crash throws them to the ground or against a moving vehicle.
Edward Bernstein and Associates lawyers go the distance to help ensure pedestrian victims receive the significant financial support that is often necessary to rebound from a major TBI.
Bicycle, e-Scooter, and Other Alternative Transportation Accidents
With gas prices as high as they are, many Las Vegas residents, workers, and visitors have turned to bikes, e-scooters, and other alternative forms of transportation to get around town. With that increase has come a rise in collisions and accidents that inflict brain trauma on vulnerable riders, many of whom do not wear helmets.
Our lawyers advocate for injured riders of all forms of self-powered and e-powered personal transportation. They deserve as much money as anyone else when someone else’s careless actions cause a devastating crash.
Construction Site Accidents
Las Vegas has hardly stopped growing since it sprouted from the desert in the early 1900s. Construction fuels the local economy but also serves as the source of numerous injuries, including TBIs, to workers. Brain trauma can occur from falls, falling objects, or countless other mishaps on a construction site, even if a worker wears a hard hat.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we help construction workers secure workers’ compensation benefits for their TBIs. In some cases, we can also obtain additional money for them through lawsuits and other legal actions against the third parties who contributed to their TBIs.
Sports and Activity-Related Accidents
Las Vegas is a playground for its visitors and residents, many of whom participate in athletics and outdoor activities. But fun and games can turn disastrous when someone suffers a TBI from a hard hit or bad fall.
Sometimes, you cannot chalk those injuries up simply to the risk of sports. Instead, they happen because someone in charge—a coach, a referee, or an outdoor guide—failed to keep things safe and under control, or violated concussion protocols and allowed a participant to continue playing.
The Edward Bernstein and Associates team has the skill and reputation to obtain top-dollar compensation for athletes and others who suffer TBIs under those circumstances.
Assaults, Gun Violence, and Other Crimes
Like any big city, Las Vegas contends with violent crime. From muggings to bar fights to mass shootings, crimes of violence can inflict horrendous injuries, including brain trauma. Crime victims frequently do not realize, however, that they may have a right to seek compensation for the harm done to them by property owners or others whose negligent security failed to prevent violence.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we work tirelessly to see civil justice done and damages paid when criminal conduct leaves our clients injured.
Are Concussions Traumatic Brain Injuries Too?
People tend to associate traumatic brain injuries with extreme harm that leaves someone in a coma or permanently incapacitated. But the most common form of a TBI is a concussion, an injury many (if not most) Nevadans have suffered.
Just because concussions are common, however, does not make them minor injuries. A concussion can put you at risk of significant damage to your brain and can cause severe disruption in your life, even with proper care and rest.
Concussions can burden you with weeks or months of debilitating symptoms like:
- Sleep disturbances;
- Cognitive difficulties and brain fog;
- Sensitivity to light and sound;
- Poor memory;
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus);
- Loss of balance or motor coordination;
- Mental health struggles such as depression or anxiety.
A first concussion can also significantly increase your risk of sustaining a more severe second one. Repeated concussions may also increase your risk of developing dementia or degenerative brain disease. Any concussion can keep you out of work or school and significantly interfere with your daily life.
In other words, never take a concussion lightly. Go to the doctor.
If you suffer a concussion in a Las Vegas-area accident, you may seek compensation from the at-fault party. We encourage you to contact Edward Bernstein and Associates to learn about your legal rights after suffering a preventable concussion.
Contact a Las Vegas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury in a Las Vegas-area accident, you may recover significant financial compensation. A skilled TBI lawyer at Edward Bernstein and Associates wants to help you explore your options. Contact us today online or call our Las Vegas office at (702) 840-5103 for your free case consultation.
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