Reno Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Reno Brain Injury Lawyer

Fighting for You After a Brain Injury

Maximize Compensation for TBI

Protecting Your Rights After a Head Injury

A brain injury may be one of the most tragic consequences of an avoidable accident. It can turn a person’s life upside-down after a car collision, a workplace accident, or exposure to a toxic substance. Injuries to the brain can have lifelong consequences for victims, changing their personalities or rendering them unable to work, care for their families, or live independently.

A head injury can happen just about anywhere in Reno, from slipping on a slick casino floor to walking around downtown or driving along Virginia Street or Keystone Avenue. It could also happen while working a dangerous job, like construction, manufacturing, or utility work, which are common Reno employment industries.

Brain injuries often stem from another party’s negligence, recklessness, or oversight, and it would only be fair for the reckless party to take responsibility; this is where a brain injury lawyer comes in. These attorneys advocate for their clients’ rights, helping them navigate the legal process to obtain appropriate compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, and other damages associated with brain injuries.

If you or a loved one is suffering a brain injury after an accident, our Reno brain injury lawyer can help.

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Why Hire Our Brain Injury Lawyer?

At Leverty & Associates Law, our brain injury lawyers will give you the compassionate representation and tenacious litigation you need against the party who harmed you.

Our firm has won over $150 million in settlements and awards for valued clients.

Our attorneys work tirelessly on behalf of our clients, seeking the maximum settlement to compensate victims for their catastrophic injuries. Our knowledge and experience will help us handle your case in the best possible way. Contact us today at (775) 322-6636.  We offer free consultations.

What is a Brain Injury?

A brain injury, often referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is an injury to the brain after a blow to the head. It can be a penetrating injury or a non-penetrating injury. Brain injuries vary in severity, from mild concussions to permanent brain damage that renders the individual incapable of caring for themselves. This severity depends on:

  • Whether the individual lost consciousness
  • Whether certain neurological symptoms occurred when the injury happened
  • If the individual experiences memory loss and how often
  • Abnormalities in the brain tissue detected by an MRI or CT scan.

Degrees of the Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries fall into levels described by degree, which are:

  • Mild TBI: Concussion, brief alterations of consciousness, and confusion but no permanent damage
  • Moderate TBI: Loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes, with confusion lasting up to a week
  • Severe TBI: Loss of consciousness for over a day, changes detectable in an MRI or CT scan.

Categories of Traumatic Brain Injury

In addition to severity, TBls might fall into the following categories:

  • Uncomplicated TBI: Normal scans, regardless of the grade of TBI (mild to severe)
  • Complicated TBI: Head changes identified by brain MRI or head CT scans, like bleeding or swelling
  • Closed TBI: The skull was not penetrated
  • Open TBI: A penetrating injury caused damage to the brain tissue
  • Nontraumatic TBI: An anoxic or hypoxic brain injury resulting from oxygen deprivation to the brain.

Our brain injury attorney will seek to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable.

Why Do You Need a Brain Injury Lawyer

You need a brain injury attorney to help build a case against the party that caused the accident and to help you get your due compensation.

The treatment for a head injury can be extensive, requiring occupational or speech therapy and sometimes counseling to help people work through the changes in their brains after the accident. Some cases require surgery. All of this costs money. If you or your loved one requires treatment in a residential care facility, paying for these accommodations can cost thousands of dollars per month.

Our brain injury attorney will help you investigate your case and pinpoint the party or parties responsible for the accident that caused your injury while you’re receiving treatment. In the case where multiple parties are responsible for your brain injury, a thorough investigation will be needed. Whoever is responsible for your accident, our lawyers can help you take legal action, guide you through all the legal processes, and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Reno Brain Injury Lawyer FAQS

You can reach out to us when you have any specific questions, but here are some questions frequently asked by our clients:

How Much Does a Brain Injury Attorney Cost?

Like most brain injury attorneys, the team at Leverty & Associates Law works on a contingency basis, which means that our fees are assessed as a percentage of the final settlement. If we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid.

Will I Have to Go to Court?

Many families are nervous about going to court, and we try to spare you that experience. Most brain injury cases are settled through mediation or negotiations supervised by a neutral party in an effort to find a compromise. However, sometimes, the other party will not come to a fair agreement in negotiations. In that case, yes, we will take your case to trial.

How Long Do I Have to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit?

Nevada has a time limit called the statute of limitations. It states that a personal injury case, such as a brain injury lawsuit, must be filed within two years of the date of the injury. However, it’s best to hire a traumatic brain injury lawyer sooner rather than later. Witness testimony and recollections are fresher, and there is more evidence that will establish fault in your case.

How Our Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You

At Leverty & Associates Law, our brain injury lawyers have enough experience to help you understand and build your case and also to walk beside you every step of the way. If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, you have legal options. Our attorneys can help you file a claim against the reckless party. Our dedicated team is ready to pursue your case and help you achieve financial justice.

Get Help From Leverty & Associates Law

At Leverty & Associates Law, our brain injury lawyers can help advocate for you when you need it the most. You can expect the defendant’s insurance company to take you more seriously when you’ve retained the services of our experienced traumatic brain injury attorney. Just contact us today at (775) 322-6636 for a confidential assessment of your case.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]