What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, is a general term used to describe an injury inflicted on the brain. It results from a sudden, forceful impact, a violent blow, or a penetrating injury to the head. Injuries like this can disrupt normal brain function.  With the brain being a vital organ that controls a lot in the body, the disruption can be very severe.

The human brain, upon injury, does not heal like other parts of the body; it takes a lot more time to heal, or it might not even heal at all. As a result, a traumatic brain injury affects many essential body functions like speech, body coordination, and mood. A traumatic brain injury might even have undetectable symptoms; that is, an injured person might not even know their brain has been injured.

Thankfully, a victim can seek compensation from the party responsible for their TBI. In such a situation, the victim needs to seek advice and legal support from attorneys who are experienced in this field.

At Leverty & Associates Law, we have brain injury lawyers who can help you or your loved one if they or you have been involved in an accident that caused traumatic brain injury. All you need to do is contact us.

Causes of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury can result from various incidents, some of which are:

  • Vehicle accidents: Accidents involving cars, bicycles, motorcycles, and other vehicles can cause traumatic brain injuries.
  • Sport-related injuries: Recreational accidents or some sport-related activities can result in serious head injuries.
  • Falls: Whether accidental or intentional, falls can cause severe head injuries. It is the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, and it happens to both children and adults.
  • Explosions: No matter the cause of a blast, its aftereffects can be disastrous. When someone is in the vicinity of an explosion, the person can suffer severe head injuries.
  • Physical assaults: Violence, physical assaults, or attacks are also common causes of head trauma.

Symptoms of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries have varying symptoms that can range from mild to severe, and some may not always appear immediately. The following are common symptoms:

  • Physical symptoms: Headaches, dizziness, nausea, and sensory issues
  • Cognitive impairments: Memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and confusion
  • Emotional changes: Mood swings, irritability, and depression
  • Communication challenges: Speech difficulties and language comprehension issues
  • Sleep disturbances: Insomnia, excessive sleep, or disruptions in sleep patterns.

The role of a lawyer in traumatic brain injury cases

Traumatic brain injuries are usually life-altering, and, in most cases, they come with lifelong medical issues. The extent of the injury depends on the part of the head or brain that took the full extent of the blow. For example, TBI to the base of the skull can cause some type of paralysis along with other issues like total or partial loss of sight or hearing.

There are situations where some of these medical conditions may not manifest until years after the incident, which may cause the victim and others not to take the injury seriously. This should not be the case; injuries like these need to be taken seriously; as a brain injury victim, you should speak to our experienced attorneys as soon as you can.

If another party caused your traumatic brain injury due to their negligence, they need to be held liable so you won’t have to deal with the consequences alone. You need our skilled, experienced, and competent traumatic brain injury lawyers to help you file a claim for damages and help you get your due compensation.

When you retain our services, we will do the following:

Offer our legal expertise

Because our attorneys are adept in this field, we have comprehensive knowledge of the laws surrounding these cases, relevant statutes, and all the legal complexities. We will also assess all the circumstances surrounding the injury, identify the responsible parties, and help you pursue a claim.

Conduct investigations and build a case

Our TBI attorneys will help you conduct thorough investigations and gather evidence, including medical records, witness testimonies, and accident reports. We can also collaborate with medical professionals to establish the connection between your injury and the negligent actions of the responsible party.


Our TBI attorneys will help you negotiate with insurance providers to ensure you get paid fair compensation for your incurred damages. Our lawyers will help you understand the full extent of damages you are entitled to, and they will try their best to ensure you are fully compensated. These damages include calculable expenses as well as non-economic damages that are unquantifiable, such as pain and suffering.

Court representation

If, after negotiations, no settlement is reached, our lawyers will help you file a lawsuit and also represent you in court.

Get help from Leverty & Associates Law

At Leverty & Associates Law, we have attorneys who have dedicated their careers and knowledge to clients who need legal support and assistance. We have helped many clients achieve their legal goals, and we can help you, too. Just reach out to us at (775) 322-6636 for a free consultation.

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 ]