Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Settlements — What Are They Worth?
What are mild traumatic brain injury settlements worth? Let's discuss.
Suffering a head or brain injury in an accident can be an understandably terrifying experience.
These are the types of injuries that can alter the course of your life. You could be struggling with cognitive abilities like memory, attention, and concentration.
You could also be worried about your future ability to work or your ability to enjoy your life to the fullest.
However, it may be comforting to know that if you suffered a head or brain injury in an accident, you are likely entitled to justice and compensation.
At Starpoint Law, we understand the seriousness of these types of injuries and, as we do with all our clients, we will work to get you the most compensation possible and the justice that you deserve.
This post will discuss some basics about head and brain injuries and the types of compensation that you may be entitled to.
What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries, sometimes referred to as TBIs, occur when serious trauma causes damage to the brain.
TBI can result from sudden blows to the head or from objects piercing the skull and entering the brain tissue.
Traumatic brain injuries are classified into three types: mild, moderate, and severe. Some symptoms of each can be found below.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Even though the symptoms of these types of injuries are classified as “mild,” they are still medically concerning and oftentimes serious.
Some symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness;
- Feelings of dizziness, confusion, or disorientation;
- Blurred vision;
- Nausea or vomiting;
- Loss of balance;
- Changes in sleep patterns;
- Behavioral changes;
- Mood swings;
- Trouble with memory, concentration, or focusing; and
- Ringing in the ears.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
In addition to the above symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries, moderate traumatic brain injuries can include symptoms like:
- Slurred speech,
- The inability to wake up from sleep,
- Dilated pupils, and
- The loss of coordination.
Again, if you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, you should seek medical help immediately.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Severe traumatic brain injuries can include any of the above symptoms as well as:
- Fluids draining from the ears or nose,
- Loss of consciousness for prolonged periods,
- Weakness or numbness in the legs or arms, and
- Loss of mobility of the limbs.
Severe traumatic brain injuries often result in the need for surgery. You should see a medical specialist if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Mild to Traumatic Brain Injury Settlements in California
If you bring a valid legal claim for your injuries, there are two possible results: going to trial to fight for compensation or settling with the other party outside of court.
Most TBI cases end with mild to traumatic brain injury lawsuit settlements.
Mild to traumatic brain injury settlements can result in relatively high compensation amounts given that the injuries are oftentimes severe, permanent, and life-altering.
And while there is no magic calculator to determine the exact amount of compensation you could receive in a settlement, there are some general factors that can affect your compensation amount.
These factors include:
- Who was at fault in the accident that caused your injuries,
- The amount of insurance coverage,
- The severity of your injuries,
- The effect of your injuries on your day-to-day life,
- The type of treatment needed for your injuries,
- Any emotional or mental trauma involved,
- The presence of property damage, and
- The permanency of your injuries.
While these are some of the factors that generally affect mild traumatic brain injury settlements, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to give you a settlement estimate after learning the details of your case.
How Can Starpoint Law Help?
For instance, in one case, we were able to recover $3,875,000 for our client who had suffered a traumatic brain injury.
While every case is different and we can’t guarantee any specific result, we have the capacity to deal with complex mild to traumatic brain injury cases.