A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be one of the most devastating injuries to recover from. This specific head trauma can leave you with long-term disabilities, loss of functionality, and may even have a lasting impact on your personality traits. Although they can sometimes be hard to identify, you must stay proactive and understand each step of the recovery process.
TBIs are often classified based on their severity:
A traumatic brain injury is considered to be mild if consciousness was lost for less than 30 minutes. Common symptoms of this usually look like:
- Sleep problems
- Memory loss
- Struggling with coordination
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Loss of smell
Blacking out after the initial trauma may cause a moderate TBI. When suffering from this head injury, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Troubles waking up from your sleep
- Constant headaches
- Problems with motor responses
Suffering from a severe TBI can look a bit different from mild ones. If you lose consciousness for multiple weeks or months after the initial head injury, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Dilated pupils
- Trouble speaking or walking
- Constant vomiting
- Clear fluids draining from the ears and nose
- Irritable behaviors
A TBI Claim
When suffering from a TBI, the potential value of your claim depends on the damages the injury has caused. Each case is different, but common determining factors include:
Medical Expenses. A great deal of your TBI compensation will be based on the medical cost you have incurred throughout your recovery. This can include prescriptions, initial emergency room visits, hospital stays, lab work, imaging, or any other medical-related expenses needed due to your injury.
Lost Income. Recovering from this type of injury requires lots of time off of work. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your missed career earnings.
Pain and suffering. You may be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering you sustained from your injuries.
Lost lifetime earning capacity. Sometimes TBIs are so severe that they result in not returning to work at all. An expert may estimate the potential lost income, which can substantially contribute to how much your injury is worth.
Care costs. If you need a caregiver because you are severely incapacitated after your injury, this too could be a contributing factor to your compensation.
Miscellaneous expenses. Assistance such as transportation to medical appointments, physical therapy, or property damage may also be contributing factors to the total worth of our claim.
Contact a California Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you know is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, it's important you consider contacting a lawyer. Sustaining a TBI can be challenging to bounce back from, and you
deserve time to recover without stressing outside factors fully. Let us help you. Our skilled attorneys have the knowledge required to seek compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Call (505) 906-6774 to speak with our award-winning attorneys and review the details of your case today with a free initial consultation.