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A traumatic brain injury can occur in many scenarios, some entirely unexpected.

Nevertheless, these injuries can affect the victim significantly, leaving some people with permanent disabilities.

In the aftermath of a head injury, you or your loved ones may have numerous questions, such as:

  • What is the average settlement for a traumatic brain injury?
  • What can affect my settlement?
  • What accidents can result in traumatic brain injury settlements?

Our team at Peerali Law Firm can answer any questions you have about these claims.

We know that no settlement can replace what was lost, but a settlement can help you and your loved ones recover financially and adjust to the sudden change in your lives.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden blow or jolt causes damage to a person’s brain.

This can happen when the head suddenly and violently strikes an object or when an object pierces through the skull and enters the brain tissue.

Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe. Symptoms include:

  • Headache,
  • Confusion,
  • Dizziness,
  • Ringing in ears,
  • Fatigue,
  • Change in sleep patterns, 
  • Trouble with memory, and
  • Bad taste in your mouth.

A person may also experience a persistent headache, repeated vomiting or nausea, seizures, or the dilation of one or both pupils after a moderate or severe TBI. 

Anyone with a significant head injury should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Common disabilities caused by TBI include:

  • Cognition issues,
  • Sensory processing issues,
  • Inability to communicate,
  • Behavioral changes,
  • Unresponsiveness, or
  • Unexplained aggression.

The severity of a TBI and the consequences of the injury will determine what compensation you are entitled to.

Is There an Average Settlement for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Settlements aim to compensate the injured party for the losses they incurred due to their injury.

Thus, someone who suffers a severe TBI will likely recover more compensation than someone who suffers a mild one.

This means that there really isn’t an average settlement for these injuries—they vary from case to case.

What Factors Affect Traumatic Brain Injury Settlements in California?

Injury settlements are generally made up of economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages refer to quantifiable losses the injured party suffered from their injury.

Examples of these damages after a TBI include:

  • Medical bills,
  • Rehabilitation costs,
  • Lost wages, and
  • Loss of future earning capacity.

Proving economic damages is relatively straightforward as long as you keep a record of the costs associated with your recovery.

Non-economic damages represent a more abstract form of damages that aim to compensate you for things like:

  • Pain and suffering,
  • Loss of quality of life,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Anxiety, or
  • Psychological trauma.

Ascertaining the amount of non-economic damages you can recover is more complicated than determining the economic damages. 

Contact Peerali Law Firm with Your Questions About TBI Claims in California

Our team at Peerali Law has experience navigating TBI claims and maximizing compensation for our clients.

We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims and want to put our skills to work for you.

Call us at (818) 688-4051 or contact our office today so we can start reviewing your case.

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Kristopher earned his J.D. at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was a member of the Review of Law and Social Justice honors law journal and was awarded several scholastic honors.

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