A blow to the head can cause serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Traumatic brain injuries resulted in roughly 223,000 hospitalizations
in 2019. And many more were treated in an emergency department, primary care, and urgent care setting.
If someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved one to sustain a mild TBI in Texas, you might be considering filing a lawsuit.
Traumatic brain injury compensation will not always restore all your damages, but a settlement can help you pay for your medical and recovery expenses.
So let’s look at what mild traumatic brain injury settlements in Texas are worth.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
TBI is a brain injury that affects how the brain works. There are three types of TBI: mild TBI or a concussion, moderate TBI
, and severe TBI
Moderate or severe TBIs can lead to long-term or life-long health problems. But even a mild TBI can cause lasting problems.
Mild traumatic brain injuries are the most common type of TBI. They are usually caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move back and forth quickly.
This sudden movement can cause:
- The brain to bounce around or twist in the skull,
- Chemical changes in the brain, and
- The stretching and damaging of brain cells.
These injuries can lead to symptoms
affecting how a person thinks, learns, feels, acts, and sleeps.
These symptoms also differ for every person and may be difficult to identify as TBI symptoms because they often mirror other health problems.
Average Settlement for Traumatic Brain Injury
In Texas, mild traumatic brain injury lawsuit settlements vary widely.
Overall, determining compensation for a mild TBI begins with evaluating how severe the head injury is and how it impacts a person’s life.
This may include estimating the time it took to recover and whether there are ongoing symptoms or problems.
Most people recover from a concussion or mild TBI quickly, but for others, cognitive impairments can last a long time.
Even a mild TBI can have a significant impact on someone’s daily life. To determine a fair settlement amount, consider your TBI’s effect on your life.
Make a list of what you lost and the symptoms you suffered and are still suffering. Do you have headaches or struggle with forgetfulness?
Have you experienced complications like difficulty concentrating, difficulty controlling emotions, or seizures that you didn’t suffer from before your accident?
Ultimately, the best way to determine the true value of a TBI is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney
A personal injury lawyer
who has experience handling TBI lawsuits can help you determine the full extent of your damages so you can decide whether the insurance company is proposing a fair settlement offer.
They can also counsel you on whether to consider other factors before accepting an insurance proposed settlement amount.
The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. Can Help
If someone else’s negligence resulted in you or a loved one suffering a mild TBI, the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C.
is here to fight for you and your right to compensation.
When you hire us for your personal injury TBI case, we will take the time to tailor our services to your specific needs and provide you with one-on-one attention.
Our team will work with medical professionals to determine your current and future medical needs and calculate a settlement amount that will fully compensate you for your losses.
We are not afraid to aggressively advocate for your best interests or go to court to pursue the compensation you deserve.
by phone or online at any stage of your case for a free case evaluation.