This article attempts to explain the factors that influence the amount that brain injury victims can recover in a traumatic brain injury settlement.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a severe and even life-threatening injury. In fact, roughly 150 Americans die each day from TBI-related injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a TBI, it is important to know what to do next. Knowing what steps to take after a TBI-related accident can be crucial to physical, emotional, and financial recovery moving forward.
If you have questions about a TBI-related accident and what compensation you may be entitled to recover, the injury attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk want to help. Contact us today to discuss your case and see what we can do for you.
Traumatic Brain Injury Settlements: An Overview
TBI affects thousands of people nationwide each year. But what exactly constitutes a traumatic brain injury? And what are you entitled to recover if you have suffered a TBI-related injury? We’ll answer these questions and more below.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain.” This can be caused by a penetrating head injury or a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.
TBI-related These injuries remain a serious public health concern and can happen to anyone at virtually any time. Thus, it is important to know how they occur and what to do if you sustain one.
What Are the Leading Causes of TBI-Related Accidents?
The CDC ranks car accidents, slip and fall accidents, assaults, and object strikes among the leading causes of TBI nationwide.
In fact, a 2014 CDC study found that falls and motor vehicle crashes were the first and second leading causes of all TBI-related hospitalizations. Falls accounted for 52%, and motor vehicle crashes accounted for 20%.
If you have suffered a TBI-related injury in a slip and fall, car, or motorcycle accident, contact an attorney to discuss your rights and see what your settlement might be worth.
Do TBI Settlement Calculators Work?
No. Settlement calculators do not work with any certainty. These TBI settlement calculators are unreliable because they simply cannot take into account all of the various factors that go into determining what a particular case might be worth.
Is There an Average Settlement for a Traumatic Brain Injury in Florida?
The short answer to this question is no. Settlements in a TBI case can range from thousands to millions of dollars. Every case involving a traumatic brain injury is different. Thus, it is important to have an attorney review the information for your case specifically to determine what your case might be worth.
What Factors Impact Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Settlement Value the Most in Florida?
Again, there is no “average” settlement for a traumatic brain injury. In fact, traumatic brain injury settlements will vary greatly from case to case. So, what are the factors that will have the biggest impact on the value of your brain injury settlement amount? These factors might include:
- The extent and severity of your TBI;
- Availability of medical reports corroborating your injuries;
- Amount of expenses incurred in addressing and recovering from your TBI;
- The extent to which your TBI will affect your ability to work; and
- Whether you had any pre-existing brain conditions before your accident occurred.
While there are many factors to consider, an experienced attorney can help you identify what factors exist and determine how those factors will impact your settlement.
When Should I Hire an Injury Attorney?
In almost every scenario, a personal injury lawyer can help you fight for your rights and work to maximize your settlement. A brain injury attorney can help you assess your case, gather evidence, and determine the value of your damages.
Thus, we would always recommend reaching out to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident to begin discussing your case.
How We Can Help with Your Case
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk we have dedicated our practice to helping injury victims in need. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, we want to help.
Our team of experienced attorneys has helped more than 20,000 injury victims throughout Florida over the last 30 years. We have recovered more than $300,000,000 in compensation for our clients, and we will work to get you the compensation you need and deserve too. No matter what your case requires, we will fight for your rights at every step along the way.
If you are not yet ready to move forward, we understand. Deciding what law firm to hire is no easy task.
Contact us for your free case review to discuss your case and see what we can do for you.
Get Your Accident Questions Answered
We know you probably have a lot of questions about how to move forward after your TBI-related accident. We’ve included some answers to frequently asked questions below to help you get the answers you need.
I Can’t Afford an Attorney—What Should I Do?
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we don’t think financial status should be a barrier to getting the legal representation you need and deserve. That’s why when you hire our team of Tampa traumatic brain injury lawyers, you will not pay any legal fees or costs unless and until we win your case.
What Are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?
Some of the most common symptoms of TBI include headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, confusion, disorientation, nausea, and vomiting. If you have experienced any of these after an accident, contact a medical professional to assess your potential injuries. Then contact our team to discuss your options moving forward.