One of the most common and serious repercussions of an accident is the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
It would be best to understand that TBI doesn’t appear right after the accident and maybe overlooked during primary checkups. But they can sometimes appear after and affect your life badly by wrecking your relations, destroying your capacity to work, and flipping your lifestyle upside-down. Some serious TBI can even last for the whole life.
From my long experience, I can tell that calculating financial compensation for a TBI is difficult because medical bills are, of course, not the only loss that you suffer. But getting some financial recovery is always a big help for your family.
I know that money can never fill the pain you go through, but monetary compensation can go to a long extent to help your family.
If you or anyone you love is suffering from serious TBI, I can help you. My Brampton Personal Injury Lawyers will help you determine its value and fight for the maximum compensation.
Now I would tell my readers about the accidents which can cause Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Slip and Fall Accidents: These accidents account for the greatest number of TBI cases. If your fall occurred because of the property owner’s negligent actions, he’s liable to pay compensation to you.
- Highway Accidents: Highway accidents have the highest chances of damaging the brain.Almost all road accidents may cause TBI, and it’s the negligent driver who has to pay for the damage caused.
- Sports Accidents: Sports activities that involve intense actions are also one of the major TBI causes in adolescents and children. Cycling, football, and basketball are common sports where accidents lead to TBI.
- Accidents at the Workplace: The most dangerous profession where accidents can result in TBI is constructions as you work under the never-ending risks of collapsing of the scaffolding and incomplete structures.
Now I would tell you about the symptoms of mild and severe Traumatic Brain Injury, so you can accordingly assess which category your injury falls, so accordingly, I would file the compensation claim.
Severity of TBI
Injuries to the Brain are generally classified into two major groups—severe and mild. Mild injuries generally don’t last for more than thirty minutes of loss of consciousness, and fortunately, most of the TBI cases are mild. However, there is a significant percentage of severe TBI cases as well.
Symptoms of Mild TBI
- Coordination problems
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Unable to interpret thoughts
- Loss of smell, taste, or light sensitivity
If you have any of these symptoms, it means you have mild TBI. Mild TBI can be treated, and you can again live like before. However, mild TBI can still have a huge impact on your lives. It’s advisable to be completely sure before considering yourself fully treated.
Symptoms of Severe TBI
- Blood draining from the ears
- Dilated pupils
- Severe depression and long sleeping hours
- Nausea and vomiting
- Problems in walking and speaking
- Confused activities
- Poor coordination
- Irritable behavior
- Fluid drippings from nose and ears
It is important to keep in mind that TBI symptoms take time to appear, which is why your family members must keep their eyes open for the symptoms. This is very helpful from a legal point of view because if the case is resolved before the Traumatic Brain Injury is detected, no further claims can be made.
Available Compensations and Punitive Damages
Every TBI case is difficult, which is why the amount of compensation also varies from one accident to another. I would calculate the total financial value of the compensation you deserve based on the following information:
- Total Medical cost spent in the treatment
- The cost of employing a caregiver
- Lost wages
- Loss of the capacity to work and earn
- Physical and mental pain
- Cost of lifetime care
- Emotional, cognitive, and behavioral changes
- Fees for hiring a Personal injury lawyer
If your accident was caused by a very negligent activity of the at-fault driver, then you can be awarded punitive damages. These are not considered compensation, but as a punishment for the faulty driver to stop him from repeating the same future activities.
Calculating Value for your TBI case
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury can make your life a burden not only on yourself, but on your entire family. Social exclusion and crushed relationships are painful sufferings resulting from TBIs. The grim truth is that the pain lasts for a lifetime.
My Brampton personal Injury lawyers have years of experience dealing with such cases, and they can ensure that you receive the best financial recovery. We have a good knowledge of what type of evidence and information is needed to make your case strong:
- Your past medical records which can show the difference between your previous and present life
- Doctors’ report, which explains if you’ll need additional treatments in the future
- Interviews with people in your circle to have concrete ideas about the impact of TBI on your life
- Your wage loss report tells how many days you missed the work and how much you lost.
While calculating the costs of medicines and therapies and treatment are easy, it’s the cost of mental and psychological suffering, which is tricky. I would have an intense discussion with the medical professionals to estimate your trauma’s best monetary value.
Apart from simply calculating the right compensations, I would also negotiate with the insurance companies, who, no doubt, will try to represent Traumatic Brain Injury as an exaggeration. Always remember that the lower the insurance company pays you, the more profit they make. We will also prove the negligent behavior of the at-fault driver and save you from contributory negligence. We will represent your best interests, and in no condition will we accept an unfair settlement. For more information about the Traumatic Brain Injury and how can you get compensated, please call me and get a free consultation from my lawyers.