Damages Associated with Brain Injuries

  • A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by any accident that delivers a significant blow to the head. If you’ve been injured in an accident and have suffered a TBI, the results can be devastating, and oftentimes, your life will never be the same. The physical and emotional trauma of such an injury can leave you feeling unsure of what the future holds.

    Damages associated with brain injuries consist of more than medical expenses. While medical expenses are significant and shouldn't be dismissed, the effect on your lifestyle will be substantial as well. You may never be able to return to work or mentally function the way you once did. This is why both economic and non-economic damages must be considered when a settlement is made for TBIs.

    Types of TBIs

    The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and even the best doctors have a difficult time diagnosing TBIs. Brain injuries can range from moderate to severe, but each brain is different, and symptoms, as well as recovery time, will vary between individuals.

    Some of the most common TBIs include:

    • Concussion – Impact on the skull
    • Skull Fracture – Fractured skull
    • Hematoma – Collecting of blood in the brain tissue
    • Diffuse Axonal Injury – Injury to the brain cells
    • Edema – Swelling of the brain
    • Hemorrhage – Excessive bleeding in the brain

    Depending on the severity of the brain injury, victims can be in a coma for months at a time. Other long-term side effects can include amnesia or permanent mental disabilities.

    Reach Out to a Brain Injury Lawyer

    If you’ve experienced brain damage because of someone else’s negligence, your damages should be retrieved in the form of compensation. While compensation may not be able to cure your injury, it can help with treatment and ensure you have zero financial stress throughout your recovery.

    At Lopez & Humphries, PA, our experienced brain injury attorneys can help you through the legal process and ensure you receive full compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Call us today at 863-709-8500 for a free consultation, or visit our website for more information.