If you have been injured in a Charlotte, North Carolina accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may feel lost and confused in the complicated mess of injury settlement or litigation. You may wonder where to turn so that you can be compensated for your injury. Today we will take a closer look at the common types of traumatic brain injury and how much these cases tend to be worth in the eyes of the court. At the Nye Law Group, we want to help you get the most out of your case so that you can move forward with your life after an injury.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Your Life
A TBI can have a major effect on your life, from your quality of life to the lives of loved ones as they care for you. Some TBIs are extremely major injuries that can affect you on cognitive, physical levels for the rest of your life. Nobody expects to become involved in a life-changing accident that will negatively impact them for years to come, making functions difficult and verbal communication sometimes nearly impossible. No matter the extent of your brain injury, you may have a case, so it helps to be prepared every step of the way.
There are many types of brain injuries that can have an immediate effect on your life, including the following:
- Coup-contrecoup: This is a brain injury that occurs when there is a significant impact on your brain, which can happen due to serious car accidents, a blow to the head, or a forceful fall. The symptoms associated with these injuries are often very severe.
- Concussion: These injuries are known as mild traumatic brain injuries and the most common type of brain injury in emergency rooms across America. You could receive a concussion in an accident where you have a sudden blow to the head. Though they are treated as mild injuries, they can have very lasting results.
- Contusion: This is bleeding under the skin but may need surgically removed if it does not stop bleeding in your brain.
- DAI: These are injuries similar to concussions when the brain moves violently, but are often more serious. They can produce different degrees of brain damage or even become fatal.
- Penetrating Injury: When an object penetrates the brain, as can be seen in very dangerous car accidents, you could receive one of these severe or often-fatal injuries.
When you experience a TBI, you will often find that you are eligible for an array of damages to compensate your losses. You may be eligible for loss of earning capacity if the extent of the brain damage is so severe that you can’t return to work, or even life care costs if you will need physical therapy, medications, and more as you heal. You may have loss of enjoyment of life and other extensive treatment. Brain injuries are typically very serious and can leave long, lasting impacts on your life, which is why you can expect a significant amount of damages. Especially if you are able to retain expert testimony for your case and show that the damage will be lifelong, you could expect large payouts in the settlement. For example, there have been brain injury cases of varying degrees that ended in total damages somewhere in the hundreds of thousands, due to the extensive lifetime care costs and medical costs you sustained right after your accident took place.
If a party’s negligence has led to your brain injury, you may have questions for us as to what you can expect from your claim. At the Nye Law Group, we are here for you in your time of need, as we know that brain injuries can have a lasting impact that causes you stress and worry when it comes to medical bills, retaining employment, and more. Call us today at 855-636-9277 to find out how we can help with your case.