Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have a dramatic impact on your ability to meet your everyday needs. Whether you’re contending with physical, cognitive, or emotional losses, you deserve the right to hold a negligent party accountable for the trauma you’ve suffered. Fortunately, California’s traumatic brain injury lawyers are on your side.
Our team at Setareh Law can help you break down the value of your traumatic brain injury claim before gathering the data needed to bring that claim forward in civil court. You can count on us to keep the process of valuing your TBI claim as transparent as possible and protect your rights every step of the way during your claim.
Identifying a Traumatic Brain Injury
A TBI refers to the damage done to the soft tissue of the brain as a result of a sudden impact. Parties suffering from a traumatic brain injury may find themselves dealing with anything from a mild concussion to a life-changing disability. Most of these accidents stem from slips or car accidents.
It can be difficult to assess the severity of a traumatic brain injury without working with medical professionals. Our attorneys recommend waiting for an emergency responder’s assessment of your health before attempting to self-identify a traumatic brain injury.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury tend to grow more severe if left untreated. These symptoms can include the following:
- Blurry vision
- Forgetfulness, including amnesia
- Loss of consciousness
- Trouble sleeping
You may not experience these symptoms right away after an accident. Instead, the symptoms may impact your life over the next several days or weeks. That’s why it’s important for you to seek out medical attention as soon as you can after an accident, even if you feel fine immediately following the incident.
Pursuing a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim Can Help You Demand Loss-Based Damages
Traumatic brain injuries tend to stem from negligence-based accidents. Filing a traumatic brain injury claim can allow you to fight for loss-based damages based on the value of your:
- Medical expenses, including long-term care and surgeries
- At-home assistance
- Lost wages or chances to return to work
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
You must have evidence tying these losses to your recent TBI if you want to integrate said losses into a personal injury claim. Fortunately, California traumatic brain injury attorneys can return to the scene of an accident to gather this data on your behalf.
How to Value a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim
Our team breaks your traumatic brain injury losses down into two categories: economic and non-economic. For example, your economic traumatic brain injury losses can include the cost of your medical care, lost earning capacity, and compensation for daily life care. All of these losses generate specific bills. We, in turn, determine the value of those losses by finding the sum total of all of your TBI-related bills.
Your non-economic traumatic brain injury losses can include your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages. These losses do not generate a paper trail but do have a continued and notable impact on your day-to-day life. Our team relies on case precedent and state statutes to assign a dollar value to these losses.
Once we’ve calculated the value of your economic and non-economic TBI losses, we can add the two sums together to estimate the total value of your case. The value of every case will vary, which is why it’s important to meet with a skilled lawyer to determine what kind of compensation you deserve for your TBI.
Meet With an Attorney to Calculate the Value of Your Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Don’t let the chance to file a traumatic brain injury claim pass you by. You can meet with traumatic brain injury lawyers in California at Setareh Law to outline your right to fair loss compensation today.