The brain is our supercomputer, delivering critical messages throughout the body. It controls our every action, from thinking and memory to breathing and moving. Any damage to such a vital organ has consequences. There’s no question that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) could change your life in an instant.
If you suffered a TBI in an accident that is someone else’s fault, California law allows you to pursue compensation to cover the substantial costs and losses related to your injury. The Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorneys at Custodio & Dubey LLP are highly experienced personal injury lawyers with the skills and experience necessary to seek the outcome you need and deserve.
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What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries are injuries commonly caused by blunt-force trauma to the head. TBIs can range from relatively mild concussions that require short-term monitoring to life-threatening injuries which require emergency medical attention.
Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating because every region of the brain governs important bodily functions. Depending on where the injury occurs, a victim may end up living with multiple disabilities, especially if the damage is spread across a large area of the brain.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Gunshot wounds
- Sports-related accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Military combat
What Is the Average Payout for a Head Injury?
Head injury payouts vary greatly. The amount of money you may be able to recover will depend greatly on the specific circumstances of your case. In general, victims can seek money for:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential, if the accident leaves you unable to work
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages, if appropriate
Reaching a settlement agreement will require an extensive review of the facts of your case. If you are able to work, support yourself, and enjoy life as you did before the TBI, the settlement will be lower than someone who suffered a traumatic brain injury and can no longer live independently or earn a living.
Important Factors in a TBI Claim
A number of factors will impact the value of your traumatic brain injury claim, including:
- Scope and severity of your injury
- Projected recovery time
- Potential lost earning capacity
- Whether you require long-term care
- Who is liable
- Insurance policy limits of the at-fault party(s)
An experienced traumatic brain injury attorney from Custodio & Dubey LLP is well-equipped to analyze all of the factors relevant to your case and estimate how much your TBI claim is worth.
How Can a Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Are you living with a traumatic brain injury in Los Angeles? Let a TBI lawyer at Custodio & Dubey LLP help. We can review your case, explain your legal options, and push for maximum compensation from the at-fault party(s). Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out the best path towards the TBI settlement you are owed.