What To Expect In A Brain Injury Settlement
Brain injuries can be life-altering. If you have suffered a brain injury at the hands of someone else, you may be able to sue. An expert personal injury lawyer will help you navigate a lawsuit to get you the maximum payout.
What Is A Brain Injury?
A brain injury, also called a traumatic brain injury, is an injury that damages the brain. Brain injuries are sudden and normally caused by a hit, bump, or shock to the head. However, they can also happen when an object pierces the skull or from a lack of oxygen. Brain injuries can lead to further complications depending on how severe the damage is.
Categories And Types Of Brain Injuries
There are four main types of brain injuries:
- Concussions: Concussions are the most common type of brain injury. A strong blow to the head or body causes the brain to move around in the skull. Although most concussions are only considered mild brain injuries, multiple concussions can cause long-term health issues.
- Contusions: Contusions also occur from a strong blow to the brain. However, a contusion is a bruise directly to the brain caused by breaking or leaking of the brain’s blood vessels. Brain contusions can cause serious issues like a build-up of pressure.
- Penetration Injuries: While contusions and concussions are categorized as “closed brain injuries,” penetration injuries leave the brain vulnerable to what’s outside the skull. Penetration injuries to the brain occur when an object penetrates the skull and impacts the brain or when the skull breaks open from a fall.
- Anoxic Brain Injuries: Anoxic brain injuries occur when the brain lacks oxygen. Without enough oxygen, brain cells can die after about four minutes. Anoxic brain injuries can occur if a person nearly drowns, is choked, or experiences carbon monoxide poisoning.
Can You Prove A Brain Injury?
Medical imaging tests can prove a brain injury. Imaging tests scan your brain to create a 3-d digital image of the inside of your skull. The most common type of brain imaging test is a computerized tomography scan (CT scan). A CT scan can show bleeding, bruising, and other brain damage.
What Is A Brain Injury Worth?
The settlement for a brain injury case depends on the severity of the brain injury. Typically, brain injury compensation is almost always over $100,000. Some cases have been settled for several million dollars.
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Massey Law Firm is experienced in suing for personal injury in Arizona. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the justice that they deserve. You should never have to suffer because of the carelessness of someone else.
If you or someone you love has experienced a brain injury caused by someone else, call our Scottsdale law office today at 602-955-0055, and a member of our team will give you a free case review.
While we can’t always ease the emotional or physical burden of the experience, we will work as hard as we can to get you the justice and financial compensation you deserve.