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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers in Scottsdale

Keeping Your Stress Away in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Traumatic brain injury cases are some of the most complex personal injury cases we see. Victims are frequently in a state of shock for a prolonged period. It isn’t only the injured individual who is the victim of a traumatic brain injury, but everyone who loves them and is involved in their day-to-day care. At Wilson Ortiz Law Firm, we understand how stressful this period of adjustment is, not only for the victim but the upheaval a traumatic brain injury brings to the entire household. We will stand by your side from day one and take on the mantle so you can focus on healing or helping your loved ones on their journey toward better health.

Let Wilson Ortiz Law Firm stand guard between your family and those who would keep you from getting compensation for the trauma and pain your family has endured. We will keep the stress at bay. Call Wilson Ortiz Law Firm for a free evaluation of your traumatic brain injury case at 623-294-1442.

What Are Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries and Their Causes?

The range of traumatic brain injuries is wide. It can span from a mile concussion to injuries that ultimately result in the victim’s death. Concussions typically occur from any blow to the head, whether it’s from sports, a car accident, other vehicle accidents, assault, or medical malpractice. Sometimes, medical accidents at birth can cause traumatic brain injuries; falls from heights or accidents with heavy equipment have also been known to cause these injuries. Regardless of the cause, traumatic brain injuries are devastating accidents that require long-term planning for recovery and years of healing. In addition to the medical professionals on your team, it is essential to enlist the aid of a dedicated group of legal representatives to help you and your loved ones navigate the complex road you are now facing.

What Are Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Sadly, it often takes a long time for traumatic brain injuries to receive a complete diagnosis, and victims may suffer a range of symptoms before the injury or its cause is pinpointed precisely. Some common symptoms include:

  • Vision disturbances
  • Headaches
  • Mood Changes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Balance/Coordination problems
  • Memory problems
  • Cognitive changes
  • Personality changes

Sometimes, traumatic brain injuries don’t materialize right away and don’t show any immediate symptoms, so that an initial diagnosis may be missed or diagnosed as some other issue at the initial appointment. It is essential to have an advocate like the traumatic brain injury lawyers at Wilson Ortiz Law Firm with you who are familiar with the questions to ask your provider to get the treatment you or your loved one deserve.

What is the Typical Recovery Period for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

All injuries are different; like the victims who endure them, they require other things to heal. There is not a “magic potion” to make the injury go away. A lot depends on the location and severity of the trauma, the overall health of the victim before their accident, and the availability of therapies. While some victims regain function within a few months or years, some people are permanently disabled, which translates to mounting medical costs. These expenses put a humongous financial and emotional strain on family and loved ones. Traumatic brain injuries impact the quality of life not only for the victim but for everyone who loves them.

What is the Average Settlement for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Before discussing average settlements, it’s valuable to understand how the law views the compensation awarded to victims of traumatic brain injury (or any personal injury.) A victim who suffers an injury due to another person’s negligence is entitled to compensation, covered under two types of damages: economic and non-economic. The law also differentiates between whether or not there is evidence of gross or egregious conduct and may award punitive damages as a result.

There are different types of losses covered by economic and non-economic loss. Some common examples are:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Cost of medical equipment
  • Cost of Rehabilitation therapy
  • Mental Anguish
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Cost of future care
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Additional Factors Into Victim Compensation

Settlements vary, but additional factors that frequently come into play:

Liability- If the fault for the accident is evident, the settlement will likely be higher. If liability is disputed, a reasonable offer is unlikely to be extended.

Multiple Defendants- Sometimes more than one insurance company is involved. This complicates matters.

Location- Some areas are more fiscally conservative

Character of the victim: This should have little to do with anything, but sadly, it plays a more significant role than we might like.

On average, settlements run between thousands of dollars to millions. No two cases are alike. The only way to know for sure is to get the help of a traumatic brain injury attorney.

When Should I Call a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?

Traumatic Brain Injuries are some of the most severe and life-altering injuries you can suffer. Not only is your day-to-day life impacted, but the lives and finances of your entire family and everyone who cares for you are impacted, too. It is a heavy burden to bear.

At Wilson Ortiz Law Firm, we understand the complexity of the road you face. We will work tirelessly to be your advocates with insurance companies, doctors, and opposing counsel to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. Call Wilson Ortiz Law Firm at 623-294-1442 for a free consultation. We will stand guard.