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What is the average payout for a head injury?

What is the average payout for a head injury?

If you or a loved one has sustained a head injury or traumatic brain injury in a car crash, workplace accident or dangerous fall, then your world has been turned upside down.  Not only are you spending hours at the hospital and in doctors’ offices, but you’re also facing mounting medical bills, lost wages and an uncertain future.  This situation is made even worse if the injury was due to someone else’s negligence.

If this describes your situation, then it’s time to talk to the head injury lawyers at Guajardo & Marks law firm.  While you focus on getting better, we will examine the evidence, find out who is liable, and build a strong legal case on your behalf.  While there is no average payout for a head injury claim, our attorneys will fight aggressively for the highest payout possible for you and your family.  To find out more about how we can help, call us at 972-774-9800.  The initial consultation is free.

The average settlement amount for head injury can vary.

Payouts for head injury cases can vary widely depending on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the facts in the case, who was at fault, where the accident happened, and whether gross negligence was involved.  Generally, the more severe and catastrophic the injury, the larger the payout.  Payouts can range from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars.

While there is no average settlement amount for head injury, data shows that plaintiffs represented by lawyers achieve much larger payouts than do individuals trying to represent themselves in court.  For this reason, it is always a good idea to hire a skilled head injury lawyer.  Even if you think you’re not the kind of person who sues someone else, it’s important to remember that it’s actually insurance companies that you are suing, not individuals.  That’s what insurance companies are for – to provide compensation when accidents happen.

What are the kinds of accidents that result in payout for head injury?

Some of the most common kinds of events that result in payout for head injury include:

  • Car crashes
  • Serious falls
  • Physical assaults
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes.

There are ways to spot the symptoms of a serious head injury if you know what to look for, according to Healthline.  Some of these symptoms include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Balance or coordination problems
  • Vomiting
  • Inability to focus the eyes
  • Disorientation
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Seizures
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Changes in mood
  • Severe headache
  • Memory loss
  • Leaking of clear fluid from ears or nose.

What are the major types of head injury?

There are several major types of head injuries, and a medical professional can conduct tests to determine which type of head injury you have.  Always seek medical attention if you’ve hit your head or sustained a concussion in an accident.  Major types of head injuries include:

  1. Hematoma

A hematoma is a pooling, or clotting, of blood outside the blood vessels. It can be very serious if a hematoma occurs in the brain.  It can lead to permanent brain damage.

2.     Concussion

A concussion is thought to be the result of the brain’s hitting against the hard walls of your skull, or it can be caused by forces of sudden acceleration and deceleration. Generally, the effects of a concussion are temporary, but not always.

3.     Edema

Many brain injuries can lead to edema, which is swelling. Swelling can happen outside the skull in the skin tissue, but it is most dangerous when the swelling occurs inside the skull because it pushes on the brain.

  1. Hemorrhage

A hemorrhage is uncontrolled bleeding. This uncontrolled bleeding can happen in the space around your brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage) or inside the brain tissue itself (intracerebral hemorrhage).  Both are very serious and should be treated by medical professionals immediately.

5.     Diffuse axonal injury

A diffuse axonal injury does not cause bleeding but does damage brain cells.  While this is not always visible, it is highly dangerous because it can cause swelling and brain damage.

6.     Skull fracture

The skull doesn’t have bone marrow, so it is unlike other bones in your body.  This makes the skull very strong, but it also reduces a broken skull’s ability to absorb the impact of a blow.  This lack of flexibility increases the likelihood of brain damage when a skull fracture is present.

It’s important to remember that head injuries do not always show up immediately.  Just because you feel fine in the minutes and first few hours after hitting your head, this does not mean that you are safe and out of the woods where head injuries are concerned.  That’s why it’s so important to go to an urgent care center, emergency room or your family doctor’s office after striking your head in an accident or fall to get X-rays or other tests.  If you’re unsure whether you’ve sustained a head injury, err on the side of caution.

Call Guajardo & Marks to discuss settlement for head injury

If you or a family member has sustained a serious head injury or traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation.  Families can be devastated as they face mounting medical bills, lost wages, months of rehabilitation or permanent disability after a loved one has had a head injury.  You do not have to bear these costs alone.  A skilled and experienced head injury lawyer at Guajardo & Marks can help by filing a personal injury claim on your behalf.  We are focused on getting the justice you deserve.  For a free initial consultation about your case, call Guajardo & Marks at 972-774-9800.