There are many causes of mild traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can occur from sports, car accidents, assaults, or even slip and falls. Although it’s more common for moderate to severe TBIs to receive compensation for their injuries, mild TBIs may be able to achieve compensation. This blog is here to break down what a mild TBI is and whether or not you’re able to receive compensation.
What is a Mild TBI?
According to a study done at Harvard, 80% of traumatic brain injuries are mild. Most mild concussions include a loss of consciousness for over 30 minutes, but less than a day, and slight confusion about what happened. Some other symptoms include:
- Loss of energy
- Light sensitivity
- Mild memory loss
Emotional distress is also common in patients with mild TBIs as they experience irritability and frustration. Most symptoms last between a few days to a few months.
What Are The Causes?
Falls account for the majority of TBIs and people over the age of 65 are more susceptible to mild TBIs. Other common causes include blows to the head from domestic violence, motorcycle accidents, or sports.
The first thing you want to do after an injury is to seek medical attention. Your doctor will most likely run a few tests to assess the severity of your TBI—these tests include CT or MRI scans, blood tests, and a neurological evaluation. Based on their assessment, they will decide what treatments and protocols you need to follow in order to recover properly. Although mild, the price of TBI treatments can rack up.
Can I Receive Compensation?
With proper evidence, you may be able to submit a claim for damages for your mild TBI. Concussions or contusions can result in weeks of treatment, estimating anywhere between $10,000 to $60,000. Headaches can be more difficult to evaluate without objective medical evidence, so most chronic cases can settle for around $25,000 with sufficient evidence.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Your TBI may be mild, but it’s still essential to get the compensation you deserve to handle the costs of recovery and to return to your life before the accident. If you or a loved one has suffered from a mild TBI, give our office a call today. We can assess your injuries to determine if you have a case. Don’t hesitate when it comes to your health.Call our office today at (800) 848-6168 or visit our website to start your consultation.