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Traumatic Brain Injury Results in High Settlements and Verdicts

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2013 | Articles

Traumatic Brain injuries are serious injuries and can cause long-term medical and health problems that require ongoing care. As a result, these kinds of injuries can often result in substantial compensation for the injured person and their families. Even an accident that causes minor physical damage to property could result in traumatic brain injury, and it is important to have your case reviewed by an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney to determine whether you may have a claim. Depending on the severity of the injuries and the specifics of the case, such injuries can often result in multi-million dollar settlements and awards. Here are some recent representative settlements or awards from traumatic brain injury in California:

  • $9.6 Million due to medical malpractice resulting in brain injury
  • $5.5 Million verdict for pedestrian hit by car
  • $49 Million verdict for pre-med student hit by car
  • $1.85 Million for prisoner who suffered brain injury after attack

Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force, such as the shock from a fall or collision, traumatically injures the brain. This type of injury can cause permanent disability or even be fatal, and can be caused by events such as a simple fall, a car accident, violence, or a sports injury. Symptoms can vary based on the type of traumatic brain injury that occurs, but common symptoms include:

  • Unequal pupil size
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Problems with motor coordination
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Lightheaded
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in taste

People who suffer a traumatic brain injury can also suffer from emotional or behavioral symptoms such as mood changes, confusion, trouble remembering things, problems with concentration or attention, or difficulty thinking. In more serious cases of traumatic brain injury, people can suffer from convulsions, coma, weakness or numbness in the limbs, confusion, restlessness, or agitation.

The long term effects of a traumatic brain injury depend on many factors, including the severity of the injury as well as the relative health and condition of the injured person. In more serious instances of such injury, the individuals affected may need assistance in performing day to day activities, such as eating, dressing, bathing, or managing their financial affairs.

Traumatic brain injury is only one type of catastrophic injury that the law office of Makarem & Associates handles. We also handle cases for people who have suffered from injuries such as eye injury, spinal cord injury, shoulder injury, severe burns, accidental amputation, foot injury, multiple bone fractures, among others. In serious cases of injury such as these, the long-term implications are not often clear until months or years after the injury occurs, and people may need intensive and long-term medical care. As a result, it is extremely important that and injured person assert his or her legal rights in order to ensure that they are able to receive the care that they need. The lawyers of Makarem & Associates are skilled Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys, and represent plaintiffs in cases where another party or parties may be liable for their injuries. To schedule a consultation today, please call our law office by phone at 310.312.0299 or contact us via email at [email protected]


  • Martinez v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; CA (Arbitration – not filed)
  • Yao v. Thrasher; CA (Superior Court, San Mateo County; # 4766227)
  • Bianchi v. Demma; CA (Superior Court, Santa Clara County; # 108 Civ. 104548)
  • Haws v. County of Montgomery; CA (U.S. District Court, Northern Disttrict; # C-07-02599-JF)