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Brain injuries are emotionally and financially costly to victims

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2019 | Personal Injury

Brain injuries are one of the most serious and costly types of injuries victims can suffer in a car accident. Because of the long-term consequences victims can face, it is important for victims of traumatic brain injuries to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them.

Personal injury claims can help victims with the high costs associated with caring for and treating a brain injury following a car accident. Victims may be able to recover compensation for the harm suffered from a negligent party. The estimated costs of brain injuries can range from $85,000 for a mild brain injury to $941,000 for a moderate brain injury to $3 million for a severe brain injury

In addition, the estimated costs of traumatic brain injuries in the United States is $48.3 billion annually with $31.7 billion spent on hospitalization costs. Brain injuries can impact victims, families and communities and can result in additional costs to society, including lost earnings, lost productivity and time away from work and other social service-related costs.

Suffering a brain injury in a car accident can turn the victim’s life upside down in an instant. Brain injuries can require ongoing treatment and care and leave the victim unable to work or perform daily activities they performed with ease before. As a result, car accident victims who have suffered a brain injury should be familiar with the ways a personal injury claim can help with their physical, financial and emotional damages. An attorney can answer any questions you have about your particular case.