Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

Many accidents have the potential to cause a traumatic brain injury. Car wrecks, sports accidents, and falls, to name a few. Sometimes, the accident is the result of another’s negligent or reckless behavior. When this happens, the victim may be able to pursue compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries are Expensive 

Brain injuries are catastrophic and typically come with steep medical bills. For example, an injured victim may require: 

  • An ambulance ride to the emergency room 
  • Diagnostic tests such as an MRI or CT-scan 
  • Surgery 
  • Prescription medications 
  • Physical or occupational therapy 
  • Psychological counseling 
Without a doubt, this type of treatment comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the medical bills to run into the 6- or even 7-figures. On top of that, a victim may be unable to work while recovering, or ever again. The financial impact of a TBI cannot be overstated. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries are Life-Altering 

When a victim suffers a brain injury, their life may change in many ways. Sometimes, these changes are temporary. But other times, they are long-lasting or even permanent. 

Here are some of the ways a brain injury could impact a victim: 

  • Work impacts. As already mentioned, a victim may be unable to work while recovering. Depending on the symptoms, returning to work in the same role may be impossible. 
  • Family impacts. A spouse, child, or parent may suddenly find themselves as a caregiver. This will no doubt change relationship dynamics. 
  • Lifestyle impacts. A brain injury could keep a victim from engaging in activities he or she once enjoyed such as traveling, gardening, or being physically active. 
  • Mental health impacts. The sudden changes and loss of independence can impact a victim’s well-being. Depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances may crop up. 

When to File a Brain Injury Claim 

What if the brain injury was the result of someone else’s carelessness? Here are a few examples when you might involve a personal injury attorney. 

  • If you were the victim of a motor vehicle accident. 
  • If an unsafe condition or hazard on someone else’s property caused you to fall. 
  • If you were the victim of an assault. 
  • If a defective product caused your injury. 
  • If you were put in an unreasonably risky situation by someone who should’ve known better. 
It’s always free to speak with an attorney from our team. If you have any question about whether or not you could file a traumatic brain injury claim, we want to hear from you. Please call us or fill out the short form on our website today. 
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Angela Russell
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