Vehicle-related collisions, slip and falls, or any external force directed to the head can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Brain injuries can have severe consequences and damages that affect a person for the rest of their life. If you have suffered a TBI due to someone else’s actions, you might have the right to follow up with a claim for damages.
Costs Related to TBI Treatments
Some people sustain minor injuries that require only a short stay in the hospital, while more severe injuries require hospitalization, ongoing care, monitoring, and expensive treatments (physical, speech, cognitive, etc.) Moreover, if a person is paralyzed or disabled, medical equipment and home assistive devices are added to the list.
The Brain Injury Association of America indicates that the total lifetime costs for a brain injury victim can reach $4 million, and insurance does not always cover all recovery and care expenses. Following this, it is imperative to contact a lawyer experienced with brain injury cases in order to recover the maximum amount of damages from the person responsible for the accident resulting in a brain injury.
Settlements for TBI Injuries are influenced by:
- How serious the injury is: The extent of the injury heavily impacts the value of the case. Patients with long-term consequences will receive more compensation.
- Type of the accident: Different factors are considered depending on what caused the TBI. In car accidents, the speed, model of the car, position of the person, among other factors, are considered. Falls take into consideration height, surroundings, whether it could have been avoided, etc.
- Characteristics of the person who suffered the brain injury: Age, gender, and health conditions are essential, as they can increase or decrease the effects of a TBI
- How the injured person’s life has been affected: Lost work time, decrease in payments, not being able to continue with education, or even the inability to act as an independent person for the rest of their lives.
Thorson Legal Group will be by your side in the challenging times following a traumatic brain injury. We focus on you and getting the compensation you deserve.