The Expensive Costs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
One of the most common and catastrophic injuries suffered by accident victims is a brain injury. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 1.7 million people are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury every year in the United States.
Almost half of these individuals are not able to go back to work, got to school, or take care of their families again. Many of these brain injury victims require extensive medical care and treatment. Most are forced to live with long-term consequences of brain injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Los Angeles brain injury attorney can help you get the full money damages you deserve.
The Astounding Facts of Brain Injury
About 53,000 new brain injury patients die each year in the United States from a traumatic brain injured (TBI) related cause. Anyone can experience a brain injury because it is caused by common events such as car accidents, sports injuries, and slip and fall accidents. However, certain age groups are more likely to sustain a TBI. The age groups in which a traumatic brain injury is most common are:
- Children up to 4 years old
- Adolescents 15 to 19 years old
- Adults 65 and older
Within each of these age groups, brain injuries are more likely for males than for females.
Costs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Research shows that the failure to recover after a TBI comes at an economic cost to the injured, their families, and society. The lifetime costs of a patient’s treatment for a traumatic brain injury are estimated to run from $85,000 to $3 million. The rehabilitation costs for brain injury victims can add up to $55,000 for patients who need acute rehabilitation.
The expensive costs associated with brain injuries can ultimately impact a patient’s future. Unfortunately, research shows that about 53 percent of people who are homeless have suffered a brain injury.
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, our Los Angeles brain injury attorneys are experienced in getting our clients the full compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one suffered a brain or head injury in an accident caused by another party, it is imperative that you get immediate legal help. These types of cases generally involve complicated legal issues that demand the guidance of an accident attorney.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our Los Angeles brain injury attorneys, please call us at 888.848.5084.