The costs of traumatic brain injuries can be wide-ranging. Because traumatic brain injuries are not an uncommon injury for car accident victims to suffer, victims suffering with brain injuries following a car accident should be familiar with how personal injury legal protections may be able to help.
The costs associated with traumatic brain injuries
Car accidents can result in serious and catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Traumatic brain injuries can cost victims by taking their normal way of living away from them. Their families may also feel like they do not recognize their loved one following a traumatic brain injury. This is because traumatic brain injuries can have an impact on the victim cognitively, emotionally and physically.
Following a traumatic brain injury, victims may be unable to hold a job, perform normal daily activities and may even require in-home medical treatment and care following a traumatic brain injury. The unemployment rate for victims of traumatic brain injuries is 60% which is much higher than the national unemployment rate average.
Victims of TBIs may also require costly medical treatment for the rest of their lives. Traumatic brain injuries can be especially costly to treat. The estimated lifetime costs of a traumatic brain injury for victims can be from $85,000 to $3 million depending on the severity of the injury and the victim’s situation and circumstances.
Car accident victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of a negligent driver, may be able to pursue compensation of their damages through a personal injury legal claim for damages. Physical, financial and emotional damages may be available to victims which is an important legal remedy that victims and their families should be aware of.