Most people don’t think about car accidents until they experience one. If you have never been in a crash, you probably do not realize why some people fight so hard to receive compensation for their injuries.
Many crashes result in long-term, debilitating effects. For example, you may not understand the potential costs involved with treating a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, given the amount of medical attention a TBI might require, your symptoms could require significant treatment, potentially for the rest of your life.
A wide range of common TBI symptoms
Some TBIs are mild, requiring short-term treatment. However, more severe TBIs can result in permanent disabilities.
A sudden jolt or blow to the head could cause you to suffer from:
- Double vision
- The loss of fine motor skills
- Difficulty interpreting sensory information
- A lack of reading comprehension
- Struggles with social interactions
The cost of your rehabilitation will vary, depending on the severity of your brain injury.
How much does TBI treatment cost?
It is impossible to attach a price to the physical and emotional effects of a brain injury. However, serious injuries often result in financial strain. Throughout the United States, TBIs carry an estimated cost greater than $48 billion. And the projected lifetime costs of caring for someone with a TBI can reach nearly $2 million.
If you get seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may require compensation above and beyond the immediate medical and vehicle damages offered through an insurance payout. You also deserve compensation for the emotional and quality-of-life damages you and your family will face for the rest of your life. This is where a personal injury lawyer can be so valuable. They can help you to hold the negligent driver accountable and obtain the financial support to put your life back together.