A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen when the head sustains a sudden or violent jolt or blow, or if an object penetrates the brain tissue. Some brain injuries are mild, causing temporary changes in brain function, while others are more serious and can result in long-term complications or even death. Common causes of a TBI include:
It should come as no surprise that brain injuries are associated with increasingly high healthcare costs, both for the individual who has the TBI and for society as a whole.
If a TBI occurs from a preventable accident, such as a car accident or a slip and fall accident, the injured individual has the legal right to seek compensation for their damages. These damages can be economic or non-economic in nature and might include:
Unlike many other types of injuries sustained in a personal injury case, a TBI case is unique and challenging in that it can involve calculating a lifetime of different damages. The injured individual must rely on their Sacramento brain injury lawyer to present their case to a jury in a way that highlights their long-term care expenses.
The costs of a brain injury can be insurmountable for many families. By hiring a well-versed brain injury attorney in Sacramento, you and your family could ensure that you are getting the full amount of compensation you need for your TBI.
TBI-associated medical costs are usually directly related to the severity of the injury and the lasting effects of the TBI. The more severe a TBI is, the more likely the individual is not to be able to function on their own or care for themselves, driving the total cost up. More severe brain injuries tend to be irreversible, meaning the TBI patient might need care for the rest of their life. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that the lifetime economic cost of brain injuries, including indirect and direct medical expenses, was about $76.5 billion.
If you or your loved one suffered a TBI in an accident due to the negligence of another person or entity, you could file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit with the assistance of a knowledgeable brain injury lawyer in Sacramento. We can help you recover the immediate and long-term costs of a brain injury.
A lawyer from the Law Offices of Scott Righthand could calculate the cost of your medical bills, rehabilitation, ongoing care costs, non-economic damages, and other accident-related expenses. Your attorney will fight for the full value of your claim, ensuring your family is able to focus on recovery and not be overcome by financial stress. Contact the Law Offices of Scott Righthand to get your case started.
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