Any kind of injury can have a life-altering effect on you or your loved ones. A bike accident, car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any other accident can inflict very severe injuries on a victim. One of the worst injuries one can sustain in an accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If your head or body is stuck, you can suffer from a mild or severe TBI.
A TBI is the cause of nearly one-third of deaths due to injury in the United States. More than 2 million people suffer from a TBI every year, and there are millions of other Americans who are living with the effects of a TBI years later. These injuries are costly for the victims, with continued medical care required of those living with a TBI.
How is a Person Affected by a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury?
With a severe TBI, there is a chance that the symptoms will continue to affect you for the rest of your life. In severe cases, people may experience issues with memory, learning, attention, decision-making, problem-solving, organization and other intellectual problems. Communication through speech and the handling of social situations may be impaired. Others may develop behavioral or emotional problems after a severe TBI.
There are also a number of physical symptoms that people might develop after a TBI. Some people may suffer from seizures, vertigo, headaches, and other problems after receiving a TBI in an accident.
In the most severe cases, people can even end up in a coma or suffer from brain death after a TBI.
What is the Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
While the cost to your quality of life can be tragic following a TBI, your finances will also likely take a hit as a result of constant medical bills. If you are affected by the symptoms of your TBI for the rest of your life, you could be looking at anywhere from $85,000 to $3 million in medical bills. On top of the cost of medical care for your TBI, the unemployment statistics for adults suffering from a TBI can be grim. For those who sustained a TBI two years ago, the unemployment rate is 60 percent.
The economic impact of TBIs on the country as a whole is also huge. Every year, TBIs cost Americans more than $75 billion in various medical costs.
Get the Compensation You Deserve For Your Traumatic Brain Injury
If you have been the victim of an accident from which you sustained a traumatic brain injury, you may be subject to compensation from the negligent party. With a possibility of paying millions of dollars on medical bills over your lifetime, compensation for your accident could make all the difference in the world.
Contact JD Haas and Associates right away. Do not wait another minute and let the medical bills pile up any higher than they already have. Our experienced attorneys can help you with your case. Call (952) 345-1025, so we can start working on getting you the compensation you deserve.