One of the most expensive injuries a person can survive, traumatic brain injuries cause about 100,000 deaths and 500,000 injuries each year that are serious enough to require hospitalization. For society, the total cost of TBIs is around $75 billion, including medical costs, lost work time, and social services.
Anyone who has suffered this type of injury knows that there is no price you could pay that would make up for this injury. That said, if you are going to file a personal injury case due to a TBI, then you will need to know how much your case should be filed for. Keep reading to get some facts and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation.
The Type of Head Injury Makes a Big Difference
One of the biggest factors affecting the cost of a TBI is the type of injury. A concussion is caused by the brain moving back and forth. Other brain injuries involve something penetrating the brain. The specific type of injury can have a huge effect on the overall cost to the victim and their families.
The Severity of the Injury
While a concussion is called a “mild” TBI, it is not a minor injury. In fact, all TBIs have the potential to be serious. However, some are much more catastrophic than others. The severity of an injury will have the biggest impact on how much it affects the victim, which will, in turn, have a huge impact on the total cost of the injury.
The Losses Suffered by the Victim
All of the above are just factors that lead to the total loss of the victim. If they are never able to work again, then they have lost out on a lifetime of wages. If they require medical care for the rest of their life, then they have significant medical bills to be paid. Then there are losses and damages like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment in life. The economic – and non-economic – damages a victim suffers will determine the total cost of their injury.
Call Now to Request a Free Legal Consultation
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one to a TBI, we welcome you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We can go over your case, learn the basics, and help determine if you have a case against the at-fault party.