May 30, 2020
What is the Lifetime Costs for Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries can run the range from minor to catastrophic. For those catastrophic injuries, the consequences can be monumental, both emotionally and financially with the long-term costs even being permanent. Severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of costly care, rehabilitation, and the possibility of lost income for life. Even if a doctor diagnoses a brain injury as “mild,” a victim and his or her family should always contact a Los Angeles brain injury lawyer for help with their case.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year traumatic brain injuries contribute to nearly 30 percent of all injury deaths in our country alone. Both direct and indirect costs stemming from traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. have been estimated at $48.3 billion annually with the individual bearing costs of nearly $4 million over a lifetime.
Consider the financial costs individually at an estimate of $151,587 per year for medical and non-medical costs. Add any acute rehabilitation costs that can average near $1,000 for acute intervention. And to that, add the costs of any lifestyle and nursing care required over a lifetime with the added loss of income and the results have overwhelming financial implications.
While financial costs vary from individual to individual depending on needs, the financial consequences are nearly always staggering with undue hardships on the victim and his or her family.
The causes of a TBI in California include any type of accident that can impact the brain, including the following:
- Vehicle crashes
- Falls on the property of another
- Medical negligence
- Construction accidents, especially falls from a height
- Animal attacks
- Intentional assaults, and
- Many other types of serious personal injury accidents in California.
If the traumatic brain injury was the result of the negligence or carelessness of another party, the negligent party can be held liable for the costs associated with the injury. If you have been injured in an accident resulting in a brain injury, you may have legal recourse. Get the advice and counsel of an accomplished Los Angeles brain injury lawyer to understand your legal rights to financial compensation. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777. We are ready and willing to help.