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There are about 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States every year, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The annual costs associated with these injuries are about $48-56 billion.
When you sustain a brain injury, whether it’s minor or severe, the recovery time can be expensive and lengthy. Recovery starts with a proper diagnosis, which includes costly diagnostics and treatment. Many brain injury patients are not able to go back to work for months and, in some cases, not at all.
There are two types of brain injuries; one is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is caused by an external force, and the second is a non-traumatic brain injury caused by lack of oxygen, exposure to toxins, and other factors.
What many people don't realize is that whiplash can cause brain damage. This type of injury is called a closed head injury because it takes place within the skull. The rapid back and forth motion can cause the brain to impact the other side of the skull resulting in brain damage. Some insurance companies try to dismiss this type of brain injury because it isn't apparent right away. Many people don't realize they have a brain injury until weeks or even months later.
If you suffered a brain injury due to someone's negligence, you might have a lawsuit. In a negligence claim, our skilled attorneys will work hard to prove the information below.
A brain injury caused by the negligence of another is devastating physically and emotionally. The recovery process can be expensive and impact you and your family both emotionally and financially. In some cases, recovery can require medical attention for a lifetime.
It's essential to have a legal team behind you that understands the tactics used by insurance companies and defense attorneys that fight these types of claims every day. If the negligence of a person, company, or other entity caused your brain injury, our dedicated brain injury attorneys will build a strong case and help you get the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.