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The High Cost of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries happen about four times per minute in the United States, and can have catastrophic effects on the lives of the victim and the victim’s loved ones.  Even if a person does not die from his or her brain injury, they often feel lasting effects for years to come.  In fact, a person suffers a permanent disability as a result of a traumatic brain injury every five minutes.  Such disabilities can keep a person from working for weeks, months, or even permanently after suffering a brain injury.  If you are facing financial difficulty as a result of sustaining a traumatic brain injury, make certain you call an experience brain injury attorney in Newnan as soon as possible to try to receive a settlement.

 

If they survive, a typical brain injury victim may face up to ten years of rehabilitation and medical treatment.  Because most brain injury survivors are younger than 30 and because most will live a normal life span, treatment, therapy, and other medical services may stretch on for years and years.  Such services are costly, and the total cost of a severe traumatic brain injury can easily total millions of dollars.  Combine these debilitating medical costs with the inability to work for a period of time, and a traumatic brain injury can possibly bankrupt you.

 

Even mild brain injuries have the ability to affect your cognitive impairments in such a way that you are unable to work or enjoy life as you once did.  More serious brain injuries cause permanent, lifelong disabilities in up to 90,000 Americans each year, and approximately 2,000 of those victims are left in a vegetative state.  Such brain injuries and their effects not only affects the victim’s life, but also the lives of family or other loved one who may have to care for the victim or feel the pressure of additional financial responsibility.

 

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you could be eligible for reimbursement for your injuries, medical costs, and lost wages.  Call an experienced Newnan brain injury attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation and review of your case.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia