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The costly impact of brain injuries on car accident victims

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2019 | Car Accidents |

Car accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries including brain injuries. Brain injuries can be costly physically, financially and emotionally for victims and their families which is why personal injury legal resources are available to protect brain injury victims and their families.

Costs to treat a brain injury can range from $600,000 to $1.875 million over the victim’s lifetime. The overall estimated cost of brain injuries in the United States on an annual basis is $48.3 million and $31.7 million is spent on hospitalization costs and care for victims. The cost of treating a brain injury can vary according to the severity of the injury and may cost $85,000 for a mild head injury; $941,000 for a moderate head injury; and $3 million for a severe traumatic brain injury.

Brain injury victims who have suffered a brain injury in a car accident may find themselves facing medical expenses and the need for ongoing medical care and treatment. They may also be unable to perform everyday activities, let alone work, because of the impact of a brain injury. A brain injury can have a lasting impact on the victim and may impact them, their family and community and may be costly to victims, families and society as a whole. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the total cost of acute care and rehabilitative care for brain injury patients in the U.S. costs $9 to $10 billion.

Personal injury legal resources are available to help with medical expenses, future medical care costs, lost earnings, lost earning-capacity and the emotional trauma associated with suffering an unexpected brain injury in a car accident. A personal injury claim for damages can help hold a negligent driver accountable and get car accident victims the help they need with the serious injuries they have suffered.