| Added On January 31, 2011
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury to the brain that can causes long–term financial, emotional and social burdens for both the victim and those caring for the victim. Statistics tell us that over two million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Unfortunately, many of those are fatal. For those that are not, the damage can be severe, requiring hospitalization for months or years in some cases. Even less serious brain injuries can leave the victim with lasting effects including loss of memory, loss of motor function among others. Brain injuries can be the result of a variety of injuries, but car accidents top the list of causes accounting for about 30% of all brain injuries in the United States each year. Other examples of causes of a brain injury include falls, assaults and work related injuries. Although each case is unique, studies indicate that for a victim suffering from TBI that requires rehabilitative care, the average cost runs around $200,000. For a victim that suffers from TMI, the lifetime cost can run as high as four million dollars. Brain injury lawyers are trained and experienced lawyers that help the victims of a traumatic brain injury receive the compensation that is needed to cover the often exorbitant costs associated with a traumatic brain injury.
Brain injury lawyers are lawyers that concentrate on the special issues involved when someone is the victim of a brain injury. Brain injury lawyers practice in the area of tort law which focuses on issues of negligence and compensation for those who have been injured by that negligence. Brain injury lawyers work to determine who was negligent, or at fault, in your accident and then work on getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Because of the traumatic nature of most brain injuries, determining the value of your damages, or injuries, can be complicated. First, a brain injury may take months or years to heal. In many cases, the victim never recovers completely from the injury. As such, when determining the value of a brain injury case, brain injury lawyers must factor in future medical expenses associated with the injury to make sure the victim does not end up having to pay out of her pocket for future treatment. Additionally, the very nature of a traumatic brain injury can leave the victim with considerable non-economic damages. Non-economic damages can be things such as pain, suffering, emotional distress, humiliation and loss of consortium. A TBI frequently effects the victim from an emotional standpoint as much as a medical standpoint. Non-economic injuries can be difficult to value and prove. Brain injury lawyers are experienced at valuing the non-economic impact that a brain injury has had on the victim.
If you, or someone close to you, has suffered a brain injury, the importance of consulting with brain injury lawyers cannot be underscored. The brain injury lawyers at Ledger & Associates have been fighting for the rights of traumatic brain injury victims for over a decade. For a free and detailed evaluation with the brain injury lawyers at Ledger & Associates, please call 1-800-300-0001 or visit the firm’s website for more information at www.ledgerlaw.com.