One of the most devastating injuries you can suffer due to an auto accident is a traumatic brain injury. Annually, there are an estimated 2.5 people seen in emergency rooms suffering with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and reportedly, more than 50,000 deaths annually. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that auto accidents are the third leading cause of TBI and the second leading cause of death from traumatic brain injuries.
Why Contact a Car Accident Lawyer?
The costs associated with caring for someone with traumatic brain injuries is significant. In addition to long-term care, your loved one may need rehabilitation therapy, around the clock nursing care as well as other medical care. The long-term results of a serious TBI include:
- Emotional issues – victims can suffer personality changes, bouts of depression and other symptoms.
- Sensation issues – often victims suffer a loss or hearing or vision, problems with touch and perception.
- Cognitive issues – victims of TBI often face challenges with attention span and memory issues.
- Motor function issues – often, those who suffer a TBI have to deal with impaired balance and other motor function problems.
Financially, a TBI can wipe out a family’s savings and result in thousands of dollars on a monthly basis in additional medical and therapy costs. In some cases, your insurance may not be sufficient to cover this type of an injury.
Working closely with a personal injury attorney who understands the personal injury statutes in Indiana can make the difference between recovering financially after this type of tragedy or suffering long-term financial pain in addition to the physical limitations imposed by a TBI. A traumatic brain injury lawyer will be able to help you understand the long-term impact of a TBI and the amount of money will be needed for the lifetime of care.
If you have a loved one who has been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we always recommend talking with an attorney to evaluate the situation and help give you guidance on the future. At Wilson Kehoe Winingham our goal is always to help you restore your life after a devastating accident.