Traumatic Brain Injuries and Car Crashes

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June 12, 2015 | Brain Injuries |

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One of the most devastating injuries you can suffer due to an auto accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Annually, there are an estimated 2.5 million people seen in emergency rooms suffering from TBIs and reportedly more than 50,000 deaths annually. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that auto accidents are the third leading cause of TBIs and the second leading cause of death from traumatic brain injuries.

Long-Term Consequences

The costs associated with caring for someone with a TBI is significant. In addition to long-term care, your loved one may need rehabilitation therapy and around-the-clock nursing care as well as other medical care. The long-term results of a serious TBI include the following:

  • Emotional issues: Victims can suffer personality changes, bouts of depression, and other symptoms
  • Sensation issues: Often, victims suffer a loss of hearing or vision and problems with touch or perception
  • Cognitive issues: Victims often face challenges with attention span and memory
  • Motor function issues: Those who suffer a TBI may have to deal with impaired balance and other motor function problems

Long-Term Costs

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 an 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 lawyer will be able to help you understand the long-term impact of a TBI and the amount of money that will be needed for a lifetime of care.

Contact an Brain Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have been suffered from a brain injury, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Brain Injury Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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