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Why You Should Hire a Brain Injury Attorney

Updated March 8, 2021 | By Wilson Kehoe Winingham staff

Brain injury attorneys deal with complex legal situations. If you are one of the millions of Americans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the negligence of a third party, you need an experienced lawyer by your side.

Suffering a brain injury, either due to an accident or a traumatic event, is a serious matter. Don’t go through it alone.

Brain Injury Statistics

According to WebMD, roughly 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from a TBI every year. An estimated 5.3 million Americans suffer from the side effects of brain injuries, resulting in $48 billion to $60 billion in healthcare costs every year. Additionally, 50,000 Americans die from brain injuries every year.

Severity and Long-Term Effects

Brain injury severity can vary from mild concussions, comas, severe loss of cognitive functions, and possibly death. A mild brain injury can result in headaches and other symptoms and, while often temporary, 15 percent of people suffering these types of injuries still have symptoms after a year. A more severe brain injury can be life-changing and debilitating. People can suffer permanent behavior, cognitive, and physical disabilities. People who are put into a coma may need care for the rest of their lives.

How Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help

The services of an attorney experienced in brain injury cases will be extremely useful in getting the resources you or your loved one will need to deal with the aftermath. Long-term healthcare, even for someone with health insurance, is expensive. A lawyer with experience in handling brain injury cases will be able to help you get the resources you need for treatment, care, and recovery. You don’t have to deal with the results of a horrific injury on your own.

Determining fault in brain injury cases is complicated, and having legal counsel that understands the landscape of brain injuries is invaluable. From the moment a brain injury occurs, there are a lot of hands in play: first responders, emergency room doctors, nurses, technicians, brain surgeons, consultants, and neurologists. In addition, there are the rehabilitation facilities after release from the hospital. The functions of these chains are complex, and you need to be protected along the way.

Contact a Brain Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to negligence, 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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