Brain Injuries Can Affect Every Aspect of Your Life
Brain injuries are some of the most severe and life-altering injuries a person can suffer. Brain injuries are difficult to endure because the effects could last forever or only a few days. The brain is temperamental and difficult to treat. Sometimes, unfortunately, there are limited options to treat brain injuries and healing must be left to time. Brain injury cases are obviously unique to each individual with the effects and recovery timeline varying drastically. Given the severe nature of these injuries it is important to find a lawyer who understands brain injuries as well and the potential avenues of recovery to maximize potential sources of recovery. Members of Goodnow|McKay are experienced with these claims and are here to help. We are committed to helping our clients recover fair compensation. We are often able to negotiate reasonable settlements with the responsible insurance companies, but we are willing to fight for our clients through trial if necessary.
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Common Types of Claims
Methods of recovery vary depending on what caused the brain injury. Car accidents and falls commonly cause brain injuries. Often automobile insurance policies and home owner’s, renter’s, or commercial general liability insurance policies will be the primary methods of recovery for spinal injury cases.
Victims of brain injuries may be able to recover for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Ongoing treatment costs
- Equipment costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of Companionship
National Statistics Regarding Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury data provided by the Center for Disease Control shows:
- TBIs contribute to approximately 30% of injury-related deaths.
- 153 people a day die from injuries that include a TBI.
- In 2013, a TBI was diagnosed in more than 282,000 hospitalizations and 2.5 million ED visits.
- In 2012, an estimated 329,290 children aged 19 or younger were treated in United States emergency departments for sports and recreation-related injuries including a concussions or TBIs.
- Those of 75 years or more in age have the highest risk.