Severe brain injuries are called a traumatic brain injury (TBI). About two million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year.
Car accidents are a leading cause of brain injuries. Brain injuries usually occur when the head strikes the dashboard, windshield or the steering wheel.
Severe brain injuries require extensive treatments. Some are caused by injury caused at birth. The newest medicines and therapies offer a great deal of hope in treating these injuries. The cost of brain injuries can climb into millions depending on your circumstances, such as treatment and lost income. To help defray these costs, severe brain injury victims may get settlements of several million dollars to cover the costs of a lifetime of therapy.
The most common type of brain injury is the concussion, which is usually a mild traumatic brain injury. A concussion injury occurs when the brain is bruised by striking the skull. The symptoms of a concussion are headaches, vomiting, dizziness and problems remembering or concentrating. It can have can have long term consequences (called post concussion syndrome), but usually these injuries are not severe in the long term.
These severe injuries may require long term payments to cover the cost of treatment and to make up for lost income. The science behind brain injuries is constantly changing and highly technical. The cases often require the testimony of medical experts and psychological testing. Legal compensation often provides an effective way to ensure access to the best possible medical care and treatment.
Claims for Compensation
If you have a severe injury from a car accident, you may be able to qualify for insurance compensation. Certain factors may depend on how the accident occurred and the laws in your state.