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The high costs of caring for brain injury victims

The costs of brain injuries can be overwhelming to face and can be one of the many types of serious and catastrophic injuries victims suffer in a truck accident or other type of traumatic accident. It is estimated that the total costs of brain injuries annually in the U.S. is $48.3 billion and the costs for individual victims can be crushing which is why they should be familiar with the personal injury legal resources available to help them with the costs of brain injuries.

Individual costs of brain injuries can vary by the nature of the brain injury suffered but a mild brain injury can cost $85,000 to treat; a moderate brain injury can cost $941,000 to treat; and a severe traumatic brain injury can cost $3 million to treat. It is estimated that the total cost of care over a lifetime for a brain injury victim ranges from $600,000 to $1.875 million. Total hospital costs for brain injury victims are estimated at $31.7 million each year. The cost of acute and rehabilitative care for brain injury victims is $9 to $10 billion a year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When a brain injury victim has suffered harm in a truck accident, legal resources including a personal injury claim for damages protects them from the medical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered by giving them a method to recover compensation for their injuries. Brain injury victims may be confronted with extensive brain injury costs including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as future medical care costs and lost-earning capacity.

Victims of brain injuries facing the staggering costs associated with brain injuries should be familiar with the legal remedies available to help them. A personal injury claim for damages can help them pursue compensation from a negligent truck driver or other negligent party responsible for the harm they have suffered.

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