Brain and spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating consequences of accidents. Each year, more than 1.4 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries or TBI. Sadly, about 50,000 of those are fatal, and another 230,000 lead to lengthy hospital stays.
Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with a disability related to brain or spinal cord injuries resulting from the negligence of others. The individuals who live with these injuries often require lifelong medical care and other forms of assistance with an astronomical cost.
If this is you, it is important to retain a lawyer who understands your situation and can work on your behalf.
TBI and Spinal Injury Victims Deserve Compensation
Auto accidents, workplace accidents, and sports accidents cause most brain and spinal cord injuries. Demographically, males between 15 and 24 years old are the most common victims. People over age 75 are also vulnerable to these injuries because of a high frequency of falling.
If the cause of the accident is someone else’s negligent actions – such as in a car accident or when a workplace lacks proper safety measures – the injured person deserves compensation. Some consequences of these life-altering injuries may not be obvious right away and the condition could worsen over time, requiring even more care.
With the help of an attorney who is highly experienced in catastrophic injury cases, you can fight for compensation to cover a wide range of expenses, including:
- Ongoing medical care and prescription drug
- In-home care
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Cost of travel to receive medical care
- Retrofitting a home or vehicle to support a disabled person
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
What About Wrongful Death Claims?
If the person who sustained the brain or spine injury dies because of the accident, the surviving family members may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A successful wrongful death claim can provide the family with financial stability and justice.
Call a Lawyer if You or a Loved One Has Suffered a TBI or Spinal Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spine injury because of someone else’s actions, contact a dedicated personal injury attorney for experienced help. Ted B. Lyons and Associates believes in your case. Call us today at 866-503-4864.