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How much do brain injuries cost victims and their families?

| Aug 29, 2019 | Car Accidents |

Brain injuries can be overwhelming injuries for victims and their families to manage following an unexpected car accident. Brain injuries are, unfortunately, commonly suffered in car accidents. Brain injuries can be costly to treat and may require ongoing treatment and care. Victims and their families should know what those costs are and how best to prepare for them.

Over the course of a lifetime, it can cost between $600,000 and $1.875 million to treat and care for a victim of a severe traumatic brain injury. The cost of brain injuries varies based on the nature of the brain injury and how severe it is. A mild injury may cost $85,000, while a moderate head injury can cost $941,000 and a severe head injury can cost $3 million.

Brain injuries can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming for victims, their families, and their communities. The total cost of brain injuries annually in the U.S. is estimated to be $48.3 billion. Hospitalization costs to treat brain injury victims account for $31.7 billion of the $48.3 billion. Additionally, the costs of acute care and rehabilitative care for brain injury victims totals between $9 and $10 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Brain injuries can be costly physically, financially, and emotionally and can leave victims and their families wondering what to do about their losses. Brain injuries can make it difficult for victims to engage in daily activities and work, and they can interfere with personal relationships. Fortunately, personal injury legal action may help brain injury victims and their families deal with the costs of their harm, including medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional damages, while they focus on the recovery and healing process and learning to adjust to life after a brain injury.

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