Severe car accident injuries can range from broken bones and internal bleeding to spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). People who are hurt in car crashes that weren’t their fault can pursue compensation for their injuries from the insurance policies or pockets of liable parties. But what happens if their injuries involve a TBI?
Typically, auto accident claims involving TBIs proceed just as all other auto accident claims. However, because TBIs are so damaging and life-changing, the amount of compensation that victims and their families may be eligible to receive can increase. That’s because TBIs can profoundly affect every aspect of victims’ lives, from their ability to work and enjoy their hobbies to their cognitive abilities and even their independence.
When we build personal injury claims for our clients and their families, we look at all the ways their injuries affected them. And because TBIs are so damaging and the lifetime costs are so great, we often demand much greater compensation for those victims. To be more specific, we look at lifetime costs rather than just the costs that our clients face at the time they come to us for help.
TBI victims often require lifetime medical care, and they may be unable to work for the rest of their lives. That can leave their families struggling to pay for their treatment, rehabilitation, and in-home care, if necessary. At Skolrood Law Firm, it’s our job to ensure they get the money they need to take care of their loved ones.