Brain Injury Attorneys
The brain injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm understand that one of these injuries can have a permanent, devastating effect on your life. A brain injury can leave you confused, disoriented, in pain or even paralyzed. The physical and psychological costs of brain injuries never really go away.
Unfortunately, the reality of the medical system is that there are also staggering financial costs associated with any significant personal injury. Not only are brain injuries no exception, but they also carry with them unique expenses that someone has to pay for.
If you suffered your head trauma in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, our brain injury attorneys don’t think you should have to bear the entire burden. We can help you pursue compensation so that the responsible party can be held accountable for the costs of your traumatic brain injury.
If you suffered an injury in an incident that wasn’t your fault and you need an experienced brain injury attorney, please call The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-843-3476 for a free consultation.
An Expensive Brain Injury
A 1989 study by the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke found that the lifetime cost of treatment for a single person with a traumatic brain injury was more than $4 million.
According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, the direct and indirect costs of traumatic brain injuries in the US exceeded $76 billion in 2000, the last year for which data are available. That figure has undoubtedly skyrocketed in the 13 years since the CDC’s report, considering both increasing medical costs and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Our brain injury attorneys have enough experience with these calamitous injures that we understand much of the medicine involved.
Costs of Brain Injuries Include:
- SurgeriesMore severe brain injuries often require extensive surgical procedures from well-trained brain surgeons. These procedures are always incredibly sensitive and require a great deal of planning and skill. As a result, their cost is often prohibitive.
- RehabilitationClients often tell our brain injury attorneys that the most frustrating aspect of their post-injury life is the necessity to re-learn even the most basic tasks, such as walking or grasping objectsThis process requires extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy, neither of which is inexpensive. Rehab costs for severe injuries can reach up to $1,000 a day.
- Diminished capacity, unfortunately, even the most skilled and dedicated physical therapists can only do so much. Many of our clients have permanently diminished skills and physical abilities after their brain injuries, which means their ability to earn a living and support themselves is greatly reduced.
- Prescription medication. There are substantial costs associated with acquiring the prescription medication required after you’ve suffered a brain injury. These medicines are necessary for many patients, and they’re rarely cheap.
At The Cochran Firm, our brain injury attorneys believe passionately that the victims of these severe injuries should be able to pursue justice and compensation from the person or people whose actions caused the trauma. You should not hesitate to speak to our attorneys if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury and needs help.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you need an experienced brain injury attorney, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.