Are Traumatic Brain Injury Claims Worth More Than Other Injury Claims?
When injured victims file compensation claims or lawsuits, they typically want to get as much money as possible for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But the amount of money they can get is limited by the severity of their injuries, including how expensive they are to treat, how much they impact their lives, and how long they are expected to last.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are at the upper end of the scale on all of those factors. Because the brain has only partial healing capabilities, people who suffer TBIs typically suffer from the effects of them for the rest of their lives. And unfortunately, those effects can be profound and even disabling. For example, some TBI victims are incapable of living independently, let alone working and earning a living.
At Skolrood Law Firm, we do in-depth analyses of our clients’ injuries to determine exactly how much they’re owed for what they’ve gone through and what they will go through in the future. Then, we create demand letters that we send to insurance companies that spell out every penny our clients deserve in compensation.
TBI victims often need substantial settlements to even come close to compensation them for their losses. That’s because TBIs profoundly change victims’ lives and even the lives of their loved ones. If you or someone you love is a TBI victim and was injured by someone else’s negligence, we want to help.
Contact our Roanoke brain injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We’ll give your claim the respect it deserves, and we won’t rest until the insurance company knows your story and how much money you need to move forward.
GET THE FACTS ON TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) accounted for around 30% of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. every year. In 2014 alone, TBIs resulted in 2.5 million emergency room visits, nearly 300,000 hospitalizations, and nearly 57,000 deaths.
The brain is an extremely sensitive and vulnerable organ. TBIs have become much more common over the past century as more and more people drive or ride in vehicles on a daily basis. Even with safety features such as seat belts and airbags, vehicle occupants are still at high risk of TBIs during crashes. In addition, elderly adults are also at high risk of TBIs due to slips and falls.
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons says that around 13.5 million people live with TBI-related disabilities in the U.S. alone, and around 150 people die every day as a result of injuries that cause TBIs. Unfortunately, TBIs are increasing—there was a 53% increase in the number of TBI-related ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths from 2006 to 2014.
At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke traumatic brain injury lawyers have helped many victims whose lives have been forever changed by TBIs. We know the challenges that they face, including physical, emotional, cognitive, and financial. It’s our goal to help them get the money they deserve, especially when someone else’s negligence resulted in their injuries.
If you or someone you love suffered a TBI, we want to speak with you. We’ll work hard to prove the injury wasn’t your fault, determine exactly how much money you’re owed, and fight to get you paid. Contact us today for a free consultation.