More than 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year, and TBI is a contributing factor to nearly one-third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States.
Traumatic brain injuries, most commonly the result of car accidents and falls, can have long lasting effects such as paralysis, memory loss and can even result in death.
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another, you may be entitled to compensation for:
Medical / hospital / doctor bills
Lost wages / income
Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Loss of consortium
The medical bills for treating traumatic brain injuries are staggering. The costs associated with treating traumatic brain injury victims can be several million dollars.
Of the 1.7 million annual victims of brain injuries:
275,000 are hospitalized;
1.3 million, or about 80%, are treated by an emergency department.
The long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury place an enormous financial and emotional burden on the individual’s family and strain medical and other service systems due to high costs and often life-long needs. The average lifetime health care costs for a traumatic brain injury are roughly $85,000 — but they can exceed $3 million, according to one study.
These enormous medical bills and other costs make the need for adequate compensation even more critical – and Geoff McDonald & Associates can help.
At Geoff McDonald & Associates, our experienced and aggressive Richmond brain injury attorneys understand what you and your family are going through. We’ve seen too many traumatic brain injury victims not receive the compensation they were entitled to – simply because their attorney was inexperienced or not aggressive enough.
We make it our job to understand your individual needs and circumstances. We know how the system works, who can be held responsible and the types and amounts of compensation and benefits for which you might be eligible. We make sure that you’re fully informed about your case every step of the way.
Let Us Help You Get On The Road To Recovery
For over 20 years, our firm has been helping people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries get through what is one of the most difficult times in their lives. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen first-hand how difficult it can be for the injured victim and family members to deal with a brain injury. We’re here to help shoulder that burden by putting our experience to work for you and accept clients from across Virginia, including these areas: Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Southern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Highlands and the Heart of Appalachia.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a traumatic brain injury, please contact Geoff McDonald & Associates. Our Virginia brain injury attorneys will fight to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve so that you can meet the costs of your care and take care of your family while you are unable to work. For a free consultation, call Geoff at (804) 888-8888 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
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