Cedar Rapids, IA – Traumatic brain injuries and concussions are one of the most serious types of problems that can occur during any accident. The victim will normally require emergency medical care, along with several other types of treatment afterwards to aid in recovery. Anyone who is in this situation should speak with an attorney to learn about the possibility of a lawsuit that can help pay for medical costs and other types of losses caused by the accident.
The total cost of the injury
Most brain injuries will cost somewhere between tens of thousands of dollars and over one million dollars to treat completely from start to finish. Various forms of rehabilitation can cost well over one thousand dollars per day. The initial transportation and emergency services immediately following the accident will likely add up to several thousand dollars as well. There are also scans of the brain and diagnostic treatment which requires special machinery and can be expensive.
There have been documented cases of life long treatment for permanent injuries for brain damage that have cost several million dollars. Americans as a whole spend several billions of dollars each year on treatment related to brain injuries and recovery.
Recovering financial losses
A lawsuit may be necessary to recover large financial losses associated with a brain injury, even if the victim has a relevant insurance policy. In addition to the costs of medical treatment, the victim may be able to recover lost wages and income due to missed time from work, as well as compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering. If someone has very high costs because of their brain injury, it is unlikely that their insurance will cover everything, and an injury lawsuit may be their only option.
The process of bringing a civil case
The accident victim should first find a local firm and schedule a meeting to discuss their situation. This is where the attorney will give some basic advice such as whether a lawsuit is necessary and the steps associated with the process. If there is an agreement on representation, the lawyer can file the initial complaint that begins the lawsuit in civil court. The parties will start to exchange information through the discovery process and there will either be a settlement or trial to conclude the case.
Advice from injury attorneys
Eells and Tronvold Law Offices handles all kinds of cases related to personal injuries in the Cedar Rapids area. Accident victims can consult with one of the firm’s attorneys to decide on a course of action.
Firm contact info:
1921 51st Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-2400