The Long-Term Effects and Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Some people believe injury lawyers are greedy and demand exorbitant sums of money while exploiting people with serious injuries. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Take, for example, victims of traumatic brain injuries.

The possibility of suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is higher than you might think. Over 1.4 million people suffer a TBI every year, according to the CDC. Nearly half of TBI incidences occur from falls and car accidents.

The effects of TBI are truly devastating and can forever alter an individual’s life. Someone can lose or severely hinder their speech, memory, emotions, behavior, etc. It can also increase the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

This video provides general information about TBI…

The recuperation process is extensive and costly. Estimates indicate, over a lifetime, an individual who suffered a TBI will pay between $600,000 and $1,875,000 dollars in medical fees and therapy, according to On top of the financial burden is the emotional and psychological toll it takes on the victim’s family. They may have to forever alter their lives to administer care for their loved one.

Our firm has represented numerous clients who suffered a TBI and the information above is why our firm fights so hard for large settlements. The money we battle for in the court room is for our clients. They are people who’ve suffered and need proper compensation to try and rebuild their lives.