The total annual cost for traumatic brain injuries in the United States is approximately $60 billion dollars. Yet, the Federal Government spends less than $3 per brain injured person per year on traumatic brain injuries research and services. So, obviously, traumatic brain injury is a major condition in the United States. It is a huge cost on the healthcare system. Most importantly though, brain injury sufferers have a huge cost in terms of their personal lives, in terms of their work lives, and in terms of the quality of their lives.
As lawyers, we make it of paramount importance that we understand brain injury, what treatments are available to patients with brain injury, and how to hold those responsible for causing brain injury because of their neglect, or their failure to act reasonably safely. We must hold those people or companies responsible so that those people who suffer with traumatic brain injuries due to the misconduct of others have an opportunity to get the care they need. So that they can try to meet their personal obligations to themselves, their families, and their communities, so that they can live a better quality of life.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read this segment on the causes of brain injuries. For any of you who want to learn more about brain injury and what can be done about it, I encourage you to utilize the resources from our Delray Beach car accident attorneys we have made available on our website regarding traumatic brain injury to help you or a loved one get back on track.