What is the Economic Cost of Suffering a Brain Injury?

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November 7, 2015
Colson Hicks Eidson

Florida Brain Injury Attorney on Determining TBI Expenses

The costs of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) go far beyond medical bills; there are also costs associated with lost potential earnings and a continuing need for medical care. In this video, Florida brain injury attorney Julie Braman Kane talks about the details that lawyers and economists must consider to determine the lifelong monetary costs associated with brain injury, and how an attorney must ensure that brain injury victims and their families receive the financial compensation to help cover these costs. The Florida office of Colson Hicks Eidson handling brain injury lawsuits nationwide. To speak with an experienced brain injury attorney at our firm, call us at 305-476-7400, or fill out our online case review form.

Video Transcription:

The cost to a brain-injured plaintiff can be dramatic. Just looking at what they’re not necessarily capable of doing that they should have been doing is a hard economic cost. An economist can figure that out, they reduce it to a report, they’ll come and explain it to a jury. But perhaps more importantly are the costs that you don’t think about. You need a little extra help in your house. You need someone who’s going to come in and make sure that you don’t do anything to harm yourself. You’re going to be able to get out and about in the community. You’re going to be able to clean and cook and care for yourself. All of these things have a cost when a client’s brain is damaged in a way that they’re not able to fend for themselves in these areas. And so, those things we have people come in; they are rehabilitation experts we hire, vocational experts we hire and they put together reports and evaluations. We go through them with the clients and make sure we don’t miss anything. Then our economist will price them out and help a jury lay out exactly what the actual hard dollar costs are. To reach an attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson, please call us at 305-476-7400, or you can find us on the web at Colson.com.