Sadly, a 24-year-old Arlington man died recently following a car accident after he obtained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Death is often a result of brain injuries tied to car accidents.
The man was driving on 16th Street NW on July 19 when the driver of an Acura in an opposite lane lost control of his vehicle and struck his car. The Acura was speeding when the accident occurred.
The brain injury victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he died a few days later. The Acura driver also sustained injuries; however, they were not life-threatening. The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.
Brain Injuries Tied to Car Accidents Can Be Devastating
Unfortunately, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the third leading cause of TBIs in the U.S. Additionally, the agency said that from 2006 to 2010, motor vehicle crashes were the second leading cause of TBI-related fatalities.
Aside from death, TBIs can have devastating long-term consequences for victims including impaired thinking or memory loss, and issues with movement, sensation and emotional functionality. This is why it is important for TBI victims and their family members to speak to our attorneys following a car accident.
Rehabilitation and therapies associated with treating a TBI can be extremely costly. Any money you obtain through a lawsuit can be used to offset the costs associated with treatment.
Additionally, if your loved one died due to a TBI, while no amount of money will bring him or her back, you can obtain damages that can help pay for costs associated with his or her medical bills and loss of income, which can provide some stability for the family.
If you feel that your TBI was caused by the negligence of another person, you should contact our brain injury attorneys in Washington, D.C. to assist you. Our lawyers have obtained million dollar verdicts and settlements for vehicle accident victims.
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Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP