A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can range from a mild concussion to a severe head injury. With rest, most people fully recover from a mild brain injury. However, some people who have had a severe brain injury may have long-lasting problems with movement, learning, or speaking. Ultimately interfering with their ability to work and function on a daily basis.
Long after the brain injury, you may still feel mental and physical effects (postconcussive syndrome), or new symptoms may develop. Those may include:
The emotional and financial repercussions of a TBI often place tremendous strain on the person who suffers it, as well as on his or her family. Victims often struggle to pay medical bills, as they continue to lose income. In the long term, cognitive problems may affect financial management altogether.
Modifications to the home may be required, an extensive rehabilitation program may be necessary for the victim, as well as a long-term care plan, caregivers, housing, counseling, support groups speech and language therapy, and more. Lifetime costs for one person surviving a severe TBI can reach $4 million. Add to this the fact that the victim may have been the breadwinner, and the injury becomes that much more financially debilitating to the entire family unit.
Finding a skilled attorney is critical to obtaining the amount of compensation you and your family will need long-term. Our knowledgeable and experienced legal team will work with you, as well as with an extensive team of medical experts and health professionals to ensure your financial future is protected. Contact us today for a free consultation.