Traumatic brain injuries can occur in a variety of situations but often as a result of a vehicle accident or an explosion. For head injury victims and their families, life may never be the same. These injuries often require extensive hospitalizations, surgeries, and long-term care, which are some of the costliest medical expenses for a family. An attorney with experience in traumatic brain injury can passionately pursue compensation so the family and victim can focus on recovery.
Brain injury most often comes in two forms -- a closed brain injury, which doesn’t involve a skull fracture but is often considered more serious than an open traumatic brain injury where there is less risk of brain swelling. However, both types of brain injuries can result in serious injuries like paralysis, cognitive disruption, strokes, coma, and even death.
The Financial Burden of a Traumatic Brain Injury
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, victims and their families often struggle with medical bills and lost wages. Brain injuries are often complex and if the injury occurred because of the negligence of another party, getting adequate compensation for not only the immediate medical costs but also long-term care is possible but can be challenging without an experienced attorney. Further, in cases of negligence, it’s often possible to recover future lost earnings.
An attorney experienced in brain injuries can represent the victim and the family will be able to facilitate a medical evaluation pertaining to the extent of the victim’s impairments. A brain injury evaluation on the medical side asks questions like can the victim work?; can the victim live independently?; what medical interventions may improve the prognosis of the victim?
Another important aspect of the case is what the likely outcome is from a long term from a medical standpoint. Victims of traumatic brain injury often require extensive care upon returning home such as round-the-clock home health care aides, therapists, and hospital equipment made for a home setting. In some cases, Additionally, many families will need to create an accessible home environment with ramps, lowered sinks and toilets, safety bars, and wheelchair access in bathtubs/showers as well as acquire an accessible vehicle and an aide to drive the victim to doctor’s appointments and errands.
Brandon J. Broderick Can Help You Recover Compensation
We understand the trauma that you and your family may be going through. We also know the importance of your case and its outcome. In addition to the passion and client-care we bring to every case, we will interact with insurance companies on your behalf as well as compile and review witness statements, medical reports, and other health care provider information to show the extent of your injuries. One of our trusted team members will listen to your story, learn about your case, and can advise you next steps. Many of our clients feel a sense of relief once they make that first phone call. Contact us today.