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The High Price of Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Whether the head injury came from a forceful blow to the head in a car accident or an object penetrating the skull, traumatic brain injury can have a devastating impact. A TBI can have life-altering consequences that can require surgeries, medications and rehabilitation.

Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury include motor vehicle accidents, violent crime, falling down, explosions, sports injuries and construction accidents. Each head injury is different, but the long-term effects that continue after the initial effects of the accident have healed include cognitive and motor function difficulties, loss of feeling or sensation, and emotional problems. Those with severe brain injury may be unable to work or care for themselves on a daily basis. For those who are living with a TBI, the costs of managing their illness and loss of function can be significant.

The costs of living associated with caring for someone with TBI, including in-home nursing care, professional caregivers, medical equipment and possible renovation of the home to accommodate the needs of the patient, can run into thousands of dollars per day. For those who will be unable to live at home due to the level of medical attention they require, the cost of a long-term medical facility can be tremendous.

If the injured person is pursuing a claim against the person responsible for their injuries, some of the types of damages available could include loss of income, current and future medical care, pain and suffering, and the expenses of long-term care.

Dealing with the challenges of life after a traumatic brain injury can be difficult. People who were once thriving, contributing members of society end up bedridden, in pain, and unable to work or enjoy life in the way they had before. While the damages that a skilled personal injury attorney can secure will not restore the life an injured person once had, at least they will have the financial stability they need to handle the high cost of living with a brain injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of an accident caused by the negligence of another, contact our law firm to learn about your next steps in pursuing a claim. Your consultation is free.

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