No one likes to consider the prospect of a traumatic brain injury, but if it happens to you or someone you love, there is a lot to do, and no time to waste. Of course, your first priority will be getting the medical attention and rehabilitation you need to get closer to resuming your regular activities. But, that can take a long time, and many, many medical bills—or, it might never happen. That’s why you need a brain injury attorney who will work to get you covered for your ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, and living expenses.
A traumatic brain injury is when brain dysfunction is caused by a strong blow or jolt to the head or body, or an object that penetrates the skull (like a bullet or shattered piece of skull). Traumatic brain injury can be mild to severe — to fatal. Sometimes, the effect could be temporary dysfunction of brain cells, but if it is a more severe injury, it could mean long-term complications that affect a person’s ability to perform basic functions of daily life.
Traumatic brain injury could be the result of a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, oil field accident, negligent maintenance of premises that cause a hazardous condition, or numerous other things. Often, an accident is just that — an accident. But, sometimes, it’s the result of someone else’s negligence or intentionally reckless behavior. If that happens, you need a brain injury lawyer who will help you through the process of recovering medical expenses and the cost of ongoing care that you might need.
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, you might experience seizures; paralysis; personality changes; loss of hearing, vision, taste or smell; or cognitive or learning deficits. When you’ve had an accident that could result in a traumatic brain injury, you must seek immediate emergency help. At the hospital, you will likely receive a CT scan, MRI or X-ray to determine the nature and extent of the injury. These kinds of tests are expensive, and you could have a lengthy hospital stay, followed by inpatient rehabilitation, depending on the severity of the injury. For some people, a traumatic brain injury causes long-term or even life-long problems that prevent them from returning to work, resuming their normal activities, or even being able to care for themselves without constant aid.
A brain injury attorney can help you recover costs associated with all aspects to your diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care. Here are just a few of the costs that you might be looking at following traumatic brain injury:
A brain injury lawyer at McIntyre Law, P.C. understands these needs—financial, physical and emotional. We realize that it’s not just about the patient who suffered a traumatic brain injury, but about those who live with and care for them. If you’re a caregiver for a family member who is recovering or who needs continuing care, that affects your ability to earn a living. You could be caught between a rock and a hard place—either give up all or some of your own income, or pay someone else to be the caregiver while you’re at work. Neither is an easy solution, and it might not be financially feasible… but, what choice do you have?
That’s where an experienced brain injury attorney comes in. Most insurance companies will look at the bare minimum for what a patient needs now, but we’re going to evaluate the entire situation… past, present, and future. We’re going to advocate for you so that you can maintain a daily life that is as close to your previous lifestyle as possible. And, we’re going to project what you will need to keep it up for life. If you’re dealing with a traumatic brain injury, either yourself or on behalf of a loved one, contact us. We’ll help you through and make sure that you’re covered—for life.