Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Be Costly
It can cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to fully recover from a TBI. Costs may include time spent at the hospital after the accident occurs or time spent getting physical therapy. Medicine may also be necessary to control mood and memory loss, which could be costly for an individual even if he or she has insurance.
It is also important to consider that a person may not be able to work or go to school following their accident. This may result in lost wages as well as future earnings either because an injured person can’t get a necessary degree or because he or she can no longer work.
Furthermore, a person may suffer intangible impacts on their lives such as not remembering family members or not being able to walk the dog every day. While this may not cause any additional economic damages, a financial value may be placed on the emotional costs of such an injury in settlement talks or at trial.
What Types of Compensation Can I Receive?
It may be possible to win a financial award of thousands or even millions of dollars from the party responsible for causing your injury. In addition to reimbursement for your medical bills, you may receive compensation for your lost wages and lost future earnings. If you have dependents, additional funds may be added to help pay for their housing and other reasonable expenses that they relied upon you to cover.
If you have experienced a head injury, you could face months or years of rehabilitation and physical therapy. In some cases, you may never be the person who you were before getting hurt. Talking to an attorney may make it easier to protect your rights and hold those who hurt you responsible for the costs that you have incurred.