Serious injuries of any kind come with consequences. Multiple broken bones take time to heal, and internal injuries may mean lengthy hospital stays, for example. However, trauma to the head and brain can have consequences that last for months, years or even a lifetime.
On top of the initial trauma, victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) will face life-changing hardships in the short-term as well as the long-term. These victims often need significant financial resources to make ends meet, to continue receiving medical treatment and to provide for their families. In addition to managing the physical, emotional and mental symptoms of TBI, victims may face other long-term consequences.
- Loss of income permanently or for lengthy periods
- Temporary or permanent disability
- The need for care providers, nurses and other professionals
- Loss of independence
- The need for assistive devices and technology to manage day-to-day activities
- Involvement in ongoing treatment plans such as occupational and physical therapy
To address the consequences above, patients will require access to a large amount of funds. Unfortunately, most Tennessee residents do not have enough money or assets to pay for the monumental expenses they will face going forward.
When serious injuries such as brain trauma occur because of another party’s negligence, victims can use the law to help them seek compensation for their injuries. For example, if a drunk driver crashed into you resulting in catastrophic or serious injuries, you may be able to get the funds you need by taking the appropriate legal action.
A personal injury attorney can fill an important role in your quest to care for yourself and your family in the wake of a serious injury.