A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is quite obviously a serious detriment to the health and happiness of
the person who suffers the injury. In even mild brain injury cases, the
consequences of the harm can last a lifetime and take immediate effect.
Sometimes, the best a TBI patient can hope for is needing to relearn life
skills and coping with the damage that has been done. In many cases, though,
a TBI patient can be heavily debilitated, which makes the consequences
of the injury reach out to their family.
Yes, a traumatic brain injury does not just impact the injured person,
for it often also affects the lives of those around them. Family members
often have to try and figure out if they are able to to adjust their own
lives and schedules extensively to help care for the person with a TBI,
or whether they can get help from professional services with expertise
in helping people with brain injuries. Sometimes family members abandon
their careers or relocate to live with the TBI patient to try and help
ensure they are getting the appropriate care every day. During initial
treatments, family members may be called upon multiple times to take the
TBI patient to the hospital or clinic for checkups, appointments, additional
surgeries, and more. All in all, a single TBI injury can be a significant
time sink for close loved ones and can dramatically change the role of
family members – such as from spouse to caretaker. These changes
can take their toll on everyone in the family unit and is one of many
reasons why it is so important that the brain injury victim can get the
help from head injury professionals, if possible – so that the family
unit can be preserved as much as possible. Sometimes family’s only
hope of being able to access these kinds of services is by being able
to fund these services after an oftentimes complicated lawsuit has been
prosecuted against the negligent parties that caused the brain injury.
Of course, not all brain injuries are the result of someone else’s
neglect – but oftentimes they are – and when that happens
– the rights of the brain injury victim must be protected.
TBIs are expensive to treat. Thousands and thousands of dollars in medical
costs might be incurred before the TBI patient is even through with initial
treatments. Health insurance coverage, assuming the injury is covered,
is likely to be completely expended sooner or later. The remaining costs
are often the responsibility of the brain injury victim and their family.
The ultimate financial burden can feel overwhelming to the entire family
unit. That is partly why it is so important an experienced and capable
attorney/law-firm is needed to make sure the brain injury victim’s
rights are being protected. Springfield Brain Injury Attorneys for Your Case
Has your loved one suffered a brain injury or another
catastrophic injury due to the negligence or recklessness of a third party? Strong-Garner-Bauer
P.C. and our personal injury lawyers in Springfield can assist you when
preparing, filing, and following through with your claim. We understand
that a loved one’s TBI has impacts on your life as well, and we
will take the time to sit down with you, get to know what happened, and
factor all of the available information into your case. We will not be
satisfied unless you are ale to recover the compensation to which you
Contact our law firm
today by calling 417.855.2022 and scheduling a free initial case evaluation.