What Are The Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injury On Your Financial Situation?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can significantly impact the financial situation of the injured individual or their whole family. Serious traumatic brain injuries require months of treatment and rehabilitation. Victims miss work and some are never able to return to their previous position. These costs and losses add up quickly, leaving accident victims struggling to pay their bills and make ends meet.

If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury in a Texas accident, you may be eligible to recover damages from the at-fault party. The team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can evaluate your case and help you pursue compensation to cover expenses, and losses associated with your TBI. Call us today at 713-850-8600 to get started.

The Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation

There are many types of accidents that can lead to a TBI

. Traumatic brain injuries vary widely in severity and how they affect victims. Relatively minor TBIs may not require hospitalization or only require a brief stay. However, TBI’s that are moderate or severe will often require extended inpatient care. Some people require surgery and close monitoring and may be in the critical care unit for several days before moving to a step-down unit or a regular floor. The costs add up quickly.

Almost all victims who suffer moderate or severe TBIs also require inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation. The symptoms of a TBI can dictate just how much one’s life changes. Many with minor injuries will also require therapy. This can cost thousands of dollars a day at a specialized facility. Accident victims with a TBI may require:

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Occupational therapy

For the most significantly affected, ongoing care costs can reach six figures or more each year. Around-the-clock nursing care, home health care, and other care providers may be necessary, in addition to medical equipment and mobility aids.

Missing Work Exacerbates the Pressure on Your Financial Situation

In addition to the mounting cost of care and rehabilitation, the injured person cannot work their regular job, and many people do not have paid time off, vacation pay, or sick pay to cover any time away from work. Even when they do, it is unlikely to cover the months of recovery they could face. Medical bills are adding up, and there is lost income because they cannot return to work.

In some cases, accident victims who suffer a TBI will never be able to return to their previous job. Instead, they will have to take a job that requires fewer specialized skills and likely pays less, or they will need to rely on disability payments, known as diminished earning capacity, which can severely impact their income.

Damages Recoverable in a TBI Injury Accident Case in Texas

If you suffered a TBI in a negligence accident and you win an out-of-court settlement or verdict in your case, you may be eligible to recover a wide range of damages. While these vary based on your injury-related expenses and losses, they could include:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Rehabilitation and therapy expenses
  • Ongoing care costs
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Property damages
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Let D. Miller & Associates, PLLC Go to Work on Your TBI Accident Case

If we can prove another person’s negligence caused your accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury, you may qualify to recover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our team can help you pursue compensation for your losses and expenses. We offer free case evaluations and can help you understand your options to try to recover the financial damages you suffered because of your accident.

We will investigate your accident, identifying the negligent party and gathering evidence to prove their liability. We will also:

  • Protect your right to pursue compensation
  • Manage all communication about your case
  • Answer your questions and address your concerns
  • Collect proof of your expenses and losses to prove damages

Once we have a strong case to support our claim, we may try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement to avoid taking your case to court. In some cases, we may need to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party to try to recover damages for you.

Call us today at 713-850-8600 for your free case evaluation and initial consultation.

Talk to a Personal Injury Accident Attorney About Your Traumatic Brain Injury Case Today

If you or a member of your family suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident in Texas, the team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC is here to help. We can evaluate your case for free and explain your rights and options. Let us go to work for you, identifying the at-fault party and pursuing the damages you deserve.

Call us today at 713-850-8600 to get started by discussing your case with a member of our team.