Understanding How a Traumatic Brain Injury Could Affect Your Life Permanently
Dedicated personal injury lawyers helping families in Kentucky
Any discussion about the long term consequences of a traumatic brain injury needs to begin from the standpoint that every individual will have a different experience and a vastly different outcome. However, considering the generalities that most people who have survived a traumatic brain injury will have to face as they move forward with their lives, there are many things that all will have in common.
The legal team at Crandall & Pera Law has the experience and the track record of helping countless clients who have experienced a life-altering injury get the compensation they will need in order to manage the rest of their lives. We understand the process of life care planning, and will work with experts who can quantify what it might cost to bring in the medical equipment, staff and other resources a TBI victim might need for the rest of their lives. We are here to fight for your rights.
The long term costs of traumatic brain injury
A severe traumatic brain injury has consequences that impact entire families. Planning for the future can be challenging, especially if you must shoulder that burden alone. At Crandall & Pera Law, we fight on behalf of catastrophic injury victims in Kentucky whose lives have been irreparably changed because of someone else’s negligence.
When you are planning for the future, be sure to consider:
- Medical expenses. There will be medical bills following the accident and then ongoing expenses for long term medical care. Rehabilitation, surgery, therapy, hospital stays: the medical bills for these types of procedures and treatments can take a very long time, and can cost you thousands of dollars.
- Medical equipment and supplies. From wheelchairs to chairlifts, ramps, modified vehicles and modifications to the home to accommodate a disabled individual, the costs will be staggering.
- Diminished earning capacity. If the injured individual once held a full time job and supported your family, the loss of that income will have an even father-reaching impact. You may struggle to pay your household bills, your mortgage, your car loans or your student loans.
- Changes in relationships. A person with a brain injury may not be able to relate to others in the way that he or she did before their accident, and it can have an impact on your relationships. Caregivers may struggle with feelings of anger, grief and frustration, too – all of which are perfectly normal responses to such a sudden change.
- Emotional distress. The pain and trauma of the accident or incident, the pain of the loss of the way life used to be and uncertainty about the future can cause tremendous emotional pain for victims and their families alike.
If you are dealing with the effects of a traumatic brain injury caused by an accident that was the result of another’s reckless behavior or negligence, or if your loved one has suffered permanent brain damage after an accident or act of medical negligence which led to oxygen deprivation, you may be able to take legal action. At Crandall & Pera Law we help people every day who have suffered injuries due to no fault of their own. We fight for our clients’ rights to compensation for their injuries. We are ready to help you.
Contact Crandall & Pera Law today with your questions about dealing with the consequences of TBI
At Crandall & Pera Law we have more than 60 years of combined experience in helping people obtain compensation after a traumatic brain injury. We listen to you and offer seasoned legal guidance. You are welcome to fill out our contact form or give us a call at 877.686.8879 to discuss your case today. We will meet you at one of our offices in Kentucky.