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The high cost of recovery for traumatic brain injury victims

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2024 | Brain Injury

When traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur, victims face a daunting road to recovery, often accompanied by staggering medical costs. TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe injuries requiring extensive and prolonged care.

Knowing about the possible treatments you may need can help when filing your auto accident claim. You want to ensure that you obtain sufficient compensation to address your injury costs.

Immediate and long-term care

The immediate aftermath of a TBI usually involves emergency care, which can quickly accumulate thousands of dollars in expenses per day. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning, as TBIs often necessitate a multifaceted approach involving physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and neuropsychological support.

Unique treatments and therapies

Specialized treatments such as cognitive and neuro-oncology rehabilitation are essential for many TBI patients. These therapies can address the changes a TBI can inflict, from memory and reasoning difficulties to sensory and language impairments.

Financial implications

The economic impact of treating a TBI can be profound. In addition to the direct costs of medical care, there are often indirect costs, such as lost wages and the need for long-term care or living space modifications.

Victim recourse

You may be entitled to compensation if your injury was caused by another’s negligence. In Washington State, injury awards can vary depending on injury severity and the circumstances of the accident. Settlements may cover both economic damages like medical bills and non-economic losses such as pain and suffering.

As you can see, the path to recovery from a TBI can be physically and emotionally challenging as well as financially burdensome. The potentially high cost of treatment underscores the importance of understanding exploring all options to strengthen your claim.