Recovering from a Brain Injury Could Cause Financial Ruin – But it Does Not Have To
Many Americans are unemployed or working part-time. The additional cost of a significant accident, such as a traumatic brain injury, can push matters over the brink into severe financial strain or even ruin for people on a tight budget. Fortunately, when injuries are sustained in an accident, it may be possible to avoid financial ruin by ensuring the at-fault party pays for your bills.
Read on to learn more and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 if you require a free legal consultation.
What if my own medical expenses were not too high? Is making a claim still worthwhile?
It is crucial to consider your future financial situation in addition to your current medical expenses when determining whether or not to pursue a personal injury claim. After all, while the cost of treating some injuries may be low, the overall financial toll they have on you and your family may be very high. An excellent illustration of this is a traumatic brain injury
Think about a person who is involved in a car accident and sustains a concussion. The actual medical cost of the injury can be low because there is not much the medical community can do to treat a concussion. However, the person can experience a number of symptoms like nausea, headaches, dizziness, or visual issues that might prohibit them from going back to work right away.
It goes without saying that they should be compensated for the wages they lost while they were recovering. A person may be entitled to further compensation if the healing process is prolonged to the point that they lose their work.
The medical costs and the effect on the person’s future would be greater with a more severe brain injury. Following a brain injury, people frequently have memory, concentration, behavior, personality, and cognitive problems that can make it nearly impossible for them to return to work in their previous position, or possibly in any role. Their quality of life and their relationships may also suffer as a result of these changes, and this diminished enjoyment also calls for compensation.
Choose wisely for your family
Investigate your options for obtaining compensation if you were hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault. If you have not already spoken with a personal injury attorney who is experienced with brain injuries and can attest to the fairness of the offer, do not blindly accept whatever the insurance company decides to provide.
Your attorney can help you explore your possibilities for arranging a loan against your potential future compensation if you need money right away to cover medical bills or everyday living needs. Call us at 909-982-0707 to set up a free initial consultation with Attorney Vargas if you have questions about filing an accident claim.