What to Expect After a Traumatic Brain Injury
After an accident that results in brain damage, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Recovery is often uncertain and challenging. Survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) usually have a long road of rehabilitation, occupational therapy, and counseling.
At Siegel & Coonerty LLP, our legal team is dedicated to helping those who have sustained brain damage or traumatic brain injuries after an accident. Our lawyers have secured several multi-million dollar recoveries for survivors of TBIs including a $43 million jury verdict.
Do People with Brain Damage Make a Full Recovery?
Individuals who have sustained brain damage often have a difficult path to a full recovery. Depending on the severity a person with a traumatic brain injury may not only require emergency medical care, but they may also need long-term treatment.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may impact your entire life. Survivors often have to undergo significant treatment and rehabilitation. In many cases, a person’s recovery prognosis is dependent on a number of factors and usually specific to the individual.
What Should I Expect After a Brain Injury?
In the immediate aftermath of an accident resulting in a brain injury, you may be assessed by a medical professional. The doctor or EMT will use one more tests to make a proper diagnosis. From there, treatment will depend on the extent of the brain damage.
Treatment for brain damage may include:
- Mental health counseling
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Vocational counseling
In moderate to severe cases, TBI survivors may need 24/7 care to help them attend to their daily activities.
Should I Hire an Attorney If I Sustain a TBI?
While not all brain injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, many are preventable. If your brain damage was the result of an accident or injury, you might be entitled to compensation.
Damages in a traumatic brain injury case may include compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Future medical care and treatment
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Disfigurement or disability
An attorney can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after a brain injury. Many times early settlement offers from insurance companies fail to cover all of the medical expenses related to brain injuries. Recovery after brain damage is usually extensive. Obtaining a full and fair settlement or verdict is critical to ensuring that you receive the medical care you deserve.
Did You Sustain Brain Damage After an Accident? Contact Our Office Today.
If you sustained a traumatic brain injury after an accident, you might have a valid claim for damages against a negligent party. To determine if you are entitled to compensation, you need to discuss your case with an attorney.At Siegel & Coonerty LLP, we have dedicated our practice to helping survivors of brain injuries. Contact our office today at 646-960-8195 to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation.