If a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an automobile accident, you are probably finding that the medical treatment and assistance they need is far beyond what you can afford. While some may have health insurance, health savings accounts, disability insurance, etc., that can help cover some of the medical treatment a TBI victim needs, there is never enough to provide necessary treatments and rehabilitative therapy. Your loved one is also entitled to recover for damages associated with past and future pain and suffering, rehabilitation, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages and earning capacity, etc. Brain injury cases are complex and require an experienced team of professionals to appropriately provide for the extensive and lifechanging impact. Larson Johnson, P.L.’s team of experienced professionals can navigate the complexities of these difficult cases.
Have you spoken with a Tampa, FL personal injury attorney?
If you answered no, now would be a good time to contact Larson Johnson, PL. At our office, we understand the impact a TBI can have on a victim and their family and we are here to explore with you the options that would get your family member the money they need to afford the care/services their condition requires. Not only can our team of skilled personal injury attorneys review your circumstances to determine if filing a lawsuit would be in your best interest, but we can value your damages to ensure that you receive just compensation for these injuries.
Common Types of TBI Services A Successful Lawsuit Could Help Your Loved One Afford
- Acute Rehabilitation– “Acute rehabilitation is often needed after a brain injury to work on improving skills related to physical health, personal care, cognitive processing, language and communication, movement and mobility, behavior, environmental awareness and responsiveness” [Source: New York State Department of Health]. The amount of time a TBI victim would receive acute rehabilitation depends upon the severity of the cognitive impairment.
- Sub-Acute Rehabilitation– Some TBI victims might require sub-acute rehabilitation which “addresses other issues, such as community living, behavior and emotions, employment, school, recreation, and living independently.”
- Counseling/Behavioral Services– If a TBI victim is experiencing an emotional or behavioral issue as a result of their injury, they may need to undergo counseling or receive behavioral services. The New York State Department of Health says that after an individual suffers a brain injury, they often go through a period of emotional recovery. Both a victim and their family may need help processing “how their lives have been affected by changes, such as those related to abilities, personality, employment, vocation, interests in hobbies, recreation or athletic activities, family structure and support” and may benefit from counseling and behavioral services.
- Home Care Services. If your family member now requires help at home, he/she may benefit from some of the home care services listed below:
- Skilled nursing services provided by a licensed nurse.
- Private Duty Nursing provided by registered or licensed practical nurses.
- Home Health Aide services to help with “meal preparation, dressing, bathing, grooming, medication administration, and/or incidental homemaking services.”
- Personal Care services that are “provided by a non-licensed personal care aide and are non-medical in nature and include independent living services.”
- Therapies “provided by therapists licensed in each of the following capacity: physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapy.”
Aside from the services listed above, a personal injury lawsuit could also help your loved one pay for past and future medical expenses, recover money for lost wages, loss of earning capacity in the past and future, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury from an automobile crash, please contact Larson Johnson, P.L. to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and the possibility of recovering compensation for the significant damages that typically arise from brain injury cases.
Larson Johnson, P.L. is located at:
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Tampa, Florida 33606