Injuries to the brain run the gamut, from difficult-to-diagnose to impossible to ignore, but the most important thing for the family of a person who’s suffered traumatic brain injury is to take immediate steps to protect their loved one financially.
Finding a professional law practice to ensure that a person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury has the resources they’ll need for medical care, even for a lifetime, is critical.
How Do I Know If My Loved One Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Not every brain injury shows up in imaging, so here are some things to watch for after a loved one’s car or motorcycle accident, workplace injury, slip and fall, or other experience that can injure the brain:
- Memory impairment
- Changes in personality
- Vision problems / blurred vision
- Mood swings
- Vertigo and balance issues
- Changes to social behaviors
- Problems with hand-eye coordination
- Trouble understanding written material
If your loved one is displaying any of these symptoms, you may find there are serious negative impacts on their ability to work, getting along with family, and maintaining friendships. A neurologist may be able to give a clearer diagnosis and plan of action, including rehabilitative therapies that can help, but since so many Americans rely on their job for their health insurance, any impairment in your loved one’s ability to work can be catastrophic in getting better.
That’s where experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers come in. When you’ve been hurt in any kind of accident where another person’s negligence or recklessness played a role, you are not on the hook for the expenses associated with the injuries.
Protecting Your Financial Future
Studies show that two-thirds of American bankruptcies are related to medical issues, and that doesn’t just mean bills from treatment. Traumatic brain injury can easily mean the end of your loved one’s career or even the end of their working life. Safety net programs are better than nothing, but what you need is a financial bulwark to protect your injured loved one and your family.
When you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, don’t wait to get the help you need. Get the absolute best attorneys in your area, with a proven track record, when you need help.
Louis Gertler is a Partner with the Gertler Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. The law firm represents plaintiffs in personal injury matters and focuses on succession planning as well. The information above is not legal advice and we urge you to consult with a local attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.
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