3 Major Costs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), their life may be changed forever. Their cognitive abilities may decline, their motor skills may be impaired, and they may require years of physical and mental rehabilitation. In addition to the physical and emotional toll that TBIs can have on victims and their families, the financial consequences are also extreme.
Some of the biggest TBI-related expenses include:
- A lifetime of lost wages: Many TBI victims become permanently disabled and are unable to do the jobs they did before or work at all. And when those victims don’t have disability insurance, their families often struggle to replace their lost income.
- A lifetime of medical care: Some TBI victims are able to live independently and can eventually stop physical therapy. However, other TBI victims need lifelong care. They may require assistance with eating, dressing, bathing, and more. When their families can’t provide this assistance, they may need to hire help.
- A lifetime of specialized equipment and home modifications: When TBIs severely affect victims’ motor skills, they may need specialized equipment, including walkers, wheelchairs, ramps, modified showers and tubs, and more. These costs are often ongoing and can be extremely expensive.
At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers know how financially devastating TBIs can be for victims and their families. If your family is dealing with a TBI, it’s important to get an experienced law firm on your side. We’re here to help, and you can contact us 24/7 for a free consultation.