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Understanding Catastrophic Injury

Brain Injury Attorney

If you’ve experienced a brain injury – or you know someone who has – it’s important to understand the cost. Read on to learn more about how a brain injury can change a life, and see why you should get in touch with the right lawyer.

  1. Brain Injuries Are Catastrophic Injuries.

As a brain injury attorney like our friends at David & Philpot, P.L. can explain, from a legal standpoint, you can divide injury cases into two categories: personal injury, and catastrophic injury. 

As a general rule of thumb, personal injuries are recoverable. You may be out of commission for a few weeks or months while you heal and patch up your sprain, broken bone, or burn. On the other hand, a catastrophic injury is much more severe. Catastrophic injuries are typically permanent, and can impair how a person lives the rest of his or her life. The brain is fragile, and brain injuries are common sources of catastrophic injuries.

  1. Brain Injuries Are Expensive.

No matter the cause, an accident or injury can be expensive. This is especially true when it comes to brain injury. Even a minor head injury such as a concussion can result in lengthy and invasive medical procedures, and this specialty care comes at a price.

Unfortunately, a brain injury is expensive. It can be difficult to cope with your recovery when you’re swamped with bills, especially if you have to adapt to a new normal after your catastrophic injury.

  1. A Brain Injury Victim May Have To Relearn How To Live Their Life.

Most catastrophic injuries require specialty equipment or even home remodeling if the injured person wants to continue living relatively independently. A brain injury may mean a long time relearning previous skills – even basic tasks such as eating, speaking, and reading.

Brain injuries are for life. If you or a loved one experienced a brain injury, it’s important to make sure you have a financial safety net in place so you can live your best lives. However, there’s only so much insurance can do.

  1. There’s Only So Much That Insurance Can Pay.

Ideally, insurance will pay for your medical recovery. But if there’s no recovery in sight, and your injuries are permanent, that insurance money may dry up. Insurance companies also tend to sit on those much-needed payouts for as long as possible, which can be stressful to say the least.

If you’re relying on insurance to cover the cost of a catastrophic injury, you need to make sure you’re getting enough money – and you need to make sure you’re getting that money when you need it. Someone who’s recovering from a brain injury shouldn’t be left hanging, especially if their brain injury has resulted in the loss of their job and the loss of their income.

  1. The Right Lawyer Can Make All The Difference.

Whether it’s fighting with insurance providers or investigating an accident to determine if any other parties should be held accountable, the right legal team can make all the difference.

A brain injury requires lifelong help, and without the proper funds, it can be an overwhelming road to your new normal. Fortunately, a lawyer can help you build a case and get the compensation you deserve. While no amount of money can completely repair a catastrophic injury, it can prove a valuable help while you’re adjusting to your new life.

Get in touch with a lawyer today for a free consultation.