Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are more common than you might think. If you find yourself suffering from a TBI due to a preventable accident, you are not alone. Every year, millions of people suffer from TBIs. This can result in hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in damages. The most important thing to do after suffering from an invent resulting in a TBI is seeking compensation. Of course, money can’t take back the horrific tragedy you have suffered, but it is an important step in the process of getting your life back on track.
Home and Living Modifications.
Many people who are suffering from a brain injury, also have to deal with being permanently disabled. If this is the case, you might have to modify your home and vehicle to accommodate the physical limitations you face. Modifying your home or car can be a costly expense. Sometimes costs can go as high as $20,000 just for your home. Modifying a car for your disability can cost anywhere between $20,000 yo $80,000. The good news is that these are considered recoverable costs.
Even in the best cases, victims of TBIs find themselves out of work for a significant amount of time. As long as your brain injury is keeping you from working, the wages you’re losing are recoverable. Even if you discover that you won’t be able to return to work, despite reaching maximum medical improvement, you could seek damages for losing earning capacity. Your lawyer can find experts that can determine a figure that is fair to you based on your career and other factors that contribute to your earning potential.
It’s important to know that you can pursue compensation for any and all medical bills that incur due to your condition. For example, if you suffered from a TBI because of a car accident, you’ll probably need to pay for expenses such as ambulance transportation, surgeries, and rehabilitation. Under the law, you are entitled to have those expenses reimbursed to you. You can also pursue funds for medical equipment, home care, and other future medical costs associated with your brain injury.
Pain and Suffering
Texas law recognizes that not all damages are tangible. Non-economic damages are just as real as monetary losses. Victims of traumatic brain injuries often suffer from emotional trauma relating to their injury. Depression, loss in quality of life, and many other aspects that otherwise drastically change their life due to the negligence of another party. Often the best way to demonstrate the changes your condition has had on you is to keep a journal. Documenting how you feel, or how you are unable to participate in hobbies you once loved can help show the impact your injury has had on you.
San Antonio Accident Lawyer.
Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum is a local San Antonio firm that will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve clients all across Texas with offices in San Antonio, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website. The Law Guns will fight for you.