Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Put Victims and Families on the Road to Financial Ruin

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Put Victims and Families on the Road to Financial Ruin

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can range from low-level concussions to serious permanent brain damage, and can be the result of car crashes, workplace accidents, and more. This type of catastrophic injury can leave victims vulnerable to a host of side effects including dizziness, nausea, mood and behavioral changes, sensory problems, and physical disability. Some of the most serious traumatic brain injuries can result in coma or death.

The most common low-level TBI is a concussion, which results when the brain is jarred inside of the skull during a head or neck trauma. While symptoms may not manifest themselves immediately after an accident, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible to ensure that even the smallest symptoms of a TBI are not overlooked.

Because many TBI victims suffer physical and behavioral changes, it may affect a person’s ability to carry out the duties of their job, and could lead to job loss. Some TBIs require several weeks or months to heal, and if victims are not able to coordinate a leave of absence from their job, they may be forced to quit. For many Americans, this loss of income could spell financial disaster. Without a backup plan, missing even a few days, let alone weeks or months of work, could mean financial ruin for victims and their families. A person who once was able to support their family may no longer be able to do so.

While disability may be an option in some scenarios, it often is not enough to cover all of the expenses related to a victim’s care, and may not be sufficient keep them financially afloat while they heal. In addition to the emotional and physical suffering of victims and their families, a job loss or diminished earning capacity coupled with mounting medical and rehabilitation bills could easily force them into bankruptcy.

If you or a loved one have suffered traumatic brain injury, it is crucial that you contact a Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyer from Biren Law Group as soon as possible to secure the representation you need to possibly ensure that you do not end up in a dire financial situation. With our team advocating for you, you stand the best possible chance of gaining the compensation you deserve. For a free, no-risk case evaluation, please call our office today at (310) 896-4345.

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