Did you know that there are around 200,000 cases of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. each year? It is devastating to have to live with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of another person’s negligence, but it can be comforting to know that you’re not alone in the challenges that you will face.
Head injuries are common, but the severity of yours is what makes it unique. Your brain injury may not be like anyone else’s. Your symptoms may vary as well. That’s why it’s important for you to seek support from a medical provider and to understand exactly how you are affected by your injury.
If you suffer a head injury in a crash, is the other party responsible?
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car crash that another motorist caused, then they should be held responsible for any pain and suffering you go through. This is in addition to compensating you for the medical bills and other financial losses you suffer. Some of the compensation you may want to ask for may include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Travel costs related to hospitalization or treatments
- Physical therapy expenses
- Handicap accessibility adjustments in your home
- Long term care support
Every person with a brain injury is going to have a different future ahead of them, so it’s important for you to talk to your doctors and to get a good idea of how your life may change in the future. You and your attorney can devise strategies for negotiating with the other party’s insurance carrier to get the compensation that you will need as you focus on your recovery.