Each year, thousands of individuals are injured and diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury is a dysfunction that occurs within the brain, usually as a result of a blunt force to an individual’s head. Traumatic brain injuries occur in an instant. They occur from a variety of accidents or incidents including car accidents, swimming pool accidents, domestic violence incidents, assaults, and more. These injuries can range from being minor in nature to those that are more severe, having lasting impacts. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in the state of West Virginia, contact Colombo Law today for a no-risk initial consultation.
Medical Impacts of Traumatic Brain Injuries
When you or your loved one suffers a serious traumatic brain injury, there will be short term and long term medical impacts of the injury. Immediately after the injury, there will be extensive medical care to treat your injury. You or your loved one deserves financial compensation when you are injured as you may be out of work for an extended period and, in some cases, required to readjust to learning the basics such as walking, talking, and short and long term memory.
When traumatic brain injuries are serious, they require many extensive medical procedures over the course of man years. While short term medical needs may conclude in the weeks or months following an injury, the fight for survival is not over. Long-term medical impacts of a traumatic brain injury include seizures, regression, and additional medical procedures to monitor functions of the brain.
Financial Impacts of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The impact of a traumatic brain injury on your loved one is a serious burden. In addition to the medical costs that rapidly increase at the time of the injury, there are long-term financial impacts that occur over the lifetime of the injury. Many families experience additional lost wages in caring for their loved ones by attending medical appointments and, for those who are in grade school, specialized education to meet the individualized needs of a child with traumatic brain injuries. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in West Virginia, you need an experienced attorney who can help you work through these issues. The attorneys at Colombo Law are experienced personal injury litigators who can help you or your loved one recover monetary compensation for traumatic brain injuries resulting from the negligence of another.