The following is a guest blog courtesy of Dolan Law Offices in Chicago
The effects of traumatic brain injuries often continue long after an accident
occurs. The Brain Injury Association of America cites a study that indicates
that 40% of patients who were hospitalized for traumatic brain injuries
at the time of their accident continue to have unmet needs one year after
their accident. Those unmet needs vary from patient to patient and often
fall into one of the following three categories:
Physical Needs: common physical needs include problems with everyday life skills and functioning
as well as an elevated risk for epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease and
Parkinson's disease. Problems with memory and problems solving are
Financial Needs: the physical impact of a traumatic brain injury can cause brain injury
victims to lose time from work and negatively impact their income. Additionally,
medical and rehabilitation bills may not be fully covered by insurance
and can quickly become a financial burden.
Emotional Needs: many brain injury victims have trouble controlling their aggression and
their temper. They may be unable to handle stresses and emotional upsets.
They may be unable to maintain the same friendships and familial relationships
that they did prior to their injuries.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered a traumatic brain injury then it
is important to think about your current
long term needs. An experienced brain injury lawyer can help you recover
damages to meet all of your current and anticipated needs. Please contact
a brain injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to protect
your right to recovery and to get the compensation that you deserve.