It happens in a split second:
• A car or truck smashes into your automobile and your head hits the windshield, side window, or dashboard
• A piece of lumber falls from a storage rack and hits your head while shopping at a “big box” store
• You slip on icy stairs, falling backward and hitting your head on the steps
Every single incident can result in a serious and life-altering injury known as traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Many people are reluctant to seek treatment for a brain injury after a car crash or slip and fall injury because of the high cost of healthcare. When all is said and done, treatment for a TBI can cost thousands of dollars which is often more than the average individual can afford to pay. That is why it is so important to seek the help of a personal injury attorney.
Personal injury attorneys can help you receive proper compensation that will allow you to get the treatment you need for a traumatic brain injury.
Some of the medical expenses that may be covered when making a claim for a car crash TBI include:
It is a terrible mistake to make to avoid seeking medical treatment for a car crash TBI. In New York State, these expenses will usually be covered by no-fault, but you may experience financial hardship if you are injured in a slip and fall or other types of injury. If you are concerned about finances and paying for medical bills, a personal injury attorney may be able to help make arrangements with the doctors, hospitals, and specialists to get you the care you need while your case is still pending.
When you incur a brain injury due to a car crash, slip and fall or other types of injury, you don’t just have medical bills piling up. In fact, you may experience other unexpected non-medical expenses that arise as a result of your injury. For example, if you have difficulty walking or are wheelchair bound as a result of the injuries, you may need to remodel your home to accommodate the walker or wheelchair. Another example is transportation to and from the hospital, doctor’s office, or specialist appointments. The individual responsible for the motor vehicle collision could be legally responsible for these expenses.
In addition to non-medical expenses, the responsible party may need to pay for lost wages. Many times people are unable to return to work after a traumatic brain injury. The party responsible for your injuries should be required to pay you for the time you are out of work.
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