Suffering from a brain injury can significantly impact your life. The injured person is seldom the same, even if some level of function returns. There may be obvious changes in a person’s ability to speak or perform daily tasks as well as subtle changes in the person’s personality, emotional stability, and ability to retain information. People with severe brain damage may require lifelong care. Even people who suffer less severe brain injury may be unable to work at their previous job or need ongoing psychological or emotional therapy. In short, a brain injury has long-lasting consequences that require expensive and long-term care and treatment.

Most traumatic brain injuries occur as a result of an external force that impacts the skull. The impact from a violent blow or jolt to the head can result in mild or severe brain dysfunction. Traumatic brain injuries can also result from an object penetrating the skull. Some examples of this include a bullet or, in the case of a violent impact, a shattered piece of the skull. Depending on the severity of the injury, brain dysfunction can be temporary or more long-term. The injuries that typically result in long-term complications may involve:

The Brain Injury Association of America explains that brain injuries are not an event or outcome, but rather the start to a long-term, often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and under-funded neurological disease. Brain injuries require timely medical attention and access to specialized rehabilitation facilities in order to combat the effects of the injury. The short and long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries can vary immensely in size and scope. Individuals may lose valuable time at work due to rigorous rehabilitation schedules. When the person eventually returns to work they might suffer from a large decrease in their productivity due to an inability to perform the tasks that were once quite familiar to them. If the injury is especially serious the individual may not be able to return to work at all. These types of injuries can be the result of any serious accident. Here at the McMinn Law Firm, we handle cases including:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Serious Brain Damage
  • Amnesia
  • Coma
  • Concussions
  • Blunt Trauma Head Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice

Caring for a Family Member with Brain Injury Requires Extensive Resources

In many of these cases, people require lifelong medical care and access to individualized services and support systems to once again achieve a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. Some of these services may include psychological or emotional therapy. In these cases, the injuries sustained will cause various long-lasting consequences for the victim. These consequences will require long-term treatment and care that can prove to be very expensive for the victim and their loved ones.

These treatments and specialized facilities can be exceedingly difficult to locate and are often extremely costly for families who have assumed care of a loved one that has suffered a traumatic brain injury. While there are many centers offering 24-hour care, each individual will have specific needs unique to their injury. Because of this, it can require extensive research and first-person interviews to determine which facility is best equipped to meet the needs of the injured person.

Many families simply do not have the time or money necessary to thoroughly research available treatment centers. Once a list of available treatment centers is acquired, it is recommended for families to conduct walk-throughs and on-site interviews with the staff at each center in order to determine the best fit for their family member. As you might imagine, this process can be exhaustive and often causes immediate family members to miss valuable time at work, as well as at home. This can lead to fatigue, injury, or decline in health for members of the injured person’s immediate family. Thankfully, there are existing resources to aid families in finding treatment centers, narrowing down their initial list, and eventually selecting the treatment center that they feel is the best fit for their loved one.

Infographic: What you need to know about brain injury

Families that have assumed care of a family member who has suffered a severe brain injury will require extensive resources in order to adequately provide for their loved ones’ needs. Many families lack the financial resources necessary to provide the injured person with quality medical care. Because of the complicated nature of many brain injuries, family members caring for brain-injured loved ones need to educate themselves about proper treatments for the various effects of serious brain trauma. Other necessary adaptations might include the installation of a ramped front-door entry, changing of bedrooms or living spaces (due to inability to navigate stairs), and improved access to shower and bathing facilities. These adaptations will undoubtedly have a significant financial impact on the victims’ family.

Attorneys who handle brain injury accidents

The financial burden placed on families who are treating brain-injured loved ones can be substantial.In the unfortunate event that one of your family members or friends is the victim of a life-altering brain injury, it is essential that you find trustworthy legal representation as quickly as possible. With the help of an experienced legal team you can locate and attain the resources needed for adequate care.

The McMinn Law Firm possesses the resources and dedication necessary to alleviate some of the strain on families who simply want to get their loved one the care that they need and deserve. We will work diligently to help you receive the fair compensation that the injured person and their family is entitled to. Our friendly representatives will be happy to come visit you at your home or in the hospital. If your loved one was injured as the result of a negligent action or some other form of misconduct, you and your family may be eligible to file a claim. Whether you seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, or pain and suffering, the McMinn Law Firm has the skills and experience that you need to get the results that you deserve.

For the professional and effective legal representation that you need here in Austin, Texas, Contact the McMinn Law Firm today! Our phone lines are open 24/7 at (512) 474-0222. We can also be reached via our contact form.