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Brain Injury Prognosis

Posted on November 17, 2016 to

Our Virginia, Maryland And Washington, D.C. Brain Injury Lawyers Help Recover Damages

man discussing head injury with doctorThe effects a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have on your life and your livelihood are substantial and will most likely be a long-term concern. Many different types of accidents can result in a TBI, including car accidentsconstruction accidents and truck accidents. No matter the cause, if you sustain a traumatic brain injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages.

Our Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. brain injury attorneys work hard for our clients to get them and their families the compensation they deserve following an accident that has left them dealing with brain injuries or permanently disabled. After a brain injury, your most important concern should be your recovery. We believe that you should not have the additional worry about how you will be able to afford past and future expenses caused by someone else. If you need more brain injury information, our TBI lawyers are here to help.

If you have not been diagnosed with a TBI but were involved in an accident and are now experiencing the symptoms of TBI, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Is There a Normal Prognosis Following a Brain Injury? Will I Recover?

There are many factors that affect a prognosis for recovering after a brain injury. Each patient and each case are different. The recovery from a traumatic brain injury also depends on the severity and specific location of the impact to the brain.

With proper treatment, many people are able to recover following a TBI to a level of independence that can allow them to go back to the lives and jobs they had before their accident. However, a significant number of patients will have lasting or even life-long brain injury symptoms, such as problems with memory or cognition, which can limit their ability to work or live without the need of a daily caregiver.

TBI Long Term Effects and Costs

Even with a positive prognosis from a doctor about your brain injury recovery, you may experience some lasting physical and emotional brain injury symptoms. Unfortunately, some TBI symptoms may never fully go away. Over your lifetime, you may deal with the following expenses after a brain injury:

  • Cost of Medications: You may need prescriptions to treat a wide range of lingering symptoms following a TBI. These could be for neurological symptoms like headaches, depression and emotional irregularities, just to name a few.
  • Expenses for Treatment and Rehabilitation: Depending on the severity of your brain injury, your rehabilitation program could require the combined efforts of many different types of professionals. Occupational, speech and physical therapists could be required on a long-term basis. Additionally, you could need traumatic brain injury treatment by neurologists and psychiatrists for a significant period following your injury.
  • Nursing Care: Once intensive rehabilitation is complete, you could still need the assistance of nursing care either at home or as part of a residential care program.
  • Inability to Return to Work: If a TBI prevents you from returning to work in your previous position or at all, your family may be losing the income of its primary breadwinner. If the brain injury was caused by the negligence of another individual or business, you may be entitled to seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit for the wages you lost while you were hospitalized or getting treatment as well as compensated for any future income you are unable to earn due to a brain injury.

For TBI victims unable to hold a job or gain any income, how are they able to afford the medical care and treatment needed to improve their quality of lives? It is a vicious, devastating cycle. The burden to provide assistance and financial support often falls to family members and loved ones.

The law is on the side of brain injury victims hurt by the careless actions of another – whether the brain injury was the result of a motor vehicle, workplace or other type of accident. While the law can never right the wrong that happened, it can help ease financial worries. Our TBI attorneys will work with experts, life care planners and other brain injury specialists to calculate the true costs of brain injury that takes into account your current and future needs. This way, your attention does not have to focus on where the money for medical treatment will come from, but on doing what you can to live as fully as possible after a brain injury.

Contact a DC Brain Injury Lawyer Today for More TBI Information

At Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P., we offer prospective clients a free consultation in which we will review your case, give you the brain injury information you need, answer your questions and give you our professional opinion as to what steps you should take next. You have nothing to lose; contact us today, and let us help you recover compensation for traumatic brain injury treatment expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

It is our goal to hold the negligent party responsible for your accident accountable, and get you the full financial compensation you deserve. We have office locations in Washington, D.C.; Fairfax, Virginia; and Greenbelt, Maryland, so free legal advice is never far away. Contact us online, or call one of our offices to set up a free initial consultation today.