Long-Term Costs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

by Staff Blogger | April 7th, 2016

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a broad term encompassing several different types of brain-related injuries, though concussions are the most common. It’s important not to underestimate the impact these injuries can have on you long-term. It can take weeks or months to reveal the full extent of your injuries, which is why every TBI should be taken seriously.

Common complications caused by TBIs and spinal cord injuries include:

  • blood clots,
  • bowel and/or bladder problems,
  • breathing problems,
  • memory lapses,
  • loss of cognitive abilities,
  • muscle spasms,
  • pain,
  • and paralysis.

Those conditions require extensive medical treatment and care that can cost you thousands over your lifetime. When seeking compensation for your injuries, you must consider these long-term costs before signing anything the insurance company puts in front of you. Their main objective is to settle quickly for as little money as possible. Although a quick check might be appealing, taking the insurance company’s initial offer could put your family in a financial crisis down the road.

Don’t do it. Call an experienced lawyer instead. At Skolrood Law Firm, we have years of experience getting TBI victims fair compensation for their injuries. We’ll fight the insurance company to make sure your long-term interests are protected. Call today for a free consultation.