Getting into an accident that cause head trauma might come with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for the person. A person who suffers brain injury can look perfectly fine but may suffer a lot of cognitive and behavioral issues.
Not only the medical treatment but also the lawsuit relating an accidental brain injury gets complicated in most of the cases. The basic reason behind the litigation complexity is that no two brain injuries are exactly the same. So, it becomes necessary to hire an expert of the matter attorney to tackle your case when a closed one suffers a brain injury.
But before indulging in any such lawsuit you need to understand the following points.
The procedure is arduous – Brain injuries cannot be objectified as easily as the physical injuries. This makes the whole litigation process arduous for the claimant. The insurance companies are almost always not willing to accept claims of a brain injury. While filing a brain injury litigation be prepared to open up the entire past records of the injured person because the insurance companies will try their best to prove the condition pre-existed the accident.
The patient will need to go through a spectrum of tests to objectify the injury – A decade back we had only simple MRI and CT scan to read the extent of permanent damage caused to the brain after a head trauma. These tests were not as effective as the modern-day technologically advanced tests. The only way to win a brain injury litigation is to evidently objectify the injury. And for this, the injured person will have to undergo huge verities of tests.
The family may be entitled to Social Security Disability Coverage – In case the injured person suffered moderate to severe brain injury the family becomes entitled to the Social Security Disability coverage. The procedure is similarly time taking as the brain injury treatment and litigation. So, you should consider applying for the social security disability coverage immediately after the injury. If the injured person recovers to the extent as to not need any such assistance you can and should stop receiving the coverage.
Proper medical treatment is equally or more important – Never lose your focus on medical treatment while running for the litigation and the social security coverage. The injured person needs not only the medical facilities but also the positive support of society during the process of rehabilitation. So, make sure you spend some time to show your unconditional love and support to the injured person. The person should also be encouraged to be socially active. Social interaction plays a major role in rehabilitation after an accidental disability.
Keeping all these in mind you should be active in all areas as soon as the accident or injury happens. A late action in case of brain injury can have a really devastating effect especially if the delay is done in seeking medical attention. Litigation and Social security are a time-consuming procedure in nature so they too need to be taken care of immediately.