Brain Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation Costs
No injury should be taken lightly, but some injuries cause more severe harm than others. Brain injuries, for example, often cause devastating and lifelong damage that requires substantial treatment and care. If you suffered a brain injury in an accident, you may be faced with significant costs, and it is vital to consult a trusted personal injury attorney to discuss the steps that you can take to help mitigate your damages and provide for your care and comfort in the future. Fort Lauderdale brain injury lawyer Joseph I. Lipsky will diligently pursue any damages that may be recoverable following your accident to allow you to focus on healing and recovering. Mr. Lipsky understands the complexities involved in brain injury recovery and rehabilitation costs. He aids accident victims throughout South Florida.Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries often occur when a person experiences a significant impact to the skull. Car accidents in which a person's head strikes part of the car, like the window or the headrest, frequently cause brain injuries. A fall can also cause brain injuries if a person's head hits the ground or an object. Brain injuries caused by an impact can include concussions, post-concussion syndrome, hemorrhaging, and hematoma. In addition to impact-related brain injuries, brain injuries can also be caused by an object piercing the skull.Brain Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation Costs
Recovering from a brain injury can be a long and arduous process, and in some cases, a person will never return to his or her pre-injury condition. Brain injuries can cause headaches, memory loss, personality changes, and temporary or permanent impairments in completing the physical and mental tasks of everyday life. Treating a brain injury may require not only an initial hospitalization but also surgery, extensive physical and occupational therapy, a stay in a rehabilitation facility, and medication. Often, a person suffering from a brain injury will need psychiatric treatment to cope with the life changes caused by his or her diminished capabilities. The person suffering from the injury may also require nursing or home health care and assistive devices.
The costs of treating a brain injury can be astronomical. In many cases, treatment extends beyond an initial hospitalization, and lifelong care may be required. A person suffering from a brain injury may also incur the costs of modifying his or her home to accommodate his or her disability. In addition to treatment costs, a person suffering from a brain injury may be unable to work or to return to his or her previous position, so they may suffer a loss of income.
While many people are covered by insurance, insurance typically does not cover the full amount of the significant costs related to treating brain injuries. Accidents cause most traumatic brain injuries, and if another person was responsible for causing the accident in which you were injured, he or she may be responsible for compensating you for your brain injury recovery and rehabilitation costs. In most Florida personal injury lawsuits, the injured person will seek damages under a theory of negligence. To prove that another person should be held liable for your brain injury, you must show that he or she owed you a duty of care, the duty was breached, and the breach caused you to suffer calculable damages. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury, you should speak with a capable personal injury lawyer to discuss whether you may be able to recover damages from another party.Contact an Experienced Fort Lauderdale Attorney to Discuss Your Case
Brain injuries can cause both irreparable harm and staggering costs. Attorney Joseph I. Lipsky will work tirelessly to help you attempt to recover all of the compensation that you may be owed from those responsible for your injury. Mr. Lipsky assists victims in personal injury lawsuits in Fort Lauderdale as well as elsewhere in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Orange Counties, including in West Palm Beach, Miami, Key West, and Orlando. We have offices in Plantation, Delray Beach, Miami, and West Palm Beach. You can contact our offices at 1-888-352-5298 or via our form online to set up a free appointment to discuss your needs.