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Brain injuries: No two are the same

Brain injuries impact you in your daily life in many ways. You may no longer be able to work like you did in the past, or you may find it hard to interact with the people you love. Your memory may fail you, or you may have trouble getting the right words out when you want to speak. Whatever happened because of your brain injury is a direct result of another person's negligence. You deserve to receive compensation for the way the injury has affected you as well as for the financial losses you face. 

Brain injury treatment

After the initial injury, you may require emergency evaluation and care. Then, once emergency care is complete, you move on to the intensive care unit if your injury is severe enough. Following that, specialty neurotrauma surgeons or doctors work with you to create a plan. You may require surgery or therapy for your injuries.

After this, the way patients are treated varies. Some go home with family or continue in an outpatient program. Some require home nursing care. Others head to inpatient brain injury rehabilitation or long-term acute care if the injury is severe. For sub-acute injuries, patients go to sub-acute rehabilitation and post-acute residential transitional rehabilitation in some instances.

Possible outcomes

An end result of brain injuries is usually one of six outcomes. One outcome is long-term acute care, which is used when patients are comatose or need around-the-clock attention. Other potential outcomes include living independently, living in a supportive group environment, residing in a supported individual apartment, living at home with family and receiving home service care or moving into a nursing care facility.

In each case, the patient's needs have to be met, regardless of cost. When you're injured because a driver collides with you, for example, that driver needs to be held responsible for the accident. His or her insurance coverage should provide you with the compensation you need to get the care you require.

Your attorney can help make sure that the settlement offer you receive is fair and that it is enough to provide for you in the long term. If not, there's a possibility that your attorney can help you sue the driver for the compensation you need. The jury or judge then decides on a fair award.

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