Suffered a brain injury in an accident? Provident’s low rate funding can help you wait for the settlement you deserve!
When someone suffers a violent jolt or blow to the head, or an object penetrates their brain tissue, they may have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Not only is this type of injury stressful to both the victim and their family, but the physical and psychological results can also last a lifetime. Although some victims experience symptoms right away, others may not develop signs and symptoms for weeks, and in some cases, years.
If you’ve been in an accident and your doctor has diagnosed you with mild or severe TBI, it could be months or before you’ll be able to resume normal day-to-day activities, if ever. Plaintiffs who settle before their brain injury lawsuits are finalized in court are likely to receive tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars less in compensation than those who can see their case all the way through.
Considering the patient’s lifetime treatment costs for TBI can span between $85,000 and $3 million, seeing this type of case through to its end is crucial.
If you need help paying the bills today but you can’t wait to receive a settlement check that could still be months away, a lawsuit advance may be able to help buy you the time need.
Common Accidents That Cause TBI
Although most people associate TBI injuries with motorcycle accident victims, there are several other ways a person could sustain one, including:
- Auto accidents
- Premises liability (falling objects, slips, and falls)
- Assault and battery
- Police brutality
Victims of TBI will often experience a wide range of symptoms, which may include loss of consciousness, initial periods of confusion, and disorientation. They may have difficulty paying attention or focusing on a task, and in some cases, they can become agitated without warming.
Some become physically aggressive, which can be extremely distressing to the victim’s friends and family members.
TBI Diagnosis, Treatment and Care
Doctors will generally use one or more of the following tests to help diagnose and assess the extent of the victim’s injury:
- Imaging tests, such as MRI, CT (cat) scan and tests to determine intracranial pressure
- Language and speech tests
- Neuropsychological and cognition tests
- Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which measures the victim’s ability to move, open their eyes and their ability to speak
Treatment options for TBI will vary based on the severity of the injury.
If someone sustains a concussion, their doctor may instruct them to rest and advise them to return to normal activities gradually. The doctor may also suggest the injured person not work for too long in front of a computer, and that they should not try to concentrate too hard on a task, because the brain still needs to rest.
If the injury is severe, the injured party may need emergency surgery as a means of removing clotted blood, relieving pressure in their skull, and repairing the skull fractures. The surgeon may also need to add a drain or shunt to help relieve some of the pressure that has built up inside their head.
Road to Recovery
Although the fast improvements generally take place within the first six months, the recovery process will be long-term and ongoing, and the rate of improvement can vary widely depending on the person and the extent of the initial injury.
In addition to suffering physical and psychological complications, TBI victims may also suffer lost wages and/or lost earning capacity and extensive medical expenses, which is why it’s critical for the victim, their family, and their attorney to see the personal injury case through to its end.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Loans
When you or a loved one has suffered from a TBI due to a no-fault accident, we understand this can be one of the most stressful things you and your family will ever experience. Don’t let the stress of piling-up-bills force you into settling early.
For more information on how lawsuit loans work, eligibility requirements, or how to get started, call Provident Lawsuit Loans at 800-908-6860 to learn more. Or, if you’re ready to get started today, click here to apply.