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Can a lawsuit settlement include the costs of rehab after a TBI?

On Behalf of | Oct 17, 2022 | Personal Injury |

Experiencing a severe injury because of another person’s negligence can have life-altering consequences. You may wonder if your life will ever look the same again.

If you proceed with a lawsuit, there might be concerns about what a settlement will cover. Your insurance company should document all of the costs associated with your recovery including those for rehabilitation.

Continued assistance

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need continued assistance for some time. According to John Hopkins Medicine, your recovery might include psychiatric care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social support and speech therapy among other resources. The costs of these rehabilitation efforts can add up quickly and require innumerable finances to maintain.

Long-term care

In cases of debilitating injury, you may lack mobility or mental compacity to care for yourself the way you did before. You might need long-term care that requires hiring caretakers to assist you with daily activities including grooming and hygiene, medication distribution and getting you to and from numerous medical appointments. If you have to modify your home to make it more accessible, these costs can also have a considerable impact on your life and financial stability.

When you file a lawsuit against the party who caused your injury, it is critical that you or someone you trust, records everything that happens to you. This includes the dates of all medical care you receive, as well as its impact on your recovery. When court officials have proof of just how severely your life has changed because of your injury, it may provide a more convincing argument in your favor.

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