Life Care Plans for TBI Victims
Severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the most severe types of injuries that a person can sustain, as they often require not only immediate medical care and emergency treatment, but also the creation and implementation of a life care plan to address the victim’s needs in the coming years. Collecting compensation can go a long way towards helping TBI patients establish the kind of life care plan that will give them the best possible chance of moving forward with their lives. For help navigating the legal system after your own accident, please reach out to our experienced Fort Lauderdale traumatic brain injury lawyers today.
Recovering Monetary Compensation
Compensatory damages awarded in a personal injury case are intended to help make victims whole, or to put them in the same position that they were in prior to the accident. This is not, however, always possible. In fact, in many cases, accident victims end up permanently disabled as a result of someone else’s negligence. By developing a life care plan, injured parties and their loved ones can begin estimating how much they will incur in medical expenses and other losses in the upcoming years. In this way, accident victims have a better chance of recovering an amount (either through settlement or litigation) that will help provide for their long-term needs.
Developing a Life Care Plan
The details of a life care plan will depend on the specific circumstances of a person’s case. Generally, however, life care plans should include certain information, including a list of the injured party’s needs and the costs associated with those needs. When it comes to traumatic brain injuries this could include:
- A detailed assessment of the nature of the injury itself, including its long-term consequences and the chance of recovery;
- Details about how the TBI impacts a person’s physical and emotional capabilities;
- The costs of ongoing medical care;
- A list of proposed goods and services that the victim may require;
- A summary of the individuals who will be providing care for the patient;
- A list of the patient’s prescription and over-the-counter medications;
- The cost of modifying or accommodating a victim’s home or vehicle; and
- A description of the activities that will allow the injured party to obtain an education and engage with others.
For help seeking compensation for the costs of your own loved one’s care plan, please call our office today.
Get More Information from a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Those whose loved ones have suffered a serious traumatic brain injury should always consult with an experienced medical professional when developing a life care plan for that person. The aid of a dedicated personal injury attorney, however, is also often necessary to ensure that an injured party is able to recover the monetary compensation that will enable him or her to implement a future life care plan. To learn more about how these plans work within the framework of your own legal rights, please call Boone & Davis at 954-566-9919 today. A member of our legal team can also be reached via online message.