All types of personal injuries can affect your life, but the two that are the most serious are spinal cord injuries and traumatic head injuries. The brain and spine are two parts of the body that are difficult to repair once damaged, and they both control your body. When the brain or spinal cord can’t communicate properly, you may lose functionality and struggle to survive.
Both traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries can result in the need for around-the-clock care, medical monitoring and seemingly continuous medical treatments, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and others.
What can you do if your loved one has been debilitated by a head or spinal injury?
As a person who has witnessed your loved one go through serious injuries and the recovery that comes with them, you may be wondering what you can do for help. While your loved one recovers, you can be of help with their legal case. Helping pass on information about their medical needs and condition to their attorney can give their attorney evidence that they can use to negotiate a fair settlement. If an insurance company or the person who harmed your loved one isn’t being reasonable, these documents and your support could help win a larger award at trial.
Our site has more on catastrophic injuries and what needs to happen to seek the compensation that you or your loved one needs. Your attorney will discuss the case with you and help you understand what to expect when you file a claim for compensation.