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What Costs Come With A Traumatic Brain Injury In Manatee County?

No two auto accidents are the same. That’s why the injuries people sustain in the events vary. As Manatee County’s population has grown we have seen an increase in serious crashes on our busy roads like US 301, Tamiami Trail and Manatee Avenue and it’s easy to see why traumatic brain injuries can become part of the equation. Car crashes are violent and chaotic. They bounce participants around and cause them to strike their heads on windows, dashboards, steering wheels, and more.

The point is that concussions, hemorrhages, contusions, etc., can plague people following auto accidents in Parrish, Bradenton, Palmetto or anywhere. The symptoms of these conditions are sometimes short-term, and people are back on their feet again in no time. But on other occasions, individuals aren’t so lucky. They require intensive and lifelong care. Let’s look at some of the expenses associated with a TBI.

Testing And Procedures

It depends on where people are treated, but regardless of where that is, there will be testing and procedures will be necessary to determine the extent of the damage to the brain. In most cases, medical professionals want to use them during the golden hour to assess the situation. So, if an accident leaves you with a TBI, don’t be surprised if you see charges on the bill for tests and procedures like:

  • • MRIs
  • • CT Scans
  • • Angiograms

Obviously, most people’s circumstances are different. So, what a person pays for a test in New Mexico might not be the same as the cost in Parrish. For example, research shows some people have insurance and get MRI testing for free. Meanwhile, those without health coverage may have to pay $8,000 or more for the exam. And if the TBI is significant, it’s safe to assume that many of the tests will be necessary over the years.

Occupational And Physical Therapists

It is not uncommon for people with traumatic brain injuries to lose function in parts of their bodies. Physical therapists can help individuals regain strength and movement to damaged areas. Then, the services of occupational therapists are sometimes necessary too. These professionals help people learn to accomplish tasks like feeding and dressing themselves.

Speech And Language Therapists

Traumatic brain injuries can impact cognition, memory, and speech. So, if you sustain a TBI in a car crash, there’s a very real chance you may need to visit a speech or language therapist to learn skills to cope with and improve your symptoms. That is yet another expense you’ll have to incur. On average, speech therapy runs between $150 and $250 per session.

Supportive Living Solutions

When a TBI is severe, people typically need around the clock care. As such, a family might have to place their loved one in a supportive living facility where they have access to doctors, nurses, and caregivers 24/7. In other instances, families may be inclined to hire live-in caretakers to help with the demanding duties or caring for someone with a TBI. These solutions are necessary but can become quite costly in a hurry.

Put A Reputable Lawyer In Your Corner

Did a driver’s negligence cause your accident and TBI in Florida? If that’s the case, you might have the grounds to seek compensation. Then, when you win, you’ll have the resources needed to cover the expenses of your prolonged recovery. Contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh to schedule a free case review today.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

What Costs Come With A Traumatic Brain Injury In Manatee County?

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