Having to support a loved one who suffered a debilitating brain injury is difficult. When the injury is catastrophic, everything from personal care to finances might fall on your shoulders. This is a challenging position to be placed in. It can also be very stressful.
Caregivers for people who are disabled have a tough job. When you have these responsibilities and still need to earn a living, you might find that you are overwhelmed easily. This is understandable. There might be options that can help you in these cases. Some of them might be cost prohibitive, so you have to consider each one carefully.
If your loved one was injured in an accident, you might turn to the party who is responsible for the injury for compensation. A reckless driver who caused a car crash or a negligent company that didn't keep the floors clean and clear are two examples of parties that might be held liable in a personal injury claim. A doctor who didn't manage a patient properly and allowed the patient to suffer from oxygen deprivation is another example.
When we file your claim for compensation, we need to look at the whole picture. What is the full economic impact of the injury? What is the full noneconomic impact? What expenses have you already incurred and which ones will you incur in the future? All of these questions must come up when we are trying to put a dollar amount on your claim.
We understand that compensation isn't going to bring your loved one back to where he or she was before the accident. It might be able to help you afford therapy that can help him or her to live the best life now, despite the injury.