In a recent blog post, we discussed how brain injuries can impact children. These injuries can take away the promise of a young child. They can take away the ability of a child to move toward becoming a fully functional adult. The impacts of these injuries don’t stop there.
A traumatic brain injury can impact the entire family, not just the child who suffered the injury. In the most serious cases, one parent might have to quit working to stay home and care for the child. The family might have to call in help from home health workers and others to care for the child.
As you can imagine, this adds expenses to the house when there might be a reduction in the income. This can be a stressful situation for both children and their parents. The stress can overflow and make everyone touchy and cranky. This can make life miserable for the parents, but it can also have an impact on siblings of the victim. If the victim is able to process this information, he or she may feel responsible for the upheaval.
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When the traumatic brain injury is caused by an accident that was another party’s fault, the parents of the child who suffered the injury might choose to seek compensation. This could help the family cover the added expenses and replace lost income, if the claim for compensation is successful.
We understand that this is a stressful time. You might feel like you are stretched thin because of the new duties and financial responsibilities you have. We are here to help you seek compensation.
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