Every year, tens of thousands of people die from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and far more are left with long-term disabilities. An estimated 2.5 million people suffered a TBI in the U.S. in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most common causes of TBI include assault as well as auto, pedestrian, motorcycle, construction, train, and maritime accidents. Brain injuries are seen in slip and fall and nursing home abuse cases as well.
Brain injuries may be caused by blunt trauma to the head or penetrating wounds. There isn’t always evidence of a surface injury or serious symptoms, leading to costly delays in treatment. The people most at risk include children under four years old, young adults between 15 and 24, and adults aged 60 and older.
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The most common symptoms of injury to the brain include:
Severe symptoms include slurred speech, worsening headache, weakness, numbness, or loss of coordination. A person with these signs should be taken to an emergency department right away. If one pupil is larger than the other, a person suffers convulsions or seizures, or is confused or can’t recognize people/places, a TBI should be suspected.
Although children may have any of these danger signs, some can be difficult to detect in a baby. Symptoms to look for include constant crying or refusing to nurse or eat.
A traumatic brain injury is often complex. The consequences can differ and are often hard to predict. Symptoms can take days or weeks to appear; in some cases, the full physical, cognitive, emotional, and social impacts may not be known for years. The cost of care will be discussed later, but an alternative to high-interest TBI lawsuit loans is available.
See a doctor right away if a brain injury is suspected or possible. Even a mild injury can be serious. Treatments range from examining the individual for symptoms and performing medical scans, to requiring resuscitation, constant monitoring, and life-saving surgery to control bleeding, relieve pressure, and repair blood vessels and skull fractures.
Stabilizing a TBI patient can take considerable time and effort. Legal funding, an alternative to structured settlement loans, may be needed to support you during a prolonged case. Here’s why—in addition to treatment for secondary injuries, rehabilitative care may be needed. The aftermath can therefore leave one in debt and in need of TBI legal funding.
A moderate head injury may require around $1 million in care over a lifetime, but a TBI can require much more than that. Severe injuries may warrant lifetime treatment and care exceeding $3 million per person. In the U.S., the annual costs for TBI related injuries exceed $50 billion. Many people lack health insurance. Even those with insurance may have limited coverage for rehabilitation. Fortunately, FCA Legal Funding offers TBI lawsuit funding to help manage your financial needs ahead of settlement.
The complexity of the case, questions of fact (determining who was negligent), and recovery time contribute to the timeframe. It’s hard to negotiate until you are almost fully recovered. With brain injuries, recovery can take years or leave lifetime impairments. The time to settlement is therefore highly variable and unpredictable, which makes brain injury lawsuit settlement funding all that more important.
Legal funding is much different than lawsuit loans. It is more like a cash advance, which you receive with no upfront costs or hidden fees. Another perk is you keep the money even if your case loses, so it’s a win-win situation. You repay only if we recover a settlement.
You are also free to use the pre-settlement funding in any way necessary. It can cover emergency room, hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation costs. Settlement funding can also cover your rent, utilities, and groceries. Legal funding is a much better alternative to traumatic brain injury lawsuit loans, which are dependent on your credit history and employment situation.
Unlike with settlement loans, approval for legal funding is simple. All you need to do is fill out our online form. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete and submit, and then our team will discuss the case with your lawyer.
Traumatic brain injury pre-settlement funding is available with no hidden costs. We provide direct funding with no middleman. Our firm is committed to meeting all your needs, so you or a loved one can receive lump sum, monthly installment, or regular cash advance payments.
The application process is free, and you’ll receive cash within 24 hours if approved. Browse our website to learn more about how settlement funding works. You can also apply now or call our Los Angeles office at 310-424-5176.