It seems that new findings about how the human brain works come down the pike every couple of months. We certainly know more today about neuroscience and what can happen if someone suffers a brain injury than we did just a few years ago. And chances are good that we will be hearing more about this serious matter during March because it is National Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Those with experience dealing with brain injury know that they happen much more often than most of us realize. They can be due to hereditary conditions, but more often they result from tragic circumstances caused by the negligence of others.
Bases of support
Over the years, organizations have formed to address issues associated with brain injury. Here in Alaska, an array of resources exists to offer help. They include services through veterans' groups, and organizations like the Alaska Head Injury Support Group. If you are an injury victim needing vocational rehabilitation services, there are organizations dedicated to helping you understand your rights and your options for exercising them.
Of course, every need that a brain injury victim faces comes at some cost. Medical care in the immediate aftermath of the trauma can be expensive, as can any therapies or support that might be required to provide the best quality of life possible.
Paying for that is not something victims and families should be burdened with when someone else's negligence caused the injury. Nor is managing the process of identifying needs, estimating possible costs and pursuing the compensation from the responsible parties. For that, you want the help an experienced attorney can provide.