Care is almost always the first concern. If your child or loved one suffers a birth injury or Traumatic Brain Injury that leaves them unable to care for themselves, finding someone to provide care is extremely difficult. There are limited options, and often it falls back on the family to manage the daily living situation of the person with a disability.
Just making it through from day to day can be difficult. The level of care required by a person who has suffered a significant injury is often high. With many injuries, such as broken bones, the caregiver can be heartened to know that the loved one will only require significant care for a limited amount of time. But a person with a long-term disability could require high levels of care for the rest of their life.
Unfortunately, money management is often just as important as caregiving, but there is little time or energy for it. A person with a significant disability can require treatments and therapies that are extremely expensive. There are avenues available to these families to help pay these costs including:
- Government assistance programs, including Social Security Disability, Medicare, and Medicaid
- Special Needs Trusts and annuities
- State programs that provide care for people with disabilities
- Legal avenues to force the person responsible for the injury to help offset these significant costs
Care is an important consideration. But if no one is worrying about money, then money will quickly become the primary concern. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to the negligence of another, it is important to hold that person or entity accountable for their actions. Providing financial security for you or your loved one must be a primary concern, and an experienced attorney can help you force the negligent party to do what’s right.