As experienced New Orleans personal injury attorneys, we understand that no amount of money can really compensate a person who has suffered a serious and long-term injury. This is especially true of a Traumatic Brain Injury or other serious head injury where the victim may face years of treatment and, in many cases, still not fully recover.
When a head injury is caused by another person’s negligence, that party should be held responsible and pay for the treatment. Our responsibility as personal injury attorneys is to help you obtain all funds available to provide for both past and future medical treatment. In the case of head injuries, treatment often is needed over a long period of time and, as a result, is very expensive.
Unfortunately, this means that full financial compensation is often unattainable for a truly serious head injury. Even if you hire an experienced personal injury attorney and successfully pursue compensation, the defendant simply may not have the resources to pay for the necessary medical treatment. In such cases, the injured party will have to turn to other sources to pay for medical treatment. Such sources may include health insurance and various government programs.
For Louisiana citizens who have exhausted all other options, the state government’s Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program provides services for survivors of traumatic head or traumatic spinal cord injuries. This program provides up to $15,000 per year, with a cap of $50,000 over the victim’s lifetime, for medical treatment — including evaluations, post-acute medical care rehabilitation, therapy and medication. The goal of this program is to enable individuals to return to a reasonable level of functioning and independent living in their communities. If you believe you may be eligible for this fund, you should contact the Louisiana Traumatic Head Injury or Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund office immediately to see if you can be placed on the waiting list for these funds.
If you have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury or other head injury in an accident and have any questions regarding your legal rights, please reach out to us at 504-581-6411 or 855-GERTLER. We would be happy to answer your questions.