After a serious auto accident, the medical bills can start to add up. Find out how much traumatic brain injury treatment can cost and what you can do to get your medical expenses covered.
The cost of traumatic brain injury treatment is on the rise, according to Abhishek Budholiya. In his business analysis of the industry, he says:
“The traumatic brain injuries treatment market is expected to witness higher growth over the forecast period owing to introduction of several new therapies. Increasing number of manufacturers are developing new medications for the treatment of TBI and large number of clinical trials are conducted in order to better understand the etiology of the condition.”
That’s good news for TBI patients. As new treatments mean more head injury patients will able to fully recover and return to their everyday lives. But of course, every treatment has a price tag.
What TBI Treatment Looks Like
A patient’s TBI treatment depends on several factors including:
- The Cause Of The Injury,
- The Severity,
- The Parts Of The Brain Affected,
- The Symptoms Experienced,
- Any Other Injuries Suffered That Affect The Treatment Plan.
For some, TBI treatment is no more than a trip to the doctor and a brain injury assessment. Minor concussions may resolve themselves with little or no outside care. But in more severe TBI cases, hospital stays, scans, assessments, therapy, medications, and other treatments can quickly add up to hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars.
The Non-medical Costs of TBI
TBI can also result in costs that aren’t directly connected to doctors or hospitals. If, as a result of your injury, you require balance aids in the shower or a wheelchair ramp to get in and out of your house, you could be paying a contractor instead. You may also require ongoing in-home replacement services for things like landscaping and housekeeping. These bills are related to your accident, even if you don’t think of them as medical expenses.
Getting TBI Treatments Paid for
The good news for auto accident victims suffering from traumatic brain injury is that their medical expenses are covered. Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance Act ensures that even if you were a passenger, bicyclist, or pedestrian at the time of the accident, you will likely be entitled to no-fault benefits for any medical expenses related to the accident.
The law’s definition of “allowable expenses” includes “all reasonable charges incurred for reasonably necessary products, services and accommodations for an injured person’s care, recovery, or rehabilitation.” That means whether you are paying a brain surgeon or a carpenter, if the reason you need the service is because of your brain injury, your insurance policy will apply.
Traumatic brain injury treatment can be expensive. But that doesn’t mean you have to pay. The experienced auto accident attorneys at Christensen Law can help you get the no-fault benefits you deserve to pay for the medical treatments you need. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact Christensen Law today to schedule a free consultation.