Bucks County and Philadelphia auto accident victims sometimes suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI), requiring long-term rehab care. Hopefully neither you nor your loved ones will ever be injured in an auto accident, and certainly not with a brain injury. Worse would be to have a TBI and be unable to afford the comprehensive long-term care that a traumatic brain injury requires. Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr. expresses the importance of protecting yourself after being injured in an auto accident by hiring an experienced PA or NJ injury attorney.
TBI Treatment is Complex and Expensive
A combination of physical, occupational, speech, and cognitive therapies is considered best for traumatic brain injury victims by medical professionals. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always cover long term rehab care or all facets of therapy for this type of injury. In fact, a 2011 ABCNews report said that in addition to many private insurance carriers, neither Medicare nor Tricare completely cover comprehensive TBI long term rehab.
Because head, neck and back injuries are common to PA auto accident victims, this should be cause for some concern. The Bucks County personal injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in a Philadelphia auto accident, and require long term rehab care, you should be able to get the care you need to have the best possible medical outcome. We are not afraid to fight large insurance companies to help you obtain the compensation you need to get the care that will help you and your family regain normalcy.
Long term rehab for auto accident victims often conjures up visions of nearly hopeless cases of patients staring into space, confined to bed or a wheelchair, unable to function on their own. Fortunately, the Philadelphia region does have high quality long term rehab care facilities that specialize in TBI recovery and use leading-edge rehab technology to maximize function and increase the independence of their patients.
What programs or services does a top-notch long term rehab care center have?
• Evaluates and addresses:
o Cognitive: intellect, attention, concentration, memory, visual spatial skills
o Continence problems
o Mood and personality changes
o Motor and sensory skills
o Occupational task: walking, daily living tasks
o Swallowing disorders
o Speech impairment – language
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Philadelphia or Bucks County accident and need experienced representation to get the care you need, get our FREE PA Car Accident Guide written by a PA personal injury lawyer.