How Lawsuit Funding Helps Trauma Victims

Whitney Taylor | August 30th, 2016

personal injury Brain and spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating types of injuries today, affecting both the victim and their families in profound ways. There are many reasons why these types of traumatic injuries might occur, from motor vehicle accidents to gunshot wounds. Whatever the cause might be, these types of injuries can wrack up a significant cost of medical treatments and lost wages, while changing the lives of the victims and those around them.

Traumatic injuries occurring to the brain and spinal cord are not events that can be treated overnight. Most patients need extended hospital stays with the possibility of multiple surgeries to reverse the damage. These injuries also commonly require ample physical and occupational therapy to help victims regain not only their health, but their ability to function on a daily basis.

Far-reaching effects of brain injuries

Brain injuries can be caused by many factors, including blows or jolts to the head due to falls, vehicle collisions, violence or sports injuries. Brain injuries may lead to a number of very serious complications, including coma, a vegetative state or even brain death. These injuries may also increase a person’s risk for brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Brain injuries may require a number of treatment options, including emergency surgery to minimize and repair damage, and extensive rehabilitation to help the patient function on an autonomous level once again. Treatment for this type of injury may be involved and continue for many months are even years.

Prevalence of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be the result of harm to the spinal cord itself or surrounding bones and tissue. These types of injuries can be due to a number of different factors, including falls, diseases, motor vehicle accidents and violent acts. The extent of the injury will depend on the specific area of the spine that is affected and the amount of damage done.

Treatment for spinal cord injuries will also vary, based on the location and extent of the damage. Surgery is common to realign and repair the vertebrae, followed by a recovery period with bed rest to give the spine sufficient time to heal. Patients typically also require physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of rehabilitation that teach them how to cope with their disability.

Personal injury lawsuit funding can help

Care and treatment after one of these traumatic injuries can be involved and very costly. The financial strain can be compounded by the victim’s inability to work and earn a paycheck for an extended period of time. In some cases, the victim will never be able to return to their occupation of choice, leaving a permanent financial hardship on the victim and family.

Legal recourse is often sought if the cause of the injuries was the fault of another. However, the legal process is a lengthy one and it may take months or even years to come to completion. In the meantime, the medical bills must be paid, with no source of income available.

If you have filed a lawsuit over your traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, there is a way to get financial relief while you are waiting for the legal process to run its course. LawStreet Capital offers non-recourse personal injury lawsuit funding for accident victims that need financial help right away.

The application is free and once it is approved, you can receive your advance directly into your account within 24 hours. The amount of your advance is based on the settlement or jury award you are expected to receive. If you do not settle or win your case, the pre settlement funding is yours to keep.

To learn more or to apply for lawsuit funding today, contact LawStreet Capital today at 1.888.557.1637.