Brain Injury Compensation: Information For Spouses

The person you married has changed.

They didn’t ask for this to happen. It’s not their fault.

(and it’s not yours either)

But the reality of a traumatic brain injury is that life for you and your husband or wife will be different from now on.

My name is Shana De Caro, and I’m one of the brain injury lawyers here at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP.

For over 35 years, my partner Michael and I have been assisting brain injury survivors, their spouses, and their families, receive the financial compensation to which they are entitled.

We cannot reverse the injury that your spouse suffered. No-one can.

But we can help ease the financial pressure. Giving you and your husband or wife the time and security you need to adapt to your new life together.

You’re Not Alone. It’s OK To Ask For Help

Does it ever feel like no-one ever asks how YOU are?

Your spouse’s life has changed forever. But so has yours. And sometimes friends and family can forget this or just don’t understand.

It’s ok to feel this way. It’s normal.

As the husband or wife of a traumatic brain injury survivor, your life has suddenly been turned upside down.

If his/her injury was severe, you may now not only be your spouse’s husband or wife, but you are also their caregiver.

This is a huge change in your life.

And it’s ok to ask for help. So please ask for ours, that’s why we are here and what we do.

Sometimes It Can Feel Like You Are Married To A Different Person

Every brain injury is different.

But common symptoms of traumatic brain injury include behavioral changes, detachment, and a difficulty in controlling emotions.

In fact, I often hear from spouses that it feels like they are “married to a different person,” a stranger who looks like their husband or wife.

Of course, you know this is not true.

Your husband or wife is the same person that you met, fell in love with, and chose to spend the rest of your life with. And they always will be. But not quite.

But that doesn’t make it any easier to live with the changes.

However:

Over the years we have seen many instances where spouses have formed a new, deeper bond together after a TBI.

And professional medical and rehabilitative care can help your spouse to adapt, adjust, and regain control of their emotions over time.

We would truly like to assist you in gaining the compensation you deserve, to help you start your new journey together.

How We Can Help You And Your Spouse Receive Just Compensation For The Injuries You Have Sustained

At De Caro & Kaplen, it’s our job to help you through every step of your journey.

Our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate brain injury lawyers will help you through the process from start to finish.

We’ve been doing this for over 35 years. And we have a deep, unparalleled understanding of the intricacies of brain injury law.

Unlike many personal injury lawyers, we’re fully prepared to go to court. In fact, we prepare every case assuming we will go to court and try your case to conclusion.

And if you trust us, we’ll work tirelessly to obtain the compensation you and your family deserve.

So please get in touch, and allow us to assist you and your spouse on your new journey together.

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