Legal residents of Georgia who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or traumatic spinal cord injury and who also have limited financial resources can qualify for a program called the Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund. The fund was created in 1998 after the people of Georgia voted to approve an amendment to the state constitution to allow it.
Funded through a surcharge paid by individuals who have been issued a ticket for drunk driving, the Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund allows for grants that provide for resources in the forms of transportation, medical care, rehabilitation, adaptive equipment, support services, and sometimes even necessary home renovations. In addition to financial resources, the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund puts helps people suffering from injury in touch with additional resources, such as resources specific to Veterans and Active Duty Military. In 2016 alone, the fund collected $1.422 million.
An Atlanta personal injury attorney can help you figure out if you qualify for this trust fund.