Adjusting to Life with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Getting injured in an accident is difficult enough, but when you sustain a traumatic brain injury, it is often life changing. If you or someone you care about is going through this, you need to contact a brain injury lawyer, like a lawyer from Hall-Justice Law Firm, as soon as possible. You deserve to have help along the way trying to adjust to your new life. If someone was negligent and it caused the accident that created your TBI, they need to pay for their mistake. A lawyer will know what kind of damages to seek in a case and what you may be entitled to. 

Find a Great Team of Doctors

One of the most important things you can do to make life with a TBI easier is to have a great team of doctors who work together to try to make your life easier. They can look at all of your health issues that resulted from the accident and try to rehabilitate you in the best way possible. For example, you may need some good physical therapists to help you relearn to do new tasks. They can work well with pain management specialists, your neurologist, and whoever is treating your brain injury. All of these people should know what the other is doing in your treatment plan to try to get your life back to a place where you can function normally. 

Hire a Therapist

It can be very difficult to adjust to having a TBI. It is normal to feel lost or hopeless, but a good therapist can help get you back on track. Life sometimes throws unfair curveballs that make it difficult to adjust. This is nothing to be ashamed of. We all need help at one time or another and you should not hesitate to get assistance from a licensed therapist. Contact one soon after your accident so you can begin processing things early on and try to get used to your “new normal.”

Get Financial Assistance

You deserve to be compensated for your injuries. If you were hurt in a personal injury accident, you need the at fault party to pay for all of your expenses. This includes the medical expenses you have incurred, projected medical expenses you may have because of your injury, and anything else that you need to make your life feel more normal. This may also include equipment needed to help you deal with your traumatic brain injury, physical therapy to relearn how to do everyday tasks, or even money for a caregiver if you need help caring for yourself. It should also include any damages that you want to seek for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and lost wages because of being unable to go back to work. You would surely rather have your life back to normal, but at the very least you deserve to have all of this compensation for the accident. After all, it is not your fault that you were injured. You need to be taken care of moving forward.