What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injuries are often caused by major accidents, such as car wrecks or long falls. The patient is rushed to the hospital and treated as quickly as possible. There is usually no way to undo the damage that has already been done; often, the point of treatment is to minimize further damage. If things go well, the patient survives and becomes stable.

Many people think the story ends there. Thanks to the hard work of skilled professionals, a head injury victim has pulled through. Now he or she can rejoin his or her family and return to daily life. As you know if you have suffered from traumatic brain injury, or TBI, being released from the hospital is only the beginning of a long struggle.

Long-Term Treatment for TBI

A brain injury can affect a person in many different ways. It is very difficult for doctors to predict what changes any individual patient will experience. Some patients recover from their injuries with little or no noticeable changes. Others may suffer one or more chronic condition, such as:

  • Memory loss
  • Personality changes
  • Physical disabilities
  • Cognitive disabilities

For most patients coping with these problems, treatment is not about medicating or curing the injury. It is a kind of physical and cognitive therapy that aims to help them:

  • Regain lost skills (sitting up, walking, speech, etc) if possible
  • Learn new ways to cope with disabilities
  • Adjust to the sudden changes in their lives

The length of treatment varies widely from one patient to another. Some only need temporary help to regain their strength, while others may be in some form of therapy for the rest of their lives. The important thing is not to do the same or better than other patients. It is to work as hard as possible to achieve the patient’s individual goals.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is struggling with TBI caused by a negligent party, contact Jacksonville brain injury attorney Don Guthrie, PA, at 904-296-1088.








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