How Can You Recover From A Traumatic Brain Injury?
The answer to this question depends on what facet of recovery you are referring to. The process for recovering after a brain injury can be arduous, consisting of your physical and emotional recovery as well as your legal and financial recovery.
Two things are certain as you embark on your recovery:
- You are not alone on the road to recovery: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2.5 million emergency room visits in 2013 alone resulted in a diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).The number of diagnosed cases of TBI may continue to rise as diagnostic technology improves.
- You have already avoided the worst-case scenario: More than 50,000 people each year die as a result of TBI, and the CDC reports that TBI plays a role in nearly a third of all injuries that result in death.
You have survived your traumatic brain injury. Now is the time to focus on making as full a recovery as possible in every sense of the word.
Recovering Physically From A Traumatic Brain Injury
Your brain injury recovery prospects will be largely influenced by your initial diagnosis:
- Injury survivors diagnosed with a mild TBI such as a concussion are expected to recover most of all of their brain function within three months of suffering the injury.
- Injury survivors with moderate TBI will usually recover most or all of their brain function with the help of treatment and rehabilitation such as neurosurgery, physical therapy, psychological counseling and ongoing social and vocational services.
- Injury survivors diagnosed with severe TBI face a more uncertain recovery process and may have long-term effects of the injury that require ongoing care, lifecare planning and other services.
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury is expensive and succeeding in obtaining a strong legal and financial recovery can go a long way toward making sure you have the resources you need to physically, mentally and emotionally recover from your injury.
Recovering Legally And Financially From A Traumatic Brain Injury
A personal injury claim is the vehicle our civil justice system provides for recovering legally and financially after a traumatic brain injury. A settlement or jury award can provide financial resources for your past, current and future costs associated with your TBI, including medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost earnings, in-home care, vocational rehabilitation and more.
Help Is Available For Your Recovery
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important to understand your legal right to financial compensation. Take the first step and schedule a consultation with the experienced brain injury lawyers at Edelman & Edelman, P.C. You can reach our New York office by calling 212-235-1197 or reach us online to schedule a free initial consultation.