Managing the head injury and consequences of a car crash

Managing the head injury and consequences of a car crash

| Oct 1, 2020 | accident |

A head injury is a common result of a motor vehicle crash. You might suffer a concussion or the more serious traumatic brain injury. 

Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment can last for a few weeks or continue for a lifetime, and you may face some level of permanent cognitive impairment. 

Assisting brain injury recovery

A concussion caused by a bump to the head is a mild form of traumatic brain injury. However, a more severe head injury can cause the brain to move and rub against the inside of the skull, which can damage the brain cells. Although the brain can rewire itself to a certain extent, it needs help. This is where rehabilitation comes in. This kind of program takes place either in a specialized facility, if needed, or in the form of an outpatient program. The main goals are to help the patient relearn forgotten skills and to compensate for lasting impairments. 

Leading a full life

Compensating for a brain injury sometimes requires making behavioral changes. Rehabilitation teaches TBI patients to use assistive devices in their daily life, such as a watch alarm or a daily planner as reminders to do ordinary things that were second nature before the vehicle crash occurred. 

Understanding the issues

If the negligence of another motorist is responsible for the crash that results in your injuries, you have every right to expect a full and fair financial settlement. While you focus on your treatment for TBI, you can rely on a compassionate advocate who will negotiate compensation on your behalf to cover your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.