The human body is remarkable in the way that it responds and recovers from different types of trauma. Every person is different, and each person will have different recovery needs after an accident. This is especially true for people who suffered an injury to the brain in a motor vehicle collision.
Traumatic brain injuries are complex because they are largely unpredictable. It is difficult to know in the immediate aftermath what a person's long-term prognosis will be. If you or a loved one experienced a moderate to severe TBI, it can be helpful to take the time to learn more about what to expect from your recovery process and what you will need to get better and move forward.
Struggles with disabilities and deficiencies
It's quite difficult to predict with exact certainty how severe a brain injury is in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. It often takes weeks or even months before the implications of a brain injury are clear. In cases involving moderate or severe TBIs, people may experience some of the following disabilities and deficiencies:
- Muscle stiffness or trouble controlling movements
- Vision problems
- Difficulty walking
- Trouble swallowing or speaking
- Trouble with memory and concentration
- Difficulty with personal relationships
These are just a few of the many ways that a person with a TBI can find his or her life changed forever. From a significant disability to moderate difficulties with everyday life, a TBI can affect you in many ways. The specific effects will depend on factors that are unique to the individual situation, such as the location of the injury, the person's health at the time of the accident and the force of the impact.
Your recovery needs may include things like therapy, rehabilitation, medical care, medication, medical equipment and even in-home care. People with TBIs may need care for weeks, months or for the rest of their lives.
Don't face it alone
Brain injuries are complicated, but you do not have to walk through the aftermath alone. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI in an accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another Georgia driver, you may have grounds to pursue compensation to help cover your physical and medical needs. A complete assessment of your case can help you understand how much your claim may be worth and how to move forward with your pursuit of appropriate damages.