A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden blow to the head damages the brain. A TBI cannot be cured, but rehabilitation might help. If you or a family member suffered a TBI in an accident that someone else caused, you might be able to recover damages to pay for rehabilitation and other long-term medical care. At Bressman Law, we have helped TBI victims in Ohio fight for the compensation they need for their ongoing care and other losses. Call us at (614) 538-1116 today for a free consultation about your case.
How Can Rehabilitation Help a TBI Victim?
If you have TBI, rehabilitation is critical to the recovery process. Depending on the severity of the injury and the needs of the patient, the appropriate treatment for TBI could include physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Patients might also benefit from counseling and psychiatric care.
Rehabilitation can help by:
- Improving functional abilities;
- Improving physical strength;
- Treating the psychological effects of the injury;
- Providing emotional support; and
- Helping the patient adapt to a new way of living.
It might also prevent the following complications:
- Chronic pain;
- Blood clots;
- Muscle weakness or spasm;
- Breathing problems;
- Pneumonia; and
- Bladder or bowel problems.
Rehabilitation settings also vary based on the needs of the patient. You might undergo care:
- At an inpatient rehabilitation center;
- At an outpatient rehabilitation center;
- At an independent living center; or
- Through home-based rehabilitation.
The overall goal of rehabilitation after TBI is to help patients improve as much functional ability as possible. Mild TBI victims often recover completely without ongoing complications. Individuals with more serious head injuries might have long-term or permanent consequences. Rehabilitation helps patients learn to live with a TBI.
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What Are the Possible Causes of a TBI?
Serious car crashes are a common cause of this type of injury. When a driver or passenger endures a hard blow to the head during a crash, a TBI may result. Some other causes of a brain injury include:
- Accidents that involve a commercial truck;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Multi-vehicle accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Accidents in the workplace;
- Violent events; and
- Sports-related injuries.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Serious Brain Injury?
If you were in a serious accident, it could be difficult to know if you have a TBI. The symptoms can vary from person to person, and sometimes they do not appear right away. It is critical to seek medical attention immediately if you have had a hard blow to the head. Only a doctor can diagnose a TBI.
- Loss of consciousness;
- Blurred vision;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Memory loss;
- Personality changes;
- Mood swings; and
- Anxiety and depression.
For some TBI victims, these effects are permanent.
Can I Get Compensation After a TBI?
A TBI can change your life as you know it. You might be unable to work and have mounting medical expenses. TBI victims may need long-term rehabilitation. Many victims have communication problems and must adjust to a new way of life. The need for long-term or permanent care significantly increases the cost of a TBI.
If your injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence, you have legal options to recover compensation for your expenses. A traumatic brain injury lawyer might be able to help. Depending on the circumstances in your case, you could be eligible for compensation for your:
If you lost a loved one due to a TBI, we can help you file a wrongful death claim. This could help with funeral expenses and other financial needs.
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How Can I Get Legal Help?
Living with a TBI is difficult. It is important to have someone looking out for your rights and best interests. At Bressman Law, we have helped many Ohio TBI victims get the compensation they deserve.
We understand the complexities of TBI cases and do everything we can to see our clients receive the most compensation possible. Before you settle with the insurance company, talk to us. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have. Consultations are always free. Call Bressman Law today at (614) 538-1116.