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Did a car accident leave your loved one with a TBI?

On Behalf of | May 1, 2024 | Firm News

Few things can turn your world upside down as much as hearing your loved one has been in a catastrophic car crash. The aftermath is a tumultuous time, filled with fear, confusion and an urgency for normalcy.

Learning that the accident has left your loved one with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can make you feel that the road to recovery is almost impossible to travel.

What causes TBI?

Traumatic brain injury occurs when an abrupt blow or impact injures the brain. Most TBIs are caused by car accidents, falls, firearms and assault. A TBI can range from a mild concussion to severe brain damage. Symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Memory problems
  • Mood swings

More severe cases of TBI may cause changes in cognitive abilities, physical function, coma and even death.

The period immediately following the accident is crucial. After assessing the severity of the injury, medical professionals will begin treatment, which may include surgery. They will closely monitor the patient for any changes in condition. This is a scary time for families as they wait with uncertainty and fear.

Recovery from a TBI can be a long and challenging process, often requiring a combination of physical therapy, cognitive therapy and rehabilitation services. 

In addition to the physical injuries, individuals with TBI may experience:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Personality changes

Providing emotional support, understanding and patience are vital as you and your loved one navigate these complex changes. It’s also important to seek support for yourself through counseling, support groups or family and friends.

A TBI can bring significant financial challenges. Medical bills can quickly accumulate, and your loved one may be unable to work. You will need to discuss your situation with someone who can help you secure compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.