Brain injuries can range from concussions to serious traumatic brain injuries. Brain injuries can also be open or closed in nature and can be suffered in car accidents. Treatment and recovery time depends on the nature and severity of the brain injury suffered, but can be extensive. Victims of brain injuries can suffer their effects for a lifetime. Victims and their families may wonder what the recovery process entails.

A brain injury can make daily activities challenging and can cause disruption in the relationships, mood and personality of the victim. The process of healing from a brain injury can be a long process, requiring patience on behalf of victims, their families and caregivers. As a result, it is important for victims of brain injuries to get plenty of sleep and rest and to not engage in activities that are too physically demanding. Victims of brain injuries should make sure to take care of themselves by eating well and getting necessary rest. It may also be necessary to adjust to life following a brain injury by writing things down, not engaging in multiple activities at once and developing other mechanisms to help with life following a brain injury.

Because recovering from a brain injury can be a challenging journey, at times requiring a significant amount of medical treatment and care, it can also be costly and create a financial burden on victims and their families. It may take time to be able to return to work or school, and may also be necessary to gradually return to normal activities. The process of recovering from a brain injury can be costly, which is why personal injury legal options may be available to victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of the negligence of another party, such as in a car accident.

Because there are significant physical, financial and emotional costs associated with a brain injury, it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with legal resources that are available to help protect victims. It may be possible to recover compensation for their damages, which can be suffered over a lifetime and be a serious concern for families.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion,” Accessed Feb. 5, 2017