The unfortunate reality of traumatic brain injuries is that it could be impossible to estimate recovery time. How long it takes to recover from a brain injury will vary based on multiple factors and cannot always be predicted. These factors may include the severity of the TBI, concurrent injuries, and a patient’s ability to receive support and benefit from therapy.
If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help you seek compensation for a number of costs and losses associated with your injury.
Recovery Time for Traumatic Brain Injuries
When it comes to traumatic brain injuries, recovery time can range dramatically. For some people, the symptoms of head trauma might only last a few hours or days. On the opposite end of the spectrum, certain conditions could last a lifetime.
The speed of recovery can vary for these injuries as well. However, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, there are a few noteworthy trends among patients recovering from a TBI:
- Victims of a concussion are likely to recover within a few months, if not sooner.
- Those who experience a moderate TBI are expected to regain most of their brain function. However, the various forms of therapy required and a patient’s access to those therapies all play a role in determining the exact timeline of their recovery.
- Severe TBIs can leave victims with a range of prognoses, largely depending on the amount of time the victim was in a coma and where the trauma occurred.
While there may be noticeable trends among survivors, the rate of recovery from a TBI varies significantly among individual people. Everything from concurrent health conditions to social support systems can affect someone’s ability to fully recover from the effects of a traumatic brain injury.
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Factors That Impact Brain Injury Recovery Time
According to information from the National Academies Press, a variety of factors can extend or shorten the recovery time for a traumatic brain injury. In combination with the severity of a survivor’s TBI, these factors often alter the recovery time for these injuries.
Not all traumatic brain injuries are isolated. In many cases, a person that suffers from a TBI will also suffer a series of other severe injuries at the same time. These concurrent injuries could worsen the effects of a TBI or limit a doctor’s ability to treat the brain injury immediately.
A Lack of Social or Family Support
Those with strong family and social support networks often show positive recovery outcomes. Family and social support systems can help survivors of TBIs access needed care, plan for therapy goals, and translate physical therapy skills into the home and living environment.
Genetic factors could play a part in determining how long it takes to address and treat a brain injury. Certain genes could make an individual more susceptible to severe cognitive issues stemming from brain trauma.
The Compensation You Could Seek After a TBI Injury Due to Negligence
Whether your brain injury symptoms clear up in a matter of weeks or follow you for the rest of your life, you could be entitled to seek a monetary award from the person that caused your injury.
We can help you seek compensation for the following:
- Medical care. TBIs can be especially costly to treat, sometimes requiring months or years of physical therapy. You could recover compensation for surgeries, rehab, ER visits, medications, and more.
- Lost income. This could reflect both your previous income lost as a result of your injury and your future challenges to earn income.
- Pain and suffering. TBIs can cause significant suffering in a victim’s life. Compensation could be available to help you address these challenges.
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We Can Help You Gather Evidence to Strengthen Your Case
Pursuing these claims can be challenging given the complex nature of a brain injury. We can help you with the following aspects of your case:
- Determining the value of your losses
- Determining liability
- Handling communication and negotiation with an insurance company
- Taking your case to court, if needed
- Gathering evidence of your injuries
- Collecting expert testimony, if needed
- Ensuring your case meets the state’s statute of limitations
We Can Help You Prove Which Party was Liable for Your TBI
Depending on how your TBI was caused, someone else may be liable for your accident and injuries. We can help you pursue compensation from the following negligent parties:
- A driver
- A truck driver or trucking company
- A property owner
- A construction contractor
- A dog owner
- The manufacturer of malfunctioning equipment
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Call in the Strong Arm Attorneys for Help with Your Brain Injury Claim
We can help you understand how long it takes to recover from a brain injury and how much compensation you are entitled to seek in the aftermath.
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