Getting Help

Getting help for brain injury is nothing to be ashamed of; the thing is brain injury will affect a person in many ways. For example, it can cause memory problems, impulsive thinking, unusual behavior, stress, depression etc. this means that you need help to overcome these challenges, sure you can decide to keep it to yourself, but your behaviors will affect your friends, family and everyone else around you.

Legal help

Treating brain injury is expensive, depending on the number of trained professionals you will have to work with. Therefore if you were not responsible for the injuries it is important to seek compensation to cover the costs and help you live comfortably.

Understand that brain damage will affect who you are and how you behave; also it can cost you your career and take away you independence.

If you check the statistics you will find out that traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of disability in North America, in some cases it can even result in death of the victim. Therefore if you or a loved suffers brain injury due to someone else’s negligence it is important to seek compensation from the responsible party.

Remember you will need money to cover expenses such as:

  1. Psychiatric care
  2. Lost wages
  3. Cost of hospitalization
  4. Counseling
  5. Rehabilitation
  6. Cost of hiring caregivers
  7. Extreme cases funeral expenses

The important thing here is to find a qualified brain injury lawyer to help you ease the financial burdens on you and your family, another important thing is to make sure that you keep your medical records and receipts safe, these will be used when you file a personal injury case or a wrongful death suit.

Recovery team

Depending on the nature of your injuries, you will have to work with a number of professionals who will administer tests to test your condition, these professionals include:

  • Neuropsychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Language/speech pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Respiratory therapists

Family members

When a person suffers brain injury family is very important during recovery, but family members must learn how to handle the victim. After brain injury most people change, this makes it important for family members to understand and help the person through the tough times.

For example, the victim may have memory problems; the victim can also develop a physical or mental disability. This can lead to depression anger and stress, if the family members don’t know how to handle the victim there will be family problems.

As family members it is important to know what to say and what not to say to the victim, for instance simple words like “you seem fine to me” can have an effect on the victim because most signs of brain injury are invisible, meaning that the person may look fine on the outside. But on the inside the person could be in a lot of pain, therefore keep in mind that all they need is your support not pity.