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Coping with a traumatic brain injury

If you have suffered a head injury in an auto collision and now live with a traumatic brain injury, you may be unsure of what to expect in the future. The traumatic brain injuries that can occur because of serious auto collisions can be devastating, leading to lifelong injuries or disabilities. Fortunately, many are mild or moderate and do resolve, but for those with acute damage, symptoms may persist for years to come.

Coping with your traumatic brain injury is possible and something you can do with the right help. Here are a few things that can assist you as you learn to live with the changes that have occurred.

Getting the right treatment plan

Getting on a good, tailored treatment plan can make a big difference after suffering a brain injury. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need some treatments such as:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgery

These and other treatments should be considered as a part of your general treatment plan. You can work closely with your medical provider to determine the course of treatment that you’d be comfortable with and that would give you the best chance of a good recovery.

Social support can help

Another thing that can help you as you adapt to living with a brain injury is having the social support that you need. Family members and friends may be able to help you with tasks that are more difficult for you at the moment, and they could also assist you with getting to appointments or reaching out to get the services you need.

Compensation could help you focus more on your health

Finally, remember that it is appropriate to seek compensation if another person caused your brain injuries. With an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, you can seek fair compensation for the injuries that you’re now living with. That money may help you support yourself and get the care you need, so you can focus on recovering and not worry about the financial impact of the injury right now.

Living with a new brain injury can be challenging, but the right supports do make a difference.