What should I Expect after an Indianapolis Brain Injury?

February 27, 2014 | Blog

TBI According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every single year. Many brain injuries are relatively minor, requiring short-term medical care, over-the-counter medication, and rest for recovery. However, in some instances, brain injuries can be extremely serious and may cause life-altering permanent disabilities that cause victims to require long-term medical care and treatment, possibly for the rest of their lives. At the very least, the rehabilitation process following a serious brain injury can be extensive. Sometimes, this rehabilitation is merely aimed to help a brain injury victim adjust to their new quality of life. If you have received a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your losses and should contact an Indianapolis personal injury attorney as soon as possible for assistance.

One reason why brain injury rehabilitation is so extensive is that many different professionals may be involved to help you regain your physical, emotional, and/or cognitive functions. Such professionals may include:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physiatrist
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Psychiatrist or neuropsychologist
  • Social worker or case manager
  • Vocational counselor
  • TBI nurse specialist
  • Recreational therapist

The above professionals can help you relearn how to move, communicate, learn, work, and perform everyday tasks, as well as educate your loved ones on your condition and necessary care. The process will likely not be easy, and may be costly. If your brain injury was caused by another person’s negligent actions, the liable party should reimburse you for all of your losses.

Contact an Indianapolis personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Victims of brain injuries deserve to receive full compensation for the often extensive and lengthy rehabilitation process they will undergo. Some victims may even deal with permanent disabilities and require life-long treatment and care, and they should further be compensated for the estimated value of all future treatment, care, and lost income. An experienced Indianapolis personal injury can help ensure that you receive the full settlement you deserve, and you should not hesitate to contact dedicated attorney Merry Fountain for assistance with a potential legal claim. Call our office at (317) 917-7873, or if you would prefer to reach us via email, please complete the contact form available on the right side of this page.

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