Of all the forms of accidental bodily harm an individual can suffer, few events rival the life-changing potential a traumatic brain injury brings. A significant number of Delaware residents will face this stark reality each and every year, and it is important for them and also their loved ones to understand the full nature of the physical, emotional and financial challenges that almost certainly lie ahead.
Phases of the brain injury recovery process
While a tragic number of serious brain injuries each year prove fatal, a substantial number of such incidents instead produce profound damage requiring a lengthy and difficult recovery process marked by a range of therapeutic and assistance needs.
Over the course of what is often a multi-year recovery process, a range of treatment protocols and rehabilitation programs may be necessary in order to achieve maximum improvement in a brain injury victim’s condition. Not surprisingly, that type of professional aid does not come cheaply, and when added to the financial strain of lost wages and limited future earning potential resulting from permanent impairment, the monetary toll on families can be massive.
Resources and hope for the road ahead
Whether a personal injury case involving brain damage was caused by a vehicle crash, a slip and fall event, a sports mishap, a workplace accident or some other scenario, the road to recovery is almost assuredly going to be a time-consuming and expensive one.
However, by aligning with a skilled team of doctors, rehabilitation professionals and dedicated healthcare support workers, it is possible for many traumatic brain injury victims to regain some of the skills and abilities they may have believed were gone forever. For those whose injuries have left them with far greater assistance requirements than they can manage alone, the pursuit of available legal remedies from parties responsible for causing the harm may indeed be in order.