Hopping into the car and taking your usual route to the supermarket should be nothing more than an uneventful 10-minute trip.
However, it only takes a second for a serious car crash to occur. You could quickly find yourself worrying over insurance compensation while trying to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Recovering from a TBI
After a serious injury, the brain will attempt to repair its cells or neurons by creating new pathways through the millions that are still healthy. In fact, some portions of the brain will even take over certain functions the injured cells used to perform.
The brain cannot do all this repair work on its own, which is where rehabilitation comes in. Severed connections in the brain can block information stored over a lifetime. So, if you are a patient with a TBI, you may need to enter a rehabilitation program to relearn forgotten skills and, at the same time, learn to compensate for any remaining impairments. A brain injury typically affects cognitive processes, so you will likely learn to keep a detailed schedule to help you remember what you need to do each day.
Managing insurance compensation
If a negligent driver caused your brain injury, you may be able to receive financial compensation for the medical expenses and other losses associated with your injury. Remember, though, that insurance companies are more interested in protecting their bottom line than in offering you a fair settlement.
A strong case may be necessary to ensure you receive a sufficient amount to cover your current and future medical expenses, lost wages and more.