A traumatic brain injury (TBI) changes your life in an instant and the challenges you face now may require a lot of effort to overcome. It is important to remember during this difficult time that you're not alone. There are resources available to you and your loved ones. Here are some of the people you should reach out to after a TBI. You can also find resources here.
If someone else is responsible for causing your TBI, whether directly or
through negligence, the services of an attorney can be invaluable. Winning a
cash settlement certainly won't fix all of your problems, but it can help you
cover the expense of the medical treatments, therapies and equipment you need
TBI sufferers often qualify for federal social security disability benefits to
help them keep their finances in order while dealing with their injury. State
governments too can often help through programs run by their Department of
Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation Services or a similarly named office.
Try to find a local support group or an online meeting place where you can
share your story and find hope and encouragement from others living with TBI.
Your life changes in some big ways after TBI, and others who have lived through
it can help you adjust in ways other simply can't.
Doctors and Therapists
You'll likely get sick of seeing people in white coats after a TBI, but the
right combination of doctors and caregivers can help you make great strides.
Reach out to all of the specialists you are referred to and let them help you.