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Adjusting to Life Post-TBI

TBI Lawyer

As an experienced TBI lawyer from Davis, Johnson & Kallal | Wyoming Law can explain, without doubt, sustaining a TBI can be life changing for victims and their families. TBI is the term used to describe a broad range of injuries to the brain. The severity of the injuries can be widely various, furthermore the process of recovering from one varies just as much, and is best to be considered on a case by case basis. Although, there are generally strategies and mindsets that anyone who has suffered a TBI can benefit from, regardless of the severity of the injury. 

A Brief Overview of the Common Forms of TBI

  • Concussions – Perhaps the most commonly observed of all TBIs, the severity of a concussion ranges widely in severity, although even mild concussions have been found to be traumatic to the brain. Concussions are typically caused by a sudden, forceful blow to the head, or intense shaking of the head.

  • Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury – Following a severe blow to the skull the brain moves suddenly to one or more sides, resulting in what is referred to as a coup-contrecoup brain injury.

  • Contusions – Almost always life-threatening, when the head experiences a forceful blow, brain tissues can be damaged or bruised, and the structural integrity of the skull may be compromised, resulting in what is referred to as a contusion.

  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) – Commonly the result of intense shaking to the head or neck for a short or sustained period of time.

  • Hematomas – When there is a clot that occurs in vessels located in the brain, victims are said to have had a hematoma. Hematomas are commonly life-threatening and require urgent medical attention.

Identifying your support network

After a TBI, victims may experience a decrease or complete loss of abilities that they had prior to the injury, leaving them in need of assistance. Since TBIs vary so widely in severity, patients with brain injuries need varying levels of assistance. Having a strong support network of family members, friends, relatives, doctors, or in-home health care professionals will help ensure that needs are satisfied, and the doctor’s prescribed treatment regimen is followed closely. 

Following doctors orders

The doctors prescribed treatment regimen will provide a clear path towards achieving the best possible outcome. Those who are able to care for themselves following a TBI should be sure to follow their doctor’s orders in an attempt to get better. 

Taking legal action

If it is suspected that another person, group, or party could be in some way responsible for causing the TBI, victims and or their families may have grounds to pursue compensation for their damages. If it is suspected, consider contacting a lawyer in the area where the injury occurred who specializes in TBI personal injury law. An experienced TBI lawyer will be able to help determine whether or not there is a case and if filing a personal injury lawsuit is viable for each unique situation. 


Those who have been rendered permanently disabled in one way or another may struggle to cope with the changes. Counseling and therapy is a viable tool for working through the powerful emotions that one can experience throughout the process of recovering from a TBI.

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