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How to care for someone who suffered a TBI after a car accident

There’s no question that car accidents can be devastating and catastrophic events. The aftermath can result in individuals dealing with injuries that impact them for the remainder of their lives. 

One injury that a loved one may experience that leaves them requiring ongoing care is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If a loved one is dealing with a TBI after a car accident, you can seek damages from the at-fault party. However, it will likely be helpful to know what to do to care for them, as well. Here are some tips:

Learn as much as you can

To take care of someone with a TBI, you need to learn about their injury and how it will impact them. No two cases are the same because of all the factors that can impact how the TBI affects someone. Talk to the individual’s doctor and look into support groups for assistance. 

Give them as much independence as possible

Even though doing everything for a loved one with a TBI may seem like the right thing to do, it can have a negative impact on their long-term recovery. It’s important for the individual to rebuild neural pathways during recovery, which means doing things for themselves. Repetitive activities are essential to re-learn how to start doing normal, everyday tasks again. 

Protecting your loved one’s rights

After a car accident, you can try to recover compensation for the injuries you or someone in your family sustained by filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. The compensation can help cover the long-term care they may need to overcome the impact of a TBI. Just be sure to know your legal rights to help you get the best results possible.