As a brain injury lawyer, I often must explain just how devastating brain trauma can be to not only my injured client but to their family as well. Kurt Olson does not wake up and go to work anymore. He doesn’t enjoy his free time reading books, dancing or taking drives with his wife anymore. He is no longer enjoying the life he planned out for himself and his young wife Jennifer. Kurt Olson is the victim of a traumatic brain injury… but it’s not his brain that has been injured. In 2009, Jennifer Olson was involved in a car accident that left her in a coma, fighting to survive. The future looked bleak. Was she brain dead? Would she remain in a vegetative state? How bad is her brain injury trauma and could she ever recover? These are not the questions that a newlywed husband expects to be asking. But it’s exactly what Kurt Olson was facing. It turns out Jennifer partially recovered. She woke up and her husband was relieved, but the relief only lasted so long. After Jennifer woke up is when the work started. Three years later Kurt Olson is still caring for his young wife who is unable to control even the most basic functions. Jennifer has indeed suffered a traumatic brain injury. He now accompanies her everywhere, cleans up after her, washes her hair, and goes through the home therapy that has been prescribed to improve her mental state and physical strength. It’s a 24-hour per day job and it comes with some extra problems. Emotional instability, confusion, and an inability to recognize reality make Jennifer Olson difficult to care for, but her husband Kurt won’t abandon her. He says that he’s in it for the long haul; that he feels like he owes it to Jennifer to care for her. But what’s the cost. Kurt lost his job, his autonomy, all of his free time…Kurt Olson is as much a prisoner of his wife’s TBI as she is. She is not the only one fighting for her sanity. Kurt is forced to make difficult decisions on behalf of his wife because she just cannot make them herself as a result of permanent brain trauma. This is what the family of brain injury victims must deal with. Emotional, physical, and financial hardships often persist for a lifetime. Victims of TBI often need constant care and supervision, leaving the family scrambling for resources. The injury law attorneys at the Dolman Law Group work diligently to recover those resources for the families they represent. As attorneys in Florida focusing on brain injury cases; Matthew Dolman, Christian Myer and Bryan Hannan, remain informed on the latest issues and science concerning the causes, diagnosis and treatment of brain trauma. Dolman Law Group is your Florida brain injury lawyers and personal injury law firm. Located in Clearwater, our brain injury lawyers litigate serious accident claims statewide but more specifically in the Tampa Bay Area. If you, a loved one, colleague or friend has suffered head trauma as a result of an automobile or motorcycle accident, call Dolman Law Group today for a free consultation or case evaluation. Matthew A. Dolman, Esq., Christian Myer, Esq., and Bryan C. Hannan, Esq., are your Florida brain injury lawyers.