How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Brain Injury?

October 4, 2019 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Brain Injury?

Brain Damage Recovery Time After a Severe Accident

One of the most common kinds of injuries that people sustain as a result of severe accidents caused by negligence are traumatic brain injuries. These accidents can range from simple slip and fall accidents to full-blown construction accidents. There are a surprising amount of ways in which people sustain trauma to their heads. When someone sustains a traumatic brain injury, they are at risk of suffering severe symptoms that can drastically alter their quality of life. These symptoms will typically relate to a victim's cognitive abilities because of the damage sustained by the brain due to head trauma. The nature of these injuries can often make them exceptionally difficult to treat, heal, or even diagnose in certain cases. What many people find themselves asking after suffering a traumatic brain injury is “how long will it take for me to recover?”.

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Personal Injury Claims

The question of recovery after a traumatic brain injury is a painful one that comes with the additional questions of how damaging the injury's effects will be. When you suffer a traumatic injury because of someone's negligence then you might be able to seek compensation for your injuries with a personal injury claim. This process relies on your ability to prove that your injuries were the result of an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of a party that should have known that there was a risk at hand but did nothing or took inadequate measures.  Traumatic brain injuries are very common injuries that are the focus of many personal injury claims. The lawyers of Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA have years of experience when it comes to handling cases involving these kinds of injuries successfully and getting our clients settlements that they can feel satisfied with. Don't attempt to handle a personal injury claim on your own and risk making mistakes that can significantly reduce the value of a possible settlement. Enable our experienced lawyers to assist you in seeking compensation and holding those responsible for your traumatic brain injury responsible. To schedule a free consultation with Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA either call our Clearwater office at 727-451-6900 or contact us online.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury is when a person suffers damage to their head and brain because of a significant physical force that acts upon their head. This can take the form of blunt force trauma caused by an object colliding with the skull or even just violent jerking or shaking of the head. Regardless of how a traumatic brain injury is caused, the damage is often very serious and should always be examined by a certified physician as soon as possible. Traumatic brain injuries can take a number of forms. The most common of which is the concussion which affects a massive number of people every year. Other common traumatic brain injuries include brain contusions, coup contrecoup injuries, diffuse axonal injuries, and penetrative brain injuries.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries  

When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury, they are at immense risk to suffer severe damage to their brain and as a result, can display symptoms relating to cognitive abilities and control of speech, personality, etc. Some of the most common traumatic brain injuries can include.
  • Confusion
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Mood swings
  • Slurred speech
  • Reduced problem-solving skills
  • Altered personality
  • Aggression
  • Sleeping issues
  • Trouble keeping balance
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Memory Problems
  • Loss of Coordination 
  • Depression

Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are definitely serious, but so are many other injuries that can be sustained in a terrible accident. Many injuries can be recovered from given the proper treatment and a certain amount of time. What about a traumatic brain injury? Well, the answer is not so simple as a simple yes or no. Ultimately, it depends on the type of injury, its location, intensity, and the person's state of health before suffering the injury. Unfortunately, despite these factors, traumatic brain injuries often come with a high risk of permanent damage being done.  Milder traumatic injuries like concussions can be serious but can eventually heal on their own given enough time with minimal lasting damage. But when someone continually suffers concussions or receives two in close proximation, then they are at immense risk to suffer chronic encephalopathy or second impact syndrome which cause permanent and severe brain damage. 

Managing Traumatic Brain Injury Damage

Other traumatic brain injuries have a high risk of doing permanent damage but progress is being made every year when it comes to treating this damage and limiting the intensity of symptoms a person can suffer. You can potentially recover completely from a traumatic brain injury but you can just as easily not depending on the aforementioned factors. Luckily there are ways to manage symptoms like medication, surgery, and therapy that can be undergone. You may suffer permanent damage because of an accident but it doesn't have to completely ruin your life. There is often hope but it takes time and resources to increase your chances. 

Seek and Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Attorney

Choosing a brain injury attorney that knows the long term costs of neuropsychological problems caused by TBI. He or she will aggressively seek the maximum amount possible as compensation for medical expenses past and future, lost income, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life as well as punitive damages in some cases. Unlike some law firms that try to settle quickly for an easy profit, a good brain injury law firm has the resources to front the cost of litigation and the desire to go the distance to receive the maximum award.  Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA has won many large cash settlements for the victims of traumatic brain injury for neuropsychiatric problems. If you or a loved one suffered a head injury contact a brain injury attorney at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA for a free evaluation of your case. You could be entitled to a significant cash award. Call us at 727-451-6900 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation on your case. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA  800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33765 727-451-6900


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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