Appropriate Steps to Take for a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is painful in more ways than one. Recovery from traumatic brain injury often entails long hours of rehabilitation therapy as well as financial hardship. Traumatic brain injury may result in partial or complete memory loss, paralysis, or even death. Many people have to relearn basic life skills, such as walking, talking, and eating. The strain on friends and family can be trying, too.
If you’ve suffered a brain injury, you should learn the appropriate steps to take for a traumatic brain injury so that you can make a full recovery. Of course, you should seek medical assistance immediately. Some brain injuries require immediate neurosurgery. If you witness a brain injury, try to keep the victim warm to protect against shock. Do not move the victim, but place a cloth over any wounds that are bleeding badly.
Once the victim has been taken to the hospital, it’s time to consider legal action. That may be the last thing on your mind, but if another party is at fault, then you must act quickly to begin legal proceedings. The longer you wait, the weaker your case becomes. Contact an attorney as soon as possible.
An experienced traumatic brain injury attorney will see to it that the guilty party pays for damages, pain, and suffering. A traumatic brain injury will change your life, but it doesn’t have to be for the worse. Recovery from traumatic injury will be difficult, but it can also be a rewarding and enlightening experience.
Craig J. Phillips, traumatic brain injury survivor, explains how his injury built him up rather than keeping him down: “I am a traumatic brain injury survivor and a master's level rehabilitation counselor. I sustained an open skull fracture with right frontal lobe damage and remained in a coma for 3 weeks at the age of 10 in August of 1967. I underwent brain and skull surgery after waking from the coma. Follow-up cognitive and psyche / social testing revealed that I would not be able to succeed beyond high school.
“In 1967 Neurological Rehabilitation was not available to me, so I had to teach myself how to walk, talk, read, write and speak in complete sentences. I completed high school on time and went on to obtain both my undergraduate and graduate degrees.
“Through out my lifetime I developed strategies to overcome many obstacles and in so doing I have achieved far beyond all reasonable expectations. On February 6, 2007 at the encouragement of a friend I created Second Chance to Live... which presents topics in such a way to encourage, motivate and empower the reader to live life on life's terms. I believe our circumstances are not meant to keep us down, but to build us up.
“As a traumatic brain injury survivor, I speak from my experience, strength and hope. As a professional, I provide information to encourage, motivate and empower both disabled and non-disabled individuals to not give up on their process.”
Craig J. Phillips is living proof that you don’t have to give up hope after a devastating traumatic brain injury. Your life can be more rewarding than ever.
If you have questions about the legal aspects of traumatic brain injury, contact MLN Law at (404) 531-9700 now to schedule your free consultation. Don’t delay; your attorney must move quickly to preserve and collect evidence.