Recovering from a serious traumatic brain injury isn't easy. The recovery can be long, painful and arduous. You may have to relearn certain things, such as speaking, walking, writing and more, depending on the area of your brain that suffered the injury.
Even though you fought back and regained much of yourself, you could suffer lingering effects that could last the rest of your life. You may be through the worst of it, but you will more than likely face some challenges going forward.
What types of issues could you face?
You may not be as "sharp" as you were prior to your injury, which could cause you a substantial amount of frustration. You may have trouble with your memory. Completing certain tasks could take longer to complete. Other mental and physical issues you could face include the following:
- You could find it difficult to maintain professional and personal relationships.
- Your thinking processes may be slower than they used to be.
- You may no longer be able to participate in social, leisure or recreational activities you enjoyed previously.
- You may not be able to recognize objects by touch.
- You may have trouble attending school or keeping a job.
- Talking, walking and even swallowing could prove difficult.
- You could experience vision problems.
- You may not be able to lift or carry objects over a certain weight or for any appreciable amount of time.
- Your fine motor skills may have suffered. Even buttoning a shirt or tying your shoes could feel like an insurmountable task some days.
These are just some of the obstacles you could face for the rest of your life. The fact is that just about any of your systems could suffer some sort of disability that could make it difficult for you to earn a living, especially at the job you had prior to the accident that caused your TBI. If one or more parties are at fault, you could pursue compensation for your financial losses and other damages through the filing of a personal injury claim.
Perhaps you shy away from doing so because you are still adjusting to your new life and its limitations. You don't have to go through this process alone. Like other Texas residents who suffered serious injuries at the hands of others, you could consult with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.