How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, as well as Atlanta, Georgia

Posted: December 30, 2022

medical doctor diagnosing elderly ageing patient neurodegenerative illnessTraumatic brain injury (TBI) is a scary condition. It’s also extremely common. The CDC estimates 1.5 million Americans sustain TBI annually. Often caused by falls, car crashes, or workplace accidents, TBI ranges from mild cases that cause temporary disruption to severe cases that cause permanent disability.

If you’re suffering from TBI, you know how frustrating it can be. The road to recovery isn't always straightforward. At Kelleher Law, we’ve worked with countless clients dealing with TBI to secure appropriate compensation and support their journeys back to health.

What Are the Stages of Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery?

TBI recovery depends on the severity of the injury, your general health, and the treatment received. In severe but non-fatal cases, a person with TBI might be in a coma. In mild cases, TBI appears as a brief loss of consciousness or concussion.

While sometimes written off as a less serious injury, concussions are a sign that something is wrong and symptoms are disruptive and can have long-term consequences. Even concussion should be brought to the attention of a healthcare provider to make sure proper care is administered.

In the early stages of mild to moderate TBI recovery you might experience:

  • Bruising, swelling, and broken blood vessels at the site of the injury
  • Poor concentration and memory problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Exhaustion
  • Sensitivity to bright lights

In some cases, these symptoms resolve on their own. However, many patients experience serious long-term effects including memory loss, seizures, balance problems, paralysis, personality changes, and reduced language skills.

How Do You Treat a Traumatic Brain Injury?

If you have mild TBI, you might need to take a few days off of work to rest and monitor your symptoms. Follow-up appointments with your doctor could be required.

If you have lingering symptoms from TBI, your treatment plan could include:

  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatric appointments
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy

Get the Care You Need to Recover From Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical costs from TBI add up quickly. Even in mild cases, patients are often hit with massive emergency room bills. For many of our clients, the debilitating symptoms are more distressing than the costs they accrue.

At Kelleher Law, we work with clients in the Naples and Fort Meyer, Florida area as well as Atlanta, Georgia to obtain just compensation and ensure rest and recovery (not concerns about money) remain your focus. If you’re struggling with TBI, contact us at 833-546-3675 for a free case review from our experienced attorneys.

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