When you were involved in a car crash, you knew that you were pretty badly hurt. You were awake initially, but once help arrived, you have no memory of what happened next.
Your medical provider told you that you were brought in while unconscious, and you were quickly diagnosed with a brain injury. After multiple imaging scans, you ended up going through surgery to release pressure from the inside of your skull. Today, you’re on the mend, but you were in a coma and will take time to recover.
After such a serious brain injury, you may be wondering what you can expect. You should know that every person recovers differently from brain injuries. It’s not easy to know exactly how you’ll recover, but you can expect to start seeing some improvements over time.
It’s a good idea not to try to settle your case until your recovery has reached its peak. Usually, you’ll see significant changes in the first six months following your injury, but you may continue to see improvement after that time. If you do want to settle your case sooner, it’s important that you consider the rate at which you’re recovering and the expectations that your medical providers have.
There is no way to predict how a traumatic brain injury will impact you long into the future, but with a claim, you can seek a settlement or award that is high enough to cover your medical needs and any additional supports that you need in the future. You can seek compensation for lost wages and lost potential wages. Our website has more on what you can expect if you decide to pursue a personal injury lawsuit or claim.