Our brains are the operating system of our bodies. When a traumatic brain injury occurs, there can be life-long effects, and one injury will vary greatly from another injury. For that reason, it’s hard to estimate how long it will take for a person to recover from a traumatic brain injury without understanding the specifics of the injuries sustained.
Rehabilitation from a brain injury could take a few weeks or it could stretch over several years. In some cases, rehabilitation will be ongoing for the foreseeable future, particularly if the individual still suffers from a loss of sensory, cognitive, or motor skills after the inpatient stay is complete. In other cases, skills that appear to be lost can be regained or relearned and the individual can return to a more or less normal life.
Traumatic brain injury can leave lasting effects, both physical and in the form of post traumatic stress disorder which may be a struggle for the rest of the individual’s life.
An experienced personal injury attorney can provide more information about your rights after suffering a traumatic brain injury.