How Can I Help a Family Member With a Brain Injury?

June 13, 2021 in Uncategorized | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Sometimes, the unexpected happens. An accident occurs at work, a vehicle crosses the median, or a sports play goes wrong. Traumatic brain injuries happen for all kinds of reasons. Still, despite thousands of people suffering from them, it can be easy for someone with a TBI to feel alone like a brain injury lawyer, can explain. If someone you love has a TBI, there are things you can do to help him or her.

Help With the Chores

People who suffer minor TBIs may need help for a few days after they are injured, and someone with a serious traumatic brain injury may need help indefinitely. Consider what kind of errands and household chores the person did before and help where you can. Does he or she need help managing finances or need to be driven to the doctor? Perhaps your family member or friend has pets or small children that need to be taken care of. Cleaning, mowing lawns, cooking, and doing laundry are all helpful as well.

Create Routines and Stick To Them

If you will be taking over long-term care of someone who suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important to prepare yourself by understanding that confusion and personality changes are common. You can alleviate some of the stress for you both by establishing a consistent routine for activities like mealtimes, going to bed, and watching favorite TV programs. However, do still allow the injured person to make his or her own choices as much as possible. Spend time with your loved one by playing games, reading together, or just having a conversation. They’ll want to know that you still enjoy their company.

Consider Filing a Lawsuit

Sometimes, a traumatic brain injury is something that occurs simply because of an accident; however, more often than not, a person receives a TBI because of someone else’s actions, such as not paying attention while driving or not enforcing codes on construction jobs. If your loved one suffers from a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation that helps with medical costs, long-term care, and lost wages for the victim.

If you believe that your loved one received a traumatic brain injury through no fault of his or her own, consider hiring a lawyer. An experienced brain injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a case that will be heard in court as well as gather evidence to present your case in front of a judge. 

Contact Our Virginia Lawyers

We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

To speak with one of our attorneys, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

Our Virginia personal injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. have a statewide practice and offer free consultations at a time and location that is convenient for you.  We will gladly meet with you at your home or at the hospital, even on nights and weekends.


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