Traumatic brain injuries involve the most complex system in the human body and, as such, vary greatly in their recovery prognoses.
Some mild traumatic brain injuries resolve on their own in days to weeks, while severe traumatic brain injuries often last the remainder of a victim’s life.
Below, our Austin personal injury attorneys discuss whether it’s possible to fully recover from a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury Treatments
The brain is a surprisingly flexible organism. The concept of “neuroplasticity” refers to the brain’s unique ability to change and adapt as a result of experience. This also relates to trauma.
For example, even after the brain suffers a serious injury, it does not lose its ability to forge new neural connections or repair broken ones. This is why traumatic brain injury victims are often able to bounce back from their trauma in significant ways.
This phenomenon, however, is truer for some people than others.
Medical practitioners hesitate to assign a specific period of time for traumatic brain injury victims’ recovery due to the complex nature of the brain and victims’ varying responses to treatment.
However, it can be said that most mild TBI victims make a full recovery (with proper rest and treatment) in a matter of weeks. Many severe TBI victims see significant strides in their recovery, but it is very rare for them to return to a pre-injury state of life.
Because of this, it’s important for you to work with an experienced personal injury attorney if you or someone you love has acquired a traumatic brain injury due to another’s negligence.
The costs associated with a TBI, including medical bills and lost wages, are often insurmountable without recovering just compensation through a personal injury claim.
We’re here to help you through this process. Contact The Stewart Law Firm today at (512) 271-5112 to schedule a consultation with our team.