If a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, such as in a motor vehicle accident, it is essential to receive the appropriate treatment. This often includes treatment immediately following the accident, and more of the same well into the future.
Most importantly, the injured party needs to be stabilized as soon as possible. You can read more about the importance of initial treatment here.
Once the person is stabilized to the point that the injury is not worsening, his or her medical team can devise a plan for moving forward. The next steps depend largely on the type and extent of the injury. Some people don’t require any additional treatment, outside of plenty of rest. Others, however, may require a more intense treatment strategy, including surgery.
Every year, more than one million people suffer a traumatic brain injury. Many of these can be directly attributed to negligence, such as somebody who is driving under the influence of alcohol and causes an accident.
If you or a loved one has been treated for a brain injury following an accident, contact us to learn more about your legal rights.