When is rehabilitation necessary for TBIs?

On Behalf of | Apr 4, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Out of all the injuries a person can suffer in a car wreck, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) could be one of the most unpredictable. Sometimes, it can be mild, requiring little to no medical intervention. Other times, even the most minor collision can cause moderate to severe TBIs that often require extensive medical care for a full recovery. These TBIs can lead to complex health issues, calling for specialized treatments or rehabilitation.

When is it necessary?

Usually, physicians will only recommend rehabilitation in specific instances. Before deeming it necessary, the patient could go through various tests and screening procedures to gauge how much the patient needs it, including the following situations:

  • The patient is suffering from TBI-related issues, such as chronic pain, loss of senses, sleeping problems and poor vision.
  • The patient lost vital abilities because of the TBI, including mental and physical impairments.
  • The patient needs rehabilitation to help them recover their independence and improve their quality of life.

The type of rehabilitation the patient requires may vary based on their condition. There can be various programs that could be open for customization targeting the patient’s needs, such as addressing speech issues, physical limitations, or mental disorders.

Being able to afford rehabilitation

Most forms of rehabilitation for TBIs could be necessary for recovery, but they are often expensive. The cost of these programs and other medical bills can be overwhelming for the average citizen. Because of these financial burdens, patients may have no other option but to seek legal remedies and pursue compensation for the injury if someone else’s negligence caused the collision. Still, taking this route may only be appropriate under specific circumstances. Fortunately, experienced legal insight can help clarify the situation, allowing patients to make informed decisions when taking legal action.