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Resources for Individuals and Families Affected by TBI

Personal Injury Lawyer

When you or a loved one is the victim of a traumatic brain injury, it can cause a variety of issues. Not only are you physically injured, but your mental capacity often decreases as well; both of which typically begin a chain reaction of problems in your daily life. While you may have a lawyer to help you through a lawsuit against the responsible party, you might begin to wonder what other resources you have. The following are just a handful to get started with.

A Team of Medical Professionals

More than likely, you’re already taking advantage of this resource. Your team of medical professionals might include a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, a neuropsychologist, a neurologist, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and a variety of others. Never be afraid to ask questions, seek for more understanding, or schedule an appointment with a member of this team when you feel you need a little more support.

Local Treatment Programs

Whether you move into a local treatment facility or receive care there on a regular basis, there are a lot of local treatment programs around the nation specifically designed to assist those with TBI. Coma treatment centers, acute rehabilitation programs, long-term care, transitional living, day treatment programs, and supervised-living programs are all some considerations.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

If you or your loved one with TBI are active duty military, veterans, or a dependent of someone on active duty, DVBIC has locations from California to Virginia, with many in between. They evaluate, treat, educate, and follow up with individuals suffering from TBI, with the chance to also participate in research.

TBI Model Systems

With 16 treatment centers around the nation, TBI Model Systems has extensive knowledge and experience helping individuals with TBI. With quality care and a focus on your specific issues, you have a better chance at rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Association of America

The BIAA has a plethora of educational information that can be distributed to those seeking information on rights, services, and resources. There are 40 chartered state affiliates and hundreds of smaller, local chapters to help individuals and families dealing with TBI.

Contacting Your Lawyer

While these resources might be helpful to some who deal with TBI, there are dozens of other resources throughout the country. For help in finding the right facility or treatment for you or a loved one, or to get started with a lawsuit, contact a lawyer, like a personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Arcadier, Biggie, & Wood, today.