If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it’s important to remember that recovery is a marathon and not a sprint. However, the first six months after a brain injury are crucial for recovering any functions that are threatened by the injury.
Everyone is different, and no two brain injuries will be exactly the same. It’s possible to see continued improvement for several years after sustaining an injury. Recovery also comes in stages, and in a variety of locations. Intensive therapy to regain or restore motor functions and neural pathways will begin as early as possible and will continue until the patient no longer shows progress. It will start in a rehabilitation facility and then follow the patient as they transition back to home with assistance or care, outpatient therapy, or even independent living with time.
If a person has not been able to regain a function they lost due to brain injury within two years, it’s likely they will never be able to recover the function.
An Atlanta personal injury attorney can provide more information about your legal rights after a traumatic brain injury.