Answers to Frequent Questions About Caring for a Person with a Brain Injury It’s not easy to care for someone who’s suffered from a brain injury. This is doubly true if the person in question is someone you’re close to. You likely have many questions. Of course, you should always consult your loved one’s doctor and physical therapists for specific advice. That said, here are some of the things we’ve learned after years of representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries.

What can I do to be ready to right after the accident?

Right after the accident, you’ll likely need to learn how to provide assistance with the daily aspects of life. If you have kids with the injured party, then you will probably need to get help to take care of your children. This is also true of household cleaning, caring for pets, and other duties around the house. The truth is that the first few days your loved one is home after the accident is going to be the hardest part. Your life is likely going to center around taking care of them and getting used to the new normal.

What can I do to prepare for my own emotional struggles?

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed as soon as the accident happens. You may even be in denial and unable to accept how much the accident is going to change your life and the life of your loved one. You may feel angry with the hospital, and you may fall into a depression. Many people feel guilty for these feelings because in their minds, they’re still better off than the injured person. You have a right to your feelings and should reach out for professional help if you need it.

What do I do when I get overwhelmed?

If you’ve ever flown, then you’ve likely heard the flight attendant tell you to take care of your own oxygen mask before helping your children or any other people. This is because you won’t be any use to anyone else if you can’t breathe. The same principal applies to this situation. Take time for yourself. Take care of your health before the health of your loved one. Don’t feel guilty about this – it’s the only way you can really take care of them.

How will I pay for all the medical care and new costs?

If the brain injury happened as the result of the negligence of someone else, then you may have a personal injury case on your hands. To find out more about your options, and to get a free case evaluation, call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707. We can take case on a contingency basis, which means you won’t owe us a penny until we recover for you.

There’s no risk to call us and there’s no risk to move forward. We believe in your right to compensation if you’re owed compensation. Do you?