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My wife is at the hospital after a car accident that left her with a brain injury. What should I be prepared for when she gets out?

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Any type of brain injury is serious, which is why it is good that your wife is getting medical attention. Victims of Georgia car accidents that suffer brain injuries often have a long road ahead of them. Loved ones of those victims can help them by learning about brain injuries and helping them stay on top of their follow-up medical needs.

Your wife’s injury is going to demand your patience. She will require rest and rehabilitation. However, brain injuries can vary depending on what part of the brain was injured, the extent of the injury, and how fast medical care was sought following the accident.

You should be prepared for possible changes because many brain injury victims suffer from emotional and behavioral variations. Additionally, your wife may be in pain, confused, depressed, tired, and irritable. She may also have suffered some memory loss—short term or long term memory problems—in addition to speech problems. Her doctor should be able to give you an idea of the severity of her injuries and what to expect as she recovers.

During this time, don’t be surprised if the insurance company attempts to settle with your wife. Before settling with the insurance company, it is best to talk with a skilled Georgia brain injury lawyer. There may be future medical costs or other unforeseen expenses that you may not be anticipating and an attorney can help you determine what compensation you should receive. For help, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith for more information at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia