Can You Recover From a Brain Injury?

Recovery from a traumatic brain injury is possible. However, the process varies based on the severity of your injury, its cause, and where the damage lies in the brain. Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe, and can lead to lasting, lifelong complications.

Only your medical team can predict whether you will make a full recovery or not. Depending on the cause and extent of your injury, your medical team will put you on a specialized rehabilitation program. Your full participation and cooperation with this program will be key in your recovery.

The brain does have a limited ability to heal itself. Within the first six months after your injury, you will experience a period of the fastest recovery. However, your recovery and healing rate will gradually slow down as time passes. It is very normal to make little progress after the first year. However, you may gain more function in the years following your injury.

Can you recover from a TBI? | Kansas City Serious Injury Lawyer

You can promote your recovery and your overall brain health following the injury by engaging in the following behaviors.

  • Participate fully in your rehabilitation program. Attend therapy, take your medication, and listen to your medical staff.
  • Engage in healthy brain-boosting behaviors. Exercise regularly and avoid alcohol and drugs, which can harm your brain development.
  • Take it slow. Brains are complicated organs and it may take a very long time for you to reach your maximum recovery point.
  • If you feel overwhelmed by a task, do not be afraid to ask for help or to take a break.

What Is the Statute of Limitations on TBI in Missouri?

Every state has a statute of limitations that dictates how long you have after an injury to bring a personal injury lawsuit to civil court. If you do not file your lawsuit within this timeframe, the court will most likely refuse to hear your case – and you can lose your chances at obtaining compensation for your traumatic brain injury.

In the state of Missouri, you have five years from the date of your accident to bring your claim to state civil court. The state also imposes a two-year statute of limitations for cases involving medical malpractice, and a three-year statute for cases involving wrongful death.

It is important to begin the lawsuit filing process as soon as possible after your injury. Once you receive medical attention, contact Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet to schedule your free consultation. Our attorneys will be able to provide guidance on your case and advise you on how to move forward, as well as begin to file your lawsuit.

Have You or a Loved One Been Seriously Injured in Kansas City, Missouri?

If you've been injured in the Kansas City area you should speak with an experienced serious injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.

Spencer Eisenmenger
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, product liability, birth injury and personal injury clients.