Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most dangerous injuries you can incur in an accident. Its effects can have far-reaching effects on your life and the lives of your loved ones. This means you need the maximum settlement possible to reduce some of these effects on your life.
As usual, you will need to show that you took the necessary steps to mitigate your damages when processing a TBI injury claim or lawsuit. Here are some of the measures to hasten your recovery and mitigate your damages:
Just like other parts of your body, your brain uses calories (that it sources from food) to function properly. If your brain is injured, it needs calories both for healing and for functioning. Therefore, eat properly so that your brains get adequate nourishment. Here are some of the dietary tips to employ to hasten your recovery:
- Eat around the same time every day
- Eat healthy snacks throughout the day
- Eat small but frequent meals
- Ensure your meals include carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils
- Go easy on the sugar, salt and caffeine
- Avoid alcohol and cigarettes
Get Adequate Rest Every Night
Your body, which includes your brain, rejuvenates and replenishes its energy and damaged cells when you sleep. Therefore, get adequate rest every night and take small naps during the day. Talk to your doctor if you can't sleep properly since insomnia can delay your treatment.
Avoid Physically Demanding Activities
You need to conserve your energy as much as possible. Most of the energy you consume should be geared towards your recovery. Therefore, avoid strenuous activities such as working out, carrying out demanding house chores or running. In fact, even when you are ready to get back to your normal life or job, you need to ease yourself into it so as not to undo your recovery.
Avoid Further Head Injuries
Do everything in your power to avoid further head injuries. Your brain is still fragile at this time so any further injury can send you over the age. Avoid activities that can result in blows to your head such as contact sports, car racing, and rollercoaster rides, among others.
Don't Take Drugs Haphazardly
Lastly, it's advisable to take only the drugs prescribed by your doctor. Self-medication is always bad; it's even worse if the organ you are trying to treat is as sensitive as your brain. Some drugs may slow down your recovery or even interact with the prescribed ones and cause dangerous side effects. Therefore, this isn't the time to buy drugs recommended by internet users or your friends without medical education or experience.
Hopefully, your TBI will heal as soon as possible and you will be back to your normal self soon. Unfortunately, your TBI may leave you with some long-term effects despite treatment. You need an auto accident lawyer and an expert witness to help you project and put a dollar value on these long-term effects so that you are properly compensated for them.