The Day I Can’t Remember: Living With A Brain Injury

 In Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

“When you have a brain injury, it is very difficult to know if and when you will improve, or how much…”

Imagine not being able to remember the day that changed your life forever…

This is exactly what happened to Michelle Munt, a young woman in England who survived a motor vehicle accident and now copes with a new life – living with a brain injury.

Michelle is a tenacious survivor and writes a blog about adjusting to her new life.  On her website, called Jumbled Brain, she tells her personal story and provides practical tips for other survivors as well as family and friends.

“When you have a brain injury, it is very difficult to know if and when you will improve, or how much.  So many times I panicked about ‘what if this is it? What if I stay like this?’  There are no easy answers to those questions, but you have to be patient with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day and nor was your brain.”

March is brain injury awareness month, and the attorneys at Pribanic & Pribanic have many past clients who cope with the effects of traumatic brain injury every day.  The effects of these injuries are as diverse as people themselves. Symptoms can be physical, mental and emotional.

The recovery and coping process requires immense patience and understanding, and Michelle’s blog is a great place to start if you or a loved one is experiencing brain injury for the first time. You can follow Michelle on Twitter as well.  

There are other places to get help for those living with or providing care for someone with a brain injury.  The Motor Vehicle Accident Support Group on Facebook is one option, and there is a network of support groups you can tap into through the Trauma Survivors Network.

Is listening easier than reading? In that case, you can tune into Brain Injury Radio.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car accident or other incident that led to a brain injury, you may be able to recover medical, rehabilitation and caregiving costs related to the injury.

Feel free to contact the experienced automobile accident and personal injury lawyers at Pribanic & Pribanic.  Our medically-trained staff is available for free consultations at 1-800-392-4529.

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