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My husband was recently in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident and suffered a serious traumatic brain injury. While his doctors say he will slowly improve, he and our family are having a rough time coping. Any suggestions?

We know how difficult adjusting to life after a TBI injury, both for the victim and for the family. Your family might want to consider some of these suggestions for coping with a TBI injury:

  • Find and join a support group. Most communities have groups that can help your husband compare notes with others like him. He can also discuss issues he is experiencing and perhaps get good suggestions for coping as he heals. If you live in a rural area and this is impossible, there are also good online groups to consider.
  • Keep a consistent schedule. Routines are very important for recovering TBI patients. Each day should be structured carefully with the same basic daily routine. 
  • Keep distractions around the house to a minimum. For a while, your husband will need peace and quiet in order to recover. For many TBI patients, loud noises or bright lights can be very disturbing. While no family can be silent, everyone can work together to give him the best conditions possible in your particular situation.
  • Change your expectations. When your husband returns to work, he can ask for accommodations and extra time to complete tasks. And at home, don’t expect him to do the same work around the house as he did before. If, for example, he was in charge of paying the bills and is finding this difficult, find a way to work together and break the job down into more manageable steps.
  • Get legal help if you need it. One upsetting factor in TBI cases can be financial hardship. You may be facing medical costs, lack of income and even money to pay a caretaker to help out. A good Wisconsin personal injury lawyer can help you with a Wisconsin accident settlement that can relieve financial stress. 

At Hupy and Abraham we pride ourselves on being one of the top motorcycle litigation firms in the United States. Call us today toll free at 800-800-5678 to request a free consultation and a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.