You probably never thought you or your family member would have to seek the assistance of a brain injury rehabilitation service.  However, a motorcycle accident, truck collision or car crash can change everything.  A Southern California accident that occurs in mere seconds can impact you for the rest of your life.  People who have sustained serious brain injuries often have physical and mental impairments and sometimes rehabilitation is necessary.

The Brain Injury Association has developed a list of guiding principles to assist families with brain injury rehabilitation programs.  These principles are summarized below:
  1. Know yourself and your needs.  Even though rehabilitation professionals can offer insight to help you make informed decisions, ultimately, you need to know what is best for you. 
  2. Ask questions.  When you are evaluating a rehabilitation program, you need to learn as much information as you can about the staff, methods used and the philosophy of the rehabilitation services.  The Brain Injury Association believes that “rehabilitation is as much an ‘art’ as a ‘science.’”
  3. Talk to other people in the program.  You can learn a lot from talking with people who have gone through the rehabilitation program.
  4. Look at more than one program.  Don’t choose a brain injury rehabilitation program just because it is located close to your home.  You need to find the one that will best meet your needs.
  5. It’s ultimately up to you.  Only make decisions when you are ready and listen to your instincts.  Don’t let anyone pressure you into pursuing certain rehabilitation services, if you don’t feel comfortable.

The rehabilitation services and medical care following a major head injury can add up quickly.  If your brain injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation.  You should talk with a Los Angeles brain injury attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers for legal advice.  We have extensive experience representing California brain injury cases and can advise you on your legal options.  Call us today at (800) 989-6385.
Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982