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When you were driving home from work, a semitruck suddenly started to move into your lane. Although you did your best to honk and let them know you were there, the driver didn’t move back over. You found yourself maneuvering to try to avoid a crash, but with so much traffic around you, you had nowhere to go.

That’s how you ended up in a serious collision that left you with a traumatic brain injury. Although your airbags went off and you wore your seat belt, the force of the accident was so great that there was no way to avoid injury.

Today, you’re trying to learn how to manage with your traumatic brain injury. There are a few things that you can do to make it easier. Here are three things that may help.

1. Make sure you’re seeking regular medical attention

Brain injuries vary from person to person. The treatments that work for some people may not be effective for others. You should make sure that you go to your doctor regularly to check on how you’re improving. They may wish to encourage additional treatments such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, medications or other possible solutions for your symptoms.

2. Get a good support system

Depending on your situation, you may not have a family support system or a system of friends to help. It’s important that you reach out for help from doctors, nurses and anyone around you who can lend support while you’re going through recovery. There are agencies that can work with you, too, which your medical provider can discuss with you.

3. Get the right compensation from the person who caused the crash

Finally, your life can be made much easier if you get the right compensation for your injuries. You can seek compensation to cover your financial losses, your medical care and other necessities following an injury. This compensation can be sought through the other party’s insurance carrier, or you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit if they were not insured. Your attorney will help you prepare a claim or case depending on the situation.

You have been through a lot, and it is important that you get the help and support you need moving forward. A brain injury is serious, but with the support of a strong medical team and your attorney, you’ll be in a better position in the future.