Can I Return to My Normal Lifestyle After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

11/15/2022 By webmaster Read in 3 minutes

Serious head injuries often have lifelong impacts, leaving patients wondering if they will ever be able to enjoy the life they once did.

Here at the Mike Hostilo Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have handled a variety of traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases.  Attorney Mike Hostilo and our legal team offer support to both recovering accident victims and their families. Here’s what you need to know about coping in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury. 

Life After a Brain Injury

A brain injury can have wide-ranging effects that extend far beyond cognitive function. Read on to learn more.

Physical Impairments

Brain injury victims may experience severe headaches, spasticity, and muscle weakness. Dizziness and issues with balance may also make it difficult to get around. For certain types of TBIs, seizures are another physical symptom.

Sensory Problems

Because a brain injury can disrupt the brain’s normal function, problems with vision may result. Patients may experience light sensitivity, double vision, loss of depth perception, and more. A loss of taste and smell may occur as well.

Cognitive Impairments 

Those recovering from a traumatic brain injury often experience problems with their cognitive function. Trouble paying attention, remembering, or making decisions is common.

Emotional Problems 

After a brain injury, patients may experience anxiety, depression, serious mood swings, and a lack of motivation. These emotional changes may render a patient nearly recognizable to those who know them best.

How to Enhance Your Life After a Brain Injury

While some traumatic brain injury victims never return to their normal lifestyle, these strategies can help them cope with limitations. Strong support and proper care can also help the impaired find joy in their modified lifestyle. Our brain injury lawyers recommend the following:

  • Create a “safe space” at home to avoid overstimulation.
  • Manage medications carefully.
  • Join a support group. Your family or caretaker may benefit from a support group as well!
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Manage stress through healthy lifestyle choices, like eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly.
  • Stick to a routine.
  • Always carry emergency information with you.
  • Use a mobile calendar smartphone app to keep track of appointments, events, etc.
  • Use labels to help with memory issues and help you locate everyday items.
  • Find a new hobby.
  • Be patient and give yourself extra time to complete tasks.
  • Use a timer to keep your day on track. Set start/end times for activities, schedule breaks, etc.
  • Look at photo albums to help with memory issues.
  • Keep a journal to express your feelings and document triumphs throughout your recovery.

Choose Mike Hostilo Law Firm Today! 

For trusted legal advice for an accident claim, Mike Hostilo Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a track record of success – and we can’t wait to put our experience to work for you! If you or a loved one have experienced a traumatic brain injury, schedule your initial free consultation today!

We are proud to serve accident victims in the following areas: 


Albany, GA

Atlanta, GA

Augusta, GA

Columbus, GA

Macon, GA

(Park of Commerce) Savannah, GA

(Abercorn) Savannah, GA

Statesboro, GA 


Aiken, SC

Beaufort, SC 

North Charleston, SC 


Phenix City, AL

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