How Do I Know When I Can Drive Again After a Serious Brain Injury?

After sustaining a brain injury, your life can be put on hold. You may want to know when or if you can go back to your normal routine. One of the biggest concerns after a brain injury is when you can drive again. Depending on the severity of your brain injury, multiple factors will affect when you will be able to drive safely again.

What Is the Most Common Question Regarding a Brain Injury and Driving?

  • Will my driving privileges and/or driver’s license be taken away after my brain injury? Just because you have a brain injury doesn’t mean that all of your driving privileges will be terminated. Your physician can only recommend that you refrain from driving for a certain time period while you recover or attend your rehabilitation appointments. He or she does not have any legal responsibility in cancelling your driving privileges. You can request a professional evaluation and training through certain associations, such as the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.

How Can I Know That I Should Not Be Driving?

You doctor will let you know what symptoms you should be aware of in case you do decide to drive shortly after a brain injury. All injuries are different, so your physician will help you determine exactly what to look out for in order to prevent an auto accident.

However, if you do experience a car accident after your brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you can seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Regan Zambri Long PLLC today for a free consultation.