What is March Brain Injury Awareness Month?
The Brain Injury Association of America leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month in March each year.
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys in Texas know these catastrophic injuries can happen in countless ways, including motor vehicle crashes, boating collisions, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, slips and falls, and workplace incidents. Just as there are multiple ways traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can occur, the impact they have on each sufferer’s life is limitless.
This is why TBI awareness is so important. The physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral toll brain injuries take on victims can require long-term or even permanent medical care, and impact how and where these important individuals can work to support themselves. When these injuries are caused by negligence, it is our duty to help them put the pieces back together, so they can get the help they need going forward.
What are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control shows that there were approximately 223,135 TBI-related hospitalizations last year, and 64,362 TBI-related deaths across the U.S. This represents more than 611 TBI-related hospitalizations and 176 TBI-related deaths per day throughout the country.
The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Falls, which lead to nearly half of the TBI-related hospitalizations.
- Motor vehicle crashes.
- Firearm-related incidents.
Brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe depending on how they occurred, and which part of the head was impacted by the injury. Some of the health problems that result from a moderate or severe TBI may be prevented or lessened the sooner the injury victims get the medical care they need to minimize their long-term risks.
Getting Medical Help is Important for TBI Recovery
Getting help is crucial for improving the lives of persons living with a TBI and lowering the chance of lifelong health problems.
How well a person recovers from a moderate or severe TBI depends on multiple factors, including:
- The health of the person before the injury.
- Type and severity of the TBI.
- Access to healthcare and specialized TBI care.
- Family and other social support.
A person with a moderate or severe TBI may need specialized medical care, including therapy and rehabilitation after their injury that can last for months, years, or permanently, which can change their lives physically, emotionally, and financially.
If you have suffered a TBI because of another person or party’s negligence in Texas, call our skilled Austin personal injury attorneys at (512) 699-1382 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready to help you.