Agencies and organizations across the country recognize March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. This is a time to spread awareness about the seriousness and prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and how it affects the lives of those who suffer such injuries.
Like anyone else, people who have suffered TBI want a full, happy life. A home, loved ones and security. Although a person living with TBI may face additional challenges, you can support them by showing them they are not alone. Family members can make a huge difference by understanding what their loved one is dealing with. Depending on the severity of the TBI, your family member may be dealing with any combination of physical, emotional, mental or cognitive effects.
As part of the effort to increase TBI awareness, please review these facts:
*Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
According to the CDC, there are certain risk factors for TBI based on statistics gathered from 2006 to 2010:
Brain injuries are a common injury in the US, and victims are not alone. Although the consequences can be life-altering, family members and experienced injury lawyers can provide the support and guidance needed to take steps toward a full recovery.