More than 5 million Americans currently live with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injury. TBIs have lasting effects for the people living with them every day. As Brain Injury Awareness month, March is an important time for us all to increase our awareness of the effects of brain injury and what we can do to support and help people who have suffered this type of injury.
According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, the leading causes of brain injury are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Falls on the playground, at work, or at home
A brain injury can cause changes in your moods, behavior, cognition and physical capabilities. Because brain injuries are invisible to the people you interact with every day, it can be difficult for others to understand and recognize your injury. To find out more about how you can encourage awareness and access resources for support, please visit the website of the Brain Injury Association of America.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, please call Lowry & Associates to find out how our law firm can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.