March is the official Brain Injury Awareness month. Every March, the CDC and other health organizations raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries. Their goals are to help prevent these devastating injuries, while promoting strategies to improve the quality of life for traumatic brain injury survivors and their families. What most Americans do not realize is how prevalent brain injuries are in our communities. An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from a brain injury every single year. In addition, more than 5.3 million Americans currently live with a permanent TBI-related disability.
Brain Injury Awareness Month
For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America has led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness month. The theme for this year’s campaign is Change Your Mind. They have three goals.
- De-stigmatizing brain injuries through outreach within the community
- Empowering those living with brain injuries
- Promoting support in the community that is available to people living with this injury
What can you do to help spread the word during Brain Injury Awareness Month? The CDC and the Brain Injury Association of America suggests sharing posters, flyers and ads in your community. You can also download resources and share them on social media. Visit biausa.org/ChangeYourMind for more information.
Living with a Brain Injury
Brain injury survivors often need a lifetime of care. Depending on the extent and severity of their injuries, brain injury survivors may need help with daily care, walking, talking and enjoying their lives. They may need 24/7 care or they may just need light support.
Brain damage involving the frontal or temporal lobes of the brain results in confusion, memory loss and poor skills. This can make it difficult for individuals to adapt to life at home again without help. As a result, they can slip into isolation, depression and loneliness. Family members need to be vigilant about protecting their loved ones and empowering them during this time. To do this they can modify the home to accommodate their new life and help them regain their autonomy.
Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors Need Legal Help
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most devastating and deadly injuries an accident victim can suffer. In the blink of an eye, life as they knew it can be turned upside down. Brain injury survivors may have permanent impairment and disability after an accident. Loved ones and family members may spend their lives providing care to brain injury survivors. This can put further financial strain on already struggling families., If you have suffered a brain injury in an accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side from the start. Traumatic brain injuries require a law firm with the experience and resources needed to tackle these complex cases. You will need money to help pay for your medical expenses both now – and in the future. Your attorney can fight insurance companies on your behalf and ensure that you have the money you need to tackle anything your future may hold.
Contact Our Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, we can help. At Bergeron Law, we know that a traumatic brain injury can turn your whole life upside down. Your future may never be the same after a serious brain injury. As a result, you may suffer permanent impairment and disability. That’s why we work tirelessly for all our injured clients and their families. Attorney Steve Bergeron is a powerful legal advocate for injured accident victims and their families. Call Steve today at (703) 813-6460 or fill out the confidential contact form for a free initial consultation and review of your case.