March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, a public service effort led by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) every year. It aims to raise public awareness about brain injuries and their effects on survivors and their caregivers.
As personal injury lawyers, Brooks Law Group has seen the devastating impact that a brain injury can have on every aspect of an individual’s life. But TBIs are often called invisible injuries. You can’t see them the way you could spot a burn or amputated limb. Yet they can be every bit as catastrophic.
If you or someone you love is living with a brain injury after an accident, legal help may be possible to help offset the financial losses that often accompany severe head trauma. Call or contact us today for a free consultation with a Florida TBI lawyer.
How to Observe Brain Injury Awareness Month
The 2021 theme for this year’s campaign is #MoreThanMyBrainInjury. A brain injury can change every aspect of a survivor’s life, but they are not defined by their disabilities.
There are many ways that you can participate in Brain Injury Awareness Month.
- Tell your own story by submitting it to the BIAA website.
- Download materials to send to the media urging them to cover Brain Injury Awareness Month.
- Put your creativity into action to create promotional swag (e.g., tee shirts, water bottle, etc.) or social media posts using the BIAA icon. It’s free and authorized as long as it is used as a brain injury fundraiser or for promoting brain injury awareness.
Important Facts to Know About Brain Injury
Every 15 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Every five minutes, someone is permanently disabled from a TBI. These statistics serve as staggering reminders of just how harmful a head injury can be.
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is a brain injury that is not hereditary, degenerative, or caused by a birth injury. ABIs can be further divided as:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI): An injury to the head caused by an outside force, such as a car accident, fall, or workplace accident. These may be closed head injuries (not visible to the naked eye), or open (when an object pierces the brain, such as a bullet).
- Non-traumatic brain injury: Damage to the brain as a result of internal factors, such as a stroke, tumor, or toxic exposure.
Within these broad categories are many subtypes of brain injuries, such as concussions, contusions, hematomas, coup-contrecoup, diffuse axonal injuries, persistent vegetative state, and more.
More than 5.3 million adults and children in the U.S. currently live with permanent disabilities stemming from brain injuries.
Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer in Florida Today
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a Florida car crash, slip and fall accident, construction accident, or other incidents, you could be entitled to compensation. Get in touch with an attorney at Brooks Law Group today. With offices in Tampa, Winter Haven, and Lakeland, our brain injury lawyers can determine your legal options and help you fight for the money you deserve.
Call or contact us today to get started.