Learn more about TBI during Brain Injury Awareness Month
Across the country, March is recognized as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injury can have serious, lifelong ramifications for people who sustain it. As you learn about this type of serious head injury, please consider the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of TBI
- Falls are another common cause
- Brain injuries can cause changes in cognition, memory, physical ability, behavior and mood
- People who suffer TBIs can benefit greatly from the support of their family, friends, medical providers and community
- TBI can involve expensive and ongoing medical care and hospital bills
A major cause of death, TBI contributes to about 30 percent of all injury related deaths in the US, according to the CDC. For those who survive brain injury, they may experience temporary, short-term effects, or they may experience lifelong and life-altering changes.
Remember that if you have a loved one who has suffered TBI, you can support them by learning more about the injury and how it affects your loved one’s day-to-day health and wellbeing. If you have suffered a brain injury, please know that there are resources out there for coping with the effects. Our extensively experienced attorneys can help you pursue maximum compensation if your TBI was caused by someone else’s negligence.
For a free case evaluation, please call Steinberg Law Firm, LLP, at 843-720-2800. Our experienced South Carolina brain injury lawyers serve Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and all of the surrounding areas.
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