Did You Know that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain injuries are among the most devastating of all injuries, and they are caused by accidents of various types. Those who suffer from brain injuries often require extensive treatment and ongoing care. To spread knowledge of this type of injury, March is brain injury awareness month. The month is dedicated to providing people with information and resources to learn more about brain injuries and their care. Victims of brain injuries and their families are encouraged to utilize many available options to help them cope with the problems they may be facing.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, are caused by a serious and traumatic event that occurs to the individual. Some of the most common causes of TBI include vehicle accidents, falls, and assaults. More than 2 million people are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury every year in the United States. Many of these injuries are extremely serious, and some result in death.

The Range of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBI injuries range from mild to severe, while some are incapacitating. TBI patients may require ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, and care. A number of patients are disabled and require ongoing lifetime care. Many patients are no longer able to function properly, both mentally and physically. These patients will likely never improve, and they will remain severely disabled for life.

Challenges of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Those with traumatic brain injuries often have a difficult and long road ahead of them. Many times, brain injury victims will not improve, so they must learn to live with their disability in the best way possible. This may include extensive physical rehabilitation, which can be needed on a daily basis. Further, some of these patients will require 24-hour care. Besides being very emotionally challenging, families face extremely high medical care costs as a result of TBIs.

TBI is Caused by Serious Accidents

TBI injuries are devastating and the costs associated with treatment may be astronomical. These costs should be compensated by the responsible party. In an accident, the negligent party must be determined. It may be necessary to file a claim to get money to cover damages, which include current and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering, among other things. An experienced personal injury attorney will help resolve your case in a favorable manner.

Contact the skilled lawyers at Udall Shumway PLC to discuss the details of your case today.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know wishes to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney regarding March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month, or other personal injury matters, call Mesa AZ Personal Injury Attorney Clark R. Richter at 480-461-5321 or contact him at crr@udallshumway.com for a free consultation to discuss your rights and options. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.