March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
A traumatic brain injury is a serious consequence of head trauma, usually caused from an accident or fall. Nonetheless, preventing these injuries comes with a great deal of awareness. Motor Vehicle collisions are one of the primary is a common cause of traumatic brain injury, as is pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, construction site accidents, and many others. The results can be slight or devastating, ranging from a loss of speech, memory problems, inability to concentrate for long periods of time, or mood swings.
Some Facts about TBI from BrainTauma.org
- Every year, approximately 52,000 deaths occur from traumatic brain injury.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44.
- Moderate & severe head injury (respectively) is associated with a 2.3 and 4.5 times increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Because the problems that result from TBI, such as those of thinking and memory, are often not visible, and because awareness about TBI among the general public is limited, it is frequently referred to as the ‘silent epidemic.’
Symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Inability to remember the cause of the injury or events that occurred Immediately before or up to 24 hours after
- Confusion and disorientation
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Blurry vision
- Nausea and vomiting
If you or someone you love has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury as the result of any type of automobile collision, please call our office at 404-436-1LAW for representation.