The month of March is dedicated to spreading awareness about traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Traumatic brain injuries can be extremely debilitating whether temporarily or permanently and can cause life-time struggles. Brain injuries can occur in various ways, such as car accidents, construction accidents, or falls. 35% of traumatic brain injuries were due to falls and 17% of reported injuries were due to car accidents.
According to the Brain Injury Association, 2.4 million people sustain a brain injury in the United States every year, leaving many with life-long disabilities, and even resulting in fatalities for some. Furthermore, statistics show that 5.3 million people live with a disability as a result of a brain injury.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled a list of traumatic brain injury symptoms in an effort to raise awareness on how to prevent, recognize, and treat brain injuries. Brain injuries can result in:
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Headache and blurry vision
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Irregular sleep patterns (sleeping too much or too little)
- Nausea or dizziness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering new information
If you suffer a head injury it is important to seek medical attention right away. While brain injuries vary from mild concussions to life-threatening, you should not take head injuries lightly. If you sustained a traumatic brain injury or lost a loved one due to a brain injury that was caused by negligence, Burnetti, P.A. head injury lawyers may be able to help you get compensation for medical bills and long term care. For more information, fill out a free evaluation case by using our website chat feature or call 1-888-BURNETTI today.