National Brain Injury Awareness Month: Four TBI Facts

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National Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Organizations such as the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) use the event to help people learn about brain injuries, how to detect symptoms of these injuries, and how serious they can be if left untreated. With decades of combined experience as Las Vegas personal injury lawyers, ER Injury Attorneys is familiar with how grave brain injuries can be. With that in mind, our team presents four brain injury facts that you should know.

Four Facts for National Brain Injury Awareness Month

1) Brain Injuries Are More Common than People Think

Some people associate brain injuries with traumatic events, such as a car accident. Others link them to sports with heavy contact, such as football. According to the BIAA, more than five-million people are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability–that’s approximately 1 out of every 60 people. With numbers that high, you can be sure that many people living with brain injuries are not car crash victims or NFL players.

The truth is that brain injuries can happen in all sorts of ways, including common everyday activities. One of the goals for National Brain Injury Awareness Month is to help people understand how common brain injuries are in America and how they can be caused by regular activities. For example, a simple slip and fall can lead to a brain injury that can affect you for the rest of your life. The brain is a complex and sensitive organ, and even light impact can cause it to suffer serious damage. 

2) Brain Damage May Not Be Immediately Detectable

While many concussion victims show symptoms right away, some brain injury victims do not show signs until weeks after they’ve been injured. For people with a history of brain injuries, it can even take months before a new injury is properly diagnosed. 

Once again this has to do with the complexities of the human brain, as well as doctors and scientists still learning how it works. Additionally, some injuries require cranial swelling to subside before they can be accurately scanned. For some people, swelling can last for weeks and even months.

One of the reasons that ER Injury Attorneys strongly suggests seeing a doctor after an accident is because some injury signs may not be obvious. Our team works with some of the best doctors and medical professionals in Nevada; these specialists understand the intricacies of certain traumas and how they can affect the brain. Having a thorough medical examination by an experienced medical professional can go a long way towards building your claim.

Related: 5 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Doctor After a Car Accident

3) Your Head Doesn’t Have to Be Hit in Order to Receive a Brain Injury

Some people mistakenly believe that brain injuries only happen when there’s direct impact to the skull. While head trauma greatly increases your chances of a brain injury, they can happen in indirect ways. For example, the impact of a truck accident can be so great that your body is moved so violently that your brain is damaged from hitting your skull multiple times.

Brain damage can also occur in non-traumatic ways. Many people are familiar with brain injuries that occur due to a stroke. Similar injuries can happen when your brain does not receive enough oxygen–think of a drowning victim in a swimming pool accident, for example.

4) A Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get Financial Compensation

If you’ve been in an accident and suffered a brain injury then working with a lawyer that’s experienced in representing brain injury victims is so important. Brain injuries can be incredibly complex and can vary greatly from person to person. This makes it difficult to assess the value of a brain injury claim. Insurance companies know this and will offer you a quick settlement, hoping that you’ll accept it before you realize that it only covers a fraction of your quests.

The Las Vegas brain injury lawyers at ER Injury Attorneys understand the true costs of these injuries. Furthermore, our team has experience winning fantastic settlements for clients. Be sure to contact us to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve for your medical expenses, physical therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

We Support National Brain Injury Awareness Month

The staff at ER Injury Attorneys hopes that you’ve learned a little bit more about brain injuries from this blog. Please help us promote National Brain Injury Awareness Month by sharing this blog with your family and friends. Should you need a brain injury lawyer, do not hesitate to contact us.

You can reach the staff at ER Injury Attorneys 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call at 702-878-7878 or chat with one of our LiveChat agents to start your free consultation. You can also submit your case information through our convenient online form.

ER Injury Attorneys represents injury victims throughout Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Pahrump, Boulder City, Laughlin, and beyond. Now matter where your accident in Nevada took place, look no further than ER Injury Attorneys for the highest level of legal representation combined with a sterling reputation for customer care.

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