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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain injuries are one of the most dangerous forms of injury a person can suffer, and yet there is not much attention on the subject. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) wants to shed more light on this important issue, not only for the sake of those who are living with a brain injury but also for those who know them, or may be at risk of one. On their mission of widespread awareness, BIAA has declared March “Brain Injury Awareness Month.”

The BIAA believes that the more people know about brain injuries, the more they will do to prevent them from happening and the more they will do to care for those who have already sustained one. It begins with learning some basic facts about traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

The BIAA has compiled a brain injury fact sheet, which includes information like:

  • At least 3.5 million people suffer some sort of acquired brain injury each year.
  • 5.3 million Americans live with a debilitating TBI.
  • 137 Americans will die every day due to TBI complications.
  • Falls are the leading cause of TBI (40.5% of all incidents).

No One is Alone On the Path to Recovery

The Brain Injury Association of America is in the middle of a multiyear campaign titled Not Alone. They want to promote the idea that people who suffer a brain injury always have people there to support them, and that recovery and rehabilitation is easier when approached together. From family members and friends to medical practitioners and teachers, everyone can do their part to make the life of a TBI patient more comfortable and let them know that they are not alone in their struggle.

At Anderson & Boutwell, our team of Louisiana brain injury attorneys could not agree more with the BIAA’s purpose and campaign. We have always been passionate about representing clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s wrongdoing and hope to do all we can for them, such as maximizing the compensation they receive from the liable party through skillful courtroom litigation. If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI, be sure to call us at 985.796.2245 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly offer contingency fees to TBI clients, meaning you do not owe us a dime unless we recover a settlement on your behalf!