Traumatic Brain Injury
Because the brain is responsible for creating some of the most important aspects of our life (who we are, our personality, the way we think, etc.), suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. Imagine thinking, feeling, and acting a certain way one moment and suddenly experiencing a completely different sense of reality the next.
In the United States alone, there is an average of 1.5 million people who suffer from a TBI every year, according to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
A traumatic brain injury, is caused by a sudden and severe jolt or blow to the head causing a brief to extended period of unconsciousness, amnesia, bruising or tearing of the brain. TBIs are mostly caused by falls and car accidents, although numerous cases of traumatic brain injuries occur from firearms.
A traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone. There are, however, ways you and your loved ones can help prevent a TBI from occurring:
- Always wear a seat belt when driving, and always make sure your children are properly buckled in a car seat.
- Make your work and home environments safe for children and seniors by removing any potential tripping hazards.
- Always wear a helmet when participating in any sort of sport such as biking, baseball, football, hockey, etc.
If you or a loved one has suffered the emotional, physical, and financial pains of dealing with a traumatic brain injury, call Schenk Podolsky, Mesa Attorneys at Law to see how we can help ease the pain through this tough transition.