At the David W. Martin Law Group, our South Carolina personal injury lawyers encourage our communities to observe Brain Injury Awareness Month, which has taken place for over three decades, thanks to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA).
Inviting the nation to take part in observing this important campaign to promote brain injury awareness allows all of us to increase our education on how these catastrophic injuries impact our clients’ lives.
What are the Different Types of Brain Injuries?
Someone sustains a brain injury every nine seconds in the U.S., according to the BIAA. According to the Centers for Disease Control, two types of brain injuries occur in the U.S.
The first is Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs. These are caused by a jolt or direct contact to the head and are commonly caused by:
- Nearly 50% of all TBIs are caused by falls.
- Nearly 20% of all TBIs result from being struck by or against an object.
- Nearly 15% of all TBIs are caused by motor vehicle collisions.
- Nearly 10% of all TBIs are caused by assaults.
TBIs account for nearly three million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and fatalities each year throughout the U.S. In addition, approximately 5.5 million people live with a TBI-related disability in the U.S., affecting one in sixty people throughout the country.
The second type of brain injury is called an Acquired Brain Injury.
These are caused by developing circumstances that affect more than 3.5 million Americans each year that includes:
- Electric Shock.
- Infectious Diseases.
- Lightning Strikes.
- Near Drownings.
- Oxygen Deprivation.
- Substance Abuse or Overdose.
- Toxic Exposure.
No matter which type of brain injury a person had, they can negatively impact a person’s cognitive, physical, emotional, and behavioral abilities, which can lead to significant challenges, and compromise our clients’ quality of life.
Brain Injury Awareness Month shines a light on these difficulties, so sufferers can get more than just the medical care they need, but the support and understanding they deserve within their communities. We are proud to be a part of the awareness.
Contact Our Skilled Brain Injury Attorneys in South Carolina Today
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic or acquired brain injury caused by negligence, call 803-548-2468 or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome for your unique case by partnering with our dedicated traumatic brain injury attorneys in Fort Mill, South Carolina today.