Brain Injury Awareness Month takes place every March. Organizations like the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) use the event as an opportunity to spread awareness and educate people about brain injuries. As a firm that has helped thousands of people that have suffered brain injuries, Lerner and Rowe would like to help inform people about the causes, effects, and frequency of brain injuries in the United States. Here are five Brain Injury Awareness Month facts that you should know.
Brain Injuries Are More Common Than You Think
According to the BIAA, there are more than 5.3-million people in America that are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability. That’s approximately 1 out of every 60 people. Since the brain is such a complex organ, injuries can manifest in so many different ways. For some, it may mean having to live life a little bit slowly for a few months. For others, it may mean a drastic change that lasts a lifetime.
One of the reasons it’s so difficult to receive fair compensation after suffering a brain injury is that the various effects are immeasurable and difficult to quantify. The brain injury attorneys at Lerner and Rowe have decades of experience combating insurance companies and getting clients the compensation that they deserve.
Brain Injuries Can Happen in Numerous Ways
People can suffer brain injuries from trauma, oxygen deprivation, neurotoxic poisoning, stroke, and more. At Lerner and Rowe, our staff has worked with clients that have suffered brain injuries stemming from car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other vehicle collisions. While collisions are the most common cause of brain trauma that our team deals with, a number of our clients have suffered brain injuries due to swimming pool accidents and slip-and-falls.
While the skull is one of the strongest parts of the human skeleton, the brain is a very sensitive organ. Even slight trauma from a car crash or a minute of oxygen deprivation from drowning can cause lasting damage. Since the brain is essential to so many bodily functions, damage to it must be treated with the utmost care and concern.
Brain Damage May Not Be Immediately Apparent
One of the most frustrating aspects of brain injuries is that they might not be apparent in the days following an accident. The brain is extremely complicated and swelling could take some time to subside. Even after seeing multiple doctors, some injuries will only show symptoms weeks or months after an accident. This is especially true for people that have suffered from concussions and other brain trauma in the past.
The injury attorneys at Lerner and Rowe have a thorough understanding of proving brain injuries. Furthermore, our team of legal professionals has strong relationships with top doctors and medical professionals that can help prove your case. While your focus is on rest and recovery, you can be assured that our brain injury lawyers will go above and beyond to help win your case.
Your Head Doesn’t Have to Be Hit to Suffer a Brain Injury
Some people erroneously believe that a person’s head must be struck in order to suffer a brain injury. Obviously in the cases of drowning or stroke, this is not the case. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the case in car accidents. A violent motion that causes your head to rapidly move forward then back could not only cause whiplash, but brain trauma as well.
Some car and truck accidents have such force that they can literally cause your brain to hit the walls of your skull. This trauma is more than enough to cause brain damage.
Even Slight Injuries Can Have Lifelong Consequences
Some people believe that a mild concussion is something that clears up easily and quickly. While that can be true in some cases, in others it is not. Even slight brain trauma can have effects that last for years or even a lifetime.
Given the complexities of brain damage and the fact that no two brain injuries are the same, it’s important to have an experienced brain injury attorney by your side. When you work with Lerner and Rowe, you can be assured of having a legal team that treats you with compassion, respect, and professionalism as they vigorously fight for your maximum compensation.
Lerner and Rowe Supports Brain Injury Awareness Month
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that you’ve found the information above informative. To further the goals of Brain Injury Awareness Month, please share this information with your family and friends. Should you or a loved one suffer a brain injury caused by an accident, please contact us for immediate assistance.
The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach us by phone at 844-977-1900 or contact us through the Internet using our LiveChat and encrypted contact form. Consultations are free and we do not charge any fees unless your case is won. If you’re looking for capable legal representation that will fight hard for your best interests then Lerner and Rowe is the way to go.