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Brain Injury Facts & Information

Traumatic Brain Injury Facts: Stone Injury Lawyers

  • A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a “bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
  • Brain Injury helpline: 1-800-242-0030 Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Source: http://www.biama.org/
  • An average of 155 people in the US dies each day from injuries that include a traumatic brain injury.
  • TBI can affect memory, thinking, emotional functioning, movement, sensation.
  • In 2014, TBI contributed to the deaths of 56,800 people.
  • Falls and motor vehicle crashes were the first and second leading causes of traumatic brain injury in 2014
  • Around 2.9 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury annually in the US

Brain Injury Symptoms:

  • Loss or change in consciousness
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness of arms, legs, face or loss of balance
  • Headache
  • Light-headedness, dizziness, vertigo
  • Sensitivity to lights, sounds, or distractions
  • Mood changes or swings
  • Changes in sleeping patterns

Methods to prevent brain injuries:

  • Wear your seat belt at all times
  • Following the laws of the road:
    • Don’t driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • Don’t text or talk on the phone while driving
    • Keep the volume on your radio low
    • Use car seat for children
  • Wear a helmet when:
    • Operating a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, or motorcycle
    • Playing a contact sport
    • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Prevent falls at home:
    • Remove places to trip such as rugs and random objects
    • Install handrails
    • Improve lighting
    • Use nonslip mats
    • Safety gates at stairs
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