Traumatic Brain Injury Facts:
- 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
- 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
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact the TBI Lawyers at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers for a free consultation today.