We can all agree that trauma can leave a lasting impact in a lot of negative ways. So it’s not too surprising that a traumatic brain injury can be guilty of the same. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of sudden trauma to the brain that can occur due to the head coming into contact with an object with much force, or because an object pierces the brain tissue. Although TBI can be mild, such as a concussion, it can also be life-threatening.
TBI can occur as a direct result of a variety of accidents:
- Auto Accidents
- Defective Products
- School Bus Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Sport-Related Injuries
- Work-Related Injuries
In 2016, National Concussion Awareness Day was founded to create the opportunity to raise both funds and awareness for concussion. Much of the day focuses on things such as education and adequate treatment; identifying symptoms and taking appropriate measures. It is the hope that National Concussion Awareness Day can also help to positively impact the lives of those who have experienced a concussion.
National Concussion Awareness Day not only works to provide health care providers, coaches, teachers, and parents with the necessary tools to identify and treat a concussion, but it also focuses on the social and emotional issues that can result from such an injury.
This Friday, September 20th is recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as the third National Concussion Awareness Day, since the day is scheduled for the third Friday in each September.
An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, you shouldn’t have to pay the consequences. The experienced Personal Injury Attorneys at Caddell Reynolds can help you to move forward. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, call us at 800-671-4100 today!