March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
For the last 30 years, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has been leading the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting a public awareness campaign in March. Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards is proud to help shine a light on these efforts.
BIAA announced the theme for the 2018 to 2020 campaign is “Change Your Mind.” The goal of the #ChangeYouMind public awareness campaign is to educate the general public about the frequency of brain injuries and the needs of those who suffer these injuries and their families. This campaign aims to:
- De-stigmatize the injury.
- Empower survivors.
- Promote the many types of support that are available, including in Louisiana.
The BIAA and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons estimate 1.7 million children and adults in the United States suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) referred to TBI as a “silent epidemic” and found that TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5 percent) of all injury-related deaths in the U.S.
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center reported that a total of 383,947 U.S. Service members have been diagnosed with TBI over the last 18 years.
Common causes of brain injuries can include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Sports Injuries and Combative Training
- Bicycle Accidents
- Diving Accidents
At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC, we have significant experience representing people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in accidents. When many think of brain injuries, they think of catastrophic injuries that leave the victim in an impaired state. However, a majority of brain injuries are “mild.” These effect a victim’s memory, impair their ability to function, and in some cases cause personality changes.
Our lawyers have meaningful experience handling head injury cases. We work closely with families, neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, and vocational rehabilitation specialist to help us determine the extent of brain injuries and the effects they will have on our clients’ lives.
Brain injury cases are extremely complex. Many of the signs of brain injuries are not outwardly apparent. Our Louisiana brain injury lawyers understand how to present evidence showing the impact brain injuries have in the quality of life of the victim and their family. We are dedicated to helping people obtain the compensation necessary to move forward with their lives.
We offer a free initial consultation and handle all of our Louisiana brain injury cases on a contingency basis.
For some, awareness they have suffered a brain injury also brings tremendous fear. It’s important to remember that if you believe you have sustained a brain injury after an accident, you are not alone. Nearly 2 million people are impacted each year by traumatic brain injuries. Many times, you can take steps to obtain fair compensation so you can work toward rebuilding your future. We can help.
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