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Protecting yourself against traumatic brain injury

Unless you personally know someone who has survived one, it is easy to overlook the devastating consequences of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Thousands of people, children and adults, experience these types of injuries every year, and it is important to be aware of the causes and symptoms.

In many cases, a TBI occurs because of an accident of some sort. If the accident was caused because of negligence on the part of someone else, the injured person should contact a brain injury attorney to receive legal guidance and representation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the leading cause of TBIs is falls, followed by auto accidents and being struck by or against something. This means that you could potentially receive one of these life changing, or life ending injuries when working, driving or participating in sports. Depending upon the circumstances of the accident, you or your family may be entitled to compensation.

When living with a brain injury, your symptoms can vary widely, depending upon the severity of the trauma. According to the CDC, some people experience memory loss, loss of sensations, difficulty communicating, or can experience depression, anxiety or other emotional irregularities. Severe TBIs can cause serious neurological damage, and can result in death.

Those who survive a traumatic brain injury may not be able to return to their normal life for a long period of time, if they are ever able to fully recover. A brain injury attorney helps these people take legal action against those who caused the injury.

If you suspect that you have experienced a brain injury due to the negligence of an individual or business, contact a brain injury attorney as soon as possible. If you wait too long, it will become more difficult to prove the cause of your injury.