This month, during National Brain Injury Awareness Month, our Mississippi personal injury attorneys discuss common causes of TBIs and how to prevent them.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs after a sudden blow or jolt to the head. When the head experiences sudden acceleration or deceleration (such as in a car accident), the brain may be slower to catch up. When it ultimately does catch up to this change in movement, it may bounce against the inside of the skull, resulting in an injury.
TBIs can be mild, moderate, or severe. While some mild TBIs may resolve in days to weeks with proper rest, many severe TBIs last the remainder of the victim’s life.
Sadly, many severe TBI victims can no longer live independently or earn an income, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not millions of dollars) in unexpected costs for a victim.
Can You Prevent a Traumatic Brain Injury?
While it’s not always possible to prevent a TBI, taking the following steps can help reduce your chances of an accident that results in one:
Always drive the speed limit.
Do not drive while drunk or distracted.
Watch where you step, and avoid uneven or wet flooring.
Wear proper safety equipment when playing sports or riding a bike.
Received a TBI Due to Negligence? Contact Us Today
Even if you take all of the aforementioned safety measures, others may not. If you have received a TBI due to another’s negligence, our Mississippi personal injury attorneys are here to help.
We have successfully represented victims of life-altering injuries for more than three decades, and we’re here to fight for you, too.
Contact Richard Schwartz & Associates at (601) 869-0696 to schedule a free consultation.