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March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

A brain injury can be caused by several events including a car accident or a sports accident. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, more than 2 million adults and children in this country sustain a traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a TBI, each year. For additional information about a TBI including what is considered to a mild TBI, our article, “What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?,” provides some information that we hope you find to be helpful. Because this type of injury affects so many individuals and can lead to dramatic changes in the injured person’s ability to complete routine tasks, the Brain Injury Association of America has decided to recognize March as National Brain Awareness Month.

Lasting Impact of a Brain Injury

As we have mentioned in many of our articles on our blog, a brain injury can have lasting and severe consequences in both a professional and a personal way. For example, a TBI can cause you to suffer from migraines, loss of memory and experience poor concentration, leading to difficulty at both work and home. In addition, these symptoms may come and go leaving you with little warning when your symptoms will appear. Therefore, many TBI victims struggle to return to work or even complete routine tasks like running errands that they once had no problem doing. For more information about the possible consequences of a traumatic brain injury, read our article, “The Unseen Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury.”

You May Be Entitled to Compensation Following a TBI

Depending on the circumstances of the accident that caused you to sustain a TBI, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For example, if you were involved in an auto accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be reimbursed for your medical expenses. In addition, compensation for lost wages due to your TBI may also be available.

Contact our San Diego brain injury lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights following a TBI. We would like to offer you a free consultation in our office to discuss your case and help you determine what you can do to protect your legal rights. Please call us today at (619) 781-1360 or you can submit a form through our website to request a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.  The time to file a claim in California is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible.

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by Natalie Prescott

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