As we discussed on Monday, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the video above is an example of the Brain Injury Association of America’s (BIAA) campaign theme of “Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone.” Amy Davis is a former Miss Utah who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a cheerleading accident, but she now serves as the national spokesperson for the BIAA.
Amy’s story is indicative of many TBI survivors, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says falls are the leading cause of these injuries, accounting for more than a third of TBIs every year. While 17.3 percent of TBIs are the result of motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents, that is still the second leading cause of TBIs and account for the largest percentage of TBI-related deaths.
While Amy’s tale of her recovery is inspiring, many other victims have a much more difficult time, often facing a lifetime of obstacles and expenses. A TBI may not only prevent a victim from returning to work; it can also involve astronomical costs for continuing treatment, rehabilitation and medication as well as continuing nursing care.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI as the result of another party’s negligence, you should speak to a knowledgeable injury lawyer about pursuing compensation for the costs of treating your injury as well as your pain and suffering.
Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. – Orlando personal injury attorneys