Traumatic Brain Injury
Not Just a Bump on the Noggin
Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI is the leading cause of death for persons under age of 45 in the United States. It's estimated that an accident that results in a TBI occurs every 15 seconds. This has resulted in 5 million Americans that currently suffer from some form of TBI disability.
These injuries usually occur in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports injuries. It can happen in the blink of an eye and seem like a simple bump on the noggen but have consequences for a lifetime. It can result in comas, amnesia and even death. To help victims and the families of victims we are collecting information on various TBI topics below.
Preventing Brain Injury
The best counter-measure against injury is prevention. Always protect your head from injury as best you can! It never hurts to where a helmet. But incase, against all your best efforts, you or someone you know becomes a victim of TBI learn about how to deal with TBI outcomes and how to recover from them below.
Another resource that I would highly recommend for those that have been recently stricken a traumatic brain injury and their friends, family and caregivers, is a guide written by a fellow TBI survivor, Laura Bruno. This eBook tells about how a TBI from a car accident changed her life and how she reovered from the inability to focus, terrible migraines and a 47 point IQ reduction. I would enourage to take a look through this link.
More On Brain Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury explained. What TBI is and how to recognize it.
- Brain Injury Help can often be hard to find. We've done the work and have listed a group of organizationa that support victims of TBI and their loved ones.
- Brain Injury Prevention starts with Helmets. Check out this guide to using and choosing the proper helmet for you.
- A Brain Injury Attorney is crucial to enforce your rights and recover any costs as a result of brain injury. Find out more here.
- Selecting Brain Injury Attorneys is the first step in receiving compensation. Here are 2 things you have to know about your attorney.
- Whiplash Brain Injury is a different type of traumatic brain injury that doesn't involve hitting your head. It's more about movement than collision, find out why here.
- Brain Injury Rehabilitation can never be over emphasized. If you or someone you love suffers a Traumatic Brain Injury here are some things to think about during rehabilitation.
- Symptoms of Brain Injury are often hard to detect. They may appear years after the accident and they may mimic the symptoms of other ailments. Symptoms of brain trauma also differ according to what area of the brain was damaged. This article gives you the most common symptoms of brain injury so that you can act quickly to get them treated.
- Parts of Brain Trauma Since brain injury symptoms depend on the parts of brain affected, this article takes a look at each of these parts of brain and what happened when there is trauma there. It more clearly explains how you can determine the causes of brain injury symptoms.