Posted: March 2, 2020
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, an effort on part of the Brain Injury Association of America designed to:
- Use community outreach to help destigmatize brain injury
- Empower survivors and their caregivers
- Promote the many types of support available to people living with brain injury
This year’s public awareness campaign is called #ChangeYourMind. It is intended to educate the general public about the needs of people living with brain injury and to provide resources to those dealing with this serious condition. It is important to remember that brain injury impacts every person differently and in ways they have no control over.
Patience, kindness, and compassion help to foster understanding and allow for mutual benefit, but this burden is placed on those who do not have a brain injury. It is unreasonable and unfair to expect someone dealing with a brain injury to have complete control over their physical or emotional responses and reactions.
One of the aims of Brain Injury Awareness Month is providing resources to people living with TBI. Many of these programs are free or reduced charge, but recovering from a brain injury often requires assistance from a variety of healthcare professionals, ongoing physical therapy and exercise, and cognitive and behavioral therapy as well.
Depending on the age of the victim and the severity of the injury, TBI can come with lifetime costs in excess of $3 million. These expenses are seldom covered in full by insurance companies. This is why many people with brain injury seek compensation through legal action.
Brown & Brown can Help
The personal injury lawyers at Brown & Brown have decades of combined experience in helping men and women who have suffered brain injury get justice. We have the resources to build effective cases and the tenacity to take these cases as far as needed in the pursuit of justice. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and listen to your case, allowing us to provide you with honest information about the best course forward.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our brain injury lawyers, call 314-333-3333 or 618-888-8888 today. Brown & Brown serves the Greater St. Louis area with offices in Missouri and Illinois.