The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month each year by conducting a public awareness campaign in March. This year’s theme is #ChangeYourMind.
According to the BIAA, “The #ChangeYourMind public awareness campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families.”
Individuals who join BIAA to help raise awareness with the #ChangeYourMind campaign are essential to:
- De-stigmatizing brain injury through outreach within the brain injury community
- Empowering those who have survived brain injury and their caregivers
- Promoting the many types of support that are available to people living with brain injury
“If people injured in vehicle crashes hit their heads and become unconscious, even for a moment, medical attention should be sought immediately. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, victims and their family members may not get the help that is needed right away, which can delay any potential progress in treating the condition,” said Fort Myers Brain Injury Lawyer Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
After a vehicle accident in which a person was diagnosed with a brain injury, BIAA says, “Recovery from brain injury may be measured in weeks, months, and years, and is known to slow with the passage of time. The effects of brain injury are oftentimes long lasting, and recovery may be incomplete. Although some people with severe brain injuries experience only mild long-term difficulties, other people may require care or special services for the rest of their lives.”
“According to BIAA, research on aging with a brain injury remains sparse. While the brain can change dramatically (for better or worse) even years after an injury, clinicians and treatment teams have begun to treat brain injury as a disease rather than an event. Brain injury is thought to increase the likelihood of:
- Endocrine Disorders
- Cognitive Decline
- Parkinson's Disease
“People injured in vehicle accidents may be entitled to certain benefits that include recovering compensation for past and future medical care expenses, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, and past and future loss of enjoyment of life. It is important to contact our experienced legal team as soon as possible. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we have a monetary recovery for you,” said Attorney Spivey.
Fort Myers Brain Injury Lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.