It’s March, and that means it’s Brain Injury Awareness Month. A national effort to raise awareness of brain injury is led by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) every March and from 2021-2023, has been designated #MoreThanMyBrainInjury in recognition of the over 5.3 million adults and children in the U.S. with a permanent brain injury disability. While strokes, infectious diseases, and brain tumors are among the most common causes of these injuries, these numbers also include mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), also known as concussions.
An Opportunity to Educate Ourselves
During Brain Injury Awareness Month, others can learn about brain injuries such as essential lessons, helping us care for ourselves and our families. It is estimated by the BIAA that at least 3.6 million people in the U.S. suffer from a brain injury each year, which makes brain injury awareness month a moment to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI) prevention and to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for those who have suffered TBI and their families.
Click here to learn about the unpredictable consequences of brain injury, treatments, diagnosis, and how it affects the way each individual thinks, acts, and feels differently. The sooner one identifies potential concussion symptoms, the sooner one can seek a medical evaluation and begin rest and recovery.
Gain Another Perspective
Learning from others is another valuable way to educate ourselves and engage with the brain injury community. Whether you want to gain another perspective, share your story, show support for a loved one, or help raise awareness, the #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign offers many unique ways to get involved and show support.
To join the many BIAA supporters who have raised funds to support brain injury services, support, and research all across the country during Brain Injury Awareness Month, visit The Brain Injury Association of America.
Together we can make a difference for Brain Injury Awareness Month!
How Sandoval Legacy Group Can Help You
If you are the parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a child with special needs or someone who has suffered concussions and traumatic brain injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, creating a well-thought-out estate plan takes on a heightened importance. Naturally, you want to plan for the day when you will no longer be here to provide for your child. Careful estate planning, through the use of a Special Needs Trust, can ensure that the inheritance you wish to leave behind for your child will indeed be used for his or her care and maintenance without jeopardizing eligibility for much-needed governmental assistance programs.
To learn more about our services, contact attorney Dennis M. Sandoval online or call our office at 951-888-1460 to schedule a consultation.
Our attorneys have over thirty years of professional experience representing clients across Sothern California, with offices in Riverside, Orange, and San Diego County.