Continuing our series on March as Brain Injury Awareness Month, we look at acquired brain injuries. Each year the Brain Injury Association of America leads the brain injury community in raising awareness by designating the month of March as a time to recognize and support the millions of Americans who live with brain injuries. However, there are many different types of brain injuries.
Acquired Brain Injury – More than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) each year. An ABI is any injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. Typical causes include electric shock, near drowning, oxygen deprivation, substance abuse, stroke, toxic exposure and trauma. More than 12 million Americans live with the impact of ABI.
If you or a loved one has sustained an acquired brain injury or any serious injury, you need to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney. At Dixon Law Office, we have helped many brain injury victims, and we can help you, too. Contact us today at 888/354-9880 or click here for a free consultation.