Do You Know the Main Signs of a Concussion?

September 20, 2019 Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Unfortunately, millions of Americans sustain concussions every year. In honor of National Concussion Awareness Day, we want to help educate others about the injury, share prevention tips and how you can get involved.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a mild form of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They are often caused by a bump or blow to the head. Common signs of a concussion include:

  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Loss of Concentration
  • Light and Noise Sensitivity
  • Headaches
  • Sleep Issues

                                                                                                                 

How Many People Do TBIS Affect?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 3 million Americans develop TBIs each year.

What Are Common Cause of a TBI?

Overall, the leading cause of TBIs are slip and falls. Yet, there are a number of other main causes, including:

How Can You Prevent TBIs?

First and foremost, you should take precautions to help prevent injuries. Therefore, we recommend always wearing a seat belt. You should make sure everyone in your vehicle is wearing a seat belt before you head out.

In addition,  make sure to also wear protective helmets and gear if you are playing sports, riding a bike or riding a motorcycle.

How Did National Concussion Awareness Day Come About?

In 2016, National Concussion Awareness Day was founded to help increase public awareness. This day also helps provide support for those who have been impacted by concussion who have suffered physical and emotional impacts.

How Can You Get Involved?

There are three easy ways that you can participate in National Concussion Awareness Day:

  1. Share your story with local media or on your own social media. Use the hashtag, #NationalConcussionAwarenessDay.
  2. Host an educational event at your local school or library.
  3. Host a fundraiser to raise money for the Brain Injury Association of America. You can then send your proceeds to the Brain Injury Association of America

Want to Learn More?

To learn more, watch this video of attorney Jeff Hunter on the news discussing traumatic brain injuries.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has experienced a TBI due to the negligence of another, call the experienced Alabama Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Floyd Hunter. When you call, you’ll receive a FREE case evaluation.  There is never an attorney’s fee due upfront, and we don’t get paid until you do.

Call Floyd Hunter Injury Law, because the right lawyers make a real difference.