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Brain injuries: Awareness is key

Any head injury is a big deal, no matter how insignificant the initial injury may seem. A blow to the head can lead to concussions and other injuries. Mild traumatic brain injuries are commonly referred to as a silent epidemic. In Delaware and around the country, many who suffer these injuries often fail to recognize the symptoms, so they never seek medical treatment. To help with brain injury awareness, the month of March has been designated as brain injury awareness month.

According to recent statistics, there are over 1.7 million causes of traumatic brain injury reported every year in the United States. Shockingly, around 7 percent of children in the United States have suffered head trauma at some point during their life. Brain injuries can be caused by a myriad of accidents and injuries. The most common causes of brain injuries are motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents and sports injuries.

As with most injuries, time is a crucial element in treating a brain injury. Seeking care promptly following a brain injury will help to ensure a full recovery, as well as provide helpful education. Those who suffer any type of brain injury should always make rest a priority. Rest aids healing and is one of the most important aspects of treating and recovering from brain injuries.

Brain injuries can happen to anyone. Although these types of injuries are common, too many people are unaware how or when to seek treatment. When the negligence of another party results in brain injuries, victims and families in Delaware may want to consider consulting an experienced attorney. Damages from a successful lawsuit could provide financial relief to help victims and families with medical expenses and other monetary losses.

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