National Concussion Awareness Day 2019: Causes of TBI and Prevention Tips

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of trauma to the brain that can occur due to a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or penetrating head injury. TBI can range from mild (concussion) to life-threatening. Unfortunately, TBI is not uncommon.

Brain damage and TBI can occur as a result of several types of accidents including:

  • Auto Accidents
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Sport-Related Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries

Luckily, there are certain things that can be done to help prevent the occurrence of a brain injury. These include:

  • Wearing a helmet that fits correctly when biking, skating, riding a motorcycle, playing contact sports, etc.
  • Wearing a seatbelt in the car and ensuring your passengers are buckled in
  • Ensuring that your stairs have handrails and that you utilize them
  • Installing safety gates on stairs to protect young children
  • Using nonslip mats in the bathtub and shower and installing grab bars in the bathroom
  • Removing any tripping hazards and ensuring good lighting
  • Installing safety guards by windows to prevent kids from falling out

Recognizing National Concussion Awareness Day

National Concussion Awareness Day was founded in 2016 as a means to create the opportunity for public discussion and increased awareness of symptoms and the treatment of brain injuries. It was also created in an effort to raise funds for charitable organizations and to show support for those who have been impacted by concussions.

National Concussion Awareness Day 2019 is on September 20th, as it is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the third Friday of each September. The day strives to provide everyone from health care providers to parents with the right tools and education to know the signs of concussion. It also targets the social and emotional issues that can stem from such an injury.

If you want to get involved and support the mission of National Concussion Awareness Day, you can do so by:

  1. Sharing your story with local media or on your own social media using the hashtag, #NationalConcussionAwarenessDay.
  2. Hosting an educational event at your local school, library, or other public places.
  3. Donating money to the Brain Injury Association of America. Donations can be made online, by calling (203) 806-9256, or by completing and mailing a donation form to:

Brain Injury Association of America

P.O. Box 7416

Merrifield, VA 22116-7416

The Attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm Can Help

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