The month of June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. Over half of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the result of an automobile accident. At CLG Injury Law, we want to do our part to help spread education and awareness about these serious injuries.
A few important facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI):
· 50% of TBIs are sustained in car accidents
· TBIs are the number one cause of death and disability for Canadians under age 40
· The annual frequency of TBI in Canada is greater than that of Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, and Breast Cancer combined
· Including brain injuries sustained from concussions, approximately 587,025 Canadians will sustain a brain injury every year
Symptoms of brain injuries are difficult to predict. They depend largely on the type of brain injury, how it was sustained, and what part of the brain is affected. These symptoms can be either physical or emotional.
Physical symptoms of a TBI can include:
· Loss of balance
· Blurred vision
· Loss of motor skills
· Changes in sleep patterns
Functional and emotional changes can include:
· Changes in personality
· Depression or loss of interest in hobbies or passions
· Difficulties controlling emotions or mood swings
· Loss of short or long-term memory
· Difficulty speaking
During Brain Injury Awareness Month, it is important to share this information with as many people as possible. The more we know about these injuries, the more effective we can be at preventing and treating them in the future.
You can learn more about TBI by downloading our eBook or by Contacting Us at 1-800-606-2529. Cantini Law|Droit has been representing clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries for over 28 years. We have offices in Moncton, Saint John, Charlottetown and Halifax.