Traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims and their families must deal with those injuries for life. This is no small feat. Fortunately, the California Brain Injury Association offers resources to help families adapt.
Did you know that about 1.7 million people suffer a TBI every year? In addition, over 50,000 people die, and nearly 300,000 are hospitalized. Motor vehicle accidents cause about 20% of TBIs, more than any cause other than falls.
Because the brain is the body’s control center, a TBI can affect nearly every area of a person’s life:
- sensing the environment;
- memorizing; and
- controlling parts of the body.
It can be difficult for the family members and friends of a TBI victim to adjust to these widespread effects, both immediately after the injury occurs and when the victim is released from the hospital to go home or to another environment.
Fortunately, the Brain Injury Association (BIA) of California works as the “voice of brain injury” in the Golden State. The mission of this non-profit organization is “[r]educing disability and maximizing quality of life for every Californian affected by brain injury. The organization is a state affiliate of the national Brain Injury Association of America.
One of the specific guiding principles used by California’s BIA focuses on families. The group has vowed to “[r]ecognize and support the needs of [an] individual’s families and their circle(s) of support.”
Two of the ways California’s BIA supports families are serving as a clearinghouse for reliable information on brain injuries and helping families contact brain injury support groups.
A skilled brain injury attorney can evaluate your case when you’ve been badly injured in a car wreck or assault. For help, contact the California accident lawyers at Alexander Law Group, LLP for a free, no obligation consultation. Call 888.777.1776 to speak with an attorney right now. Delays can harm your case.