The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that 1.7 million Americans every year sustain a traumatic brain injury and 3.1 million individuals live with a lifelong disability as a result of their injury. In order to raise awareness about this life-changing and debilitating injury, March has been chosen to be Brain Injury Awareness Month. While traumatic brain injuries are certainly life-changing, many people are unaware that even mild brain injuries (such as concussions) can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. The main problem with mild forms of brain injuries is that the symptoms are experienced internally and are not always obvious. As a result, many concussions and mild brain injuries often go undetected. Symptoms of a mild brain injury can include:
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory concerns
More severe brain injuries can lead to more obvious symptoms like impaired speech, loss of coordination, and severe headaches. This often leads the injured person to seek medical attention and treatment. Unfortunately, severe brain injuries can cause permanent damage that can lead to a lifetime of struggles.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Seattle, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a brain injury. Even a mild brain injury can cause serious and debilitating symptoms and can lead to permanent injury. Currently about 15% of all mild brain injuries will lead to some form of permanent brain disability.
As such, you need an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney on your side so you can receive the compensation you need to cover all of your brain injury needs. At Phillips Law Firm, our Washington personal injury attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury in accidents. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 1-800-708-6000. Our Seattle personal injury attorneys spend one-on-one time with our clients and we work diligently to achieve extraordinary results for all of our clients.