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    Did You Know March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month?
    March 2 2022

    More than 3.6 million people in the U.S. sustain an acquired brain injury each year. In an effort to raise awareness about brain injuries, every year in March the Brain Injury Association of America leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month. In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, we are going to test your Brain Injury IQ with a series of brain injury questions and answers.

    We hope the below discussion helps you learn more about brain injuries. If a driver injures you in a car accident and you think you might have a brain injury, get medical help immediately. Once you have sought medical care, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    As a Las Vegas accident victim, you don’t want to fight alone against insurance companies. They do not have your best interests in mind. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Insurance companies and other parties are not interested in helping you receive what you should as a victim in a Las Vegas accident. Your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer should have a proven track record of winning cases like yours for significant compensation. Our lawyers offer you 25 years of experience winning top compensation for Las Vegas accident victims.

    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your case. Sometimes people avoid contacting an accident lawyer because they worry about cost. You don’t have to worry about affordability. Our attorneys don’t get paid unless they win your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 745-8103 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Brain Injury Questions and Answers

    Your brain is a complex system and an injury to the complex system can have long-lasting consequences. How much do you know about brain injuries? Test your Brain Injury IQ with the following brain injury questions and answers.

    When Is Brain Injury Awareness Month?

    Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed in March of each year. The theme for 2021 through 2023 is More Than My Brain Injury.

    What Is the Purpose of Brain Injury Awareness Month?

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the purpose of Brain Injury Awareness Month is the following:

    • To bring attention to the prevention of traumatic brain injuries and to promote strategies to improve the quality of life for persons living with traumatic brain injuries and their families.

    When Does An Acquired Brain Injury Occur?

    An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain that occurs after birth. It results in a change to the brain’s neuronal activity.

    How Many Types of Acquired Brain Injuries Exist?

    There are two types of acquired brain injury:

    • Non-traumatic brain injury causes damage to the brain by internal factors, such as a lack of oxygen or pressure from a tumor.
    • Traumatic brain injury is an alteration in brain function caused by an external force.

    How have you done so far with the brain injury questions and answers? As a recap, March is brain injury awareness month. Additionally, one of the main focuses of this month is traumatic brain injuries, which will be discussed in more detail below.

    What Are Some Traumatic Brain Injury Causes?

    Every year, at least 2.8 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury. As discussed above, a traumatic brain injury is caused by an external force. There are many forces that can cause traumatic brain injuries. The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries include the following:

    • Falls
    • Struck by/against
    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Assaults

    If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury after being injured in a car accident, seek a personal injury lawyer with traumatic brain injury experience. The legal team at Anthem Injury Lawyers is experienced in dealing with traumatic brain injuries. We will fight for you by determining the cause of the accident, determining potentially liable parties, and dealing with the insurance companies. Contact us at (702) 987-0202 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    What Type of Brain Injury Is a Specialty of Anthem Injury Lawyers?

    Anthem Injury Lawyers specialize in traumatic brain injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

    What Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Impact?

    A traumatic brain injury can cause changes to a person. These changes may be short or long term. If a person experiences a traumatic brain injury, any or all of the following may be impacted:

    • Thinking—including memory or reasoning
    • Sensation—such as sight and balance
    • Language—including communication, expression, and understanding
    • Emotion—a person may experience depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and/or display social inappropriateness

    What Predicts a Brain Injury’s Impact?

    The severity of damage to the brain after an injury is the primary factor in predicting the injury’s impact on the individual.

    How Are Brain Injuries Categorized?

    Brain injuries fall into the following three categories:

    • Mild
    • Moderate
    • Severe

    What’s the Most Common Type of Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury, and they happen more often than you think. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. If you have suffered a blow to the head, you should look out for concussion signs and symptoms and seek medical help immediately.

    Most concussions are not life-threatening. However, the effects of a concussion can change a life and the injury should be treated seriously.

    What’s Your Brain Injury IQ?

    Now that you have read through the brain injury questions and answers, do you think you could answer the questions on your own? To test your Brain Injury IQ, go through the above questions again. See if you can answer a majority of the questions correctly without looking at the answers. For an extra challenge, take the Brain Injury Association of America’s Traumatic Brain Injury Quiz.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above discussion helps improve your Brain Injury IQ. If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of a Las Vegas area car accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage. You will need that advantage to fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas accident victim.

    Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 745-8103 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Anthony Golden

    Attorney Anthony B. Golden (“Tony”) is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Lawyers. Tony represents clients in all aspects of personal injury cases, from pre-litigation through jury trials and appeals. Tony has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in trials, arbitration, and appeals, as well as assisting clients in resolving high-value cases in mediation.

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