Sports TBIs have been in the news a lot lately. From professional NFL players to young athletes in Little League Baseball, the effects of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are being felt by Missouri families. Make sure you get in the know this month if you or a loved one has suffered a sports TBI.
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October is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
As Missouri families know all too well, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can devastate a person’s life. TBIs can happen in many different ways, but they all have one thing in common – they can change a person’s life forever.
Missourians, Get In The Know About Sports TBIs This Month
This January, as part of Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month, Missourians are encouraged to learn more about TBIs, how they happen, and what can help to prevent them.
Many resources are available to help Missouri families learn more about sports TBIs. From support groups to personal injury lawyers, some people can help. If you or someone you know has been affected by a sports TBI, make sure to get in the know this month and get the help you need.
What is a TBI?
A TBI is a type of brain injury that happens when an object hits the head or when the head hits an object. TBIs can range from mild (also called concussions) to severe. There can be problems with thinking, language, emotions, and physical function following a TBI.
How Do TBIs Happen?
TBIs can happen in many different ways. People may suffer these injuries when they are struck in the head with blunt objects, such as baseballs or hockey pucks.
They can also happen when a person’s head hits a hard surface, such as the ground or a wall. TBIs can also happen when a person is shaken violently.
You Can Help Spread the Word About TBIs
Talk to your friends and family about the dangers of TBIs this month to help spread awareness. You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website for more information and resources on TBIs. The CDC’s website has a lot of good information on TBIs. You can find fact sheets, infographics, articles, and more. You can also sign up for their email list to get updates on TBI prevention.
Contact us today at 573-499-1700 for a free case evaluation if you or a loved one was injured in Columbia, Moberly, Fulton, or Boonville.