March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Each brain injury case is unique. Sharing personal stories about a brain injury is a powerful way to raise awareness.

For Brain Injury Awareness Month this March 2024, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has created a new survivor-focused campaign to raise awareness of brain injuries. The “My Brain Injury Journey” campaign seeks to create a broader conversation about the unique and dynamic nature of brain injuries while exploring its lesser-known aspects.

Brain Injury Association of America logoThe campaign aims to empower survivors and encourages them and their loved ones to share their own personal stories about how they have navigated their lives after a traumatic brain injury.

Brain injuries can bring about permanent, life-altering changes for the survivor and their family. If you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact us at (757) 244-7000 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

Read on to learn more about this year’s Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign and how you can participate. 

What Are the Goals of This Year’s Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month?

This year’s “My Brain Injury Journey” campaign outlines several aims to engage and educate the public about the nuances of traumatic brain injuries. For instance, many people are unaware that: 

  • Brain injuries can be drastically different from survivor to survivor
  • Traumatic brain injuries can be chronic in nature
  • Brain injuries are more than just a one-time incident or event
  • Many survivors face disabilities which can last for years or even the rest of their lives

Because the brain is highly intricate, injuries to the brain can be complex and may involve ongoing behavioral effects and changes. These challenges can sometimes make it difficult for others to fully understand the type of journey involved in dealing with a brain injury.

Steve Walsh, BIAA’s senior director of marketing and communications, explains regarding the campaign, “We wanted to draw attention to both the complex and unique nature of brain injury while also pointing out that living with brain injury is a very personal experience. One overarching theme that came up consistently is that brain injury is a journey, and the path survivors walk is neither predictable nor linear.”

The Benefits of Sharing One’s Brain Injury Story

The My Brain Injury Journey campaign encourages survivors to share their own personal experiences. Doing so has several benefits all around. Sharing one’s story:

  • Helps the brain injury survivor and their loved ones process what happened and the changes the injury has brought about in their lives
  • Raises awareness of brain injury in our communities
  • Creates bonds and relationships among brain injury survivors, to foster support and communication with one another

Every brain injury is unique, so every story that is shared provides a unique angle and perspective and provides different pieces of information for long-term solutions and treatments.

We Support National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

At the Brain Injury Law Center, we have been advocates of National Brain Injury Awareness Month for years now. Previous themes have included #ChangeYourMind and #MoreThanMyBrainInjury.

The Brain Injury Law Center supports the BIAA’s efforts and is included in the BIAA’s list of Preferred Attorneys. If you have questions about your rights as a brain injury survivor, contact us at (757) 244-7000 to learn about your options moving forward.

How To Participate in the #MyBrainInjuryJourney Campaign

For those interested in participating in the My Brain Injury Journey campaign, there are several ways to help raise awareness in our communities this month. You can: 

  • Share your brain injury story with others where possible, including forums, discussion groups, and regular social interactions
  • Post about your brain injury story online and on social media. Use the #MyBrainInjuryJourney hashtag when sharing online
  • Visit the Brain Injury Awareness Month page at the BIAA’s website
  • Submit your own personal story and journey through the BIAA’s “Share Your Story” page. Your story may potentially be featured on the BIAA website 

There will also be a Brain Injury Awareness Day on March 5-6, with events on Capitol Hill to help obtain reauthorization for the Traumatic Brain Injury Act. Contact the BIAA for more information on attending. 

Who Is Affected by Traumatic Brain Injuries? 

Brain injuries can occur in a wide range of accidents and incidents — any time the risk of catastrophic injury is present, it could also involve a traumatic brain injury. That being said, brain injuries frequently occur in connection with:

  • Car and truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall claims
  • Birth-related injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Chemical exposure cases

In many instances, a traumatic brain injury can be life-changing and may leave the survivor and their family with various challenges and financial difficulties. Legal action may be needed to fully compensate the injured for their losses and provide them with the support they require to be made whole again. 

At the Brain Injury Law Center, we have a proven track record of successfully assisting brain injury survivors in pursuing justice. Reach out to us if you have any questions about your legal rights or about the #MyBrainInjuryJourney campaign. 

Get Involved and Take Action 

Brain injuries are very complicated and are shrouded in mystery due to a lack of understanding of how such injuries can affect a person’s life. The more we take action to inform and educate others about such injuries, the more progress and developments can be made to advance treatments for survivors. 

The legal team at the Brain Injury Law Center is highly motivated to help survivors obtain the support and resources they need to get their lives back on the right track. Dealing with a brain injury can be extremely difficult, but with the right assistance in place, survivors and their families can get what they need to make a proper recovery.

If you have any questions about Brain Injury Awareness Month, or need legal assistance and advice, contact us at (757) 244-7000. We are on hand to connect you to the necessary resources and guide you through the legal process from start to finish.

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