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Tips to avoid the devastating effects of traumatic brain injuries

Many people in Florida suffer head injuries every year. The severity of the injury can vary, but a head injury can have devastating effects on a person's life. If there is even minor brain damage, the person's life may never be the same again. The victim may not be able to work again or enjoy life activities they enjoyed in the past.

A brain injury can affect the victim's whole family, especially if the victim earned the primary income for the family. Treatment for brain injuries can involve long-term rehabilitation and round-the-clock care. Medical bills can devastate a family financially.

Some head injuries can be prevented by taking proper safety precautions. When bicycling, riding a motorcycle, skateboarding, skiing or participating in similar activities, wear the appropriate helmet and make sure the surface is free of major cracks or debris. Obey all traffic laws and keep a watchful eye on automobiles. When at parks or other recreational areas, obey the safety warnings and follow the rules. When driving or riding in an automobile, wear seatbelts and follow the rules of the road.

Unfortunately accidents can still occur and some may result in brain injury. Many of the brain injuries in Florida each year are caused by the negligence of another person. The victims of these accidents may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, disability and pain and suffering. Experienced brain injury attorneys understand the devastating effects of these injuries and can help victims and their families recover the compensation they need.

Source: brainline.org, "Head injury prevention tips", accessed on March 17, 2015

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