The Brain Injury Association of California hosted its 8th annual Walk for Brain Injury on March 22, 2015. BIACL is a non-profit organization that provides education materials and resources for individuals and families affected by traumatic brain injury.
As proud supporters of the association, Arnold Law Firm staff gathered on the West Steps of the state capital building in Sacramento to participate in the three mile walk.
Brain injuries are traumatic injuries that can fundamentally alter the lives of injury victims. More than five million Americans suffer from long-term disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries. The most common causes of brain injuries involve falls and auto accidents.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is devoted to improving the quality of life for brain injury victims across the United States.
One of the cornerstones of their program is to decrease the stigma that is associated with brain injuries by conducting outreach in communities all over the country.
In addition to falls, which account for 40 percent of traumatic brain injuries, other common causes include:
Any jolt or blow to the head that changes the normal functioning of the brain is considered a traumatic brain injury. Such injuries can be caused by both minor and more serious accidents. Children, in particular, are susceptible to brain injuries sustained when participating in sports.
BIAA recommends the use of safety apparel and proper head gear to minimize brain injuries in sports, including:
Not all brain injuries can be prevented, but the use of safety helmets and safety apparel can greatly help reduce the number of childhood-related brain injuries.
For more information about how you can get involved with the Brain injury Association of California, click here: https://www.biacal.org/
Join us next year, for the 9th Annual Walk for Brain Injury during March 2016!
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