TBI: Finding the Resources You Need
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, presents numerous challenges for the person affected and his or her family members. TBI is caused by a blow to the head, a fall or accident. In just a matter of seconds, lives can be changed by a single incident. Some brain injuries are temporary and some have effects that may last a lifetime. The resources you need to help you through this difficult time, whether you are the victim of TBI or a loved one who wants to help, are available to you.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This organization has a wealth of information regarding health issues, including TBI. The CDC has information on its site and it has links to other organizations and resources available to survivors of TBI and their caretakers. You can find basic information about TBI on this site, including the signs and symptoms of the condition. You will also find suggestions for prevention.
In the “Heads Up” section of the CDC site is information about concussion. Information about other serious brain injuries is also located here. Suggestions on how to minimize the risks of TBI can be found in this section as well.
Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF)
Motorcycle accidents are often a source of TBI. This organization was created in 1985 as a result of such an injury. The mission of the BIAF is to “. . . improve the quality of life for all persons with brain injury and their families by creating a better future through brain injury awareness, prevention, research, education, support and services and advocacy.”
Over the years, the BIAF has helped thousands of Floridians living with TBI. Offices are located throughout Florida. Additionally, they have online information available through their digital library. Their comprehensive approach to helping families coping with the challenges of TBI is a welcome experience for people from all walks of life.
The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation (SCR)
Online resources are available for TBI survivors, their families and caregivers through SCR. This organization was an outgrowth of a committee meeting associated with the First Annual Cognitive Rehabilitation Conference. It began in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1987, and since that time membership has grown nationwide and includes Canada as well as countries in Europe. Among the resources available through SCR is help in finding Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapists.
Finding the resources you need for TBI is important in moving forward. If the injury was caused by another’s act of aggression or neglect, seeking the services of a good personal injury lawyer may help you get compensation. Tison Law Group is experienced in working with all types of personal injury cases. Contact us for a confidential consultation. Located in Tampa, Florida, we are lawyers of integrity and honesty providing excellent service for all our clients.