Our brain injury lawyers try to be as informative as we can when it comes to teaching the average Joe or a high-profile athlete about the likelihood of a brain injury and how serious they are.  The people at the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) want to communicate that same message, and that’s why March is “Brain Injury Awareness Month”.

The BIAA and its 44 state affiliates in its network are launching a year-long education campaign:

“A concussion is a brain injury.  Get the facts.”

The Brain Injury Association of America has announced March is “Brain Injury Awareness Month”. (SOURCE: www.biaa.org)

Concussions, caused by blows to the head, have been at the forefront of discussions by lawmakers because of the increase in the number of concussions suffered in youth sports.  The BIAA wants coaches of every school athletic team and extracurricular activity directors to be trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of a brain injury like concussions and post concussion syndrome.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions happen in the U.S. every year.  Of that, about 135,000 are among children ages 5 to 18.

This campaign launches this month with public service announcements in radio and print.  Legislation to train coaches and protect younger athletes will keep going during the year at the state and national levels.  More information is available at the Brain Injury Association of America’s Web site, and if you’d like to contact your state affiliate charter directly, you can do so by clicking this link to find your BIAA state chapter.  You can also call the BIAA at (703) 761-0750 extension 622.

Our brain injury attorneys in San Diego want to continue getting the word out that concussions can be very dangerous to people of all ages.  Awareness is key.  The message must get to the public that children especially need to be protected by coaches and parents from concussions and other brain injuries.

Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced San Diego brain injury lawyer and find out how we can help you.  We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case.  No fee if no recovery.