Can You Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury?

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A traumatic brain injury can have serious, long-term consequences on a victim’s health and independence. While some instances of traumatic brain injury are unavoidable, there are certain measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of acquiring one. Read on to learn a few preventative measures that may help prevent traumatic brain injury.

Preventing TBI

Two main causes of traumatic brain injury include motor vehicle crashes and falls. Taking the following preventative steps can help reduce the risk of TBI in these situations.

  • Buckle up every time you get in the car.

  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Wear a helmet whenever riding a motorcycle, bicycle, or scooter.

  • Wear appropriate headgear when playing contact sports.

  • Talk to your doctor to evaluate your risk of falling and discuss specific things you can do to reduce the likelihood of a fall.

  • Ask your pharmacist to review your medications that may be making you dizzy or sleepy, as this can create a hazard around stairs.

  • Have your eyes checked at least once per year and upgrade your glasses if needed.

  • Install window guards to prevent young children from falling out of windows.

  • Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs when young children are around.

  • Make sure your child’s playground has soft material under it, like mulch or sand.

Unfortunately, even if you follow these precautionary measures, you may still acquire a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another. If you or someone you love has received a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness, our San Francisco brain injury attorneys at Scarlett Law Group can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Traumatic brain injuries are often accompanied by expensive medical treatment and rehabilitative care. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence with your savings and mobility.

Contact Scarlett Law Group at (415) 688-2176 to learn how we can assist you.

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