According to Hawaii News, this week marks the 20th year that the Kona Brain Injury Support Group has been in existence. The group provides supports to individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, and allows victims to speak concerning how they were injured and how they have progressed, as well as any set backs, difficulties with treatments, and other physical, emotional and cognitive issues that affect brain injury survivors and their loved ones. Such support is a significant resource.
How do brain injuries occur?
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur in a variety of ways and are typically the result of a sharp jolt or blow to the head such as might occur in motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls and assaults. The severity of a brain injury varies – from mild to severe. Victims may suffer memory loss, diminished cognitive function and difficulties managing the necessities of day-to-day life. In the worst cases, victims of TBIs may require a lifetime of care.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI as the result of an accident, consulting with an experienced Hawaii brain injury lawyer is important to help you recover necessary compensation to provide you the resources you need.
Statistics provide that of the 1.7 million who suffer a traumatic brain injury annually in the U.S., 52,000 die, 275,00 are hospitalized, and more than 1 million are treated and released from an emergency department.
For more information about TBIs or if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as the result of a personal injury accident, please contact the compassionate and dedicated Hawaii brain injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.