The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina has been working to raise public awareness of brain injuries, an important issue in South Carolina. The organization recognized March as Brain Injury Awareness Month and organized a rally at the State House to educate people about brain injuries and their debilitating effects.

According to the Brain Injury Association, traumatic brain injury is the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 44. What’s more, an estimated 61,000 South Carolina residents live with permanent disability from a traumatic brain injury.

South Carolina Brain Injury Statistics

Each year more than 1,000 people die in this South Carolina because of a brain injury, which can occur from a number of different circumstances. The top causes of brain injuries in South Carolina are falls and motor vehicle accidents.

While it’s impossible to be fully protected from brain injury accidents, you can take steps to remain safer. Buckling your seatbelt whenever you’re in an automobile and wearing a helmet on every motorcycle ride may help prevent a brain injury.

Need Legal Help?

A traumatic brain injury can change your life without any notice. Sometimes a fall is all it takes to cause severe brain damage. Unfortunately, this kind of an accident can make it difficult for you to function on your own. Our South Carolina brain injury attorneys at Joye Law Firm understand the serious nature of traumatic brain injury and are ready to fight for your rights if you or a loved one is the victim of a head or brain injury. Please contact us for a free consultation at 888-918-4958 or fill out our convenient online form today.

About the Author

Mark Joye is the Head of the Litigation Department at the Joye Law Firm. A Board-Certified Trial Advocate with nearly 30 years of litigation experience, he currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is a past president of the South Carolina Association for Justice. In a recent trial, Joye headed a trial team that secured $17 million for a family killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

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