MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY MONTH
BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA RAISES AWARENESS OF CONCUSSIONS FROM CAR ACCIDENTS.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) recently announced it’s new brain injury awareness campaign to highlight public awareness of the major health problem of concussion injuries from car accidents.
This campaign, called #MoreThanBrainInjury, seeks to educate the public regarding brain injury related to disabilities. The BIAA reports that there are 3.5 million Americans who live with brain injury – related disabilities. 90% of all traumatic brain injuries are concussions.
Respected brain injury experts estimate that more than 50% of the victims of concussion – related disability go undiagnosed and untreated. This public health problem has been called “the silent epidemic” and “the invisible injury”.
CONCUSSION INJURIES AND DISABILITIES FROM CAR ACCIDENTS
A major part of the campaign involves raising awareness of concussions resulting from car crashes. The goal of the campaign is to educate the public about the effects of traumatic brain injuries and concussion injuries, including the following areas of emphasis: increasing understanding of brain injury is a chronic condition; reducing the stigma associated with having a brain injury; showcasing the diversity of injury and demographics of the community; improving care and support for individuals with brain injury and their families.
MINNESOTA CONCUSSION INJURY LAWYERS- SCHMIDT SALITA LAW TEAM.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team includes a staff of lawyers and legal assistance that are well-trained and very experienced in representing the victims of traumatic brain injuries and concussion injuries resulting from car accidents. Statistics compiled by the Schmidt Salita law team reveal that approximately 60% of people involved in a moderate to severe car accident have sustained a concussion injury. The statistics also show that more than 75% of these concussion victims either did not seek immediate medical attention or were misdiagnosed. Many continued to experience the classic symptoms of concussion injury, including headaches, balance problems, memory and concentration deficits, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, and personality change.
CONCUSSION INJURIES FROM WORKPLACE TRAUMA-WORKERS COMPENSATION.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team also focuses on helping the victims of concussion injuries that occur in the workplace, i.e. concussion injuries from workplace trauma.
Concussion injuries were reported in the following industries or occupations:
- Healthcare/social assistance 19%
- educational services 15%
- retail 15%
- transportation/material moving 14%
- sales 10%
- healthcare support 9%
SCHMIDT SALITA MINNESOTA CONCUSSION LAWYERS.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team is dedicated to bringing justice to the victims of concussion related injuries. They ask that you join in recognizing March as the Brain Injury Awareness Month. Please go to concussioninjury.com for more information.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers’ compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are ground level, handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.