The Brown Firm Publishes Article On How Traumatic Brain Injury Doubles Suicide Risk

June 10, 2019 - /PressAdvantage/ - The Brown Firm – Savannah, a law firm in Savannah, Georgia, has announced that they have recently published a blog post titled, “New Studies Show Traumatic Brain Injury Doubles the Risk of Suicide.” The article explains that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the common types of injuries that can be sustained as a result of a motor vehicle crash. It is observed that a TBI does not mend like a broken bone and leaves the victim’s life permanently changed because of physical pain and more, such as struggles with their work, relationships, quality of life, and mental capacity. All of these may drive the victim to consider suicide.

The firm points out that the impact of TBI on the victim is severe and may last a lifetime. Thus, they want victims or their loved ones to realize that The Brown Firm personal injury lawyers are ready to help them receive compensation from those responsible for the accident.

Harry Brown Jr. DC, JD, managing member of The Brown Firm, says, “It is advisable to have a thorough neurological examination or a brain imaging scan after an accident to reveal any damage to the brain's surface and maintain all medical records and documents regarding these injuries. It is also helpful to document the effects of the injury on your daily life through a journal or diary. But even with all of that, calculating the damages for these types of injuries can be tricky. You may want to talk to a law firm that has experience with TBI. Our skilled lawyers from The Brown Firm can be consulted for legal advice and for help to get the compensation you deserve. Meanwhile, those who are interested may also want to check out our previous post here.”

There is a connection between suicide and TBI because this can affect the brain’s functions, which can result in psychological problems like poor planning, poor memory, more difficulty in managing relationships, increased stress, and poor ability to manage their own emotions. Some victims of TBI may become more impulsive, think differently regarding certain things, or find it difficult to consider other perspectives.

Other factors that may contribute to a TBI victim’s depression and resulting suicidal thoughts includes employment problems, bad news about prognosis, holiday times, frustration over tasks, lack of support, lack of connection, social anxiety, loneliness, and lack of resources. Because of the emotional disability and distress that they are undergoing, suicide may seem like a way to escape what seems to be an unsolvable problem.

As such, both the victims and their loved ones and caregivers have to be educated regarding the risk of suicide and how to recognize the signs when there’s a need for prompt intervention. Examples of warning signs are victims threatening to hurt or kill themselves; writing or talking about death, suicide or dying; increased use of drug or alcohol; feeling trapped and hopeless; anxiety; withdrawal from friends, family or society; drastic changes in mood; feeling like giving up; anger and rage; sleeping too much or inability to sleep; and recklessness.

Victims and their loved ones and caregivers can minimize suicide risk by getting rid of access to lethal substances or materials at home, utilization of mental health resources, and continued support from loved ones.

Meanwhile, The Brown Firm has several practice areas. These include personal injury, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slips and falls, work-related injuries, medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and wrongful death.

Previous clients have shown that they were satisfied with the service that they received. For instance, John H. says, “We love the team at The Brown Firm. You were very understanding in our time of need. Thank you for helping me and my family through this trying time.”

People who would like to know more about how TBI and suicide are connected and the damages that TBI victims may be eligible to claim after a motor vehicle crash can visit the firm’s website. The law firm also has offices in Atlanta and Athens aside from the offices in Savannah. Those interested may also contact them by phone or by email.

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For more information about The Brown Firm - Savannah, contact the company here:

The Brown Firm - Savannah
HARRY BROWN JR., DC, JD
(912) 200-9755
harry@harrybrownlaw.com
7176 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah, GA 31405

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