Miami club raises awareness of brain injuries

As body organ’s go, most people would agree that the brain is the most important. As research continues to support the importance of protecting one’s brain from injury, organizations throughout the state of Florida are doing what they can to raise awareness on the subject. One such group is the Pilot Club of Miami. Earlier this month it sponsored its Annual Brain Power Walk. This is the third year the club has hosted the walk.

Designed to help spread awareness regarding natters such as how to prevent a traumatic brain injury, the location of the walk was the bike path of the Curtiss Parkway. In addition to the walk, which cost $5 a family to participate in, there was food, music and activities designed to educated kids on the importance of protecting one’s brain and ways to do so.

Brain injuries can occur due to a variety of causes including accidents involving motor vehicles and at construction sites. All ages can sustain such an injury and the outcome varies depending on things such as the overall health of the injured person and the severity of the injury. Those who suffer a traumatic brain injury sometimes referred to as TBI, may physically look the same as they did before the injury occurred, but may suffer from changes to their personality or have difficulty communicating with others.

When a person’s brain injury can be attributed to the negligence of another person, the injured party may be entitled to compensation. This compensation may be recovered via a personal injury lawsuit. Because these civil lawsuits can complicated, it is best to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Source: The Miami Herald, “Pilot Club of Miami hosts Brain Power Walk,” Rhonda Ferrari Calvert, Oct. 5, 2011