Spinal Cord Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries can carry devastating, lifelong consequences. In recognition of September as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, we hope to illustrate the seriousness of these injuries—and how they often require specialized medical care and a lifetime of rehabilitation.
When attorney Thomas Henson of Henson Fuerst recently visited Community Matters—a program airing on The CW22 and myRDC 28—he and host Bill LuMaye discussed identification, treatment, and prevention of Traumatic Brain Injuries. A link to the full video of this revealing segment appears below.
In Part One, Mr. Henson examined exactly what constitutes a Traumatic Brain Injury. In Part Two, he discussed laws written to raise awareness of TBI dangers among parents, athletes, coaches, and more. In this segment, he examines resources available to help victims of TBIs and their families as they go through recovery.
The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Started in 1982 by family members of those who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries, the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC) hopes to address a void in resources and support for those who are recovering from TBIs—including families and caregivers. The organization provides information on prevention, support, education, and advocacy services. Their work includes:
- TBI Survivor Resources
- Family and Caregiver Support
- Navigating the Medical System
- Resources on Reintegration
- Training on TBI Management
- Advocacy and Legislative Support
Speaking from Experience
Thomas Henson—Past Chair of the Board of Directors for BIANC—still serves on the organization’s board. In 2012, Governor Perdue appointed him to the state’s Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council, which studies the needs of people with brain injuries. He is also a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident through no fault of your own, call the experienced North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Henson Fuerst today at 919-781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form.
When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced Raleigh serious injury attorneys. They will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.