Part 2 in Our Brain Injury Awareness Series: What kinds of Brain Injuries are associated With Motor Vehicle Accidents?

April 3rd, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 2 million people annually experience Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), with 14.3% caused by traffic accidents. Using those percentages, a staggering 286,000 TBIs result from car crashes every year. Since brain injuries are many times not quickly identified after an accident, the number could actually be […]

Part 1 in Our Brain Injury Awareness Series: The Effects of Brain Injuries Associated With Slip and Fall Accidents Everyone Should Know

March 24th, 2017

We can all agree that a slip and fall can be embarrassing, painful, and traumatic. Did you know, in some cases, a slip and fall could lead to brain injury? If you hit your head when you fall, brain injury is a critical risk. In fact, a leading cause of brain injury is indeed by […]

The Bottaro Law Firm Supports the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island

March 14th, 2017

Some personal injury attorneys in Rhode Island have an unfortunate first-hand awareness of brain injury. If a client suffers a slip and fall or car accident, there is the frightening chance that brain injury could result. In the United States, nearly 1.6 million people a year suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the […]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 17th, 2015

What do you know about brain injury, its causes, and treatment? What is brain injury? Brain injury is a complex condition that impacts each person differently. Brain injury typically affects the neurons and nerve tracts in the brain, making it difficult or impossible for the body to carry vital messages to the brain.  The injury […]

The Risk of Brain Injuries Shifts as Children Mature

January 20th, 2015

It is common for kids to fall, get bruises, and even break a bone or two during childhood, but head trauma continues to be the leading cause of death or disability for children over the age of one. The types of head injuries sustained during childhood often correspond to the developmental stage that the child […]

RI Pedestrian Accident and Crosswalk Safety

December 23rd, 2014

Many of us have experienced the flash of fear that comes with walking in a crosswalk, just nearly missed by a speeding car that seems to come out of nowhere. Sadly, pedestrian-auto accidents are common and can result in broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and in extreme cases, death. A recent accident involving a speeding car hitting […]

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI?

September 30th, 2014

Traumatic brain injury, often referred to as TBI, is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. A bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain, can lead to TBI.   In 2010, 2.5 million people suffered TBI. (Centers for Disease […]