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My mother suffered a brain injury and died. How can these types of injuries be prevented?

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We are saddened to hear about your mother’s death and are glad to share with you about brain injury prevention. While some traumatic brain injuries are not considered preventable, many brain injuries in Norcross, throughout Georgia, and nationwide can be prevented or reduced in severity.

Some motor vehicle prevention tips include:

  • Using seat belts—it is wise to always buckle up every time you get into the car.
  • Using motorcycle helmets and bicycle helmets—never go on a ride without a helmet protecting your head.
  • Correctly using child safety seats—many parents place their children in safety seats but they are not secured to the vehicle correctly.
  • Driving in cars with airbags—many older vehicles do not have airbags, which increases your chances of hitting your head in an accident.

Several fall prevention tips include:

  • Removing rugs—throw rugs that are not secured to the floor are a tripping and slipping hazard.
  • Using handrails—all stairways should have handrails to grab onto in case of a fall.
  • Locating grab bars—bathrooms should have grab bars to help avoid falls.
  • Using safety gates—parents should use gates at the top and bottom of stairs so little kids cannot fall.
  • Cleaning properly—don’t allow a wet floor or a spill to sit without cleaning the area.

If your mother died due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim. To discuss your mother’s brain injury case further, please call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to find out about your rights in a free case consultation with an experienced Georgia brain injury lawyer today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia