On September 27th and 28th, 2012 the Brain Injury Association of Michigan held its 32nd annual conference at the Lansing Conference Center in Lansing, Michigan. The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is proud to announce their support for the Brain Injury Association through their sponsorship of the conference. This is the fifth consecutive year Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. has been a sponsor of Brain Injury Association of Michigan conference.
The conference, held in conjunction with the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council, is the largest brain injury conference in the nation. The two day conference is an educational program that features experts in brain injury rehabilitation from Michigan as well as guest speakers from around the nation.
A traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. A traumatic brain injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.
According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a traumatic brain injury is an affliction that 1.4 million Americans sustain each year, 50,000 of which don't survive. While TBI's have differing levels of severity (ranging from mild to severe), they are usually acquired from a simple injury to the head and/or neck.
Falls are the leading cause accounting for 28% of traumatic brain injuries, while brain injuries from car accidents account for 20%. However, car accidents have a higher frequency when it comes to TBI hospitalizations, which studies have shown effect over 280,000 people each year. Other common causes of brain injuries include motorcycle accidents, sports-related accidents, and assaults.
Many of times an individual who suffers a brain injury as a result of an accident does have legal rights. People injured in a Michigan car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, can often have claims for personal injuries and can file Michigan no-fault insurance claims to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits.
“Every day we work with individuals who suffer a closed head injury or brain injury from a Michigan car accident or some type of accident. We are a proud sponsor of the conference. The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is the only statewide organization in Michigan dedicated to providing support, education, advocacy, research and prevention, and through our sponsorship Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is able to demonstrate our commitment and dedication to the organization’s mission,” says firm partner and attorney, Daniel Buckfire.
Buckfire & Buckfire attorney Daniel Buckfire is also a member of the Brian Injury Association of Michigan and the Brain Injury Provider’s Council.
About Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Michigan personal injury law firm located in Southfield, Michigan. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., represents individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and closed head injuries due to a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, sport-related accident, or any other type of personal injury accident.