Winter has arrived in New Hampshire, and despite the picture postcard beauty of the snow and the kids’ fun with their new sleds, most of us adults are considerably more concerned about the road conditions. No one need tell you that winter driving in New Hampshire can be fraught with danger as the number of traffic accidents goes up. And unfortunately, your risk of suffering a serious injury such as a TBI in an auto accident likewise increases.
TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 286,000 people suffer one in a car crash every year nationwide. You could be one of them and its aftermath could be catastrophic. What happens is that when the force of your crash impact makes your head and neck violently jerk back and forth, this sudden extreme movement makes your brain “slosh around” inside your skull, thereby causing injury to its cells, nerves and tissues.