New York — An organization in New York State, called the Brain Injury Association of New York State, is dedicated to the support of victims of brain injury and their families. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often caused during an accident, such as a car accident or slip and fall, but many recent cases have also been caused during war. A traumatic brain injury, sometimes referred to by the common name concussion, can leave its victim with lifelong and permanent symptoms. These symptoms can include memory and concentration problems, headaches, dizziness and a variety of other problems. These accident-caused problems may not be visible like a broken bone or crush injury from a car accident but they are still considered a permanent injury. In fact, this injury is estimated to have caused 5.3 million Americans to have become disabled. The non-profit New York brain injury organization is holding a fundraising event to help the cause. They note that one person in the United States is estimated to suffer a TBI every 23 seconds. Trauma doctors and accident specialists explain that many types of accident can cause a concussion and leave the accident victim with a mild to severe brain injury. They report that many of these accidents are the result of negligence and could have been prevented. A personal injury lawyer in New York reinforced that notion by noting that victims of traumatic brain injury accidents often need to file an injury lawsuit due to the negligent actions or inactions of others. To find out more about head injuries and TBIs check out this article.