9. “You’re lucky just to be alive.”

This sounds like a positive statement, but a brain injury patient could easily misinterpret your good intention.

Traumatic brain injury survivors are six times more likely to consider suicide than the rest of us, and some of them don’t feel a bit lucky as they look at the future.

Instead of telling a patient that he or she is “lucky,” focus on the person’s strengths, persistence, and capabilities.

After sustaining a brain injury – or if you’ve been in an accident and there’s any possibility at all that you’ve suffered a brain injury – get medical treatment immediately.

In Central Florida, an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney can handle your personal injury claim, address your legal questions and concerns, and recommend other important resources for brain injury victims.