The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) is hosting this year’s Brain Injury Awareness Day at the Virginia state capitol on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

The Association has been working hard with Virginia state government over the 2014 general assembly session in order to advance the goals and interests of those in Virginia who suffer from brain injuries. For instance, the BIAV has identified a patron for a $4.5 million budget in order to expand the resources of the Association and increase outreach to Virginians who suffer from traumatic brain injuries. The BIAV is also working to ensure that the brain injury community is fairly and equally represented under the Virginia Disability Commission.

I applaud the efforts of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia in advancing the vital cause of brain injury awareness in the Old Dominion. I am an injury attorney that specializes in traumatic brain injury, so I know how important it is to raise awareness of brain injuries, as well as ensure that governments and private individuals provide adequate and appropriate care to victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). With any luck, the BIAV will have a successful season lobbying the General Assembly on behalf of Virginia’s citizens with brain injuries.