CAR ACCIDENTS – STEPS TO TAKE, MISTAKES TO AVOID

In a country with millions of miles of roads and approximately 253 million cars, car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. In the US alone, over 37,000 people die in road crashes every year. And nearly 2 and a half million Americans are injured or disabled in car accidents annually. The effects of road crashes are often long-term and far-reaching.

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Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle my Traumatic Brain Injury Claim?

One of the biggest things in traumatic brain injury cases is the important role of family members, friends and coworkers who can paint a picture of before and after, because that comparison will really tell the story to the specialists, who are only going to meet the injured individual after the fact. When you can make that comparison it really helps to make a proper diagnosis.

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DRUNK AND IMPAIRED DRIVING – PROMOTING POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE AS A MEANS OF PREVENTION

Every year, over 10,000 people die in drunk driving accidents in the United States. That’s an average of about 1 person per hour. And hundreds of thousands of others are injured in alcohol-related car accidents. Annually, the monetary cost of DWI car crashes rings up to a staggering $37 billion. Similar, other controlled substances, such as illegal drugs, are a factor in almost 18% of car drivers deaths.

We have come a long way since the first drunk driving laws were established as early as 1907. But clearly, drunk and impaired driving is still a major issue affecting our country today and it requires discussion.

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Injured in a Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle accident claims are very different than car accident claims. When we’re talking about crash analysis and finding out who’s at fault for a motorcycle vs motor vehicle crash, that fact of a motorcycle being involved plays a part in determining the speed of the collision, braking distances, effects of the impact, and also when it comes to fault, the ability of a motorcycle to brake and take defensive action vs a motor vehicle, whether it be a sedan, a van or tractor trailer.

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES – THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING ALL BLOWS TO THE HEAD SERIOUSLY

TBIs can result from sports injuries, vehicle accidents, explosions in active military zones, falls, and much more. Traumatic brain injuries can affect people in the same way that other types of injuries can: victims are often unable to work and face mounting medical bills. However, because the brain is such a complex organ that doctors still have a limited understanding of, traumatic brain injuries are a very complex topic.

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TRUCK ACCIDENTS – WHO CAN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE?

Many people are probably familiar with the highly publicized big truck crash involving Tracy Morgan, an actor & comedian famous for his roles on SNL and 30 Rock. On June 7th, a Walmart truck crashed into a limo carrying Morgan and several friends. Morgan and several of the passengers were critically injured and one of the men in the car was killed. After the crash, concerns about semi-truck accidents have come to the forefront of public debate.

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What Can I Recover If I Win A Lawsuit For An Injury That Is Not My Fault?

What can I recover if I win lawsuit? If you win a lawsuit you are entitled to general damages. General damages include unpaid medical expenses, unpaid wages, out of pocket expenses, pain and suffering which includes past pain and suffering, your current pain and suffering, and any future problem that you might have causing impaired […]

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Wrongful Death Accidents

What are my rights if someone in my family was killed in a car accident? Accidents involving death are particularly difficult or can be, if someone dies in an accident, the family members are able to carry forward their claim and they do have rights. The first thing is an estate has to be raised […]

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BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

Bicycles are more popular than ever as a form of transportation and exercise. But when drivers don’t see bicycles on the road, the resulting accident can be deadly. Regardless of who caused an accident between a bicycle and a car, cyclists are much more likely to die or sustain serious head injuries, multiple broken bones, […]

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BIRTH INJURIES

A birth injury is an injury to a baby or mother during the birthing process. These injuries can be severe, causing mental or physical disabilities to a child who might otherwise have been completely healthy. When medical professionals’ bad decisions cause birth injuries, they are a form of medical malpractice. But because they affect newborn […]

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MESOTHELIOMA

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the abdomen with a median survival rate typically measured in months. The only known cause is exposure to asbestos, a substance that was widely used in industry through most of the twentieth century, despite its well-known dangers. Asbestos use is now strictly regulated, but because the disease takes ten to […]

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Unfortunately, it’s true that motorcycle accidents are deadly. Federal statistics show that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than drivers to die in a crash. However, statistics also show that most motorcycle crashes involving another vehicle are the other drivers fault, mainly because other drivers fail to see motorcycles until it’s too late. The results […]

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MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

Automobile accidents can have a devastating effect on victims and their families. At their most serious, crashes can leave their victims with catastrophic injuries, lifelong disabilities or even a wrongful death. For many families, the situation is made worse by financial pressure. Victims can be taken out of work for weeks, months or even for […]

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PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

All drivers have a legal obligation to watch for pedestrians and yield them the right of way. When they don’t, the results can be devastating, pitting an unprotected human body against a speeding two-ton metal object. Most pedestrian accident cases are caused by inattention, impatience or law-breaking by drivers. But when it comes time to […]

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PERSONAL INJURY LAW

A personal injury is any injury that was caused by someone else’s wrongful actions. Those wrongful actions can be crimes, but more often, they are actions caused by negligence, a legal term for failure to take reasonable actions to protect others from foreseeable harm. For example, a driver who causes an accident by playing with […]

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PREMISES LIABILITY

Under state law, everyone in charge of a property open to the public has a legal duty to remove hazards on that property. If they cannot, they must post warnings to passers-by within a reasonable amount of time. That’s true in private homes with guests as well as in stores, restaurants and other businesses. In […]

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SPINAL CORD INJURIES

An injury to the spinal cord is a catastrophic injury because it typically causes at least some permanent, irreversible disability. The tissue of the spinal cord controls important physical and nerve functions. And like brain tissue, spinal cord tissue can never grow back. Victims of spinal cord injuries may be left paralyzed or lose important […]

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SPORTS INJURIES

Sports are supposed to be healthy and fun, but a sports-related injury can be life-threatening. Injuries from rough sports or falls can leave the players with brain injuries, paralysis and other life-changing disabilities. All sports involve at least some risk, but when the danger is unreasonable and easily corrected, those in charge have a legal […]

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

A traumatic brain injury is any blow to the head that disrupts the brains normal functions, even for a moment. The mildest traumatic brain injuries are concussions with no lasting effect. But at their most serious, traumatic brain injuries can leave their victims permanently disabled, unable to function without help. Victims may never be able […]

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TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Accidents with large commercial trucks are among the most devastating types of motor vehicle accidents. Because trucks are so much larger and heavier than passenger cars, they can literally crush the smaller vehicles, causing deaths and catastrophic injuries to people inside. When the crash was caused by bad decisions from the truck driver, trucking company […]

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WORK INJURIES

When people are hurt on the job, they can be taken out of the workforce for months while they recover. During that time, they and their families may struggle to make ends meet, especially if the accident meant high medical bills to pay. Most workers can pay these costs by claiming workers compensation benefits through […]

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WRONGFUL DEATH

A wrongful death is any death caused by the careless or illegal actions of another. That includes acts that are not crimes, such as failure to watch the road carefully enough. Under state law, family members of a wrongfully killed person may sue the wrongdoer to recover compensation for their losses. That includes compensation for […]

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