Personal injury can happen at any time, but the winter months always seem to see an increase in certain types of accidents. Everything from walking to riding in a vehicle is a bit more dangerous when there is ice and snow present, so many falls, trips and other injuries occur even when people are just going about their daily routines. When engaging in sports and leisure activities, the number of accidents may be even higher.
A recent injury televised nationally to millions of fans has put the spotlight on concussions as a form of traumatic brain injury, or TBI. When Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured on the field, many people began to ask: how serious is a concussion? Is it something to worry about? Can it cause long-term disability or injury? The answers to these questions may surprise you, particularly if you have been involved in a slip-and-fall or car accident that involved a mild head injury.
Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, are far more common than most people believe. When you include all the possible types of SCIs, spinal cord injuries become some of the more common long-term injuries sustained in vehicle crashes, falls, and other accidents.
A spinal cord injury is defined as any type of injury affecting the spinal nerves, including the grouping known as the cauda equina at the base of the spine. SCIs typically cause permanent damage that may be managed but not cured, although some types of injuries are treatable. Spinal cord injuries lead to physical, emotional and social problems that affect all aspects of a victim’s life.
Nothing could be more exciting than riding a speeding snowmobile or a fast-moving ATV across the beautiful Alaskan landscape, but this recreational activity comes at a steep cost for some. ATV accidents tend to cause serious life-changing and life-threatening injuries, particularly among young people, and the number of these types of accidents seems to be increasing.
If you are injured at work, there are several steps you should take immediately to protect yourself and your family. Unfortunately, it is all too common for employers or their insurers to attempt to deny payment of medical bills and other costs after a workplace accident. For this reason, it is critical that you take steps to ensure that your claim is handled properly and that you collect the full amount of compensation due to you for your injury.
Before a personal injury claim can be filed, there must be negligence. While most of us understand intuitively what this word means, there is a slightly different definition used by lawyers that can be confusing to some. Understanding what negligence is–and what it is not–is crucial to understanding whether you have a personal injury claim that can be settled or litigated to pay compensation for your damages.
The time following a work-related accident can be confusing for the victim. In some cases, victims of work accidents are given clear instructions by their employer and medical team, but in some cases, this guidance is sorely lacking. If you have been involved in a work-related accident, it is important to take the right steps … Read more
According to most state laws, owners of private property have a duty to keep their properties safe for visitors. What this means can be interpreted in several different ways, but there are some basic facts that apply to most situations. In general, keeping property safe for visitors involves removing any hazards as soon as possible … Read more
Hit-and-run accidents, which are crashes in which one or more drivers flee the scene, are far more common than most people realize. What is even more surprising is that many hit-and-run crashes involve serious or even fatal injuries. When a driver flees the scene of an accident, he or she not only breaks the law … Read more
Summer is in full swing, and everyone is heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures. While it is great to have a fun day outdoors, you should also be aware that certain types of accidents are more likely during warm weather. It is a good idea to be prepared and take precautions to … Read more