Facts about Traumatic Brain Injury

Facts about Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs are some of the most devastating of all personal injuries.  Many people understand that TBIs can negatively impact a person’s life, but how many people know the true level of that impact?  Another little-known TBI fact is that there are many different types of traumatic brain injuries and these can … Read more

Alaska Leads Nation in TBI Deaths

Alaska Leads Nation in TBI Deaths

Alaska currently leads the nation in death related to traumatic brain injury, according to the University of Alaska.  Mayor Mark Springer of Bethel notes that TBIs affect many Alaska residents, often due to the common use of utility vehicles and snowmobiles.  He also notes that the use of head protection such as helmets can reduce … Read more

How TBIs and SCIs Impact the Economy

How TBIs and SCIs Impact the Economy

Certain types of personal injury accidents are not strictly “personal.”  They have an effect on the families and communities of the people who suffer them.  While the personal effects may be the most noticeable and dramatic, both traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have an impact on the economy as well.

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The Terrible Toll of TBI

The Terrible Toll of TBI

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the most serious of all types of injury.  It involves trauma to various areas of the brain, and the results can range from mild to devastating.  Understanding more about TBI can make it easier to know how to handle the aftermath of these injuries, particularly as it involves increased living expenses and medical costs.  For those who have suffered a TBI, it is critical to receive compensation to pay for treatment.

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How Traumatic Brain Injuries Impact Families

How Traumatic Brain Injuries Impact Families

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, affect more than 1.5 million Americans per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  However, what these statistics do not show is how many other people are affected–people such as family, friends, and coworkers.  This number is far greater than the actual number of victims and increases the already astronomical … Read more

Slip and Fall and TBI: How They Connect

Slip and Fall and TBI: How They Connect

Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, remains one of the most costly and serious types of personal injury.  However, many people assume that deadly TBIs occur in things like vehicle accidents or from violence such as a gunshot wound or assault with a blunt object.  In reality, slip and fall accidents account for about half of … Read more

How Traumatic Brain Injuries Change Lives

How Traumatic Brain Injuries Change Lives

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are some of the most serious types of personal injuries.  Not only do TBIs often cost a great deal of money to treat, but, in many cases, they also impact victims for the remainder of their lives.  The life-changing effects of a TBI may be unnoticeable to outside observers, but victims may struggle with diminished abilities including physical, mental, and emotional.  It is critical that TBIs be treated comprehensively to minimize the impact on a victim’s life, particularly if the victim was young or in good health prior to the accident.

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The Connection Between Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

Many people, including many doctors, view traumatic head injuries as separate events from spinal cord injuries.  This can often lead to misdiagnosis of SCIs when a traumatic brain injury is also present.  According to a study from Brazil,  spinal cord injuries involving the cervical, or neck, portion of the spine are most likely to be misdiagnosed when head trauma is also present.

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Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Outcomes

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Outcomes

Some of the most debilitating and devastating injuries occur when a victim suffers brain or spinal cord trauma.  These types of injuries are often marked by permanent physical disability, loss of use of parts of the body, changes in intellectual or emotional makeup, and inability to work or live independently.  Because these types of injuries are so devastating and life-impacting, it is very important for victims to have the help of a professional who can guide them through the settlement negotiation process after an accident.

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TBIs Explained

TBIs Explained

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the most common causes of serious, long-term disability and death from all types of accidents.  TBIs are common after a vehicle crash or a fall, especially from a significant height such as a ladder.  TBIs contribute to millions of dollars annually in medical visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, and long-term loss of physical and mental ability.

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