Winter Activities Can Lead To Personal Injury

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.

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How Serious is a Concussion?

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.

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How Common Are Spinal Cord Injuries?

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.

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Spinal Cord Injuries Can Impair Heart Function

According to a recent clinical study, people who have suffered spinal cord injuries also suffer from an associated increased risk of chronic heart function problems.  The study examined individuals who have suffered an SCI and compared their heart function at various stages to those in other groups.  They found that early interventions, particularly those that … Read more

Spinal Cord Accidents Per Year in USA

Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, account for tens of thousands of accidents across the United States.  More than 300,000 people are living with SCIs at any given time in this country.  Spinal cord damage remains one of the leading causes of permanent disability and death among accident victims.  Here are a few facts about SCIs and how they impact Americans every day.

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ATV Accidents On the Rise

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.

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Can Comparative Negligence Reduce My Claim?

If you have been injured by another party’s negligence, it is only right that you receive compensation from that person or entity to pay for your damages.  You may have medical bills, legal bills, and increased living expenses that quickly add up.  Many victims file personal injury lawsuits against the person, company or agency responsible for their injuries.  However, in some cases, the defendant tries to show that the victim was also at fault–at least partially.  Those cases are what are known as “comparative negligence” cases, and they can result in a reduction of the amount the victim can recover.  In some cases, the victim in a comparative negligence case may recover nothing at all.

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The Connection between TBI and Mental Health

Concussions are one of the most common types of traumatic brain injury or TBI, and children and teens are at particular risk. Because children and teens are likely to be involved in high-risk activities such as sports, riding ATVs or being involved in car crashes, it is important to understand the totality of the impact of a concussion on young, developing brains.

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Car Collisions and Neck Injuries

Neck injuries are some of the most common types of injuries to occur during car collisions.  However, the term “neck injury” is not very specific, so people have many different ideas of what these injuries constitute.  By understanding the major types of neck injuries that are common during vehicle accidents, victims can better comprehend their long-term recovery prospects and how much money it will actually take to seek the medical treatment they need, as well as other expenses they may encounter during and after recovery.

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