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.
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 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
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.
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.
Every year, millions of people are taken to emergency rooms across the country due to slip, trip and fall accidents. In fact, in a recent publication by the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional falls accounted for an incredible 91.8 percent of injury-related ER visits. By comparison, vehicle crashes accounted for only 7.8 percent. Of course, not … Read more
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
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
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.
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.