Atlanta Personal Injury Law Blog

Understanding more about pedestrian accidents

Georgia residents might benefit from understanding more about the facts associated with pedestrian accidents, as described by the Federal Highway Administration. According to the FHWA, over 70 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur at midblock locations. The higher fatality and injury rate realized midblock may be due to motorists traveling at higher speeds while traveling through these areas. Statistics indicate that over 80 percent of pedestrian deaths happen when the vehicle is traveling at least 40 miles per hour.

Study suggests ADHD and brain trauma may be linked

Georgia patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury in the past may be interested to learn that there may be a link between brain injuries and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The study, which recorded responses from just under 4,000 Ontario residents, was recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

Brain injury patients need support after hospital discharge

Patients in Georgia who have sustained severe acquired brain injuries face many challenges when they return home after a hospital stay. Families responsible for providing care at home also face challenges. Recently, researchers in Australia conducted a study on the outcomes of young patients that have been released from the hospital after suffering from an ABI.

Brain injury guidelines don’t correlate with results

Georgia residents may be interested in a recent study that found that compliance with treatment guidelines for brain injury patients does not necessarily lead to better results. Researchers from the Los Angeles Trauma Consortium looked at how closely treatment centers followed the guidelines and compared the rate of compliance with a center’s mortality rate.

The real reasons for cargo tank rollovers

In Georgia and around the country, the threat of a cargo tank rollover exists. There are some common beliefs about what causes rollovers, but many of them are untrue. Statistics have been compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association that explain the reasons that most trucking accidents occur. Knowing why these accidents occur makes it possible to avoid them and their often serious consequences.

Living with a spinal cord injury

The spinal cord acts as a sort of highway along which messages are transported to and from the brain to different parts of the human body. If damaged, messages carried via the nerve bundles that comprise the spinal cord aren’t able to transmit past the injury site. Consequently, depending on the location and severity of damage suffered to the spinal cord, an individual will experience partial to full loss of feeling and movement below the injury impact site.

Was negligence a factor in a loved one’s death?

The death of a spouse, child or other family member is often a difficult reality with which to cope. In cases where a loved one’s death occurred under questionable circumstances or resulted due to another individual’s actions; surviving family members may decide to take legal action.

PTSD after a motor vehicle accident

When discussing motor vehicle accidents and the resulting injuries, we tend to focus on some of the more common types of physical injuries like those to the head, neck and back. Less discussed, however, are the emotional and mental injuries that you can’t see that may result from a traumatic brain injury or from trauma.

AT&T study reveals that cellphone use among drivers is worse than we thought

The dangers associated with cellphone use while driving have been well documented. However, anti-texting laws and numerous public safety and educational campaigns appear to be widely ineffective in stopping drivers from using cellphones as a recent study by the National Safety Council estimates that “a minimum of 27 percent of crashes involve drivers talking and texting on cellphones.”

Spinal cord injuries among the most debilitating of injuries

Imagine never being able to walk again, having trouble breathing on one’s own and forever relying on a wheelchair and the assistance of others to accomplish even basic everyday tasks. For individuals who suffer spinal cord injuries, their lives and those of family members are forever changed.