Traumatic brain injuries are often referred to as the “silent epidemic” because, unlike a broken leg or laceration, this injury is harder to detect. The three leading causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States are falls, being struck by an object, and motor vehicle accidents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, …
How many times have we heard the phrase “it’s only a concussion.” For years, people have dismissed concussions, believing them to be non-serious injuries. However, research in recent years has determined concussions are serious with experts saying concussions can be a life-altering event. In fact, the medical community now categorizes concussions as mild traumatic brain …
Getting into a serious motor vehicle collision can quickly change your life. One of the areas that is often immediately impacted is your financial situation. There are a lot of potential expenses related to motor vehicle collisions. First of all, you need to worry about the cost to repair or replace your vehicle. Then, there’s the price of all the medical care you need for a full recovery from your injuries. Those amounts add up to billions in losses for American drivers each year.
However, that is not where the financial impact ends of an injurious collision. In fact, it may only be the beginning. In addition to incurring major, potentially ongoing, expenses, you will likely face the loss of a regular income while you recover. Many kinds of injuries can leave you unable to work, which can be a terrible problem for someone with an ever-growing stack of medical bills.
When parents have a viable cause of action to pursue a birth injury case, they will usually pursue a liability lawsuit against the doctor or surgeon who treated the mother while she was pregnant or giving birth. If successfully navigated, such a lawsuit could bring the parents money to pay for the baby’s medical care and other damages caused by the birth injury.
When it comes to the loss of a loved one, no one will completely understand your grief and pain. Even worse, if your loved one was a spouse, who helped contribute to family income, you and your family are probably suffering financially in addition to the intense emotional pain that comes with the death of someone you love.
When you step on to someone else’s property, your favorite clothing store in Atlanta for example, you expect a certain measure of safety. In other words, you do not expect to come into contact with dangerous conditions that might cause you harm. Unfortunately, this does occur. Maybe the floor at the supermarket was wet and you slipped. Or, perhaps the carpet in your doctor’s office was torn and caught your shoe, causing you to trip. When accidents like these occur, premises liability comes into play.
Brain injuries — depending on their severity — can result in lifelong disabilities. Even a relatively minor brain injury can affect a victim’s daily life for months after an accident.
Every year it seems that automakers come out with a new safety gadget. Although many of these technologies might seem “gimmicky,” new research shows that some of them are actually saving lives.
Cows, horses and pigs are large, docile animals that you’ll find on many Georgia farms. These animals have no place, however, in the middle of the road, where they can cause catastrophic and fatal car accidents.
What you post on Facebook in the days, weeks and months after a car accident can come back and haunt you if you have filed a personal injury claim.