Archive for May 2018

Why is Trying a Brain Injury Case Different? A Personal Injury Perspective on a Complex Claim

When it comes to the nuanced specialty of Personal Injury Law, most lawyers are prepared to try any and all of the orthopedic injuries that walk through the doors of their office. However, the same can be said for a brain injury case. Many lawyers, while experienced in the standard practice of Personal Injury Law, are not equipped to handle the complexities of a TBI-related claim. Why is that? In our brief one-minute-video we provided the Cliff’s Notes version of the answer to that question. Now, we’ll follow up with a more in-depth article that expands on what we already explained to our viewers.

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The Legal Side of TBI Part 2: How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Fight For the Client?

The CDC estimates that 1.5 million people every year suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to accident, injury, birth defect, or other less common causes. The legal aspect of this proves difficult for attorneys. It takes an experienced attorney to take on a TBI case. As we previously established in “The Legal Side of TBI Part 1″ this is because TBI victims are said to have an “invisible” injury.

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The Legal Side of TBI Part 1: How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Fight For the Client?

A personal injury attorney has been entrusted with protecting the rights of their injured clients. In fact, personal injury attorneys see their clients during the worst, and most fragile time in their lives. Clients have usually been severely injured and are seeking justice during a vulnerable time when they’ve become the victim of an accident as a result of another’s negligence or recklessness.

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Hours of Service: Trucking Carrier Fatigue is a Road Hazard, Major Public Safety Risk

Trucking carrier fatigue accidents post a serious liability issue to both the trucking carrier and the operator. According to the Department of Transportation, these accidents are responsible for 13% of all commercial motor vehicle-related collisions on the road. That’s a staggering statistic! That’s why the DOT is doing their part to enforce stricter regulations for operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

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Truck Accident Law: What is it? (And Why it Matters!)

Truck accident law isn’t something we think of very often. Yet, we see commercial trucks out on the road every day. When we get on the overcrowded South Florida highways to go to work, it’s hard to miss them. While commercial trucks on the roads are commonplace, the laws that regulate their commutes are complex. Statistics show that each year nearly 4,000 Americans suffer fatalities from truck-related accidents.

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Victims Benefit From CRPS Treatment, But Medical Bills Pile Up After Malpractice, Accident

Victims of CRPS, or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, often needlessly suffer for years in silence. Even post-diagnosis, those who suffer from this debilitating disease are often unable to afford the costly treatments that are available to them. After medical malpractice, or an accident, victims often find themselves out of work and the bills pile up. Medical expenses, rent or mortgage, household bills, and childcare are just some of the financial burdens those who can no longer return to normal life experience after they develop CRPS. CRPS is not only painful physically, but emotionally and financially.

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Prognosis Varies, But Early Diagnosis Can Offer a Chance at Restored Function

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome affects every sufferer differently. It’s estimated, however, that 90% of those with a diagnosis of CRPS suffer from Type I, while the remaining 10% suffer from Type II. In our first installment on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome,  CRPS Victims Are Suffering Physically, Financially After Medical Malpractice we offered insight on exactly what CRPS is, and how victims of medical malpractice may have grounds for a lawsuit if a medical professional is found to be negligent in caring for them.

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Wrongful Deaths in the Workplace: What Surviving Family Members Must Know in the Wake of a Tragedy

Wrongful deaths in the workplace are some of the worst tragedies that happen to thousands of families every year. Families send their loved ones off to work expecting them to return home at the end of the day, only to receive the phone call no one wants to receive: “there’s been an accident”. Receiving this kind of phone call is only the beginning of what will surely become a long, emotionally trying time in grief-stricken families lives.

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CRPS Victims Are Suffering Physically, Financially After Medical Malpractice

CRPS, or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is what was formerly known as RSD. CRPS is a pain disorder and considered to be permanent, or as medical professionals often refer to it: “chronic”. There are several ways a person can develop Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. CRPS can develop because of medical malpractice such as a surgical error, or can be sustained from an accident. Regardless of how they developed the condition, it’s considered to be one of the most excruciating, permanent afflictions a person can suffer from.

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Defense Hired Doctors: What the Insurance Company Won’t Tell You, But Your Experienced Attorney Will

When a victim is seriously injured in an accident caused by another, they usually retain an attorney to represent their rights in a lawsuit, and in the courtroom should the case go to trial. A victim’s rights include everything from pursuing monetary damages in civil court to the defendant facing probation or jail time in criminal court (in cases of wrongful death, shooting, and negligent security to name a few). The process of civil action often seems to take the biggest toll on the victim.

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Economic Recovery after TBI: How Victims and Families Get Back on Their Feet After Serious Injury

Economic recovery is something victims and their families are often unaware they’re entitled to before retaining legal counsel to represent them after an accident. After suffering an accident as severe as a traumatic brain injury, there is a plethora of reasons one may be able to obtain compensation. Depending on the severity of the TBI and the prognosis made by medical professionals (known as “expert witnesses” in a court of law), and any other injuries suffered as a result of the accident, victims may qualify for a variety of legal compensation. A board certified civil trial attorney is the best way for victims and their families to find out what they’re entitled to under the law.

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