The Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

The Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

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When you file a lawsuit or claim for a spinal cord injury, understanding how much your case is worth is critical. More than almost any other injury, this condition will mean steep lifetime costs. While the average cost of a spinal cord injury exceeds $1 million, these statistics do not tell you much. What matters is how much you would lose or need to spend over the course of a lifetime because of this injury. Your accident settlement depends on your own suffering. Spinal Cord Injury Expenses Can Be Prohibitive The worse your spinal cord injury, the more your costs. For example, the costs of high tetraplegia can average four times the cost of a lesser spinal cord injury. Here is what you may need to pay for over time:…
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Mistakes by Bus Companies that Lead to Accidents

Mistakes by Bus Companies that Lead to Accidents

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While bus accidents are not common, many lead to severe injuries when they do occur. There are news reports of mass casualty bus accidents, especially when the vehicle overturns. Oftentimes, the bus company is to blame for the accident through their negligence. Here are some mistakes that bus companies make that injure passengers. Negligent Hiring The bus driver has the lives of the passengers in their hands. You would think that bus companies would be extremely careful about whom they choose to drive. Oftentimes, the bus company will put inexperienced or poorly trained drivers on the road. The company may not even closely check the operator’s driving record or criminal history before giving them the keys. Negligent Driving Bus drivers may be under pressure for an on-time arrival. The bus…
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Injuries from Bus Crashes

Injuries from Bus Crashes

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While bus crashes are rare, passengers often suffer serious injuries. They are not wearing seatbelts, and they are thrown around in the bus. The resulting trauma could cause death or significant injuries. Buses are large and heavy, and the force of the crash is greater than that of a passenger vehicle. Their centers of gravity mean that they could overturn in an accident. Those are the accidents that usually have mass fatalities. Head and Neck Injuries Are the Most Severe The most severe injuries from bus crashes are when there is head and neck trauma. Without any kind of restraint, passengers are thrown from their seats. Their head may hit the seat in front of them or another object in the vicinity. This could cause a traumatic brain injury. In…
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How a Brain Injury Can Affect Your Career

How a Brain Injury Can Affect Your Career

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One of the common elements of accident-related damage is lost wages. You can also be paid when an accident injury cuts your ability to earn money. One common injury that does this is a brain injury (TBI). Here is how a TBI could harm your career. Concentration A TBI could impact your ability to concentrate. In any profession, you need to be able to think about what you are doing.  You may also not be able to think when you are subject to stress because your brain injury overloads you. Your ability to think could suffer depending on where your brain was damaged. Irritability TBIs also cause people to become irritable. Oftentimes, they cannot process emotions in the same way as others. In a work setting, it could mean that…
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Brain Injury Diagnosis after an Accident

Brain Injury Diagnosis after an Accident

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Accident victims benefit from getting prompt medical care after an accident. In some cases, they have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI), but the impact is not apparent until days or months afterward. Here is what people should do to have their brain injuries diagnosed. Get Medical Help If there has been any type of force of trauma, you should see a neurologist. Even if you don’t feel injured, you should still get checked out extensively. Many people don’t realize that they have suffered a TBI because the effects take some time to surface. Getting a prompt diagnosis could start the process of treating the injury. Any delays in treatment could result in the condition worsening. How Brain Injuries Are Diagnosed Doctors could use the following tests to diagnose a brain…
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Disabilities and Disfigurement from Severe Burn Injuries

Disabilities and Disfigurement from Severe Burn Injuries

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Not only are burn injuries intensely painful, but they leave victims with lifetime injuries. This means that the pain and suffering from burn injuries could be considerable. Here are some long-term effects of burn injuries. Burn injuries stem from trauma from which skin will often not recover. They can lead to permanent disfigurement and other conditions. In the short term, burns cause a severe inflammatory response as the body seeks to recover. This can damage other things in the body. In some cases, this can cause organ failure, infection, and death. Burn Victims May Have Their Lives Permanently Impacted Burn victims will likely need years of surgeries and skin grafts to even partially recover. In the meantime, they will suffer intense pain. Their skin will be visibly scarred and disfigured,…
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Health Risks of Mold Exposure

Health Risks of Mold Exposure

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Mold exists in many homes and buildings throughout the Beverly Hills area. However, when a mold colony grows, it can present a health risk for people who are regularly exposed to the mold. While you might not know the mold is there, you can certainly still feel the effects on your health. If you believe you were sick and needed medical treatment due to mold exposure by a property or business owner, you should speak with a mold lawyer in Beverly Hills right away. Some people are not as sensitive to mold, and they might not feel any adverse health effects. Others have greater sensitivity to mold or preexisting health conditions that exacerbate the effects of mold. These individuals might experience: CongestionEye irritationSkin irritationWheezing and difficulty breathingAsthmaCoughingOther upper respiratory conditions…
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A Brain Injury Can Keep You from Working

A Brain Injury Can Keep You from Working

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Many accidents can result in brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur when you hit your head or suffer a violent jolt, which can rattle your brain. These injuries range from mild (such as a concussion) to severe, and any degree of brain injury can have numerous symptoms and effects. Individuals with severe brain injuries might have permanent impairments that prevent them from returning to their previous jobs. The effects of a brain injury will vary depending on which part of the brain sustained damage and the severity of the damage. Some effects of a serious brain injury can include: Trouble with written or verbal communicationSignificantly slower reading speed Difficulty processing informationMemory issuesDifficulty following directionsLoss of coordination and balanceSlurred speech For many people, being able to quickly comprehend instructions…
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Drunk Driving Accidents Can Ruin Your Holiday Season

Drunk Driving Accidents Can Ruin Your Holiday Season

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When you think of the holidays, you likely think of gift-giving, decorations, and gatherings of loved ones. You likely do not think of serious injuries and hospital rooms, though these are realities for people involved in drunk driving crashes during this time. With holiday parties and people on vacation often come drivers who have had too much to drink, which leads to a significant increase in drunk driving accidents. If you or someone you love is injured in a crash, discuss your rights with a car accident lawyer in Beverly Hills as soon as possible. Effects of Drunk Driving Crashes Alcohol can result in serious impairments for drivers, which can lead to head-on collisions, rollover crashes, sideswipes, and more. These crashes regularly result in devastating injuries to victims, who then…
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School Bus Crashes

School Bus Crashes

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Many children get to and from school by riding the bus during the school year. Buses are largely considered to be one of the safest methods of transportation, though accidents still happen. When a school bus crashes and has passengers aboard, serious injuries can result. School bus crashes can be highly dangerous for children for many different reasons, including the following. Lack of Safety Features First, many school bus riders might not wear seat belts - or they might not have access to seat belts. This means that when the bus crashes, there is nothing to restrain the passengers in their seats. Buses also do not have airbags or other important features that work to keep passengers safe in a crash. Rollover Crashes Buses are one type of vehicle that…
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