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Catastrophic injuries change lives: Seek fair compensation

All types of personal injuries can affect your life, but the two that are the most serious are spinal cord injuries and traumatic head injuries. The brain and spine are two parts of the body that are difficult to repair once damaged, and they both control your body. When the brain or spinal cord can't communicate properly, you may lose functionality and struggle to survive.

Compensatory vs. Punitive Damages: What Does that Mean in Regard to My Personal Injury?

Compensation for personal injuries is often awarded based on two main types of damages: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are granted as an attempt to "make whole" what was damaged or injured as the result of an injury. This can include more than just the treatment of an injury. Damages consider wages lost from time off work, long term recovery costs as well as permanent disabilities caused by the accident. The plaintiff is being compensated for these losses.

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring a personal injury attorney can be unfamiliar territory for most people. There is a myriad of concerns and questions. We have boiled down the five most common questions people have and should ask when hiring a personal injury attorney as well as our responses.

Personal injury cases: Get the right compensation

A personal injury can be anything from a broken bone to a serious brain injury. Everyone deals with them differently, and the medical techniques used to help patients heal vary, too. After any kind of personal injury, it's going to be in your best interests to seek medical care and second opinions when needed.

Who is liable if a dog bites?

Dogs are often called “man’s best friend,” so most people assume every canine is friendly. However, some dogs are scared due to previous abuse or feel threatened even when one doesn’t exist, and it can cause them to lash out in the only way they know how: biting.

Pedestrian Safety: Do You Know How to Protect Yourself?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2017 an average of one person was killed every 88 minutes in an auto-pedestrian accident. This was a 1.7 percent decrease from the previous year but that still amounts to 5,977 deaths.

Wearing Your Helmet: It's Worth the Cost

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 48% of children ages 5-14 wear helmets when riding bicycles. Of the over 500,000 annual bicycle injuries requiring emergency room care, more than 26,000 of these are children and adolescents who received traumatic brain injuries from not wearing a helmet. Helmets cannot prevent accidents from happening but they can severely decrease the level of injury when accidents do occur.

Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

The snow has appeared in force this winter and that means shoveling driveways and sidewalks. Did you know that the way you stand or the shovel you choose can have an impact on your ability to avoid injury? According to Popular Science, having a neutral spine (your head neck and tailbone should all be in a line) can protect your back during shoveling. We've all heard the "lift with your legs" advice but actively engaging your core in the process will also help to protect your back.

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