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Signs of brain injury after an auto accident

Some forms of brain injury after an auto accident may be more common than people like to believe. Such an injury may have lasting effects on individuals, and subsequently their families.

If a loved one was recently in an accident, it is important for you and others to keep a watchful eye and to address any issues. There are a few key signs that may indicate a brain injury after an auto accident.

How losing a limb in a car accident can change your life

Subconsciously, you may believe that you are immune from a car accident because you have never been involved in one. They happen all the time, though. In fact, any time you leave the house, your vehicle may end up getting hit by a reckless, drunk or negligent driver, or becoming involved in a multiple vehicle collision

If an accident results in the loss of a limb, it may be particularly difficult to recover from. 

Injuries for walkers using cell phones are on the rise

We have all seen people using cell phones as they walk. Whether they are moving along outside or making their way through a shopping mall, they clearly do not want to part from their devices.

A 2013 university study compiled data on the number of pedestrians treated in emergency rooms for injuries they suffered while using their cell phones. However, researchers suspect the number is on the low side.

2 catastrophic injuries you may sustain in a truck accident

Many motorists in Delaware and Chester counties take for granted their health, lives and vehicles until they end up in truck accidents. Commercial vehicles are significantly larger than passenger cars, and the potential for serious injuries, loss of life and extensive property damage is high. Although you may have never been involved in one before, they are serious events you should not make light of. 

There are many factors that lead to truck accidents. Some of them include driver inexperience, mechanical issues, trucker fatigue and driver behavior. To better understand the dangers you face when on the roads with truckers, review the following information about two types of truck accident injuries

Steps to take after a drunk driver auto accident

Drunk driving is a serious issue that can lead to tragic loss or injury. If you or someone you love suffered injuries from a drunk driving incident in which you were not at fault, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a personal injury claim.

In auto accident cases, it is important to follow proper protocol. Following the incident, there are certain steps you should take.

Key factors of a wrongful death case

When you lose someone due to the negligent acts of another individual or entity, it can be devastating. Thankfully, there are options available to make the responsible party pay.

If you are considering a wrongful death case, you want to be fully knowledgeable so that you may reach the best outcome. There are a few key factors you should be aware of for any wrongful death claim.

Do you have ongoing health issues from a low-impact crash?

Picture this: You're driving home from work when suddenly you are rear-ended while stopped at a light. The impact does not seem significant, nor do your injuries, but you've actually experienced whiplash. Over time, this seemingly minor damage becomes a major medical issue for you.

The problem is that even if it happens at a very slow speed, a collision can cause invisible soft tissue injuries, which might be quite serious. Seeking immediate medical attention after a low-speed crash is important not only in terms of health, but also because any delay might adversely affect your claim for financial compensation.

Why crashes caused by drowsy drivers can be catastrophic

Studies indicate that drowsy drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers; in some ways, they are even more so. A feeling of sleepiness is not uncommon, and you may be among those who have occasionally felt drowsy while driving.

On the other hand, you may have been the victim of a vehicle accident caused by someone who had fallen asleep at the wheel. You may have sustained serious injuries yet count yourself lucky to be alive.

4 common factors in bicycle accidents

Bicycle accidents may not happen as much as motor vehicle accidents, but when one does occur, the injuries are more likely to be serious, if not fatal. Motorists are learning to share the road with cyclists, reducing the number of incidents, but it is still important to pay attention when on the road.

Whenever you are out biking, always remember that bicycles are considered vehicles and need to be operated as such. Obey the rules of the road, and keep in mind the circumstances that more typically lead to accidents. 

Do you have a personal injury case if you share the blame?

If you have suffered personal injury due to negligence on the part of someone else, you are probably thinking about submitting a claim for compensation. There is only one problem: If you were partially responsible for the accident, you may wonder if that voids any claim you might have.

This situation is covered under what is called comparative negligence. In the state of Pennsylvania, you can still collect damages depending on the level of your involvement in the accident that resulted in your injuries.