Personal Injury

Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Personal Injury | 1 comment

Finding the right personal injury lawyer to represent you in court may be the key in getting the proper compensation in a very fast manner possible. There are a lot of lawyers out there who says they can help you, but not all of them are familiar with the ins and outs of personal injury law. This is why it is vital to find the right one, especially if you have been severely injured due to an accident or reckless behavior of another person or party.

If you have just recently encountered a serious injury due to another person’s fault, then you might get compensation by filing a personal injury claim. With so many lawyers out there, it might seem daunting to find the right one, so here are some tips on where and how you can find the best personal injury lawyer for your specific injury case:

  1. Bar associations – generally all lawyers become members of these organizations, and as such, they can provide you with lawyer’s credentials and curriculum vitae. These organizations can provide you with lawyers who specialize in personal injury law.
  2. Yellow pages – even with the fast access of the internet, yellow pages can still provide you with attorneys who specialize in personal injury laws.
  3. Inquire about them to your lawyer – whether you asked their help for writing a will or for real estate transactions, asking your lawyer on their recommendations can guarantee you have enough options for a personal injury lawyer. Ask your lawyer for at least 3 persons whom he trusts can help you with your dilemma.
  4. Internet – just about every bit of information can be found in the internet. Searching for personal injury lawyers in your area do not only give you their names, you can also find their backgrounds, other cases and even inquire them about your case.
  5. Ask around – it does not hurt to ask other people about different lawyers. Word of mouth is still a strong advertising medium for many legal firms, and asking about them can inform you about their services and how they handle their clients.

Looking for the right personal injury lawyer doesn’t need to be all that hard and confusing. Just knowing where to look for them is the first step in fighting for your right for fair compensation after an unjust accident.

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The Severe Consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

One of the most serious injuries an individual can suffer from is traumatic brain injury or intracranial injury; it is caused by an external physical force and can be acquired through violence (like child abuse), motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports or while working, especially in construction sites.

Traumatic brain injury can result either in partial or total psychosocial impairment or functional disability, or both. People who sustain such injury suffer impairments in perceptual and motor abilities, psychosocial behavior, speech, physical functions, information processing, cognition, language, memory, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment, problem-solving and sensory.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.4 million people sustain TBIs, making it one of the principal causes of disability and death in the US. While a mild brain injury may only cause a momentary dysfunction of the brain cells, a severe one can lead to torn tissues, bruising, bleeding and other brain damages which can cause permanent disability, even death.

One dangerous effect of TBI is that it predisposes those who suffer from it to further injuries; it has also been linked to serious illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and diseases affecting the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems.

Anyone who sustains a traumatic brain injury ought to be treated immediately, for any delay in treatment can lead to more serious consequences, like a more severe stage of disability, increased reliance on medication and medical equipment, and higher costs on medical care; besides lost earning potential the duration of which depends on the severity of the injury.

Obviously a cause of great suffering, the pain is still increased if you find out that the injury is a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior. And though there seems to be no serious effect right after an accident or sometime after it, it is necessary that you observe the victim’s condition for any sign that may suggest a TBI, like nausea, weakness or numbness in limbs, headache, difficulty awakening or lack of coordination.

Though an amicable settlement initiated by the party who caused the injury may be a considerate move, it is still wiser to seek legal counsel from knowledgeable and experienced injury lawyers who know what your rights exactly are and the right amount of compensation that you legally deserve.

 

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