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A graphic of a person's head showing the brain in the skullpproximately 165 people in the U.S. die from traumatic brain injuries or TBIs daily, according to the CDC. TBIs are life-altering for the victims but for their families as well. Some people who survive a TBI will experience a quick and complete recovery. Oftentimes, however, others will need a couple of months or years to heal, and some may not even completely recover. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to another individual’s negligence or intentional actions, you’re entitled to pursue compensation from the liable party for all your current and future losses.

Different Causes of TBIs 

TBIs result from a blow to the head or other serious head injuries. They can occur anywhere, at any age, and from various causes, including the following.  

A smartphone displaying the Uber appAccess to Uber rides is an incredibly convenient, affordable, and easy way to get from one place to another. But if your driver gets into an accident or you get into an accident with an Uber driver, you may have some pressing questions. Here are some FAQs about Uber accidents to help you out. 

What Should I Do After an Uber Accident? 

  • Seek medical treatment right away. If you’re injured, dial 911, call an ambulance, or go to the emergency room as soon as possible to have your injuries diagnosed and treated promptly.

A one dollar billIt shouldn’t be surprising that insurance companies won’t make it easy for you to seek compensation for injuries you suffered in an accident. Keep in mind that for insurance companies, claimants equal financial costs, so they will try to do everything their power to minimize a settlement award. In this light, you should watch out for these underhanded tactics that insurers employ to trick injured victims into accepting lowball settlement offers. 

Downplaying The Seriousness and Extent of Your Injuries 

Sadly, insurance adjusters will try to pass off severe injuries as minor injuries and disabling injuries as non-catastrophic. But you should know that how your injuries are classified would directly affect the amount of compensation you’re entitled to receive, including the long-term compensation for medical care and rehabilitation. By downplaying the seriousness of your injuries, the insurance company may get away with denying you support for all your medical costs and prevent you from obtaining fair compensation and long-term support that you’ll definitely need for your recovery. 

people-2599458_1280-300x200The top contributing factor to vehicle crashes throughout the country is distracted driving. The National Safety Council (NCS) also states that more than 700 individuals still get injured due to distracted driving crashes daily. The main goal of the Distracted Driving Awareness Month is to make everyone realize that driving comes with serious responsibilities that need our undivided attention every single time we get behind the wheel. 

Know The Facts

According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, driver inattention can be defined as

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new device called the Q-Collar. This device could help lower the risk of sustaining traumatic brain injury (TBI)A graphic of a person's head showing the brain in the skull during high-impact sports. It works by securing the neck’s blood vessels to help raise the skull’s blood volume. In turn, this restricts the brain’s movement inside the skull and helps prevent TBI.  In the event that you have already sustained a TBI in an accident, it’s in your best interest to call our law firm to speak to an Atlanta personal injury attorney today.

What Exactly is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

TBI occurs when a jolt, blow, bump, or some other kind of external force results in damage to the brain structure or problems with its functions. Besides functionality issues, you could also experience other kinds of damage, including an imbalance of brain chemicals, seizures, fever, or swelling.

A building under constructionIt’s no secret that construction sites are among the most dangerous working environments. An employer or contractor’s seemingly minor blunder or negligent act could lead to an accident and, in turn, result in injuries or death to one or more individuals. If you work in construction sites, you’re probably well aware of the dangers and risks you’re exposed to at work. With this in mind, it’s crucial to know what to do in the unfortunate event that you experience an accident at a construction site. Here are four things to do following a construction site accident – for more information, call us today to speak with an Atlanta construction site accident lawyer.

1. Get Medical Attention Right Away

The first thing you should do after getting injured at a construction site is to seek medical help as soon as possible. This is very vital even if you think that you only have minor injuries because, in most cases, symptoms of severe injuries may not appear until several hours or even days after an accident. 

A White TeslaInnovations in artificial intelligence (AI) have come in leaps and bounds these past several decades. Various kinds of AI have been developed to help us improve our daily life and safety. In particular, self-driving cars, also called driverless cars, were developed to help prevent drunk driving accidents, minimize road and traffic accidents, as well as reduce the need for people to drive long distances. 

Manufacturers have been testing self-driving cars for a few years now, and some features are already being made available to the public. However, these driverless vehicles raise questions regarding state regulations and accident liability. 

The Risks of Self-Driving Cars

A green mug of beer and pretzels on a tableMarch 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Be prepared to be bombarded with lots of Guinness, shamrocks, pots of gold, leprechauns, cabbage, corned beef, and all sorts of green things. But for all the merriment and revelry that St. Patrick’s Day brings, you should also be on high alert for drunk drivers.

It’s vital to keep in mind that alcohol is a huge element in various traffic accidents while you’re enjoying this much-awaited cultural holiday. Here are facts about drunk driving accidents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • One of the most dangerous holidays in the U.S. is St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most dangerous holidays in the U.S. is Between 2013 and 2017, 234 people died because of drunk driving accidents. Additionally, in 2017, more than 10,000 people died due to drunk driving incidents, and all of those untimely deaths could have been prevented.

A man swimming in a poolAny discussion of pool and spa accidents inevitably turns to drownings, and with good reason. From 2014 through 2016, there was an average of 363 drownings in pools or spas per year of children under 15 years old. In the summer of 2019 alone, there were at least 150 pool and spa drownings of children younger than 15 nationwide. Seven of those drownings occurred in Georgia. However, focusing solely on drownings ignores many non-fatal accidents that happen around pools and spas annually.

While drownings are tragic, thousands more are injured every year in accidents in or around pools or spas. In fact, from 2016 through 2018, there were an estimated 6,600 injuries treated in emergency rooms each year involving children younger than 15. Many of these involved non-fatal near-drownings, while many others were poolside accidents and accidents in the pool or spa involving slips, falls, and diving accidents.

Non-Fatal Pool And Spa Accidents Can Be Devastating

Two cyclists biking on a streetPre-COVID, more and more Americans each year were commuting to work on bicycles. While still a small fraction of overall daily commuters, numbers were on the rise. While no statistics are available on bicycle commuting during the pandemic, continued growth in bicycle commuting likely stalled. After all, many Americans suddenly found themselves in “nonessential” jobs and were either laid off or otherwise found themselves unemployed. However, it seems likely that the upward trend in commuting via bicycle will continue as life becomes a little more normal, whenever that might turn out to be. 

If so, then bicycle accidents in traffic crashes likely will become an issue again.

In 2018, there were 857 traffic fatalities among bicycle riders. Each year, there are about 450,000 bicycle-related injuries nationwide. Whether commuting, exercising, or just out for some fun, bicycle riders on the roadways have the same rights – and responsibilities – as any other vehicle on the roads. Given their near-total lack of protection, bicyclists involved in a traffic accident are far more likely to be injured, perhaps seriously, than the occupants of a car or truck. If you were the injured bicyclist, how do you determine your damages from a traffic accident?

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