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September 2015 Archives

Car accident victims have important protections to be aware of

When injured in a car accident, victims who suffer injuries such as broken bones and fractures may not immediately realize the full extent of their injuries or the harm they have suffered. Medical treatment for car accident injuries can be extensive and costly. Additionally, losses such as the loss of enjoyment or life and time away from work during the recovery process can be physically, emotionally and financially costly and can take their toll on victims and their quality of life.

What treatments may be available for traumatic brain injuries?

Typically, when a victim has suffered a moderate to severe brain injury, they should seek immediate medical treatment. Medical professionals will focus on stabilizing the victim of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and preventing further injury. Different types of tests and imaging, including x-rays to help determine if the victim suffered any fractures or spinal damage, can help medical professionals diagnose the brain injury and provide a prognosis to the victim.

Car accident numbers in Virginia

Statistics show that, over the past few decades, the number of fatalities in traffic accidents has fallen substantially. Still, car accidents continue to claim far too many lives. In Virginia, during 2012, 741 victims were killed in car accidents and 65,114 victims were injured. There were 121,763 car accidents reported in Virginia during 2012. During 2013, 700 victims were killed in car accidents in Virginia. A total of 63,384 victims were injured in car accidents in 2013 and an overall total of 120,282 car accidents were reported in Virginia during 2013.

How are chemical burn and burn injuries treated?

When car accidents occur, there are many different types of serious injuries, including brain and burn, that can require long-term care and cost a significant amount. Chemical burns can be serious injuries leading to medical treatment, recovery time and disfigurement in some cases. For a victim who has suffered chemical burns, specific treatments will vary according to the nature of the accident, type of chemical, injuries and harm, however, there are some general medical treatments that are typically used to treat chemical burns.

Fatal Virginia truck accident kills woman and driver is charged

Personal injury legal options work to protect a number of different types of victims involved in fatal truck accidents, as well as other types of accidents. A fatal truck accident in Virginia recently claimed the life of a woman. The woman was leaving a gas station after pumping gas when she was hit by a Mack truck that crossed the center double yellow lines as it was going around a curve and turned over onto the woman's car. The woman died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Mack truck was uninjured and was charged with reckless driving.

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