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Updated guidelines for TBI management in children

As previously discussed, brain injuries are serious injuries and can take on different forms. The type of brain injury suffered is often dependent on the severity of the accident and how the head was impacted in the incident. No matter if a victim suffered a mild or severe head trauma, it is important to note that recovery time is needed for all types of traumatic brain injuries.

Although brain injuries are serious for anyone that suffer them, children suffering from a head trauma can be a very serious health matter. According to current data, more than 600,000 children visit the emergency department every year for head injuries such as a TBI, a bump that causes a disruption in the normal function of the brain, a blow to the head or a sudden jolt to the head.

Understanding the difference between an open and closed TBI

An injury to the head is one of the worst and most severe injuries one could suffer. Therefore, when a head trauma occurs, victims require immediate medical attention. Even if it does not appear to be a serious matter initially, symptoms of a brain injury do not always show up at first. A brain injury does not always evolve the same way, making it imperative that head trauma victims understand whether or not he or she has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and what options are available to them.

It is estimated that around 2.4 million individuals experience a TBI each year. These injuries can be complex, and the severity and effect of them can vary greatly depending on the type of brain injury. In fact, there are many reasons why not all brain injuries look the same. This goes beyond how the injury occurred but also the location of the injury.

Helping you recover damages in a products liability action

Buying something new is typically exciting. From a new vehicle to a new computer, one expects these products to not only work, but also work the way that they were intended to. A product that does not function right or at all is problematic. What is even more problematic is when a product is defective and causes harm to a consumer.

When a product injures a consumer, it is important that they understand what happened. The attorneys at the law offices of Daniel L. Crandall & Associates helps their clients file a legal action that establishes cause and liability. These matters can seem complex, and often times they are. Thus, our law firm is focused on guiding residents in Roanoke through these matters.

When is a warning required for a product?

It is common for Virginia consumers to purchase new goods. Whether it is something new on the market or not, consumers expect to have the goods they purchase to work as intended. In some cases, errors can occur. Something was not built right, a part is faulty or it has malfunctioned. This could result in a product being completely worthless. However, it could also cause the product to be deemed dangerous. A defective product can be very dangerous for consumers, causing serious harm and damages.

A manufacturer owes consumers various duties. One of these is to warn a consumer of potential dangers. This is done by providing warning labels and instructions. Manufacturers are required to warn users about any hidden dangers that could be present in a product. They also have the duty to instruct consumers how to use a product properly so that they may avoid any dangers and use it safely.

One fatality and two seriously injured in Virginia crash

Individuals and families rely on vehicles to get around. Because of this, motor vehicles of all sizes share the road on a daily and nightly basis. While it is possible for vehicles to safely share the roadways, if a motorist fails to uphold their duty to drive safely, this could result in a collision. Whether it is due to distractions, speeding or intoxication, a negligent driver is often to blame for a serious or even fatal automobile collision.

According to recent reports, a two-vehicle crash occurred in the Hampton Area. The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. near the intersection of Fox Hill Road and Page Drive. A Chevrolet Camaro and a Chevrolet Cobalt were involved, and Virginia law enforcement were able to determine that the Camaro was traveling northbound on Fox Hill Road and the Cobalt was traveling southbound on the same road at the time of the collision.

Factors that cause truck accidents

Large trucks are very useful to society. Whether it is a semi-truck making a shipment, a delivery truck delivering packages, a construction carrying material to a job site or a garbage truck making its runs, these massive trucks share the road with other motorists. While it is common to travel by these types of trucks without any issue, the reality is that these vehicles do pose some risks. If a truck driver is not properly trained, overworked, distracted or intoxicated, this could result in a serious even fatal truck crash.

Although Virginia truck accidents could be caused by a variety factors, it is often the case that a truck driver is to blame. Driving a large truck takes a certain level of skill, and if a driver is not properly trained, he or she could fail to use certain driving techniques to avoid collisions.

Helping with the aftermath of a truck accident

Most Virginia residents are used to sharing the road with large trucks. These massive vehicles play a major role in commerce, as they are tasked with transporting goods and deliveries to their final destinations. While these large vehicles are not going anywhere, they do continue to pose great risks on the roadways. Federal trucking regulations have been passed with the purpose of addressing these concerns, yet, truck accidents still occur.

For those involved in a truck crash, it may seem like there was nothing they could have done to avoid it. He or she may also think that there is nothing they can do after the fact. While it might be true that one could not have avoided the negligence of a truck driving, the truth is that victims of a truck accident do have options.

What are some facts about texting and driving?

Busy schedules make for busy lives. For some, they look for ways to multi-task. This may mean taking on additional tasks while going from one place to the other. Unfortunately, this often causes some motorists to believe it is safe to take calls, answer e-mails and send texts while driving. Although this addresses some of the day's tasks, it ends up creating hazards for not only the driver, but also other travelers on Virginia roadways.

Distracted driving is dangerous and is the cause of numerous automobile accidents each year. In most cases, these accidents are considered preventable. If it was not for the driver doing a distracting activity, the serious or fatal crash could have been avoided. While there are many forms of distracted driving, we will focus on just one type: texting and driving. What are some facts about texting and driving?

Understanding traumatic brain injuries

It is apparent that accidents can simply happen anywhere in Virginia, including Roanoke City. However, accidents are also the aftermath of negligence, distractions and recklessness. When an individual is careless, thus causing an accident, those harmed in the accident could suffer traumatic injuries. While suffering any type of injury is serious, one of the most severe an accident victim could suffer is a head injury.

A brain injury is a complex injury that is suffered by 2.4 million people each year. This injury can range in severity and includes a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. With regards to traumatic brain injuries, these could be the result of two types of injuries: an open brain injury or a closed brain injury. An example of an open brain injury is a penetrating injury, which occurs when an object enters the brain. A closed brain injury occurs when there is internal pressure of shearing. Either type could occur in an automobile accident.

Three injured in Roanoke head-on crash

Motorists in Virginia and elsewhere rely on motor vehicles to get around. While they are convenient and widely used, motor vehicles present many risks. When driven unsafely, vehicles could become deadly on the roadways. Thus, when a motor vehicle accident occurs, it is often suspected that a driver was being negligent, was distracted or even under the influence of alcohol.

Throughout the year, inclement weather impacts the roadways in Virginia. When heavy rain fills the roads, drivers are expected to reduce their speeds so they can travel safely. Because hydroplaning is a risk, drivers should drive with caution. Failure to do so could result in a collision. This is what happened recently in Roanoke. According to reports, a head-on collision occurred in the morning hours on the 3900 block of Jae Valley Road.

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