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January 2018 Archives

Helping people recover damages following a brain injury

As most Virginia residents can attest, automobile accidents occur rather frequently on the roadways throughout the commonwealth. While motorists who drive by accident sites might be relieved that it was not them, the unfortunate reality is that motor vehicle accidents can occur at any time to any one. When accidents happen, victims could suffer serious and life-threatening injuries.

How serious are traumatic brain injuries?

A serious accident can cause a normal, healthy individual in Virginia to suddenly become disabled. An injury to the brain can significantly disrupt a person's ability to function normally. This could mean not being able to think clearly, control emotions or even walk. Because it causes the injured person to no longer function as he or she once could, it is likely that victims of an accident causing a brain injury could need compensation for their treatment, recovery and other losses.

The dangers of texting and driving

We've all heard it. Using technology while driving is a dangerous activity. So dangerous that it is considered to be just as dangerous as drunk driving. When a person picks up their cell phone while driving, both of their hands are no longer being used to drive, their eyes are no longer on the road and their mind is not focusing on the task of driving. These three distractions are what make texting and driving so dangerous.

Virginia driver loses control and hits sledding children

Winter weather means a variety of things to those living in Virginia and elsewhere. Some enjoy the snow and partake in a wide range of winter activities, and others choose to travel to warmer climates to avoid the cold weather. Regardless of a person's liking of the snow and cold weather, the reality is that winter weather can significantly impact road travel. Roads can be snow covered, slick with ice and it can be difficult to see. Inclement weather, such as snow and ice, is often the cause of serious car accidents, especially if a motorist is traveling too fast for conditions.

What are the different classifications of TBIs?

An injury to the head is no simple matter. In fact, a head injury is considered one of the most serious injuries an accident victim could suffer. Even a minor blow to the head could disrupt normal brain functioning temporarily. Traumatic brain injuries can range from minor to severe; however, any brain injury, no matter the degree of severity, is considered serious and life altering.

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