Tragically, the death toll for pedestrians and bicyclists is on the rise. It’s reported that it is at its highest level since 1990 and is expected to increase. We have seen this increase ourselves as more pedestrian and bike accident victims contact us for help. With a federal government-led initiative… CONTINUE
Is it important that the injury lawyer I hire have experience with head injury cases?
Yes, Emanuel Law Group has experience with head injury cases. An inexperienced attorney is likely to fall into the trap of concluding that a traumatic brain injury ceases to impact one’s life after physical symptoms subside and doctor visits become less frequent. Tenacious and experienced brain injury lawyers look deeper into… CONTINUE
What if I don’t know about my head injury until after the statute of limitations has expired?
If you are unaware that you have a head injury after your statute of limitations has expired or after you have already signed a settlement agreement, you forever lose your opportunity to recover damages for those newly discovered issues. This emphasizes the critical importance of seeing the best lawyers and… CONTINUE
What kind of experts are used in a head injury case?
When we take on a head injury case, we must be prepared for a long and expensive battle that may require many expert witnesses. In traumatic brain injury cases, the most common experts and their roles are as follows: Neurologist: A specialist on the brain and nervous system to discuss diagnosis… CONTINUE
What happens inside the brain during a concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury that results from a blow to the head. During impact the brain pounds against the inside of the skull. The movement or rotation of the brain at various speeds can cause shearing that disrupts or damages nerve cells. Some people lose consciousness during a concussion…. CONTINUE
Do traumatic brain injury victim patients look abnormal?
Even most severe traumatic brain injury victim patients look 100% normal. This is true of soldiers who sustain traumatic brain injury from blast injuries, and others who sustain traumatic brain injury from a blow to a head after a skull fracture or severe whiplash from a motor vehicle accident. Because traumatic brain… CONTINUE
What are the symptoms of severe traumatic brain injury?
Those diagnosed with severe traumatic brain injury are normally found to be unconscious for an extended period following the trauma. They usually have amnesia as to the traumatic event. When first responders see these patients at the scene of the trauma, they have very low Glasgow Coma Scores (GSC). A GSC is… CONTINUE
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines traumatic brain injury as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury. According to the CDC, about 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurred in the U.S. during the year… CONTINUE
Is Arbitration Ever Necessary?
If you’re litigating over a contract that contains a mandatory arbitration clause, then you may have no choice but to go to binding arbitration. A lot of doctor’s offices seem to have arbitration agreements in their regular patient paperwork. They require you to sign before you see them. The advantages… CONTINUE
What is Mediation?
Mediation has become the most popular means of settling cases. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). A mediator is a neutral. She is usually an experienced lawyer or retired judge, with subject matter expertise in the type of case being mediated. The parties usually share the cost… CONTINUE
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