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Think about what you have to do to address a brain injury

A brain injury is something that mustn't be ignored. Even if you don't think that the injury is severe, you should still seek out an evaluation. There are times when the brain injury's effects might not be evident for days or even weeks after the injury occurs.

We understand that the thought of dealing with a catastrophic injury might be more than what you can handle right now. Sadly, this might be the reality that you face.

Troubling findings about high school football head injuries

Brain injuries should always be considered serious. There was a time when bumps on the head like those that occur in football were considered minor. Recent research lets us know that this isn't the case. All of these head injuries demand attention.

One reason why all head injuries, including those that occur in high school football, should be treated right away is because of the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Many people might have heard of this condition in relation to NFL players; however, it has recently come to light that high school players can also be impacted by this condition.

Plan carefully when you file a wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuits are some very difficult lawsuits to handle, not because of the complexities of these cases but because they revolve around someone losing his or her loved one. If you are in this position because your loved one died unexpectedly and due to someone's negligence, you should explore your right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

We understand that you need to grieve your loved one's death. This is understandable. We want to make sure that you don't let the time limit for these cases pass you by. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for these cases is two years. Once this time limit passes, you can't file your claim so you must be sure to leave time to get the case together and filed.

Help your child deal with an unexpected tragic death

When a child loses someone he or she is close to, the child might not fully understand what is going on. They might not be able to understand the grief that they feel. These children will rely on the adults in their lives to help them work through everything they are feeling.

One thing that adults have to understand about children is that they don't feel grief in the same ways adults do. They can go from having a crying spell to playing in a short time, but this doesn't mean that all is well. Instead, children tend to use playing as a way to focus on something else so that their feelings don't overwhelm them.

Compensation can help alleviate financial damages

As we discussed in our previous post, spinal cord injuries can lead to bowel issues. That isn't the only problem that these injuries can cause. In fact, almost every aspect of your life might be impacted by a spinal cord injury. The issue with these injuries is that the spinal cord relays messages from the brain to areas of the body below the area of the injury.

We understand that this is a trying time for you. You might be worried about a lot of things, including how you are going to make ends meet. If you are in this situation because of an accident that was due to someone else's actions or inaction, you might be able to seek compensation for the injury.

Spinal cord injuries can lead to bowel issues

Spinal cord injuries can have various impacts on the body. When there is an injury at the T-12 level or below, one of the things that can occur is difficulty with the bowels. This is something that is manageable but it might not be pleasant to deal with.

There are two ways that T-12 injuries can impact the bowels. One way is that the anal sphincter muscle clinches and stays clinched. The other way is that the anal sphincter muscle relaxes and stays relaxed. In both of these cases, the person with the injury wouldn't be able to control bowel movements.

Car crashes can dramatically change your life

We recently discussed some of the factors that come into the picture when you are hit by a vehicle that was borrowed by someone. This is something that can have a big impact on your case; however, it isn't the only factor that can affect your case. We can help you to learn about what your case entails so that you can move forward with your claim.

When you are in a car crash, you might suffer from serious injuries. These injuries can put you out of work for a long time. This can mean that you don't have an income during this period. You won't get a reprieve from bills, though.

Who is liable for crashes that occur in a borrowed vehicle?

When you loan out a vehicle to a friend or borrow one from someone, the insurance that is on the vehicle is what will follow the vehicle. You can't get insurance on yourself and the way that you drive. This means that you are covered only up to what the car owner's policy on the vehicle covers.

In these cases, it is important to remember some key points about what happens when there is a car crash in a borrowed vehicle. These common questions and answers might help you sort through the situation.

Aphasia can be troubling after a brain injury

The impacts of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary greatly. Some people who have a brain injury suffer from aphasia. This is a condition that impacts the way a person communicates. Aphasia is an interesting condition because of how it affects the victim.

The term aphasia actually refers to more than one communication difficulty. Some people might have trouble finding the right word for a situation. Others might have trouble with reading or writing. The common denominator here is that the person has trouble letting others know what he or she needs.

Seeking compensation after a car crash has specific limits

Car crashes can have a negative impact on your life. The injuries that you suffer might not occur right away, so it is important to protect your interests from the moment the accident happens just in case you end up seeking compensation later.

As we discussed in our previous blog post, you might not notice pain and other symptoms until after the adrenaline from the crash abates. In some cases, it might even be a few days before you know something is wrong. In those cases, you will need to seek out medical care as soon as you think there is something wrong.

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