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Complications from a traumatic brain injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that "a (Traumatic Brain Injury) is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain." The most common type of a TBI is a concussion, which is considered mild in severity. However, TBIs range from mild to severe.

What if you're partly at fault for the accident?

You were accidentally injured, and all you want to do is heal, but your sincere desire to recover won't magically pay your medical bills. While you have a good idea about whom you should take to court over the damages, that other party is just as likely to shift the blame onto you.

Anchorage motorcycle accident a reminder about helmet use

A motorcyclist in Anchorage, Alaska passed away earlier this week, just two days after he was involved in an accident. The crash occurred on a local highway on Sunday, when the motorcyclist was operating his vehicle and suddenly lost control. A car that was nearly stationary was struck by the motorcyclist, who suffered a serious head injury in the accident. He survived, but was taken to a hospital for treatment. On Tuesday, he passed away due to the severity of the injury.

Preventative measures that could protect you from a dog bite

Even as they become more prominent, dog bites are often overlooked as a serious injury. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of dog bite incidents that have required a hospital visit in the past 16 years has nearly doubled -- increasing an astonishing 88 percent.

Never assume that you don't have a compensable injury claim

If you are injured, whether it be in an auto accident, other motorized vehicle accident, or you sustain an injury that was caused by another person's negligence, never assume that you don't have a claim.  If you are injured in a car accident and somebody else is at fault, that person's auto insurance should provide coverage for your injuries.  Additionally, your own Underinsured Motorist coverage should also provide additional coverage for your injuries.  However, hiring a qualified personal injury attorney to evaluate your coverage and to make sure you follow specific policy provisions that must be followed in order to obtain such coverage, is critical.  If you are not injured in a motorized vehicle accident, but another person's negligence caused your injury, that person's homeowners insurance coverage may compensate you for your injuries.  It is crucial that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your injury so that you do not give up rights you may have under an insurance policy providing coverage for your potential claim.

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