Category: Brain Injuries
Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer Randall Spivey says many accidents cause brain injuries, including automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and slip and fall accidents, as well as accidents on retail, public and private properties. Many of the injuries from these accidents may not be apparent at first but come on gradually.
If people injured in vehicle crashes hit their heads and become unconscious, even for a moment, medical attention should be sought immediately.
Customers do not expect to encounter dangerous conditions when they visit retail establishments. However, when retail stores use forklifts to stock and move inventory, accidents happen.
On June 20, 2019, a jury found a contractor 100 percent responsible for the brain injury a taxi driver suffered in a 2015 construction accident.
Since brain injury symptoms may not be apparent immediately following a traffic accident, it is important to get medical attention.
About 288,000 people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. 38.3 percent of newly reported SCI cases were the result of motor vehicle crashes, making car, truck and motorcycle accidents the leading cause of spinal and paralysis injuries, ahead of falls and physical assault.
The FDA just approved a new blood test which could detect concussions and more quickly identify brain damage. This is going to change the testing paradigm for suspected cases of concussion.
Collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians are common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic vehicle-related collisions represent 14.3 percent of all traumatic brain injuries.
According to the Brain and Spinal Cord Organization, 280,000 people in the United States receive motor vehicle induced traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. This makes vehicle crashes the second largest cause of brain injuries.
The scientific talents of high school students are evidenced each year at local science fairs. This year a couple of students from Central High School in St. Joseph, Missouri created a device that goes outside a football helmet called the “shock absorber.” This could be a game changer as prior to now efforts have centered around the improvement of the padding inside the helmet.