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Traumatic Injuries in Teenagers

Traumatic Injuries in Teenagers

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. Most people associate teenagers with risk-taking behavior. Everyone is a teenager at some point, and most people remember feeling some sort of invincibility. This feeling can lead teenagers to take unnecessary risks that might lead to severe injuries. Even though children are resilient, teenagers are still involved in fatal accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top five causes of death among teenagers are:

Injuries of the Trachea can be Missed

Injuries of the Trachea Can Be Missed

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton, personal injury lawyer. Someone who suffers a traumatic event could develop serious injuries. It is essential to identify them as quickly as possible to have the best chance at a full recovery. Sometimes, aches and pains can be missed the first time around. This could have severe consequences.

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Fingertip Amputations

I’m Ed Smith, a West Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Fingertip injuries can occur in many variations and levels of severity and can include torn tissue, sharp cuts, crushed bone, or even amputation. Fingertip injuries often occur in car accidents because people naturally use their hands as a shield against facial injury.

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Infections Following Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland personal injury lawyer. An auto accident is a devastating event, but many people don’t realize that the effects (and potential injuries) extend far past what is clearly visible at the time of the accident. In many cases, even where everything might seem okay at first (and no one seems to be injured), symptoms can appear later that can indicate infections, which if left untreated, can become very serious.

The Facts of Drunk Driving

Impaired driving not only puts the driver at risk but puts others lives in danger as well. California Law states that a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher is considered intoxicated and no person should operate a vehicle at this level. For minors under the age of 21, it is illegal to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system. This is known as the “zero tolerance” law.

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-cervical-spine-front-image196847As a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney, and Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer, I have represented many people over the years who have suffered horrible spine injuries.  Injures to the spinal cord can be devastating both to those who have suffered the trauma, as well as their loved ones.

Next Generation Wheelchairs Helps People with Spinal Cord Injuries

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In a previous blog, I wrote about dysphagia.  Dysphagia is a complication that occurs in some people after a cervical spine surgery.

In a nutshell, dysphagia is a condition where a person has difficulty swallowing.  My previous blog discussed  what dysphagia symptoms include as well as some of the reasons why cervical spinal surgery causes dysphagia.  It should be noted that dysphagia is not a complication that occurs in all people who have cervical spine surgery.  However, certain groups of people have a greater risk for this complication.

cranioConcussions and closed head injuries, also known as traumatic brain injuries, are common injuries following an auto or motorcycle accident.  I have represented many clients over the years with these types of injuries and they can have a substantial effect on one’s life and cognitive abilities.

Classic concussion is defined as a brief and reversible coma occurring at the time of a trauma to the head. This type of concussion is always accompanied by some degree of retrograde and post-traumatic amnesia (anterograde amnesia). Neurological changes, such as slowed heart rate (bradycardia), dilated pupils, and sometimes even brief seizure-like episodes, are also associated with it. By definition, classic concussion always implies a transient loss of, or very signifi­ cant alteration of, consciousness and awareness.

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A fracture of the ankle may occur to a person involved in a motor vehicle collision.  A fracture involving the talus, a bone that makes up the lowest part of the ankle joint, is usually apparent in people involved in a motor vehicle collision.  Notwithstanding, this injury can also be seen in victims of falls or snowboarders.

The talus is plays a large role in connecting the foot, leg and body. This particular part of the ankle also helps us transfer weight and pressure evenly across the ankle.

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Some injury claims occur when a motorist or passenger is injured due to a lack of roadside maintenance. In situations where failure to properly maintain the trees or vegetative growth on or near a highway results in injury or death, a claim can be pursued against the state or a local responsible governmental agency (either city or county.)

State and local government officials have provided roads and highways and find themselves responsible for not only the actual maintenance of the road but also must provide roadside maintenance to trees, shrubbery or vegetation growing along the roadway.  However, just because a car strikes a tree, it does not automatically mean the State or local governmental agency is responsible.  What factors are involved in roadside maintenance claims?