Recognizing the Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury

You may have heard before that if you are in a car accident, it is important to call the police to get an accident report and trade contact and insurance information no matter what. This is because sometimes car problems or health issues may not be immediately apparent—and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a perfect example of that.

A condition brought more to light as so many veterans returned from Afghanistan and Iraq, the traumatic brain injury can be tricky at first, with the patient not even realizing they have one—like a concussion on a much larger scale. Often, family members will notice that something is wrong before the patient does. Continue reading

Don’t Go It Alone if You’ve Been Hurt in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Your best bet for staying safe on the roads today is to be constantly aware of your surroundings and other vehicles, pedestrians, and bikes. Sometimes even the greatest vigilance on our part is not enough though, leaving many in the US—and Florida—the unexpected victims of car crashes. And no matter the extent of your injuries, being involved in any type of motor vehicle accident can be traumatic. Continue reading

Stopped, or at a Red Light—Can I Send a Quick Text?

We all have that friend or family member who rarely picks up their phone or returns a text. These are the people you probably don’t have to worry about on the road; however, most of us have a great sense of urgency overall during the day with places to go, so much to do, and often an overwhelming amount of communication interrupting our activities. This can lead to multi-tasking in the car while we are away from the office or home, even with so many warnings today regarding the dangers of texting while behind the wheel. In the US, over 1,000 people are hurt and 8 people killed each day because of distracted driving. Continue reading

What Constitutes a Personal Injury Case?

If you have been in an accident, you may be bruised up and hurting—or even in the hospital—and wondering if you should contact a lawyer for help. If there is any question, you should call an experienced personal injury law firm like Heintz & Becker as soon as possible.

Is This Negligence?

In examining what makes a valid personal injury case, the biggest concern is if you were hurt due to negligence by another party—and how badly. If you were in a car or motorcycle crash—or any accident at all—the injuries being reported for the case should be a direct result of the accident. Personal injury cases may be caused by those who are hurt at resorts (more common in Florida, and often in swimming areas), in the workplace, by defective products, or more. Your child may have been hurt in an accident at a daycare center or one of your elders may have been injured in a nursing home or during a wheelchair transport. Continue reading