Part of the reason why traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are so serious is that the chances of recovery may be unknown. In the past, doctors' predictions on unconscious TBI patients' recovery chances have been little more than a coin toss.
A brain injury suffered in a serious car crash can change your life. You may have lost certain functions, such as being able to speak or remember well. You might have weakness or have become blind because of damage to the brain.
When an injury is bad enough, there are times when people cannot be saved despite the efforts of the medical team. Take for example a case where a patient has a serious neck injury. If the spinal cord has been severed high on the body, it may be very difficult to save the person's life. Even if it's possible, they may have no control over their organs or body. It's difficult to imagine.
Many people don't like to make personal injury claims after an accident. They may think that doing so requires them to sue a friend, relative or local business, and that is something that they are unwilling to do.
Some collisions are extremely dangerous, like this one that involved hazardous materials leaking onto the roadway. Tanks and trucks are heavy, which means that a driver who loses control could quickly end up harming someone. The vehicle could roll, pinning people inside their vehicles. With hazardous materials added to the crash, people could be burned or suffer awful side effects.
Much of the country is focused right now on spring break. After a long winter, Illinois residents are ready for a chance to kick up their heels and have some fun in the sun. But if your idea of a fun spring break experience includes watersports like boating and jet-skiing, it's a good idea to make sure that you keep safety as your No. 1 priority.
Living with an injury can be difficult, especially when the injury was no fault of your own. Whether you're hurt in a car crash or as a result of a workplace accident, the reality is that your injury is going to have an impact on your life and on the lives of the people you care about.
When someone causes a fatal crash or one that involves serious injuries, it's important that they are held responsible for their actions. They should be asked to cover your financial losses and to pay for the pain and suffering that they've caused.
You suffered a serious injury, and you've taken months to focus on your recovery. The whole time, you've held out and waited to take a settlement, because you want to know how you're going to feel. Right now, all you seem to know is pain. You wake up in pain and go to bed in pain.
When a large truck is on the road, your hope is that the driver is skilled enough to handle it. You know that the United States requires a commercial license for most large vehicles, so it's expected that the driver knows the laws and how to get from one place to another safely.