9Oct, 2017

Personal Injury and Health Law

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What Is a Personal Injury? Personal injury is a legal term for injuries to the body, mind, or emotions. The legal system permits an injured person to go to court to get a legal remedy for the losses stemming from the accident. In the legal world, personal injury is defined as a tort claim. A tort claim has two basic issues—liability and damages. Liability is a legal term that defines who is responsible for your injury. Damages are a sum of money claimed or awarded as compensation for your loss and/or […]

8Sep, 2017

Regaining Spinal Stability after an Accident

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Spinal cord injuries can lead to several complications in the human body, even partial to complete paralysis. In fact, some of its disabling conditions include muscular atrophy, chronic pain, infertility, inability to control the bladder and even paralysis of limbs. So what causes a spinal cord injury? Causes specifically include penetrating injuries due to mechanical disturbance, vertebral fracture or displaced bony fragments which can penetrate the spinal cord or cause segmental spinal nerve injuries. Additional cord insult occurs through subsequent inappropriate manual handling following trauma. After an accident, it is […]

11Oct, 2016

Injuries Do Occur in Low-Impact Collisions

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Being a doctor in personal injury, I have faced one particular question time and time again: “How can a patient be injured when the property damage to his or her vehicle is minimal?” I now have a canned response.  “When did it become acceptable to base my patient’s injuries upon a vehicle’s repair bill?”  I know that I am being asked to relate bodily injuries to property damage.  It cannot be done. Low-impact collisions are collisions that occur at speeds of 10 mph or under.  Often, there is little, if […]

4Oct, 2016

Why You Should Seek Treatment After an Auto Accident

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At some point in our lives, the majority of us will be involved in an auto accident.  When it happens, your mind immediately begins racing with so many thoughts that you become overwhelmed.  You eventually get out of the car to deal with the other driver, investigating police officers, witnesses, insurance companies, tow trucks and the list continues. Throughout the initial few hours, the last thing on your mind is your health and well-being.  However, within a day or so, you began feeling some soreness and stiffness.  Within a few […]

7Sep, 2016

Pre-Existing Injuries Do Not Have to Ruin Your Client’s Claim

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Most doctors may cringe and become very uneasy when they are presented with a personal injury patient with pre-existing injuries. These pre-existing or prior injuries may stem from an old automobile accident, from degenerative issues such as arthritis or disc degeneration, from health conditions such as heart ailments or prior unrelated surgeries, or from unrelated mental issues. Doctors know that a plaintif with pre-existing injuries will typically face opposition and criticism from the defendant’s insurance company. Thanks to national insurance databases, insurance companies always know about every prior insurance claim […]

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