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Akron Personal Injury Law Blog

Know the points for filing a claim for compensation for your case

The circumstances of a car accident can determine whether a person has a claim for compensation or not. If you are injured in a car crash, one of the first things you need to do is seek medical attention. After that, you can look into determining whether you should seek compensation.

Compensation for a car crash can help you to cover the medical care you needed. It can also help you to pay for the costs of repairing or replacing damaged items. If you had to miss work, you can include that in your claim. You must think carefully about the full amount of damages related to the crash.

Bus driver has suspended license, Metro defends her driving

Taking public transit places your trust in someone else since you are counting on a driver to get you to where you are going. When the drivers aren't properly vetted, you can face hazards. A recent accident proves that putting your trust in a public transit system to get around might not be the best idea.

In the accident, a Metro bus driver slammed into a man's recreational vehicle. The man found out on the scene of the accident that the driver didn't have a valid license. Her driver's licenses was suspended at the time of the accident. In fact, she received four citations for that offense prior to becoming a Metro driver.

Birth injury claims require special attention to details

In last week's blog post, we discussed the cerebral palsy case that ended in a multi-million dollar award. This case is one example of why some parents opt to fight for compensation when a child is injured during birth. In this case, the parents received compensation for their son's suffering and for his future medical care.

This is something that many people might not consider -- the cost of future medical care. Even if you are able to obtain insurance for a child who suffered a birth injury, your out-of-pocket expenses are likely going to be pretty high. This can be financially devastating, especially if you can't work because you are taking care of your child.

Cerebral palsy case leads to multi-million dollar award

Cerebral palsy is a diagnosis that considerably changes the course of a child's life. It also affects the parents. When the cerebral palsy was caused by the actions or inaction of a medical professional, the parents might opt to seek compensation. Recently, a jury found in the parents' favor in a case revolving around cerebral palsy.

The boy in this case is 4.5 years old. He is unable to sit up, walk or talk because of his condition. In the lawsuit for the case, it is alleged that the doctor gave the pregnant woman Pitocin speed up her labor. It alleges that this decision left the baby unable to get oxygen while his mother was in labor.

Catheter ablation on the left ventricle may lead to brain injury

When you are watching television, have you ever heard an ad for a prescription drug and wondered why someone would take it after hearing all of the side effects that are possible? In some cases, the benefits of the treatment far outweigh the negative side effects. Some people who get a non-medication treatment for an irregular heartbeat might have to make a benefit-risk decision because of new side effect that has come to light after catheter ablation.

Patients who have catheter ablation on the left side of the heart are at risk of brain lesions. There is a chance that the lesions might lead to cognitive decline. The issue that can lead to the lesion is an embolism, which would travel to the brain from the left side of the heart. When the procedure is done on the right side of the heart, the embolism would move toward the lungs.

High school sports injuries highlighted in newly released study

Sports are a big part of growing up for some children. Parents might be shocked to hear the results of a new study that was recently released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study looked into deaths that were caused by traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries in high school athletes.

The study shows that the majority of these deaths were caused by tackles in football games. It looked at deaths of players from spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries from 2005 through 2014. This same study has been done since 1965 and looking at the historical data compared to the most recent data provides an interesting look at trends.

Know how to handle a lawsuit after a semi truck crashes into you

In our previous blog post, we discussed the dangers that fatigued truckers pose. These truckers can turn their vehicles into deadly weapons if they aren't driving in a safe manner. For the people who are injured in accidents caused by fatigued driving, the reason for the fatigue is usually inconsequential.

We know that your life has been turned upside down. We'd like to discuss your options for seeking compensation so that you know what you can do to recover some of the financial damages that you suffered in the accident. These might be the cost of the medical care you needed, the cost of having household help while you recovered or any other expenses that you had because of the accident.

Fatigued truckers can cause serious crashes

Truckers must ensure that they are well rested before they get behind the wheel of those large vehicles. When a trucker is fatigued, even the most experienced trucker can do something that causes an accident. These accidents can lead to serious injuries and death.

Some people think that trucker fatigue is caused by the trucker not getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep is one possible cause of trucker fatigue, but it isn't the only cause.

Medical care is a priority before you learn about compensation

In our previous blog post, we discussed what you should do after a car accident. We understand that all of these steps wouldn't be possible in all car accidents. For example, if you suffer from a catastrophic injury, you wouldn't be able to collect evidence and exchange information because you will likely be whisked away to get emergency medical care.

It is important that you get the medical care you need. That has to be the priority here, even if it means that you will have to rely on the police report to find out the other driver's information. That police report can help you to learn a lot about the accident. We can use it as part of the investigation into the accident.

Know what to do after a car accident

When you are involved in a car accident, you might go through a period of shock. The situation might seem unreal and you may have trouble remembering exactly what you should do. If this occurs, you should take a few moments to gather your thoughts so that you can make sure you are handling the situation correctly.

The first thing you should do is determine if you or anyone else is injured. If there are injuries, contact emergency services right away. The police need to come out and you may need to ask for an ambulance. If anyone does need medical care, it is crucial that they get it quickly.

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