Auto Accidents – Do I Need An Attorney?

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You do not need a personal injury attorney in every case.  Where the negligent driver has the minimum required amount of liability insurance and your injuries and damages are clearly in excess of that amount, you may be able to resolve your personal injury claim without an attorney.  The insurance company may well offer the… Read more »

Auto Collision Injuries – TMJ Syndrome

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Trauma from an auto collision is a known cause of TMJ Syndrome.  The TMJ (temperomandibular joint) is the joint formed by the temperal bone (located below the temple) and the jaw bone.  Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include: jaw pain, often severe; partial or complete restriction of movement of the joint; spasm of the muscles surrounding… Read more »

Auto Collisions – Negligent Vehicle Repair

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There are multiple causes for vehicle collisions.  An example of negligent vehicle repair causing a collision and serious injuries is a case tried recently in Alabama.  In the case of Lacy v. Empire Truck Sales, a jury returned a verdict of almost $19 million against a negligent truck repair company.  The plaintiff was driving a… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Defective Highway Guardrails

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Injuries from an auto collision can be made worse by defective products.  For example, the design of a car or a highway guardrail can cause serious injuries or death.  A widely used guardrail system has been blamed for many injuries and deaths because the design of the guardrails were secretly changed and had not been… Read more »

Auto Accident Injuries – Vestibular Injuries – Part 2

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Vestibular injuries are characterized by dizziness and balance problems.  Auto collisions are a known cause of vestibular injuries.  When a victim of a car wreck has complaints of or symptoms of dizziness, loss of balance, or new episodes of falling, they often seek medical treatment.  One of the first things a physician will do is… Read more »

Auto Accident Injuries – Vestibular Injuries

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The vestibular system in our bodies consists of the inner ear balance organs and the parts of the brain that coordinate and process balance information.  These organs provide information about motion, equilibrium, and spatial orientation.  Additionally, the vestibular system helps maintain clear vision when we move about.  Injuries to the vestibular system are a known… Read more »

Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits

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Xarelto is a new anticoagulant (blood thinner) being prescribed to prevent the risk of blood clots and strokes.  The manufacturer (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) and co-marketer (Bayer Healthcare) promote the drug over other anticoagulants, such as Coumadin, because it does not require medical monitoring.  However, Xarelto reports link it to an increased risk of uncontrollable bleeding.  Anticoagulants… Read more »

Truck Accidents

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According to the U. S. Department of Transportation, drivers of large trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of a car crash than any other factor, including weather, road conditions, or vehicle performance.  Tractor-trailers account for approximately 500,000 vehicle accidents each year.  Ten percent of those end with at least one fatality. … Read more »