Catastrophic Injury

Jun 11, 2018

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

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What are catastrophic injuries? The way that I typically think of that is a life-altering injury. If something happens to someone that changes the way they view the world, and changes how they interact with other people, those are catastrophic injuries. Some of them are obvious things like spinal cord injuries, but there are other, [...]

May 8, 2018

What Constitutes Catastrophic Injury?

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In the legal realm, you might hear the terms “personal injury” and “catastrophic injury.” Are the two interchangeable? What's the difference? A catastrophic injury can be a type of personal injury but, as its name implies, it is extremely serious. Victims of minor accidents might escape with only a few scratches or bruises. However, in [...]

Mar 16, 2018

At Least Six People Are Dead after A Pedestrian Bridge Collapsed in Miami on Thursday

By |March 16th, 2018|Catastrophic Injury|0 Comments

Photo Credit: CNN A pedestrian walkway, still mid-construction, collapsed on a busy, seven-lane road in Miami on March 15, 2018. As of this writing, at least eight cars were crushed under the bridge, and at least six people have been declared dead. Ten people have sought medical treatment for injuries. At least one [...]

Dec 7, 2017

BMW Recalls More Than One Million Cars Because of Electrical Fire Danger

By |December 7th, 2017|Catastrophic Injury|0 Comments

Car and Driver reports that BMW is recalling more than a million vehicles because of the potential for electrical fires. There are two different problems, leading to two different recalls: “740,561 cars [are being recalled for] a positive crankcase ventilation valve heater that can short, melt, and ignite. Also known as a blow-by heater, it [...]

May 16, 2017

What You Should Know about Spinal Cord Injuries

By |May 16th, 2017|Catastrophic Injury|0 Comments

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) often occur from a sudden traumatic blow to the spine that fractures, dislocates, or compresses vertebrae, ligaments, or bone disks. These injuries disrupt the signals that are carried back and forth between the body and the brain, which comprises the central nervous system (CNS).   With complete SCIs, the spinal cord cannot [...]

Sep 29, 2016

Parents Beware: NFL Players’ Brain Injuries Seen in Youth Players Too

By |September 29th, 2016|Catastrophic Injury, Legal Matters|Comments Off on Parents Beware: NFL Players’ Brain Injuries Seen in Youth Players Too

Changes in sports and public policy are happening quickly since retired National Football League players sued the league for lifelong injuries resulting from concussions. The players agreed to an estimated $1 billion settlement for brain damage, including Lou Gehrig’s disease, dementia and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Sports-related concussions became legal news largely due to the [...]

Jun 4, 2016

Police Investigate Fatal Crash On Diamond Causeway

By |June 4th, 2016|Auto Accident, Catastrophic Injury|Comments Off on Police Investigate Fatal Crash On Diamond Causeway

A two vehicle crash that happened late Friday night left two children injured and their mother deceased. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital along with the children for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Investigations into what caused the accident are still underway. For more information, see WTOC's coverage of the accident. Our thoughts [...]

May 18, 2016

I-95 Shut Down Near Savannah Due to Tractor Trailor Accident

By |May 18th, 2016|Auto Accident, Catastrophic Injury, Legal Matters, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on I-95 Shut Down Near Savannah Due to Tractor Trailor Accident

Traffic is normal again after two 18-wheeler wrecks on I-95 near Savannah on Tuesday. Emergency officials were clearing one single-vehicle 18-wheeler wreck on I-95 near Savannah when they came upon a charter bus that crashed into a second 18-wheeler. One of the 10 bus passengers was airlifted from the scene for medical treatment. The other [...]

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