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Milwaukee car accident attorneys, soft tissue injuries, car accident injuries, whiplash, sprain injuriesMotor vehicle collisions can be incredibly traumatic, resulting in serious, life-changing injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury, or paralysis. However, even if someone does not suffer major trauma, a car accident can cause long-lasting harm that is not immediately evident.

Soft tissue injuries can occur in minor collisions. Therefore, if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of these types of injuries and seek treatment. Being armed with this information will help ensure that you are able to pursue compensation from the party or parties responsible for your damages.

What Are Soft Tissue Injuries? 

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Milwaukee car accident attorneys, delayed injuriesSometimes, it is apparent immediately after a car accident that you are injured. Many people require the help of an ambulance or go straight to the hospital from the scene of an auto crash.

However, and perhaps more commonly, injuries take days or weeks to reveal themselves. Because of this, most lawyers advise to seek legal counsel and avoid agreeing to a settlement with an insurance company soon after a car accident.

Here are seven injuries that may appear in the days and weeks following your accident:

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Milwaukee car accident attorneys, traumatic brain injuriesSeveral types of injuries can arise from a car accident and include broken bones, sprains, and lacerations. Additionally, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can also occur.

What is a TBI?

The brain is one of the body’s most complex organs, and it is especially vulnerable to injury. A TBI is sustained when the head is hit or quickly jerked. In the context of car accidents, a TBI can be sustained through whiplash or through an object striking the head.

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pedestrian accident in milwaukee, wisconsin car accident lawyerTraveling by foot is a great way to get exercise, reduce traffic, and help the environment. There are also risks and safety considerations all pedestrians should learn about as this group is the most vulnerable travelers on roads and sidewalks.

Pedestrian Traffic Accident Rates

Pedestrian accidents involving cars are common. In the next 24 hours, it is estimated that 430 pedestrians will require emergency medical care. This means that approximately 156,000 pedestrians are treated by an emergency department for injuries annually.

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photographs and car accident tips, milwaukee personal injury lawyerIf you have been injured in a car accident, there are steps you can follow to help your case, should you choose to file a personal injury claim. One easy thing is to take photos and record videos in the moments after your accident with your smartphone. 

Many people forget to document the accident scene. Photos and video are usually great tools in a civil case because they can convey to the jury many important details of the accident. If there are no photos, the jury must rely on testimony instead. Testimony is not as compelling as visual images and can also be more easily disbelieved.

It is important to remember, though, that your health and safety is the first priority. Do not attempt to take photographs if you are seriously injured. Also, only if you are able, be sure that you call the police and trade insurance and contact information with the other driver involved in the accident.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin personal injury lawyerWhiplash has remained one of medicine’s strange mysteries, especially in cases where there are long-term pain and complication. However, a new study has devised a way that may help in predicting which patients are likely to experience long-lasting symptoms, which can prove to be beneficial in ensuring proper treatment and interventions are provided. Though only a single study at this point, this new diagnostic method could prove to be highly beneficial in treating automobile accident victims in the future.

Risk Group Division and Long-Term Complications

Conducted by the Danish “Whiplash Study Group” and presented at the Second Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, the study followed the outcomes of 326 automobile accident victims diagnosed with whiplash. Each had received a clinical examination within four days of the injury and were then assigned to a risk group, based on factors relating to the type and nature of their pain, type and number of painful complaints, and mobility of their neck. Those that complained of severe headaches, strong neck pain, and displayed a negative emotional state were placed in the highest risk group. The rest were categorized according to the severity of their symptoms.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, injury liability, Wisconsin slip and fall lawyerA recent study reveals that falls are the number one cause of serious eye injuries. Fighting came in as the number two reason why eye injuries occur.   The study results were recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Statistics show that over the past decade, eye injuries caused by falls were responsible for almost 8,500 hospitalizations.

The study was conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, who analyzed data collected from almost 47,000 patients who had been diagnosed with ocular trauma. The types of ocular trauma included the eye being pierced by some type of object and orbital fractures. The research team looked at the type of injury, cause of the injury, how long the patient remained in the hospital, and what the total cost of that hospital stay was. They also separated patients by age.

The data showed that the majority of those patients who received eye injuries in falls were typically age 60 years of age or older. Approximately 3,000 of those injuries occurred in slip and fall accidents, while another 900 happened because the patient fell down stairs.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, injury liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerOver the last few years, the driving service, Uber, has grown tremendously. The number of new drivers has practically doubled every six months, and on any given day, at least 150,000 drivers log trips in the company’s system. In many ways, it has had a positive impact on America by reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road while providing average people with an easy way to make extra cash. Yet, despite its benefits, this rapidly growing business continues to spark some pretty serious questions regarding liability and personal injury.

Assaults on Drivers

Afraid that they may be at risk because of intoxicated or violent passengers, many Uber drivers have begun to record their trips, not just to reduce their own risk of complaints from riders, but to ensure they have evidence if they are assaulted. In one recent case, a California Uber driver claims to have been assaulted by a former Taco Bell employee.

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Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconis accident lawyer, Wisconsin car crashe lawyerIn mere seconds, the negligent conduct of another can significantly change your life. Accidents come in all shapes and sizes, and some happen in the most unusual of circumstances. In order to recover for any injuries you suffered, you need to prove that the negligent conduct of the other party caused your injuries.

In order to prove negligence, you need to prove that the other party owed you a duty, breached that duty, the breach caused your injury and that you suffered damages as a result of the negligent conduct. Under Wisconsin law, if you contributed to the accident, then you will be deemed to have been comparatively negligent; here, any recovery you are entitled to will be reduced by the percentage of your negligence or completely barred if you are over 51 percent negligent.

Comparative Negligence and Recovery for Damages

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Posted on in Car Accidents

Wisonsin personal injury attorney, Wisonsin car crash lawyer, Milwaukee personal injury, lawyerWisconsin drivers put themselves at risk every time they get behind the wheel. In fact, according to statistics compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there are over 100,000 traffic accidents every year on Wisconsin roads, and around 30,000 of those accidents result in injuries. It is important for drivers to understand the types of car accident injuries that can occur because there are some that reoccur commonly. These types of injuries can be broken down into three categories: general blunt trauma injuries, neck and back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

 Blunt Trauma

Some of the most common types of car accident injuries are the ones that a person would expect based on the fact that car accidents involve impact trauma. Things like broken bones, sprains, strains, and severe contusions are all possibilities. While these types of injuries may not be as serious as other injuries that arise from traffic accidents they can still be painful, expensive, and take months to heal.

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