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Wisconsin accident lawyer, Wisconsin injury attorneyEach year, around 2.5 million people visit the emergency room for a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some of those visitors are children who sustained their injury during an automobile crash. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of TBI among children and young adults between five and 24 years of age. If your child has suffered a concussion because of a traffic accident, learn how you can help them recover, and what your legal rights are regarding compensation.

Study Finds Parents Are Often Too Restrictive after Brain Injuries

Children who suffer a concussion need rest, but researchers from the UCLA Health say parents are actually giving their children too much downtime after injury. Exercise is important to their recovery, as long as it does not put them at risk for further injury (no sports and no “rough” play). So is socialization with their peers. Parents should also avoid waking their child up in the night to check on them since a lack of sleep, which is often the result of this outdated advice, might make their headache and mood worse. In short, protect your child, but still give them a chance to be a child.

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Posted on in Personal Injury

Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconsin accident lawyer, Wisconsin car crash lawyerTraumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, and contributes to almost one third of all injury deaths. According to the CDC, there are over 125 deaths every day in the United States in which traumatic brain injury was a factor, and those who survive a traumatic brain injury may face effects lasting a few days to major disabilities that may last the rest of their lives.

Everyone runs the risk of a traumatic brain injury, especially children and elderly people.  Traumatic brain injuries occur in many ways, and if you or a loved one has received a traumatic brain injury, you need a skilled personal injury attorney to pursue fair compensation on your behalf. Some of the ways traumatic brain injury can occur is by falling, in a motorcycle or car accident, through the use of defective products, or being hit by a projectile.

Traumatic brain injuries also can happen during childbirth. Brain injuries are often extremely difficult to detect, especially where all the damage occurs on the inside and there are no external lacerations or bruising to indicate there has been a trauma. Often the symptoms or effects of a brain injury do not arise until long after the incident that caused it took place, which adds another layer of difficulty to getting compensation by the responsible party or parties for your injury.

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Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconis accident lawyer, Wisconsin car crashe lawyerCommonly, when people are involved in automobile accidents, they inadvertently impair their legal rights by assuming they are not injured and making statements about this belief to police and witnesses. When you immediately tell people there is nothing wrong with you at the time of the accident, these statements can be used against you later on if you discover injuries after the accident and pursue legal action. Sometimes, injuries resulting from accidents display immediately, while others show up days or weeks later when you least expect it.

In 2012, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration  estimated that approximately 2.3 million people suffered injuries as a result of an automobile accident across the United States. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, approximately 28,000 individuals were involved in automobile accidents in Wisconsin in 2012. Many people walk away from accidents feeling happy to be alive. However, when the adrenaline wears off a few hours later, the pain may begin to set in.

Symptoms of Injuries Appearing after an Automobile Accident

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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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