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Head Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident

Nov 15, 2020 - News by

According to statistics, there are more automobile drivers than motorcycle riders on the road. While weather conditions often prohibits bike riding, injuries and deaths due to motorcycle accidents are up in the United States. One of the most common injuries that motorcycle riders and passengers sustain is traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sometimes, motorcycle accident injuries cannot be prevented; however, there are several precautions that riders can take to avoid a brain injury from a bike wreck. Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injuries from motorcycle accidents can be life-shattering. In the most serious cases, the accident victims who suffer these injuries may face physical, emotional, and social disabilities that will last for the rest of their lives. Effects of traumatic brain injuries can include paralysis, seizures, loss of motor abilities, and loss of memory. Victims may experience concentration loss and cannot return to work. Such devastation can cause anxiety, depression, and mood swing disorders. Minor motorcycle accidents usually cause scrapes, cuts, or broken bones. The time and cost of repairing such injuries pale to how much motorcycle accident victims pay for traumatic brain injuries. Financial burdens can be overwhelming for these victims. They have to pay for hospitalization, medication, and rehabilitation. Sometimes, they must pay for permanent medical care at home or be placed in a long-term care facility. How You Can Avoid a Traumatic Brain Injury from a Motorcycle Accident Helmets: Your best defense against getting a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle wreck is a helmet. According to […]

High Medical Bills after a Car Accident

Nov 9, 2020 - News by

When you are injured in a car accident, your medical bills will undoubtedly inconvenience you at the least and could possibly be financially damaging to you and your family. Most people rely upon the insurance settlement to help them pay for their medical expenses. An important thing to realize is that the insurance company only offers the minimum amount to get an injured accident victim to settle. They try to pay as little as possible, so they can still profit as a business. You need compensation for all of your losses as related to the accident, but these losses will be more than the insurance company is willing to pay. Because of this huge gap between what you deserve for your damages and the insurance company’s likely offer, it is best to have an aggressive Phoenix car accident lawyer on your side. The law firm of Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law will fight to gain the highest possible settlement for your injuries. Statistics of Medical Bills After an Auto Accident The Insurance Research Council (IRC) conducted a study called the Auto Injury Insurance Claims Study. The resulting report reflects that medical expenses after auto accident injury are increasing more rapidly than the rate of inflation. From 2007 to 2012, expenses for medical care, lost wages and other injury-related out-of-pocket costs grew eight percent among those paid through personal injury protection claims.  There was a four percent increase in bodily injury claimant payouts. ISO, a Verisk Analytics organization, reported that in 2013 auto […]

Pedestrian Injuries From Being Hit By A Car

Oct 26, 2020 - News by

Anytime a pedestrian is hit by a car there is a good chance that they are going to sustain an assortment of injuries. While some injuries might not be that serious, others could be life-threatening. Even if the person is doing nothing more than backing out of their driveway, there is a good chance that the injuries sustained are going to be significant. However, that chance of being severely injured is going to rise tremendously if the vehicle was traveling at a significant rate of speed. According to the CDC, over 150,000 people were treated for injuries at the hospital for crossing the street in 2013. Close to 5,000 people were fatally wounded. That averages out to one death every 2 hours across the US. According to the Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law team, an injury lawyer from Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law, Pedestrians that have been hit by a car can end up experiencing injuries to their abdomen, chest, extremities, and head. There are a number of factors that come into play when determining the severity of the injuries, such as how fast the driver was going, what type of vehicle they were driving, where they were hit and how old the pedestrian is. Some of the more common injuries sustained from pedestrian accidents are: Head trauma Internal bleeding Pelvic injury Spinal injury Fractures Death Internal injury Recovery can often be a long and drawn-out process. The intense pain of recovery coupled with the rise of medical costs can leave […]

The Difference Between a Settlement and a Lawsuit

Sep 23, 2020 - News by

The time after an accident can be very confusing. You have to decide what to do next regarding your expenses and damages. According to principles of tort law, if an injury is caused due to another party’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for the damages suffered as a result of that negligence. Accident victims have a choice between settling a case or pursuing a lawsuit against whomever is responsible for injuries. Understanding how this process works in personal injury cases can help in making the best decision for your case. Retaining Legal Help It is always best to gain the help and advice of a lawyer as early in your personal injury case as possible. This means that you should call an attorney promptly after a car accident or other incident from which you sustain injuries. By talking to a lawyer early in the process, you can learn more about your legal rights and how to gain the compensation you need for costs incurred and damages suffered. Having an injury lawyer on your side early also helps to prevent you from making any mistakes that may negatively affect your case. Examples of such mistakes include making statements to the defendant that can later be used against you. Personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in personal injury claims that include: Auto accidents Slip and falls Premises liability Defective products Medical malpractice Other personal injury cases Filing a Claim The victim must often file a claim against the defendant’s insurance provider. If […]

10 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Deny Your Injury Claim

Sep 4, 2020 - News by

Most people believe that insurance companies exist to help injured people through payment of claims. This could not be farther from the truth. The reality is that insurance companies exist to profit, just like any other business. Insurance Companies May Try to Push You Around, Let Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Push Back Harder. Insurance Adjusters Are Not Your Friend When an accident occurs due to another party’s negligence and you are seriously injured or a loved one is killed, you expect that the insurance company will reach out to you regarding your claim. This is true for the following types of accidents: Auto accident Premises accident Product liability Dog bite Medical malpractice Other accident involving someone else’s negligence Insurance adjusters do reach out quickly, but not to help you. They act so fast because they want to get through to you before you have had time to think about your accident, related expenses, or hiring an injury lawyer. They want to resolve the issue before you have had time to realize the extent of injuries you have suffered. Adjusters are hired for their personality. They are often engaging, conversational and approachable. They may seem friendly and concerned about you, but do not be fooled. The last thing they care about is your condition or well-being. They are not there to help you or your situation. They work exclusively to maintain the best interests of the company that employs them. Ten Most Common Tricks Used By Insurance Adjusters to Deny Your […]

10 Tips to Maximize the Outcome of your Car Accident Claim

Nov 19, 2016 - News by

A car accident is a traumatic experience that can leave victims physically and emotionally scarred for a long time. If you were injured in the car accident due to the negligence of another party, you must make them pay for their careless or reckless behavior. Car accident claims help victims acquire financial reimbursement of their damages, including costs of property repair/replacement, medical expenses, and lost wages. Bankruptcy Attorney in Birmingham, AL, states that people who do not pursue legal action to attain compensation are often driven to bankruptcy under the burden of growing debt. All things considered, reaching a fair settlement with the liable party’s insurance provider is no easy task. Insurance agents will exercise all sorts of tactics to reject your petition or reduce the payout as much as possible. Follow these ten tips to maximize the outcome of your car accident claim: 1.     Get the Police Involved You need to think and act smart, starting from the time of the accident. Ignore anyone who tells you not to involve the police, as the absence of a police report will drastically reduce your eligibility for claiming compensation. Make sure that the police are immediately called for at the accident scene, so they can conduct a thorough investigation; also, do not forget to obtain a copy of the police report. 2.     Collect Supportive Evidence Apart from the police report, gather all other plausible evidence to support your case. This may include photos/videos of the accident scene, your injuries, vehicles involved, […]

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