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How Do You Know If You Have Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

While a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has features which can be quickly diagnosed with an MRI or CT scan, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury can occur with just a jolt to the head, or collision with an object, and MRI and CAT scans are often normal. How do you know if you might have MTBI? Confusion that comes and goes, disorientation, or impaired consciousness Dysfunction [ MORE » ]
How Do You Know If You Have Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Cause Real and Long-Lasting Damage

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is estimated to affect 1.6 million people in the United States each year [in 1991], and of these, 75% are classified as mild TBI (MTBI) [2003]. Many people with MTBI have difficulty returning to routine, daily activities and may be unable to return to work for many weeks or months. In addition to the human toll of these injuries, MTBI [ MORE » ]
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Cause Real and Long-Lasting Damage
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Suing a City or Government is a Tricky Process

For many situations, government is immune from suit. There are a few exceptions such as state worker’s torts (causing harm) while on the job. Section 50-21-23 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) Limited waiver of sovereign immunity: (a) The state waives its sovereign immunity for the torts of state officers and employees while acting within the scope of their official duties or [ MORE » ]
Suing a City or Government is a Tricky Process
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Broken Water Meter Covers & How to Sue a City

You might assume that if there is a problem that causes injuries that are widespread, it would be addressed and the problem solved. You’d think that it can cost more money to undergo lawsuits and simple thing like covering a water meter is less costly than repairing a person. It doesn’t always work out that way. When a local government and/or business is not [ MORE » ]
Broken Water Meter Covers & How to Sue a City
Posted in Uncategorized, Civil Litigation

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Cruise Line Slip & Fall

The Prime issues to surmount when approaching a lawsuit with a cruise liner are; Statute of Limitations, Forum Selection, Choice of Law and Jurisdictional Issues. (SOURCE) Injuries on cruise ships and common carriers are handled in a different manner than injury claims on land which are dealt with via tort law. Even though cruise ship operators can use maritime or admiralty law, they are [ MORE » ]
Cruise Line Slip & Fall
Posted in Slip and Fall Accidents, Maritime

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CONSIDERING A DUI LAWSUIT

According to the CDC “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” All 50 states in the US and Puerto Rico now apply two statutory offenses to driving under the influence of alcohol. Known as Driving [ MORE » ]
CONSIDERING A DUI LAWSUIT
Posted in Uncategorized, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Car Accidents

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