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PERSONAL INJURY: Make The Most Of Your Doctor's Appointments

For whatever reason, people get intimidated when going to doctor’s offices and they forget to tell their doctors about all of their issues, they’re unwilling to ask follow-up questions, or they’re flustered and forget what the doctor says.  This is a threat to your health, but if you’re a personal injury victim, it also has…

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Brain Injury Basics: What Is Cognitive Rehab?

Cognitive problems are the most common lingering symptoms of those who have made a good recovery from a traumatic brain injury.  Fortunately, cognitive rehabilitation can at least help reduce some of these problems. Cognitive rehabilitation is training for the brain and for the victim of a brain injury.  Depending on the extent of your brain…

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Brain Injury Basics: Brain Injuries In Children

Brain injuries are devastating in children. Today, traumatic brain injuries remain the leading cause of both death in children. For those children lucky enough to survive, an early brain injury can have life-long consequences.  Brain injuries often affect a child’s ability to learn even years after the injury.   Young victims are particularly vulnerable because most…

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Brain Injury Basics: Causes of Brain Injuries

A common argument that we hear from insurance companies is that our client’s brain injury couldn’t have been caused by the accident because the client’s head didn’t hit anything.  That is a fallacy.    It is true that most head injuries are caused by a trauma to the head.  For example, in a car wreck, the victim’s…

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Brain Injury Basics: Symptoms of Brain Injuries

If you think you or a loved one has sustained a head injury, it’s critical to know potential symptoms of brain injuries. Knowing the symptoms can help you understand when a brain injury is possible so that you know to speak to your doctor about it.  A 2003 Centers For Disease Control report to Congress…

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Brain Injury Basics — New Series

Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to help a number of clients who have suffered brain injuries in various types of accidents.  After speaking to some recent clients, one of their biggest frustrations is that it’s difficult to find easy to understand information about brain injuries, brain injury treatment, and brain injury prognosis.  As a…

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Don't Be Penny Wise – Pound Foolish — Why You Need An Injury Attorney

Yesterday’s Austin American Statesman had a story about the government’s efforts to condemn (purchase) land on the US-Mexico border for construction of the border wall.  It follows the story of Teofilo Flores, who accepted the government’s $1,650 offer for a slice of his backyard.  That didn’t seem like a bad deal until Mr. Flores learned…

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Injured? Learn About Your Condition

A constant issue I hear from personal injury clients is that doctors often do a poor job communicating with patients about the patients’ injuries and their course of care. But with the internet, there are a number of ways for clients to learn about their injuries and treatment themselves.  It is the internet, so some…

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We Can Learn About Head Injuries From The NHL

Like many of you, I’ve never been to a hockey game.  But despite that, we have much we can learn from the National Hockey League. You see.  The NHL has a concussion problem. The NHL’s most recognizable player is young star Sidney Crosby.  But last January, Sid the Kid took a high hit and sustained…

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