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Our law firm handles personal injury cases on a contingent basis, affording everyone an equal opportunity to employ a strong advocate. Our attorneys charge a fee in the form of a percentage of the settlement we obtain for you.

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Cerebral palsy is a birth injury that occurs when the brain is injured before or during the birth process. In some cases, this injury is caused by naturally-occurring factors; however, many times cerebral palsy is caused by medical malpractice. If your infant has been injured by the actions of a medical provider, it is essential that you obtain the services of experienced cerebral palsy attorneys. They can help you to make important legal decisions during this difficult time, as well as help you to receive compensation for the medical bills and therapy needed to treat your child.

How Does Brain Damage Cause Cerebral Palsy?
The human brain requires a constant supply of oxygen that is supplied by red blood cells. When the blood flow, and therefore the oxygen supply, is cut off from the brain for any length of time, brain cells begin to weaken and die. The severity of brain damage incurred depends on how long the tissue is forced to go without oxygen. In the vast majority of cases, cerebral palsy is caused by this type of brain damage. Our attorneys can help determine whether the injury was caused by neglect or malpractice on the part of the doctors or other medical staff.

Cerebral palsy describes the physical manifestations of a brain injury sustained during birth. Depending on the severity of the injury, children may experience a loss of muscle control that ranges from twitching to an inability to walk or care for themselves. Although they result in similar physical characteristics, Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s palsy, and brachial plexus palsy are not related to brain injury and will be discussed on separate pages.

Once a child has cerebral palsy, the condition lasts a lifetime. As children grow, they may be able to take advantage of specialized therapies and medications designed to help them overcome their lack of muscle tone, and it’s important to remember that cerebral palsy cannot get worse with time.

If your child has cerebral palsy, the attorneys of our law firm urge you to read more about the different types of cerebral palsy and the promising treatments that are available to help your child succeed in life.

Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Muscle tone describes the “tightness” that the muscle is able to achieve when it flexes. A medium amount of muscle tone is desirable because it produces smooth, fluid movements. The brain of a person with cerebral palsy cannot properly regulate muscle tone.

In the case of spastic cerebral palsy, muscle tone is too tight, resulting in stiff movements. People with spastic cerebral palsy move jerkily and may have difficulty releasing objects being gripped in their hands. Nearly 50 percent of all people with cerebral palsy have the spastic variation, making it the most common type of cerebral palsy case brought to our attorneys.

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
Children with ataxic cerebral palsy have muscle tone that is very low – the opposite of spastic cerebral palsy. Much rarer than other forms of the condition, ataxic cerebral palsy causes balance and depth perception problems in affected children.

Many parents who seek representation from our cerebral palsy attorneys also report that their children tend to have shaky hands and need more time to complete detailed activities or projects.

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
Children with athetoid cerebral palsy have a hard time regulating the amount of tone in their muscles, meaning that they may have either high or low muscle tone without warning. Walking and even sitting upright can be very difficult for these children.

One of the most recognizable features of athetoid cerebral palsy is the tendency to make involuntary movements in the arms and legs and facial grimaces. These movements are very difficult to control; oftentimes, the child will have to use enormous concentration to achieve a task such as reaching for a toy.

It is estimated that about 20 percent of people with cerebral palsy experience the athetoid variety. Our attorneys can help you to determine the best legal course of action if your family has been affected by cerebral palsy. Contact our Law Group today for a consultation.

Mixed Cerebral Palsy
It is estimated that about 25 percent of children with cerebral palsy have one or more types, a condition known as mixed cerebral palsy. Our attorneys understand the difficulties of getting an accurate diagnosis in the case of mixed cerebral palsy, and want to reduce your stress level by helping you to negotiate your legal case as smoothly as possible.

No matter which kind of cerebral palsy your child has, it is your responsibility to explore every resource available to your child. If would like more information about cerebral palsy compensation, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of our Law Group today.

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Medical Malpractice
Perhaps no other type of personal injury case is as devastating as one arising from the neglect of a medical provider. We all place our trust in the education, training, and experience of our physicians. Unfortunately, even the most simple examinations, diagnosis, prescriptions, or operations can be (and regularly are) performed negligently by a medical provider, with dire consequences.
If you or a loved one is suffering due to the neglect of a physician or other medical provider, you need the help of Our Law Office. Our attorneys have both worked on the other side of medical malpractice cases, and have seen first-hand the tactics of negligent medical providers and their insurers and attorneys in attempting to stage a defense. Doctors and their insurers and attorneys are prepared to fight, and these cases are complex, involving medical experts, voluminous documentation, medical and scientific terminology and concepts, and extensive economic calculations. Medical malpractice cases are no joking matter. It isn’t “one call that’s all.” Make sure you choose a diligent and aggressive personal injury law firm like our law firm to prosecute your medical malpractice case. Whatever you do, don’t wait too long. A huge negative consequence of tort reform is that the amount of time someone who is the victim of medical malpractice has to enforce their rights is limited. It makes no sense that a car accident victim has a two-year statute of limitations in what are often simple matters, whereas a hugely complex medical case has only a one-year statute of limitations in some cases.
Time is of the essence in medical malpractice cases, so don’t wait another minute! Call Our Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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Sports and Recreational Injuries
Serious injuries aren’t limited to roadways, business premises, or the operating room. In fact, a huge percentage of injuries occur in ways you are least likely to suspect, and can encompass more than just simple negligence. Injuries in these areas can arise from defective products, intentional acts, or simple negligence. Even a relaxing trip to the lake can end in disaster through negligent operation of a boat or the intoxication of a boat or jet ski operator. Boat and jet skis are no less subject to negligent or defective manufacture than any other type of product. The same can be said for dirt bikes, four wheelers, and skate boards.
It is imperative that if you or a loved one have been injured in a boating or recreation accident, you hire attorneys who are familiar with these types of cases and have the experience and expertise necessary to identify and properly prosecute the responsible party, be it an individual or multi-national company.
Our consultations are free, and we can even come to you. Call us today for a free consultation.

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If you are injured at the fault of another person, you would need to hire a personal injury attorney who will investigate and preserve your claim. This is your only chance of getting the compensation that you deserve. When it comes to finding the best lawyer, there are a few tips that can help.

Experience
When it comes to hiring a personal injury attorney, it is important to hire someone with experience in this field. You need an attorney who has experience assessing the circumstances of an accident, and then investigating. You need someone who knows what to look for and where to look. They also need to be able to know what pieces of evidence will benefit the case.

Every state has laws and standards regarding negligence, contributory negligence, causation, assumption of the risk, statutes of limitation, and a variety of other laws. It takes an experienced attorney to build a case based on these laws.

It takes an experienced lawyer to know the proper venue for the type of accident that you were in. This can affect the amount of compensation that you would receive. For example, a slip and fall case would be filed in the state where the accident occurred. Unfortunately, not every case is that simple. If you were injured by a product while in your home that was manufactured in another state, the state where the suit would be filed can be complicated. An experienced attorney would be able to analyze the situation to protect your best interests.

If you hire a personal injury attorney without much experience, you are taking a serious chance on your case and your future. Before you hire an attorney, find out if they have handled cases similar to yours in the past. You should also look into their success rates and whether or not they are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Focus
In order for an attorney to accurately value the compensation for which you are entitled. Personal injury attorneys have certain skills when it comes to assessing the liability factor in the case, causation, and negligence. It is best to have an attorney whose practice focuses on personal injury. You may know an attorney is successful in real estate law, however, they won’t have the experience in personal injury that you will need to win your case.

Reputation
When it comes to hiring an attorney, you need one with a good reputation. A lawyer who has good relationships with insurance companies, other lawyers, and with the people in the courthouse where they practice will go a long way. It is important that your attorney is seen by the defendant and the court as someone who handles cases the right way.

Objectivity
It is important to have an attorney who can look at your case objectively. This is the best way to get the maximum compensation. You do not want to have an attorney who will be quick to settle for any amount, just to move on to the next client.

Personality
Personality is a huge factor when hiring a personal injury attorney. While your attorney will not become your new best friend, you want someone who will listen you your concerns, update you on the status of your case, and return calls in a reasonable amount of time.

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Anyone who has been in a car accident may need the services of a car injury attorney. These lawyers can help in recovering your losses due to the accident. They can also help you deal with the insurance companies, who are never out to help you, only themselves. By contacting a car injury attorney quickly after the accident, you give yourself the best chance of having a successful outcome in the resolving of your case, and to get the compensation you are owed.

The following is some vital information about hiring a car injury lawyer:

Why Do You Need One?

Sadly, car accidents happen every day. Most all of the personal injury claims filed within the U.S. are from accidents involving trucks, cars, or other types of motor vehicles. The damages from these types of accidents can range from minor ‘fender benders’ to totaled cars and injured people. Many times these are easily handled through the insurance companies. However, when they involved personal injury or fatalities, then legal representation is needed to see that the compensation is right. That’s why you need a car accident attorney.

Hiring an experience car accident lawyer will help ensure that your compensation is what you need and deserve. With personal injury accidents there can be costly medical expenses, car repairs, and lost wages. There are also situations when there are fatalities, and a car accident attorney can help you recover for losing a loved one. This is especially true if the accident involved drunk driving, speeding, or reckless driving. Your attorney will prove negligence on the side of the other party.

What You Need to Look For When Hiring a Car Accident Attorney:

These attorneys handle a broad range of issues that spring out of a car accident. It could be wrongful death, liability determination, destruction of property, or personal injury. When you look for your own legal representation you want to concentrate on the experience level of the lawyer, their commitment, specializations, and track record. Money should factor in as well.

Here are some things to look for:

Make sure your car injury lawyer is well versed in both state and national laws regarding transportation. They should be adept at dealing with insurance companies as well as healthcare companies. You want your attorney to be able to prepare and settle your case in a way that gets you the compensation you deserve. Always check reference and do some background checking.

Another tip is that the good attorneys will take your case on contingency. That means if they don’t win, they don’t get paid. They will study your case to determine if it has enough merit to take it on. You should make yourself aware of their fee structure to ensure that you come out with what you need as well, after the attorney fees have been paid.

When Should You Hire Your Car Injury Lawyer?

The sooner after the accident the better. There are usually deadlines for doing so that vary from one state to the next. Make sure if you think you have a case, to not drag your feet in contacting an attorney. The sooner the better.

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Now is the time to start being proactive about your personal injury claim. Ideally, this will help you find the best personal injury lawyer so that you can get an optimal outcome for your case. Read on to find out what you should do next in this important process.

Having a pre-existing condition doesn’t make you ineligible for compensation for any accidents that you are in. Discuss your medical history with a personal injury attorney. Make sure that your provider is aware of everything pertinent so that there are no unpleasant surprises in court.

When dealing with a personal injury case, you have to make certain that you are speaking with others who have gone through similar events in the past. Having a good lawyer will give you the best chance at getting a positive outcome for your case. You deserve the best personal injury attorney you can hire.

Never use personal injury lawyers that you have found through television ads. This is a very common mistake that injury victims often make. Lawyers like these are overwhelmed with clients and thus, your case will probably be handled in its entirety by paralegals, so it is important to research your options carefully. Failing to do your due diligence can result in a lot of wasted time and money.

Talk to your attorney and get answers to all of the questions that you currently have. You probably want to know more about this process and the legal fees it entails. Asking questions will help you feel more comfortable.

If you are hurt, speak with the authorities right away. If you get injured in the workplace, speak with your employer. If you are struck by a car, contact the police immediately.

It is important to know about the individual who caused you accident. It may be possible to make a claim based on multiple policy violations. Knowing your rights and the laws that pertain to your case is essential for winning a case without any legal help.

After having been involved in an accident, you will need to take legal action immediately in order to guard your right to receive compensation. Should you decide that you wish to file suit later on, a deadline that you didn’t even know existed may have passed. Thus, remember to connect with a seasoned and trustworthy personal injury attorney so that this professional can help you file a claim for compensation.

When attending a free consultation visit with a personal injury lawyer, make sure to carry copies of any important documents that pertain to your case. It will be necessary to have income loss statements, insurance documents, bills for any medical care that you have received and all other, relevant correspondence. It is not possible to have too much documentation.

After an injury accident has occurred, collect the names and phone numbers of all witnesses as quickly as you can. It may be possible for your attorney to contact these individuals and get information that supports your case. People might move or details of the event can become blurry with the passage of time, so it is important to get this done right away.

Whether or not you win your case is dependent upon whether or not you have the right lawyer and are knowledgeable about personal injury law and yourself. Research and prepare for your court appearance. This will increase your chances of getting an excellent outcome.

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Car Accidents

Anyone who has been in a car accident may need the services of a car injury attorney. These lawyers can help in recovering your losses due to the accident. They can also help you deal with the insurance companies, who are never out to help you, only themselves. By contacting a car injury attorney quickly after the accident, you give yourself the best chance of having a successful outcome in the resolving of your case, and to get the compensation you are owed.
The following is some vital information about hiring a car injury lawyer:
Why Do You Need One?
Sadly, car accidents happen every day. Most all of the personal injury claims filed within the U.S. are from accidents involving trucks, cars, or other types of motor vehicles. The damages from these types of accidents can range from minor ‘fender benders’ to totaled cars and injured people. Many times these are easily handled through the insurance companies. However, when they involved personal injury or fatalities, then legal representation is needed to see that the compensation is right. That’s why you need a car accident attorney.
Hiring an experience car accident lawyer will help ensure that your compensation is what you need and deserve. With personal injury accidents there can be costly medical expenses, car repairs, and lost wages. There are also situations when there are fatalities, and a car accident attorney can help you recover for losing a loved one. This is especially true if the accident involved drunk driving, speeding, or reckless driving. Your attorney will prove negligence on the side of the other party.
What You Need to Look For When Hiring a Car Accident Attorney:
These attorneys handle a broad range of issues that spring out of a car accident. It could be wrongful death, liability determination, destruction of property, or personal injury. When you look for your own legal representation you want to concentrate on the experience level of the lawyer, their commitment, specializations, and track record. Money should factor in as well.
Here are some things to look for:
Make sure your car injury lawyer is well versed in both state and national laws regarding transportation. They should be adept at dealing with insurance companies as well as healthcare companies. You want your attorney to be able to prepare and settle your case in a way that gets you the compensation you deserve. Always check reference and do some background checking.
Another tip is that the good attorneys will take your case on contingency. That means if they don’t win, they don’t get paid. They will study your case to determine if it has enough merit to take it on. You should make yourself aware of their fee structure to ensure that you come out with what you need as well, after the attorney fees have been paid.
When Should You Hire Your Car Injury Lawyer?
The sooner after the accident the better. There are usually deadlines for doing so that vary from one state to the next. Make sure if you think you have a case, to not drag your feet in contacting an attorney. The sooner the better.

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Finding A Lawyer

When you’re facing an especially serious and complicated injury claim, you need to find personal injury lawyer. Of course, you can’t get the help you need if you hire just any old lawyer. Try to find one with experience in personal injury claims, one you know you can trust to get an successful outcome.
Find Personal Injury Lawyer
There are different ways of getting referrals for finding your personal injury lawyer. After you have a few referrals, make sure you do some comparison shopping. Get together with several of your leads to discuss you claim and see how you feel about them. Go in prepared to reject and/or be rejected. A lot of lawyers won’t touch a case unless the recovery amount is to their benefit or if the facts of a claim are obscure.
Here are some good referral hunting places:
1) Friend and Acquaintances
Have a talk with your friends or your coworkers. Chances are some of them have had to use lawyers to represent them in their own claims. If they give you a good recommendation, then follow up on that. However, you should not let a good recommendation from a friend or coworker be the sole basis for hiring your attorney. People have different needs and are in different situations, only you can figure out if this attorney is best for you. Reserve judgment until you have discussed your case and feel comfortable working with the attorney you’re discussing it with.
2) Other Attorneys
Another great attorney hunting place is by asking an attorney you already know. Regardless of the kind of law they’re involved in, they know people and hear things that can be of benefit to you. They move in those circles. Again, you don’t want to just take their word for it, but they can give you an excellent lead.
3) Referral Services
Most of the local bar associations offer referral services. They arrange the names of available lawyers according to their specialties. The services of lawyers covers a very broad range of legal areas. There is also a broad range of quality levels in terms of referral services, some are just better than others. Before deciding on what referral service to use, ask about its qualifications and about how carefully they screen their lawyers.
One thing that might be missing from a lawyer referral service is the insight into a particular lawyer’s philosophy. Some are willing to become your legal coach and some are reluctant. Some are more aggressive than others. Always screen them yourself in person. Use the leads you can get but do your own screening and make your own decisions. This is how you find personal injury lawyer.

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Truck Accidents

Anyone who has been injured as the result of a truck accident, whether they were the driver of that truck or of the other vehicle, may be entitled to compensation for those injuries. Other parties like pedestrians or bicyclists may also be due compensation. You have the right to a legal claim against the parties at fault, even if in some way you are partially responsible.
The subject of ‘accident liability’ is sometimes a very complicated one. It is always a wise move to contact truck accident attorneys in these situations, to find out what your options are. You should try to find one with experience in these kinds of cases and that has a good track record to boot.
Suing When Partially at Fault
There are times when you may be able to sue even if you had some degree of responsibility for the truck accident. There are some states that follow a ‘comparative negligence’ theory, which gauges how much each party involved was actually responsible. They assess their level of liability. Experienced truck accident attorneys know exactly how to represent you in cases like this.
Determining Who is Responsible
Many people involved in truck accidents are unaware of who the responsible parties are. That’s why it is crucial that you have proper representation and everyone involved stays under close scrutiny until it has been thoroughly investigated. Finding out who is responsible and at what level is vital to the outcome of the lawsuit.
The most obvious parties to bear responsibility will be the drivers. However, there are extenuating circumstances that can put more blame on another party who was just there but not driving. Everything that took place prior to the accident must be investigated and evaluated.
There can also be other guilty parties involved that you don’t think of or see immediately like –
Employers
Trucking Companies
Government Entities
Contractors
Insurance Companies
Vehicle Manufacturers
A good truck accident lawyers will be able to help you find all of these potentially liable defendants to help ensure you get the maximum compensation for any injuries you suffer.
Your Best Legal Strategy
There are other options available than just filing a suit in court. Lots of cases get settled out of court. Many go into mediation or arbitration. These strategies do have their benefits and can save a lot of headaches as well as money spent on going through the court system. Good truck accident attorneys know all the avenues to pursue and which ones are the best for you and your situation. So don’t waste time contacting one as soon as you can after your accident.

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Personal Injury Attorney

The penalties for driving without valid car insurance is quite significant in many states. The penalties become even more severe, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and are not in possession of the required insurance. In such an instance you would need to contract the services of a personal injury attorney to provide a defense on your behalf. Additional information is provided below.

If You Reside in a No-Fault Insurance State
When last counted, there was a total of 12 states that were following the “no-fault” car insurance system.
In this kind of state, when an individual is injured in a car accident, they would usually seek compensation from their personal car insurance coverage. In very rare situations, the injured party would file a lawsuit, and go outside of the boundaries of the no-fault system.
If you happen to reside in a no-fault state and are the person at fault in an accident, and have no insurance, you cannot be named as a defendant in a lawsuit by the other driver, neither can they seek compensation from you. This will be possible only in certain circumstances where the injuries are deemed to be of a “serious” or “significant” nature, as defined by the state, or in situations where medical expenses are in excess of a specific amount, such as $20,000. Should a lawsuit be filed against you, any damages that you are required to pay to the injured person will be out of your own finances, since you would be without insurance. At this point you may have to contract the services of a lawyer, unless you want to provide your own defense. You will not be able to offer the defense that you are unable to pay the specified amount. A judgment will be entered against you, once you are found to be liable and deemed to be responsible for payment of the other driver’s damages.
What If I Live in a Tort State?
The majority of states do not follow the “no-fault” insurance system and are referred to as “tort” states. If you are the person who causes a car accident that results in injury to another person, in those states you can be sued for all the damages suffered by the person from the car accident. The costs could include lost wages, property damage, medical bills as well as any physical or mental pain and suffering. In the absence of an automobile liability insurance policy, you will be held personally responsible for the payment of these damages to the injured person. This means that you will have be make payment out of your pocket. If the other driver is successful in obtaining a judgment against you after the case is tried, there are several options that they can pursue to ensure that they get some or all of the judgment due to them. This could include the garnishing of your wages. Get more information about Collecting a Judgment.
What If the Other Driver Caused the Car Accident?
If another driver is the cause of the accident and you suffer injury, what may be recoverable from the other driver might be restricted, if you did not have your own car insurance.
Many states have a rule referred to as “No Pay, No Play.” The compensation due to you in these states for your injuries is limited, if you are not the holder of valid automobile insurance at the time the accident occurred. While being able to get reimbursement for your medical bills, you will not be able to recover “non-economic” damages such as compensation for any pain and suffering.
The rationale used for this rule is that you should not be able to claim the full benefits of another person’s insurance, if you have not secured the required auto insurance for yourself. The most recent list of “No Pay, No Play” states include the following:
Alaska
California
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Michigan
New Jersey
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
Penalties for Driving Without Car Insurance
If you do not possess valid insurance and are involved in a car accident, you may also be subject to criminal or administrative penalties. Fines in almost every state can amount to hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. The Department of Motor Vehicles also imposes penalties, that may include suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, which could extend for a period of a few months to one year.

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Car Accident – Most Common Injuries

Driving related injuries can be ruthless. When a car crashes, there is no telling which part of the human body can get injured. Injury could be anywhere from head to toe. Sometimes, injury can be internal too. Let’s have a look at the common car accident injuries.
Brain injuries
Goes without saying, brain injuries can be critical and long lasting. A severe blow to the head can actually damage the brain and cause an injury known as TBI. In mild cases, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can heal on its own within a matter of few weeks. However, patients with severe TBI can experience severe damage to critical functions such as eyesight, memory, concentration, speech and emotional control.
Injury to the eye during a crash can cause temporary or permanent blindness. Some people end up with partial blindness. Likewise, injury to the ear can result in complete loss of hearing. Loss of teeth, jaw fractures and ugly facial marks are some of the other injuries that one can experience during a car accident.
Back and neck injuries
One of the most commonly experienced injuries to the neck and back during a car crash is Whiplash. It’s generally caused due to high impact on the neck and back. The neck stretches and quickly regains its original position. Since this happens at a high impact at the time of the car crash, it leads to Whiplash. This injury can damage several vital body organs such as ligaments, vertebrae and the spinal cord itself. In some cases, the car crash victim can end up being paralyzed. Neck and back injuries can be extremely painful even if you do not suffer from Whiplash. In worst case scenario, a broken neck during an accident can cause death.
Chest injuries
Difficulty in breathing or pain that starts almost immediately after a car wreck may suggest that internal chest organs such as heart, lungs or blood vessels may have got damaged. A forceful blow on the chest during a severe car accident can lead to broken ribs, particularly without a seat belt in place at the time of driving. While airbags can come to the rescue, minor fractures and injuries can still take place. A rupture or muscle tear around the rib cage can occur due to the blunt impact. A blow to the back of the chest can lead to injured kidneys.
Abdominal and Pelvis injuries
Injuries to abdominal and pelvis is common during motor vehicle accidents. The kidneys and livers are more prone to injuries during front and side impact. Injuries to these crucial body organs can be severe.
Knee and leg injuries
A car smash can cause great degree of pain on the knees and legs. From minor wounds to major fractures, the impact of the crash and body positioning at the time of the car crash determines the severity of the injury. Knees if abruptly twisted are prone to tear that can take a long time to heel.
Foot injuries
Ankles, toes and feet can get fractured during a car accident. In some cases, they may get sprained. Foot injuries are common with two wheeler vehicles. On an obvious level, a person seated closer to the point of impact is likely to get injured more.
It goes without saying, a major accident can have devastating effects on your life. You can end up with a huge pile of medical bills. Not to forget the fact that you won’t be able to work during the healing period. While you can take help from top personal injury lawyers to win over a car crash feud, the emotional effects of a car accident can be extremely difficult to bear.

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