A car or truck accident can be the cause of a brain injury. This can be because of the way the vehicle is structured. When your head is jostled or moved side to side a concept called coup contrecoup can cause damage to your brain. Then there are the symptoms of a brain injury...Read More
Why are Parents of Newborns Outraged with Maryland Hospitals?
When a child receives a traumatic brain injury during birth due to a medical professional’s negligence, the parents are outraged and their worlds are shattered. Parents of newborns who experience traumatic brain injuries will watch their child experience a wide range of psychological, physical and cognitive disabilities. Many of these disabilities are long...Read More
What is Stopping Congress from Funding TBI Research and Treatment for Children?
Brain Injury Lawyers Call for Action in Washington, D.C.One of the main problems with public awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is that it is a largely invisible disease. If one cannot see the symptoms manifest physically, it may be easy to ignore the real struggles... Read More
How Do I Tell If My Child Has A Brain Injury?
“It's peace. It's joy. It's everything,” said the 23-year-old traumatic brain injury victim about to embark on a 3,100-mile hike. “When you're on the trail, it's just you and Mother Nature.” She suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing water polo as a teenager. Since her...Read More
Construction Worker Died after Sustaining Traumatic Brain Injury on Thanksgiving Day
According to WJLA, Thanksgiving Day was a day of tragedy for one family, now grieving the death of a 56-year-old construction worker who was fatally injured on November 28 at a job site in Silver Spring. "He'd fallen in a very strange and freak accident," explained Lieutenant Michael Hartnett of the Montgomery County Police Department....Read More
Victim Receives $14 Million Brain Injury Verdict
In 2010, a Virginia man was driving a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon when the vehicle left the road and collided with a tree. The side airbags failed to deploy. Zachary Duncan sustained a traumatic brain injury in the accident, and a recent jury verdict blamed the airbag...Read More
Demonstration Shows Shocking Effects of Pedestrian Accidents
Transportation officials from Washington, D.C., and Maryland held a demonstration to show how dangerous it is to speed through areas with lots of pedestrian traffic. The officials blocked off a street, set up a dummy at the end of the street, and simulated different scenarios that could lead to Read More
Brain Injury and Car Crashes: Level 1 Trauma Centers are Vital
Federal officials consider traumatic brain injury (TBI) a serious public health problem in the United States. Brain injuries lead to thousands of deaths and cases of permanent disability every year across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The level of...Read More
Welcome to Brain Injury Awareness Month
Did you know that, according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), approximately 1.7 million people suffer a brain injury every year in the United States? That alarming number resulted in March becoming Brain Injury Awareness month across the country. What the BIAA hopes to accomplish...Read More
Here’s How to Stay Safe on Your Bicycle Commute
With warmer weather on its way, you might be thinking about commuting to work on your bicycle throughout the Maryland area. Some car insurance companies even offer lower rates for bicycle commuters because it means fewer miles traveled in the car. Cyclists also feel the savings in their wallets by avoiding the high gas...Read More