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Can your personality change after a brain injury?

Even if a person in California has been fortunate enough to survive a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, loved ones often find that their friend or family member has changed afterward, particularly in personality or temperament. The consequences of a traumatic event can have repercussions for many years to come, including changing the person who has survived the event.

The reality of rail travel safety

Recent commuter train accidents may have left commuters a bit wary of train travel. It is scary to think about what happens when a train derails and how seriously passengers can get injured in such an accident. This may leave people wondering just how safe it actually is to travel by train. When looking at the options in California, people may be surprised at where trains actually rank. According to Fortune, rail travel is a relatively safe option. 

Do post-accident headaches mean much more?

California residents who survive an auto accident without much more than a slight headache are likely to feel grateful that they got off without serious injury. However, there are reasons to be cautious, even suspicious, of even mild head pain following an automobile accident. In fact, a headache could be a sign that you have suffered a far worse injury.

What are the catastrophic injury risks in high school sports?

In California, thousands of kids play high school sports each year. Some sports come with more risks than others. Specifically, contact sports, such as football, can put your child at risk for a catastrophic injury that could change his or her life. Getting educated about the risks can help you to keep your child safe and possibly avoid such injuries.

Common injuries you may receive if a drunk driver hits you

Car accidents in California are nothing to make light of. Some incidents that occur are hard for drivers to avoid. But the accidents that are caused by drunk drivers usually have a major impact on unsuspecting motorists and their passengers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.8 percent of motorists in the state admit to driving while impaired in the last month. People who are fortunate enough to survive this type of incident often face continuous struggles with their health, finances and other areas of their lives. 

Tips for coping with sudden loss of sight

Injuries directly to the eyes and some head injuries may lead to a loss of vision. Those who find themselves suddenly without sight may be afraid and concerned about their future in California. It can be difficult to adjust to life without sight because it is such an important sense that is relied upon everyday. However, it is possible to live a full and happy life without being able to see. 

Complications associated with spinal cord injuries

If you have ever suffered a spinal cord injury in California, you probably have some idea of just how debilitating and long-lasting the effects of your injury can be. Spinal cord injuries occur when the cord itself or the nerves at the end of the spinal cord suffer damage, which can cause permanent issues and a range of related complications. At Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP, we have a firm understanding of the types of complications that can arise from spinal cord injuries, and we have assisted many clients whose quality of life suffered as a result of such injuries.

What are the types and levels of Brain injuries?

Brain injuries are a very serious medical condition. Even very minor Brain injuries require medical care and attention. It is difficult to assess injuries to the brain because they cannot be seen in most cases without using special equipment. In addition, some conditions do not produce symptoms that speak to the seriousness of the injury. In any case, if you have been diagnosed with a Brain injury, it is important to understand what it means and how severe your injury is.

Amputations and the legal repercussions

While a large majority of amputations in the United States are related to vascular disease such as diabetes, a substantial number of amputations are due to a catastrophic injury. Whether it is the loss of a finger or lower limb, an amputation can make the smallest of tasks burdensome. California court systems may compensate those who have undergone amputations for various medical expenses and physical and emotional suffering.  

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