Youth Football Linked to Cognitive Problems in Adulthood

On September 19th, researchers at the Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center put out a study that might influence the way parents view youth athletics. According to the paper, published in the prestigious Translational Psychiatry, people who played sports before the age of 12 are more likely to suffer from behavioral and mood disorders […]

Calculating the Worth of Your Slip and Fall Claim

Slip and fall accidents are extraordinarily common. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, senior citizens fell 29 million times resulting in 7 million injuries. To make matters worse, this ended up costing a total of $31 billion in Medicare costs. Additionally, slip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of […]

How to Gain Compensation For a Back Injury: When You Can and Can’t Sue

Back injuries are among the most debilitating injuries anyone can sustain. Whether your injury is a ruptured disk or a fractured vertebrae, it is likely that you will suffer from pain, restricted movement and expensive medical treatment. For that reason, it is important to understand when and how you can determine if you are owed […]

Back and Neck Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Most back and neck injuries that are caused by car accidents result from damage to one or more of the spinal discs, known to doctors as intervertebral discs. A spinal disc is a hard, fibrous disc, filled with a gel-like substance called the nucleus, that fits in between the vertebrae.  The fact that disc damage […]

Non-Concussion Injuries in Football

Concussions have been getting most of the attention lately, when it comes to football injuries. It can be easy to forget that other types of football injuries can be very serious, and sometimes fatal. Traumatic injuries, such as spinal cord and knee injuries, are difficult to eliminate in contact sports, but can be minimized with […]

4 Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

More than 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death to the motorcyclist, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The importance of wearing the proper gear cannot be overstated. Helmets get the most press, but you also need the right gloves, jackets, pants, and boots to protect your entire body. Here […]

Ejection from a Vehicle

One of the most dangerous scenarios, in a car accident, is occupant ejection from the vehicle. Seat belts help to prevent ejection, but a defective seat belt and other vehicle defects can lead to ejection of belted occupants. Similarly, child car seats help to prevent ejection infants and toddlers, but if the seat is not […]

Motorcycle Accident Spinal Cord Injuries

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) motorcycle accidents are the second leading cause of spinal cord injury. The cost of living with a spinal cord injury varies according to the level and severity of injury, but even for those with minimal impairment, the lifetime cost will typically be over $1million. Motorcycle […]

I was Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident While Shopping. Am I Entitled to Compensation?

If you were injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident while out shopping, you may have a case, even if you were not inside a store when you fell. Business and property owners have a duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions, under premises liability. Slip and fall injuries can be very […]