Category: Catastrophic Injuries

Concussion Settlement Amount
March 9, 2020 / Catastrophic Injuries

Concussion Settlement Amount

If you’ve been injured in a fall, workplace accident or car crash, you may be wondering what your concussion settlement amount might be. This can be a challenging question because a concussion settlement amount depends on a variety of factors, including the seriousness of an injury, the number of people injured, whether anyone died, whether the defendant was grossly negligent in causing the accident, and the skill level of your concussion injury lawyer. Generally, the more serious and life-threatening the injury, the higher the settlement amount. To learn more about what your concussion claim might be worth, call a concussion injury lawyer today to discuss the particulars of your case. The attorneys at Stephenson Rife have handled h[...]


What’s the Average Payout for a Head Injury?
February 5, 2020 / Catastrophic Injuries

What’s the Average Payout for a Head Injury?

WHETHER IT’S A CONCUSSION, MEMORY LOSS, LOSS OF SIGHT AND SPEECH, OR A CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY THAT LEAVES A PERSON IN A WHEELCHAIR, COURTS CAN AWARD SIGNIFICANT DAMAGES FOR HEAD INJURIES. There’s nothing as frightening or devastating as a head injury caused by a car crash, work accident or other event that leaves a person unable to function in a career or even unable to walk.  Because head injuries can be so severe and life altering, courts can be sympathetic toward personal injury cases brought by parties who have been damaged.  Courts understand that not only has the plaintiff been incapacitated, but if they were the primary breadwinners, then their spouse and children are also faced with living in reduced circumstances. If[...]


How Burn Injuries Happen In Our Homes — and How to Stop Them
April 22, 2019 / Catastrophic Injuries

How Burn Injuries Happen In Our Homes — and How to Stop Them

The kitchen is the heart of the home, a place of good smells, warmth, and bonding over delicious meals. It’s also a place where every day you work with fire, hot water, and steam — a danger zone for your and your children’s skin. A burn can be minor and treatable at home or far more serious, requiring hospitalization and a long recovery period. The most severe burns can even lead to death. But by following a few easy-to-implement safety measures, it is possible to minimize the risk of burns — in the kitchen and elsewhere in the house — and keep your family out of harm’s way. Children Are at a High Risk for Burns Kids love to help mom and dad in the kitchen, whether it’s making cookies or tonight’s dinner. Sadly, young peop[...]


How to File a Brain Injury Claim
January 3, 2019 / Catastrophic Injuries

How to File a Brain Injury Claim

Brain injuries can create lifelong disabilities. They can prevent you from working, impair your ability to think, change your personality, result in emotional problems, impair you physically and cause chronic pain. If you’ve suffered a brain injury because of the negligence or an intentional act of another party, you may have legal rights to compensation. We know the process of how to file a brain injury claim can be difficult. Let us help you through the process. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal brain function. There were about 2.8 million [...]


April 5, 2018 / Catastrophic Injuries

Preventing Catastrophic Injuries in Youth Sports

Play Hard, but Play Safely If you have kids, it's likely that you spend time sitting on bleachers, watching them play and cheering them on. Sports are undeniably good for kids—for their bodies, their minds, and their overall social development. Athletics are one way to battle our modern society’s increasing tendency to spend time lounging in front of a screen. However, growing children are especially vulnerable to injury, more so than adults. While we have started talking more about traumatic brain injuries in football, for example, much of the attention has been focused on professionals. Did you know that high school football players are twice as likely as college players to sustain a head injury? And that 1 in 10 college players end [...]


January 26, 2018 / Catastrophic Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures

Injuries to the spinal cord are not terribly rare or unusual; they occur at an average rate of approximately 48 per day in the U.S., or 17,500 per year. (This figure does not count those who do not survive the accident that causes the SCI.) Many types of accidents can produce spinal cord injuries (SCIs). The top cause of SCIs is vehicular crashes; often, collisions result from negligent behaviors such as DUI or distraction. If negligence on the part of others is involved in your injury situation, you may have an actionable claim for which you should consider locating an experienced, compassionate personal injury attorney. When seeking medical information, accuracy counts; we suggest you find the information you need here. All statistics, u[...]


January 23, 2018 / Catastrophic Injuries

Burn Injury Treatment and Expenses

Serious burn injuries are rife with complications—some physical and medical, some psychological, some financial. A severely burned injury victim can end up permanently disabled and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If the burn injury occurred because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may have an actionable lawsuit for lost income and other damages. The number of those burned because of workplace accidents runs well into the thousands. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 16,000 injuries were reported for 2013 because of industrial mishaps that created thermal burns. From 2000 to 2013, injuries serious enough to cause lost time at work happened to approximately 32,000 workers. Burn Injuri[...]


March 7, 2017 / Catastrophic Injuries

New Burn Treatments Make the News

If you end up suffering from a nasty burn at some point, you might be glad to know that burn treatments have undergone some recent advances. These new therapies include temporary dressings, ointments, new kinds of grafts, and something called a SkinGun. Facts about Burns Most burns happen at home, and cooking is the biggest cause of fires in the home, followed by heating sources such as space heaters and wood stoves. But something you might not know is that the workplace is the second-likeliest place you can be burned. Close to half a million people—450,000—seek hospital and ER burn treatment every year, according to the American Burn Association. This number doesn’t include the many more people who seek help from community health ce[...]


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