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Among the worst injuries a person may suffer is a “broken neck,” a fracture in the cervical vertebra. It may result in irreversible paralysis or death.
The C1 and C2 vertebrae are the top two of seven vertebrae in the cervical spine. Depending upon their severity, these types of spinal cord injury are categorized as complete … Continue Reading
Low back fracture injuries often arise from high-energy events such as car and truck crashes. We have seen hundreds of them in decades of personal injury law practice.
3d render human spine anatomy with pain symptoms – back view – Grayscale Image
A fracture of a vertebra in the low back (lumbar) region causes back pain, often … Continue Reading
Syringomyelia and Chiari malformations are relatively rare, closely related, neurological conditions that may be congenital but also may be caused or severely aggravated by trauma in an accident such as head or neck injury an automobile collision. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computer tomography) scans are essential to the diagnosis of both.
Physicians accustomed to … Continue Reading
For decades, I have represented the victims of catastrophic car and truck crashes. The most seriously hurt among them, with brain and spinal cord injuries, owed their survival in the days and weeks after injury to treatment in trauma centers and Intensive Care Units (ICU). Only later were they even eligible to benefit from excellent … Continue Reading
In catastrophic truck crashes that kill or catastrophically injury innocent people, the root cause of the tragedy is often not the momentary carelessness of a truck driver. Rather, the root cause is very often the systemic mismanagement by a company that puts behind the wheel of an 80,000 bomb a person who never should have … Continue Reading
When my children were riding a bus to elementary school every day, like most parents I trusted the school bus driver to deliver them safely to school and back to our neighborhood. Usually that is what happens as school buses are generally considered the safest means of transporting children to and from school.
But occasionally children … Continue Reading
No matter how many years a lawyer has practiced, there is no end to the need for exposure to bright new ideas from the best lawyers around the United States.
Over the past year, I had the opportunity to serve as chair of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section of the American Association … Continue Reading
Most of us today carry cell phones in our pockets with more processing power than the computers aboard the Apollo moon missions. Frequent news reports illustrate the dangers of thoughtless use of smartphones and social media. It has ensnared politicians and celebrities, sometimes crashing promising careers. This technology has created similar hazards for both plaintiffs and … Continue Reading
Our personal injury clients often give us great inspiration with their fortitude and positive spirit. A client recently forwarded this poem written for her by her sister in Ireland.
WON’T TAKE ME DOWN
What you see on the outside
Is not what’s inside
Crippled in pain that I feel I must hide
The pain unbearable
Beyond my control
Trying and fighting with my mind body … Continue Reading
Ken Shigley of Atlanta, who was president of the State Bar of Georgia in 2011-12, is now chair of the largest practice area section in the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the national organization of plaintiffs’ trial attorneys. Shigley took the helm of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section of AAJ and … Continue Reading