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What to know about traumatic brain injuries

Doctors define traumatic brain injuries as blows, jolts and bumps to the head that disrupt normal brain function. These injuries are a huge problem in the United States, and in 2013 alone, around 2.8 million people suffered traumatic brain injuries that required an emergency room visit. There are many reasons why these injuries occur, and for individuals between the ages of 15 and 44, motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of brain-related injuries. 

The symptoms of TBI may not manifest until weeks or months after the initial car crash. This is why it is so critical victims of car accidents see a doctor immediately following the collision. The sooner they seek medical attention, the sooner they will be able to understand the full extent of their injuries. Filing a personal injury claim may help victims receive compensation to help pay for any medical expenses. 

Steps to take if you are a pedestrian hit by a car

Even if pedestrians use a crosswalk, they need to be cautious of potential traffic. In 2015, over 129,000 pedestrians required treatment in emergency rooms for injuries sustained from a moving vehicle. Since the pedestrian has no protection, as would be the case between two drivers, the possibility of a serious injury occurring increases greatly. 

If a car strikes you as a pedestrian, then the most important thing is to assess any injuries you may have received. You may feel all right, but it is still a good idea to contact medical personnel. See a doctor right away, so you get a proper diagnosis. 

Does bankruptcy affect tax filing?

Everyone's taxes are different, and if you filed for bankruptcy recently, then you need to make sure you do everything correctly. 

For the most part, you do not have to worry too much when tax season comes after filing for bankruptcy. With the assistance of a professional accountant, you will know precisely what paperwork to include in your forms. 

What to know about whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common complications people experience following an auto accident. Reports indicate that anywhere between 25 and 40 percent of individuals who experience whiplash will never fully recover.

After a car accident, even if you feel fine, you should still see a doctor. The sooner you can begin treatment for whiplash, the better off you will be. 

A 341 meeting is all about creditors in a bankruptcy case

You may be struggling with a large burden of debt and are beginning to think bankruptcy is the best solution for you and your family.

You have narrowed your choices down to either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 and have heard the term “341 meeting.” You wonder what that is and if it applies to both types of bankruptcy filings.

If you are the victim of a hit-and-run driver

Being hit by another driver is stressful enough. However, the frustration you are dealing with goes up several more notches if the person who hit you fled the scene.

What are your options? Can you get compensation for your injuries, lost wages and more? The good news is that, in many cases, you can.

4 things to never do following a car accident

Despite efforts all over the country, traffic-related fatalities do not seem to go down. New Hampshire offers a particularly stark example of this trend. Traffic fatalities were nearly 61 percent higher in the first six months in 2016 compared to the previous year. 

After sustaining a serious injury in a car accident, the people involved should contact the police and see a doctor. However, every year people make small mistakes that end up having disastrous consequences. Following an accident, you should receive an examination from a doctor and make sure to avoid these common errors. 

Selecting a proper power of attorney

Wills are great ways to take care of those you love even when you pass away. The individual you trust to execute your will is critical to ensuring the fulfillment of your wishes.

Your power of attorney is not a decision to make lightly. There are a few things to be aware of that may assist you in choosing the right individual or entity.

3 tips for driving in the rain

As fall approaches, get ready for storms and showers. It might feel like a normal and harmless occurrence, but did you know that rain is the most deadly weather-related driving hazard? It is true. Slick roads and impaired visibility can easily lead to car collisions.

Rain on the road might not be as intimidating as snow and ice, but you should still be cautious and adjust your driving when it is wet outside. Here are important safety tips to follow.

Safe boating requires education and due caution

New Hampshire is home to many beautiful lakes that provide residents and tourists with scenic and recreational enjoyment all year round. Active summertime recreational activities are plentiful, including swimming and boating. As fun as motorboating can be, like driving a car, operating a boat requires skill and care to ensure safety.

Tragic boating accidents do happen, and this summer in New Hampshire has seen it firsthand. As reported in the Laconia Daily Sun, a young child was water skiing when she was tragically killed. The operator of the boat pulling her across the water reportedly became distracted, leading him to accidentally allow the boat to travel over the child, causing fatal injuries.


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