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What is a traumatic brain injury?

Some injuries heal while others do not, resulting in lifelong after-effects for an individual. Texans know that there is a silent epidemic called traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can affect people of all ages. This type of brain injury became sensationalized due to reports of football players and other athletes who have sustained TBIs after years of playing contact sports. Aside from athletes, TBI is a common problem among veterans. Due to the widespread nature of this phenomenon, t is important to fully understand the causes of TBI and how it can impact a person's life.

Drunk driving causes a fatal car accident in Arlington, Texas

The road can be a safe place, in the presence of responsible drivers. Drivers in Dallas, Texas, know that it is their duty to follow traffic laws and other safety precautions to prevent motor vehicle accidents that often result in serious injuries and fatalities. Sadly, not all drivers comply with both local and state traffic laws, putting their lives at risk and compromising the safety of others. Drunk driving can lead to criminal and civil liabilities, if an intoxicated or drunk driver is involved in a collision.

Basic information about wrongful death lawsuits

While death is inevitable, death due to unnatural causes or negligence can be very difficult for surviving family members to accept. In Dallas, Texas, readers may be interested to know about wrongful death lawsuits, which often arise from fatal accidents caused by negligence. Wrongful death cases may also arise from murder. In both cases, the family of the deceased may receive awards and damages if the defendant is found liable.

Motorcycle collision kills a young Conroe father

Some Dallas, Texas, residents prefer their four-wheel vehicles, while others enjoy their two-wheel vehicles. Riding a motorcycle can bring a unique sense of freedom to riders, which is one of the reasons why many people are becoming more interested in owning motorcycles. However, riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car. It is often a sensible idea for a motorcycle rider to enroll in various safety courses in order to learn how to safely navigate the bike on major roads and highways. Wearing safety gear can also help to prevent a serious injury in the event of a collision with other vehicles.

Brain injuries one of leading causes disability and death

The skull protects what many people would consider the most important organ in the human body, the brain. This central hub of neural functioning is responsible for involuntary actions such as breathing and heart rate, and every voluntary action a person makes. Texans know that head injuries are a serious problem given that 144,000 state residents suffer such injuries each year. Brain injuries can be mild, but they can also be severe enough to disable and kill. Recovering from head injuries is difficult, requiring time and money for treatment and rehabilitation.

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