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The complications of a brain injury are sometimes referred to as hidden disabilities, as those impacted may not feel any direct effects as they recover. These types of injuries may take months or even years before the actual symptoms appear. Some victims may appear to have made full recoveries while others may still experience chronic problems with their concentration and memory. As the prognosis for a traumatic brain injury is often uncertain, anyone suffering a TBI in Maryland is best advised to seek proper medical attention as quickly as possible.

A young girl was a victim of a recent car accident, suffering a brain injury and two broken legs. The accident occurred out of state on a recent Thursday night in February, police said. The girl was hospitalized in critical condition.

The 9-year-old had gotten out of her mother’s vehicle and was about to cross the street when she was struck by a passing car. She reportedly flew 50 feet in the air before landing and getting pinned underneath another vehicle. Witnesses were able to lift the vehicle off of the victim.  The vehicle that struck the girl never stopped, and the driver has yet to be located.

Traumatic brain injuries can be life-changing, catastrophic and even fatal. In Maryland and elsewhere, a traumatic brain injury is often difficult to diagnose. When the injury is caused by the negligence of another, grounds for a personal injury claim may exist. 

A serious car accident that occurred out of state in April 2015 resulted in the deaths of five individuals. It also caused one female passenger — a nursing student — to suffer a traumatic brain injury. The crash occurred when occupied by the accident victims was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

The truck driver pleaded guilty to a number of criminal charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide. He is currently serving five years in jail, and the company he worked for admitted responsibility for the crash as well. The student and her family are now seeking compensation for her injuries suffered in the crash.

A traffic collision can have a major impact on the financial, emotional and physical well-being of a victim and his or her family. When an individual suffers a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to the negligence of another, the victim may be left with medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and other types of emotional and mental trauma. The aftermath of a serious accident is overwhelming, but a Maryland victim does not have to face it alone.

An out-of-state woman recently received a sentence of 20 years in prison due to causing an accident in 2014 that led to two individuals being seriously injured. One of the individuals suffered a traumatic brain injury. The woman was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.

The first victim was in a coma for a month as a result of the traumatic brain injury. The second victim suffered several broken ribs, broken vertebrae, a punctured lung and a lacerated kidney. The Nevada woman was sentenced in a county court and is set to serve at least five years before she becomes eligible for parole.

The complications of a brain injury are often referred to as hidden disabilities, because those who suffer one may not feel any direct effects initially. These types of injuries can take months or years before their actual symptoms appear. Victims may appear to have made full recoveries, but may still experience chronic problems with concentration and memory. As the injury is so prevalent and the prognosis so uncertain, those individuals in Maryland resident who believe they may have suffered a traumatic brain injury are strongly advised to seek proper medical attention immediately.

An out-of-state man recently suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when he was struck by a vehicle operated by a suspected drunk driver. The accident happened on a recent Monday afternoon in late December. The man is currently in critical condition in a neuro-intensive care unit.

The 65-year-old was riding a tractor when he was rear-ended by a car. He was thrown from the tractor and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The car driver was arrested after the crash, after he apparently failed a Breathalyzer test. His blood-alcohol content was reportedly .26 percent — over triple the legal driving limit for Indiana. He is now facing multiple charges in relation to the accident.

Commercial trucks can weigh anywhere from 16,000 to 20,000 pounds. In Maryland and elsewhere, accidents involving them may result in broken bones, a head injury or even a fatality. Getting injured in a collision with such a large vehicle is often an overwhelming experience.  

An out-of-state accident between a small passenger car, a semi-truck and a large dump truck has left a man seriously injured. The accident occurred on a recent Wednesday morning in November. Police say it was a hit-and-run accident.

Medics and Washington State Troopers responded to the accident around 7:40 a.m. The driver of the passenger car suffered a serious head injury and was rushed to a local hospital. The driver of the semi truck stayed at the scene. The driver of a dump truck that reportedly caused the crash left the scene after it collided with the other two vehicles, witnesses said. Detectives are gathering evidence for a pending criminal investigation in the event the driver purposefully left.

Maryland motor vehicle accidents can change the lives of those involved forever. The injuries suffered — whether temporary or permanent — may sometimes result in the victims not being able to return to work in the short term — or ever again. In the event of a serious car accident, a victim may suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which often leads to expensive medical bills, rehabilitation and physical therapy.

Rear-end accidents often cause victims to suffer a whiplash injury, which results from a sudden jerking of the passenger’s head and may sometimes lead to a TBI. When police arrive and begin investigating, it may be difficult to remember the sequence of events leading up to the accident. In the days following the accident, besides headaches and considerable neck pain, many may notice their memory is a bit fuzzy and their train of thought is easily lost.

Research suggests that there is a wide variety of symptoms that could develop when a passenger’s neck has been similarly traumatized. It is possible to suffer a TBI in any kind of vehicular accident, from a seemingly-minor fender bender to a head-on collision. When whiplash occurs, the brain is thrust forward and actually ricochets off the front of the individual’s skull — potentially causing damage to the brain stem’s nerve cells, as well as the frontal and temporal lobes.

Like in many personal injury cases, the injuries a Maryland cyclist may suffer in a bike injury often vary widely. In a minor accident, a victim may only suffer an injury like a bump,a cut or a scrape, but in a more serious accident, a fracture, spinal damage or even a traumatic brain injury may result. One out-of-state woman suffered a traumatic brain injury in a recent bike vs.vehicle accident.

The accident occurred over a month and a half ago. However, the woman only recently came out of her coma and was able to speak about the accident. The 25-year-old woman was involved in a hit-and-run accident. While out for a bike ride around 6:25 p.m. in the middle of September, the New York woman’s bike was struck directly in the rear by an SUV.

She was ejected from her bike and landed on the other side of the road in a woody area. The driver left the scene of the accident. The victim was rushed to a local medical center, where the medical staff decided to place her in a medically-induced coma in order to lessen the swelling of her brain. She is currently undergoing physical therapy, as well as working on communication skills. The driver, a 49-year-old woman who turned herself in, has been charged in connection with the accident.

In Maryland and elsewhere, a brain injury can dramatically change the life of the victim and the lives of his or her family members. Learning and understanding how to begin to live with those kinds of changes is crucial. An out-of-state support group for individuals who had suffered a traumatic brain injury seeks to help on that front.

The brain injury support group meets twice monthly in order to share their common experiences and to explore solutions to some of the daily challenges participants experience. They also seek to share their recovery updates, provide a support network for survivors as well as survivors’ families and seek to educate other community members. They hope to impart to others that even though a brain injury has the potential to change a life, a productive life is still well within reach.

A member of the group, who had been involved in a car accident in 2011 with the rest of her family, said that if an individual does not quite understand brain injury effects, it may be challenging when it comes time to develop healthy coping skills, as well as seeking the appropriate help. She said that her occupational therapist always reminded her that “Recovery is not a linear path.” Many changes in behavior and even a victim’s moods are common after suffering a brain injury, but these are frequently misunderstood aspects of the fallout of this type of injury.

American culture pushes Maryland residents to be healthy and stay in shape. However, exercise equipment — whether used in one’s home or at a gym — does carry inherent risks.  Around 460,000 exercise equipment-related injuries send individuals to emergency rooms each year, and many of these injuries are due to treadmills. Sadly, many result in individuals suffering brain injury.

Consumers are very much on their own when avoiding getting injured while exercising, as neither local nor state authorities inspect and assess how gyms place equipment. However, a suit that involved a treadmill that was recently filed by a grandmother against a large fitness chain may change that. In January 2011, the then-60-year-old woman was injured while using a treadmill at a 24 Hour Fitness.

The woman apparently fainted, fell backward, struck her head and, in the process, suffered several skull fractures. She spent the next four months in out-of-state hospitals, where she underwent several surgeries in order to clear blood clots, as well as relieve the pressure in her skull. It is thought that the woman suffered a brain injury as a result of the accident. She is now suing the chain for $3.8 million for damages related to lost wages and long-term care that will be needed in the future.

A traumatic brain injury can be a devastating type of injury that often has lifelong consequences for both the victim and his or her loved ones. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result from just about any type of accident in Maryland, including those involving cars, boats and even carnival rides. A child suffered such an injury at an amusement park in another state recently.

The accident occurred on a recent Monday night in August. A 6-year-old girl suffered a traumatic brain injury due to falling around 45 feet from a Ferris wheel. Around 6:15 p.m. at a county fair, the girl and two others fell to the ground: her sister, as well as another girl.

The 10-year-old sister is currently in stable condition but suffered forearm injuries, according to a local Tennessee medical center. The other girl, a 16-year-old, was originally listed in critical condition; however, her status was recently reported as stable. According to the officials’ preliminary report, mechanical failure was the cause of the accident, though a full report has yet to be completed. According to officials at the fairground, it was unknown when the last inspection of the ride occurred.

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