Posts for Brain Injury

Biking Season is Upon Us

I woke up this morning looking forward to riding my bike to work, only to find it raining.  I guess I am a fair weather biker.  But, I did take a little time to think about what I was going to do to protect myself and about what drivers can do to protect bikers.  A car to bike impact is always going to result in damage to the bike and the biker.  Certainly the bike will be damaged, but more importantly the biker will likely be seriously injured including broken bones, spinal cord injury, brain injury and possibly wrongful death. ... View Article

I Have a Personal Injury and It Was Not My Fault

You are in a car crash.  Your were hit by a drunk driver.  You were is a semi tractor Trailer collision.  You were hurt at a construction site.  What do you do?  Your body has been injured.  It might be a back injury.  It might be a broken bone.  It might be a brain injury or a spinal cord injury.  What do you do.  Your spouse or loved one or friend died as a result of their injuries from the crash, what do you do? You can’t work and the bills are piling up, what do you do? If you... View Article

Trampolines Spinal Cord Injuries and Serious Injury

I was a kid once.  We had a neighbor who had a trampoline.  We were always trying to get on it because it was a blast.  We always wanted to double bounce or be double bounced.  To do it, two people need to be on the tramp.  Both jump a few times in unison.  Then the bigger person pulls up their feet just as the tramp rebounds from the double bounce, releasing their weight from the surface and causing the remaining jumper to jump twice as high.  We had no idea it was dangerous.  That trampoline attracted us like moths... View Article

Brain Injury and the Injury Lawyer

Why does that driver park in the handicap parking spot.  Heck they don’t look like there is anything wrong with them.  They probably scammed the BMV. The judgmental shopper goes on about their day.  The driver of the car parked in the handicapped parking lot hurries to the front door of the Wal-Mart.  There is the love of their life, tired after a part time day as a greeter.  The greeter is glad to see the one person who understands.  Each depending on the other they make it out of the store and on with the rest of their lives.... View Article

Negligence and Serious Personal Injury

What do lawyers mean when they talk about negligence? Why is it important in the lives of John and Jane Q. Public? First and foremost we live in a social society. Regardless of politics, we live interwoven lives and we depend on everyone else not to do things that will harm us. We all want to live our lives as best we can. One way we do this is to be healthy. If we suffer a serious personal injury such as a broken bone, a brain injury, a spinal cord injury that leaves us with paralysis and any other number... View Article

Bicycles On The Road – Being Safe

I am on my way home yesterday from the office. I am a serious personal injury lawyer. I represent people who have been seriously injured or suffered wrongful death as a result of the carelessness of others. I am headed north on a one way street, Delaware Street, in Indianapolis, IN. It is about 5:30 pm. Cars are parked on the side of the street. The thing about cars parked on the side of the street, for a cyclist, is that you have to be aware that they might suddenly open their door in your path. Not only is there... View Article

Your Brain Injury Lawyer is Your Best Advocate

More than 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury in the United States each year; the majority of these injuries are due to the negligence of a third party. Brain injuries can range from mild issues like concussions, to major issues like seizures, loss of control and even death. If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury, you may not be sure where to turn. A brain injury attorney is your best advocate; they provide several services that can help you during your recovery period and beyond. A brain injury attorney has several duties and responsibilities... View Article

Life Care Plans and Serious Personal Injury

Young & Young has been representing seriously injured Hoosiers since 1954.  In that time we have represented thousands upon thousands of Hoosiers with serious injuries caused by auto accidents, drunk driving accidents, construction injuries, and any other accidents.  We have represented Hoosiers with spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, brain injury, and wrongful death.  One of the services we provide to those with lifelong permanent injuries is working with a life care planner to plan out the costs the injured person and their family will encounter for the duration of the injured person’s life. We take this extra step because... View Article

School Zones, Speed, Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

In the last few weeks schools have been out of session due to the holiday season and then a week off because of the weather.   My route to work involves passing through three schools zones.  You know a school zone, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.  The speed limit is reduced because we all know that a high concentration of children and young people will be congregating in those areas.  We also all know that some of them will be crossing the streets to get to school.  Traveling at 25 miles per... View Article

Watch For Children Playing

I always tell me teenage drivers, a child is a stop sign, when you see one in an area, be prepared to stop.  This means that they should be driving at such a speed , when children are present, that they can stop at a moments notice.  I tell them that the inconvenience of driving a little slower is worth not having to spend the rest of their lives thinking about the serious personal injury or wrongful death they might cause to an innocent child.  Some other rules go along with this kind of thinking.  Do not speed through residential... View Article

Spinal Cord Injury

You are likely reading this blog because either you, a loved one or a friend is dealing with the effects of a spinal cord injury.  As you know, the spinal cord is the hard wire connection between the brain, and the rest of the body.  The brain is the primary body structure making up the central nervous system.  The brain sends and receives electrical impulses which control muscle and sensory functions within the body.  The nervous system is known to be made up of three distinct systems, the autonomic nervous system, the voluntary nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. ... View Article