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    How to Treat Scar Injuries

    Last updated 9 months ago

    After a traumatic injury such as an auto accident, scar tissue will form as skin heals around the wounds. The amount of scarring may be determined by the size, depth, and location of the wound, and by the person’s age and skin characteristics. If your injury has left you with significant scarring, your personal injury lawyer may be able to help you receive financial compensation in the form of damages for your pain and suffering. There are procedures that can help to improve or reduce the appearance of scars, including:

    Scar Revision Surgery
    Scar revision surgery not only improves or reduces the appearance of scars, but also helps to restore skin function and correct skin changes caused by an injury. Depending on the extend of your scarring, scar revision surgery can be done while you are awake and under local anesthesia or sleeping while sedated.

    Dermabrasion is a process by which the upper layers of the skin are removed using a special wire brush called a burr or fraise. After the skin is removed, new skin grows over and gradually reduces the appearance of your scaring. Dermabrasion may also be used to soften the surface of the skin or reduce irregularities caused by burns and dog bites.

    Skin Grafting 
    If the extent of scaring is significant, you may be interested in skin grafting. This process involves taking a thin layer of skin from another part of the body and placing over the injured area. Skin grafting is normally used when large amounts of skin has been lost, when a scar will not heal on its own, or when the main concern is improved function rather than improved appearance.

    If the physical scars of your auto accident or personal injury will lower the quality of your life, the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers can help ease your suffering. Our auto accident and personal injury lawyers can help you receive the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. To learn more, contact us online or call us at (703) 330-6300. 

    Apps that Can Help You Break Your Texting while Driving Habit

    Last updated 9 months ago

    You may be surprised to find an auto accident attorney offering help for drivers who text while driving. After all, we make a living punishing distracted drivers who cause our clients to sustain injuries because of their actions behind the wheel. But more than anything, we want to make sure that you stay safe behind the wheel and don’t endanger your life or the lives of those around you by texting while driving. To help you break your habit and become a safer driver, check out these apps for your smartphone.

    If AT&T is your mobile service provider, you can download DriveMode for free. This app limits your phone’s functionality while you are driving so you can avoid the urge to text while you are operating a vehicle. DriveMode silences the notification sounds of incoming texts, and will automatically send a reply to the sender or caller that you’re driving and can’t respond.

    Siri and Google Voice
    If you have the iPhone 4S or newer, you can use Siri to help you avoid texting while driving. When you receive a text message, simply hold down the menu button and ask Siri to read it to you. After she’s read it, you can tell her that you’d like to respond and she’ll convert your message to a text and send it for you. If you have an Android-powered smartphone, Google Voice Actions provides a similar service.

    If it’s your teen driver your worried about, have your child download DriveScribe to his or her smartphone. This free app used a jamming function to block all texts and calls when it is switched to “driver mode.” As an incentive to actually use the app, DriveScribe features a scoring system in which drivers are awarded points and gift cards for safe driving.

    Of course, not every driver will have these apps. If you have been injured in an auto accident and the other driver was texting, the auto accident lawyers at the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers can help. We provide legal representation in auto accident and personal injury cases throughout Prince William County, VA. For additional information, call us today at (703) 330-6300. 

    Determining Fault in a Car and Bicycle Collision

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Bicycles are considered “vehicles” in almost every state’s official traffic code, including here in Virginia. This means that cyclists must follow the same rules that apply to cars, trucks, and motorcycles. In order to determine who is at fault for an accident between a car and a bicycle, one must apply the same general principle of negligence that is used to determine fault between two motor vehicles. However, some extenuating circumstances may apply in a particular accident, so it is best to consult with an auto accident lawyer following the collision.

    Whether you were struck by a car while riding you bicycle or hit a cyclist and are being sued unfairly, the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers can help. Our auto accident lawyers provide legal representation for residents in Woodbridge, VA and the surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation or to learn about your legal options, call us today at (703) 330-6300. 

    Recognizing Symptoms of a Brain Injury

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Traumatic brain injuries are commonplace in contact sports such as football and rugby, but they are also common results of auto accidents. These injuries can lead to long-lasting symptoms, especially if they go unnoticed or untreated. To make sure that you do not suffer these long-term health problems, watch this video from CBS on recognizing the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common symptoms to look for following an auto accident are chronic headaches, sleep disturbance, mood changes, difficulty concentrating, or memory problems.

    The auto accident lawyers at the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers can help you receive compensation for your traumatic brain injury resulting from a car crash. If you live in Woodbridge, VA or the surrounding areas, contact one of our experienced auto accident lawyers to discuss your case and your injuries. For additional information, contact us online or call us today at (703) 330-6300. 

    Ways Not to Handle a Car Accident

    Last updated 9 months ago

    You shouldn’t ever hope to be in a car accident, but you should be prepared and know how to respond if you are. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over two million car crashes with injuries in the United States in 2010. This means that you have a very good chance of being involved in at least one auto accident in your life. Plenty of articles cover what you should do following an accident, but we’re going to focus on things you should not do after a wreck.

    Do Not Leave the Scene
    Regardless of whether an accident looks serious or not, you must always stop, check on the other person involved, exchange insurance information, and report it to law enforcement. If you leave the scene after being involved in an auto accident, even a minor fender bender, you could be charged with a misdemeanor and may be liable for any damages the other party seeks in court.

    Do Not Forget to Document the Accident
    Again, regardless of how minor or major an auto accident appears, always document the scene and the resulting damage with your smartphone or camera. These pictures can come in handy if you decide to seek compensation for personal injuries or damages resulting from the accident. Pictures can also help your case if you are being sued and were not at fault for the crash.

    Do Not Neglect the Aftermath
    After an accident, one of the worst things you can do is neglect the damage to your car or yourself. Take your vehicle to an auto repair shop to determine the extent of the visible and underlying damage. You should also see a doctor or chiropractor following an accident, even if you don’t experience any initial pain or discomfort.

    If you have been injured in an auto accident, the attorneys at the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers can help. With more than 20 years of experience, our law firm focuses solely on auto accident law. To speak with us about your case, contact us online or call us at (703) 330-6300. We serve drivers throughout  Woodbridge, VA and the surrounding areas. 

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