Last updated 22 days ago
The impact of a car collision can have serious effects on spinal alignment for any drivers and passengers involved. This video explains that one common injury sustained from a serious accident is disk herniation. In this condition, a spinal disk partially slips out from in between the vertebrae.
This ailment is often accompanied by a great deal of pain, as a herniated disk can press on a nearby spinal nerve and cause debilitating discomfort. Some herniated disks can be treated without surgery. However, most serious cases will require an open discectomy or an endoscopic discectomy to remove the protruding part of the disk and alleviate pressure on the nerve.
Back and spinal injuries resulting from car accidents can take months or even years to fully heal. If you missed work or incurred high medical expenses associated with treating a herniated disk, consult a local attorney to learn about your legal options. Manassas and Woodbridge-area drivers in need of Virginia-specific advice should call (703) 659-1536 to reach the Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers today.
Last updated 24 days ago
The force of a car collision may cause passengers and drivers to bounce within the body of the car and can result in an impact to the head. Depending on the intensity of the crash, some of those involved may suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI). The following are just some common symptoms of concussions.
One way to tell whether you have suffered a concussion is to look at your eating habits following the accident. If the thought of eating is making you nauseous, or if you threw up your last meal, you may be suffering the lingering effects of a concussion. Should the feeling last more than a couple of days, consult your physician or go to the local urgent care to rule out a more serious problem.
Another important symptom is an inability to focus. Those who experienced concussions may feel foggy or otherwise have trouble concentrating on routine tasks such as working, cooking, and driving. Other common issues involve feeling slowed down and feeling sensitive to light and noise.
Even a minor TBI such as a concussion can leave sufferers feeling irritable, sad, or anxious. A car accident is an inherently stressful situation, but if you feel depressed or worried for longer than usual, it may signal a TBI.
It is not uncommon for concussion sufferers to have gaps in memory from the time of the accident. If you cannot remember the time before or after your injury, it may be a sign that your brain is still recovering from a concussion. However, larger gaps in short or long-term memory may indicate a more serious TBI.
Concussions do not always require medical attention, as they generally go away on their own. However, sufferers of this condition may still be able to hold the at-fault driver financially accountable following a car accident. The Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers has been helping Virginia residents with similar cases for more than two decades, so call (703) 659-1536 to learn about your legal options.
Last updated 29 days ago
Teenagers and young adults are known to feel invincible. Unfortunately, this sentiment often results in poor decision making in a person’s late teens and early twenties. Younger drivers are more likely to speed and cause preventable accidents.
Parents of teenagers looking to keep them safe should send very clear guidelines and spend time teaching their offspring how to drive and avoid collisions. One of the most important ideas to reinforce is a safe following distance, which allows for timely braking and space to maneuver. Another aspect is proper driving in rain, snow, and limited visibility conditions—as these situations often require increased caution from all motorists.
The Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers knows the ins and outs of Virginia car accident law. Accident victims who need help understanding their legal options may want to avoid signing any insurance paperwork, and should call our office at (703) 659-1536 today. We offer no-cost initial consultations, and can even take your case on a contingency basis.
Last updated 1 month ago
Being involved in an auto accident is a stressful event. In addition to being concerned for everyone’s well being, you must consider the logistics of such an experience. In this infographic provided by the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers, you’ll learn what to do—and what not to do—after an accident happens. Never admit fault to the other driver, and always keep your cool even if you are feeling upset. It is essential that you report the accident and contact an auto accident lawyer, as you never know if the other driver is telling the truth about his insurance and other pertinent information. Please share this infographic with your friends and family, and stay safe out on the roads.
Last updated 1 month ago
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are far too common on U.S. roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 80,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries and more than 4,500 died in accidents in 2010. These are high numbers that have held steady during the past decade.
Often, a car or truck does not notice a two-wheeled motorcycle before it is too late. Since motorcyclists lack the protection of a steel car body, they suffer more serious injuries than most other motorists. Thankfully, state tort law allows injured cyclists to hold negligent driver accountable for their injuries, pain and suffering, and future expenses.
If you or a loved one required medical care following a car accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim in local court. The Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers Concussions is skilled in helping Virginia riders receive proper financial compensation for their claims. Call our Manassas office today at (703) 659-1536 to find out if your accident qualifies for a legal claim.