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Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report to Congress detailing the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on children and their families. Identifying gaps in health care coverage for young victims, solutions for management, research to support long-term monitoring, and a wealth of other information within the report all offered a startling but clear examination on the importance of caring for young children who have suffered from a TBI.

At the Cardone Law Firm, we have been protecting families and their loved ones who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury for years. These types of injuries can easily occur in a car accident, sports accident, workplace accident, or any other variety of scenarios resulting from another party’s negligence. We understand how much of an effect it can have on a victim’s health, thinking, and behavior, and it is important that families obtain the compensation they deserve to help with the recovery process.

We’d like to share with you some of the stand out topics of the report to remind families of the importance of seeking medical and legal guidance when a family member has suffered a brain injury.

National-Bike-MonthRiding a bike is an activity enjoyed by many people for a number of reasons. Some people like to ride their bikes for fun or to exercise, and a growing number of people are cycling to commute to and from work, among other places.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a 64% increase in people riding their bikes to work from 2000 to 2014.

While a diverse range of people enjoy riding their bikes, there are serious safety concerns for cyclists. The NHTSA reported that in 2015 there were 818 deaths due to bicycle accidents and an additional 45,000 cyclists were injured in pedalcyclist crashes involving motor vehicles.

Cardonelawfirmairbagautoaccidentneworleans-300x200When we think of the main safety devices installed in vehicles which are designed for driver and passenger protection, the first thing which comes to many peoples’ minds is the airbag. Airbags are primarily used as a safety device for drivers and passengers. When a crash or any sort of notable impact occurs, there are certain sensors within vehicles which register these events. These sensors correspond directly with airbags installed in the vehicle which are contained in the airbag electronic controller unit, also known as the “ECU.”

Any new car you buy is required to be equipped with airbags according to federal regulations. But, airbags haven’t been around all that long. Airbags were first introduced in the 1970s with limited success and broad based commercial use of airbags didn’t start in the market until the late 1980s and early 1990s. Therefore, relatively speaking, airbags are somewhat modern technology.

TYPES OF AIRBAGS 

Truck-Accident-without-Seat-Belt
Wearing your seat belt is required by law and has been since 1968 when the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard was passed, enforcing all car manufacturers to build seat belts into their vehicles. That being said, driving without one on is reckless and can lead to serious injuries.

At the Cardone Law Firm, it is not our aim to point the finger at anyone’s mistakes. Instead, we aim to share over 40 years of knowledge with you about car or truck accidents. Even if you weren’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, that does not mean that you completely forfeit your right to compensation.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a crash and weren’t wearing your seat belt, read the following to consider what you can do to reap the compensation you deserve.

Cardone-TBITraumatic brain injuries (TBIs) happen in many different ways and, often times, are preventable. This is especially true of TBIs in the workplace. With falls accounting for 47 percent of all TBI-related injuries, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States, a workplace injury can easily lead to serious head trauma.

With nearly three million nonfatal injuries occurring in 2016, a head injury can leave an individual with life-long issues and permanently out of a job. When facing the challenges of a traumatic brain injury, victims and their families can deal with an unbearable amount of pain and financial stress.

But you don’t have to face the darkness alone.

The title of this blog is misleading because I don’t believe people can get more money for their auto accident without hiring an attorney. I am a prime example of this. When I just started my legal career (less than 6 months after being licensed), I was working at an insurance defense firm and I was involved in an auto accident that was not my fault. I only had minor soft tissue injuries. Being a young attorney, I was advised not to file a lawsuit since I only had minimal injuries, and if I did file a lawsuit, I was advised it may look bad since I would be suing insurance clients our law firm did business with at the time. I opted to not file a lawsuit, or hire a private attorney and I tried to handle my own claim individually and under the radar in the claims process, since after all – I was an attorney!

I’ve learned a lot since that time and I am going to share with you my true and real experiences and my unbiased advice.

  • RULE 1: It’s really about luck of the draw with adjusters.

Rear-End-Accident
You’re sitting at a red light after a long day at work, eager to get home to your loved ones. It’s beautiful weather outside and you have you have the windows rolled down. This is going to be a great weekend.

Suddenly, you hear screeching wheels. You glance in your rearview mirror and all you see is an SUV roaring towards you. There’s little you can do before your body and neck are launched forward. The pain has only begun…

One of the most common types of automobile accidents is a rear-end collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 40% of the automobile accidents that occur each year are rear-end collisions. The NHTSA goes on to report that approximately 87% of those rear-end collisions are the result of the driver not paying attention to the road.

Government-Owned-Crash
The government may seem immune to litigation, and in some aspects, that would be a correct. However, in a system of checks and balances, some exceptions have been made. If you have experienced a car accident with a government vehicle there is some hope of getting compensation for your injuries.

In order to get the recovery you deserve, you will need the best New Orleans personal injury attorneys available. You need Cliff Cardone and Hannah Salter from the Cardone Law Firm.

Our car accident attorneys want to shed a little light on what your options are should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident with a government vehicle. But first, we need to understand some of the challenges that can arise.

Multi-Vehicle-Accident
Being involved in a car accident with just one other vehicle can be a traumatic experience. When multiple vehicles are involved in an accident, the devastation is multiplied. Even in a simple accident, knowing how to proceed with a legal claim can be confusing; in a multi-vehicle accident, the law only gets more complicated.

Find comfort in the face of tragedy with the guidance and dedicated support of the New Orleans car accident attorneys at the Cardone Law Firm. We truly care about our clients and want them to know that we are here to help make things right. If you or a loved one has been injured in a multi-vehicle accident, we won’t stop fighting until you get the compensation you deserve.

We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about car accidents and answered them below for your benefit. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.

Avoid-Truck-AccidentAfter a serious or tragic event, it can be very important for the individual going through the ordeal to talk about it. When it comes to an accident with a commercial truck, it’s no different. But did you know that venting, especially on social media, can ruin your chances of winning your truck accident claim?

At the Cardone Law Firm, we understand that these types of events are traumatic, and sometimes speaking to someone can make you feel better. That’s what our New Orleans truck accident attorneys are here for. We will gladly lend an ear for a free legal consultation to determine if you’ve got a case. It could be the first step you need to get the recovery you deserve.

Also, please make sure to consider the following if you or a loved one is having to deal with being a victim of a commercial truck accident.