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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.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year over 300,000 children (age 19 or younger) are treated in the U.S. for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or concussions while playing sports. Even more troublesome is the fact that between 2001 to 2012, the rate of emergency room visits for sports and recreation-related injuries that ended with a diagnosis of a concussion or TBI more than doubled amongst this same age group.

With April being Youth Sports Safety Month, now is the perfect time to remember the importance of injury prevention and safety for our children as they participate in the activities they love. Whether it’s a high impact sport like football or just a traditional family bike ride on Sunday afternoon, taking the necessary steps to prevent a catastrophic event can truly prevent serious lifelong disabilities or severe injuries.

Your New Orleans personal injury attorneys at Cardone Law Firm would like to remind parents of the important role they play in protecting their children and also offer a few tips to keep your athlete safe in April and the rest of the year.

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World Health Day is coming up on April 7th this year. At the Cardone Law Firm, we believe it is the perfect time to educate people about TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) as more and more people head outside to enjoy the warmer weather and participate in spring sports.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 2.8 million cases of TBIs are reported each year. This statistic is even more worrisome when you consider how many of that number are children. According to the CDC, the number of sports- and recreation-related injuries involving a TBI more than doubled from 2001 to 2012 among children ages 0-19.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a TBI, rest assured you don’t have to recover from it alone. The TBI lawyers at the Cardone Law Firm have the experience and resources to help you determine whether you are entitled to compensation for your injury. New Orleans lawyers Hannah Salter and Cliff Cardone of the Cardone Law Firm know that being the victim of a TBI causes severe stress as you deal with immediate pain, begin recovery, and look ahead at potential long-term consequences.

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It is estimated that in the United States more than 5 million people are living with a permanent disability caused by traumatic brain injury. That number doesn’t include the 2.8 million cases reported each year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sadly, many of these individuals do not find the medical care and support they need to gain back control of their lives.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are as catastrophic as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, or amputations and can leave profound effects on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the victim.

Your New Orleans traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Cardone Law Firm recognize that there is a lot of false information spread about TBIs. Whether it is misguided family members or uninformed friends offering you advice, it is always in the best interest to take a TBI seriously. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please seek medical attention immediately.

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You’ve survived a near head-on collision with an 18-wheeler but you swerved into the median barrier. You walk away from this commercial truck accident with what appears to be only minor scratches and bruises but a few days later you notice a sharp and sudden pain in your neck.

You visit a doctor and are diagnosed with a disc tear, and now the trucking company the other driver works for isn’t even returning your calls. What do you do?

What you need is representation and not just any personal injury lawyer will do. When you’re looking for a dedicated, trustworthy personal injury and car accident lawyer in New Orleans, look no further than the Cardone Law Firm. Our dependable team has the experience and knowledge necessary to get you the recovery you need.

mardi grasThis time of year is, obviously, an extremely festive one in New Orleans and around Louisiana. Along with all of the happiness and revelry, however, will also come some misfortune and injuries. In some cases, the injuries may be a result of insufficient precautions. When that happens, you may be entitled to compensation from those who didn’t take those reasonable precautions. For answers and representation in these and other kinds of injury situations, talk to a skilled Louisiana premises liability lawyer.

A recent case from Terrebonne Parish presents an unfortunate picture of revelry that got out of hand. Albert, a sheriff’s deputy for Terrebonne Parish, accepted a job working security at a pool party put on after Houma Carnival and hosted by one of the parade’s most well-known krewes. At the party, alcohol allegedly flowed freely, which was probably not a surprise to the deputy. However, at one point during the wild party, as a fight broke out, and Albert attempted to intervene and break it up, members of the krewe turned on him and attacked him, according to his complaint. Albert suffered a concussion and other serious injuries, the Houma Times reported.

Albert sued the club. In many situations, an entity like a Carnival or Mardi Gras krewe cannot be held legally liable for the acts of third parties. There are certain situations, though, in which a group might become liable based upon acts that made it independently negligent (and to blame) for the injuries that occurred. That was what Albert’s lawsuit argued. His legal brief asserted that “the krewe’s complete and total lack of effort in attempting to monitor and or control the distribution and consumption of alcohol at its pool party, coupled with its historical and actual attitude of encouraging wild and anything-goes krewe gatherings,” made it negligent. According to the Times, the brief also asserted that the krewe member in charge specifically “fostered the crowd’s belligerent attitude of a wild west brawl.”

At Cardone Law Firm, one of our biggest priorities is ensuring our clients are well informed about their specific case and the laws surrounding it. Unfortunately, court T.V. shows and films, as well as well-intentioned friends and families, often spread inaccurate information about how a personal injury claim works.

Our New Orleans car accident and personal injury attorneys want to debunk these myths in order to give you clear-cut insight into how the filing process for personal injury claims works. If you or someone you loved has been involved in a car accident recently, read this for a better understanding on how we can serve you.

Myth #1: You Can File a Claim at Any Time in the State of Louisiana

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Every year, 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from the awful effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Whether it is a mild blow or severe impact to the head, the consequences of TBI can be destructive to your physical and mental health.

In the face of such a terrible hardship, who will you turn to for guidance? Who will serve as your advocate?

These types of suits are very demanding, requiring specialized skill and attention. Luckily, the Cardone Law Firm has successfully handled a wide variety of TBI cases for clients of all ages. Our New Orleans personal injury lawyers are committed to providing the best legal support while you recover from your serious and potentially lifelong symptoms that come along with brain injuries.

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According to Head Case, 3,800,000 concussions were reported in 2012, double of what was reported in 2002.

This growing and troubling form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a huge effect on brain function. Usually caused by a violent impact to the head or upper body, a TBI can produce results that are often temporary but can lead to long lasting issues if multiple concussions occur over a period of time.

Unfortunately, many of the individuals who suffer from concussions are young children and teenagers who participate in contact sports such as football, soccer, or martial arts.

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The steps you take after a car accident are crucial to any insurance or legal claim you make following a wreck. Understandably, you may be shaken or distraught after a severe accident but it is important that you avoid making certain mistakes which can harm your personal injury case. This is especially true with insurance companies who are ready to skew your actions and words for their own financial benefit by either denying your claim or undervaluing it.

At Cardone Law Firm, our experienced New Orleans personal injury attorneys take every measure possible to ensure that you have a strong case. You can trust in our dedicated Louisiana car accident lawyers to adequately represent you in litigation and to skillfully work with your insurer to make sure you get the recovery that is rightfully yours.

Following an auto accident in Louisiana, there are a number of mistakes that you are going to want to avoid including: