When Accidents Cause Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand. A brachial plexus injury involves injuries to the group of nerves that connect your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand regions and occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord.

Brachial plexus injuries can be mild to severe, resulting in nerve damage, weakness in the hands or forearms, pain, lack of muscle control, numbness or even complete paralysis in these regions. As with any trauma to the spinal region, they often require substantial and on-going rehabilitative efforts.

Do’s and Dont’s After Being Involved in an Auto Accident

Experiencing a personal injury accident, such as an auto accident, is often a stressful event that leaves the victim confused and overwhelmed. If you were injured in an accident, it helps to stay as calm as possible and remember this list of what to do and what not to do after an accident. Our goal is to help you obtain a faster recovery, protect your legal rights, and minimize any further risks or damage.
What to do after an accident
If you are involved in a personal injury accident:

1. Seek immediate medical attention for yourself, as well as any and all who are injured. Do not move an injured victim until medics arrive unless they are in continued risk of danger in their present position.

SUVs & Rollover Accidents

SUVs have made a comeback in recent years, thanks, in part to “green” SUVs that are more eco-friendly than their original counterparts. Many drivers are long-time devotees of the sports utility vehicle, as its large size and boxier shape make it feel safer than a sedan or sports car. For families with children, SUVs can also provide the space they need to fit car seats, strollers, toys, etc…
What is a Rollover Accident?
While the SUV does offer many perks, because it has a higher center of gravity than smaller automobiles, an SUV can also be at risk of rolling over. A rollover is a type of vehicle crash in which a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof and the deadliest risk facing an SUV, minivan, or truck occupant is a rollover accident. Rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other types of vehicle collisions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 280,000 rollover accidents are reported each year, claiming more than 10,000 lives annually. Many of the lives are those of young teenage drivers. If you or a loved one were injured in a rollover accident that was not your fault, contact an experienced auto accident attorney.