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  • What You May Not Know About Head Trauma

    October 19, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Head trauma and brain injuries are surrounded by a wealth of myths and, unfortunately, many people may not know as much as they should about this potentially serious injury. Let us shed some clarity on this topic and debunk some of these untruths. A commonly held belief is that younger individuals have an easier time recovering from a head injury, thinking that somehow youth is equivalent to ...
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  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month

    March 11, 2015 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    According to the Brain Injury Association of America, March has been designated as National Brain Injury Awareness Month, to promote discussion of traumatic brain injuries. Each year, around 2.4 million children and adults in the Unites States suffer a traumatic brain injury, with two percent of the entire population still suffering from remnant issues from an injury already experienced. In ...
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  • Community of Spoto Rallies Behind Girl Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury

    March 9, 2015 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    When the people of Spoto found out about the unforeseen car accident on Lee Roy Selmon Expressway that left Tyra Janelle Brown, 18, fighting for her life, they came together for the cause. Brown suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her in a catatonic state, as her parked car, according to Florida Highway Patrol, was struck by another vehicle. She rode with Makayla Anne Harrell and Brittany ...
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  • Types of Trauma that Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

    April 4, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI ) range widely in severity. More severe traumatic brain injury cases can have a permanent impact on a person’s physical coordination, cognition, memory, and muscle control. A head injury results from an outside force involving a direct blow or violent, jarring force to the brain. Brain tissue may be injured or even permanently damaged depending on the type and ...
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  • Anoxic Brain Injury - Causes, Symptoms, Prognosis

    April 4, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    An anoxic brain injury occurs when brain cells are damaged due to a total lack of oxygen. Doctors also refer to the condition as anoxia. Brain cells are effected almost immediately without oxygen and begin dying off permanently after only four minutes of oxygen deprivation. Each additional passing second results in cumulative brain cell death. Anoxic brain injuries are a common childbirth injury, ...
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  • Coping with the Mental and Psychological Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

    March 28, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result in certain types of short and long term complications. Common changes following a brain injury often include changes in the person’s mental and psychological state which affect personality and behavior. It helps for caregivers, family members and friends to be prepared for the mental and psychological effects a traumatic brain injury can have on ...
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  • Common Types of Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Injuries

    March 26, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Motorcycle and bicycle accidents can involve abrupt collisions and potentially severe injuries to the rider. Even though motorcycles are faster and more powerful, a bicycle accident can be equally as devastating. A cyclist may crash or be struck by a motor vehicle while riding under 5 mph and can still sustain catastrophic, life-threatening injury. Wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the ...
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  • Bicycle Accidents and Helmet Statistics

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In South Florida, bicycle accidents occur at a relatively high rate. Central and southern Florida’s major metropolitan areas are among the nation’s most dangerous areas when it comes to fatal bicycle accidents. A few different causes are common among many accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles. Bicycle helmet awareness has been a growing topic of discussion in recent decades. ...
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  • Skateboarding Accidents - A Growing Contributor to Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) result from some manner of force applied to the human head. In this respect, the word trauma refers to an injury cause by a physical force applied outside of the body. A direct impact or a violent acceleration/deceleration can cause the brain to collide with the inside surface of the skull. The majority of all traumatic brain injury cases involve concussions, ...
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