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Hearing loss can occur after a Miami Beach car accident, fall, assault, or any situation where a head injury occurs. If the temporal or parietal lobes are injured, hearing loss can happen. Hearing loss can also occur gradually with exposure to very loud noises, which is a common occurrence in some workplaces.

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If you have suffered hearing loss, you may wish to consider whether there are liable parties. If your injury was caused by a traffic collision, workplace injury, exposure to noise at work, or any situation where there may be liable parties, you may wish to consult with a Miami Beach hearing loss claims attorney to discuss your options.

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A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury where the brain bounces around inside the skull because the patient has sustained a blow to the head or had been shaken violently. Concussions can cause damage to brain cells and chemical changes to the brain, but in Hallandale Beach, concussions are sometimes called “mild” forms of brain injury because patients are expected to recover.

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The legal team at Flaxman Law Group has worked with many concussion patients who suffered debilitating and serious effects from their injury. Working with a Hallandale Beach concussion claims attorney helped these individuals pursue fair compensation so they could pay for lost wages, medical bills, support as they recovered, and other costs.

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There are many patients in Broward County, Florida living with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These injuries can occur as a result of workplace accidents, car collisions, falls, swimming pool incidents and other causes. Unfortunately, a TBI can be one of the most life-changing and expensive injuries you can face and whole Broward County has some excellent hospitals and specialists to help you, you may wish to consult with a brain injury attorney in Broward County to seek compensation so you can pay for quality care.

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Sustaining a brain injury can be a devastating experience, whether your injury is the result of a car accident, workplace accident or other situation in Hollywood or South Florida. Researchers have been learning more about brain injuries and over the past several years it is becoming apparent that brain trauma has more far-reaching outcomes than was previously realized.

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New research from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern, for example, has suggested traumatic brain injuries can increase the risk of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found a possible correlation between brain injury and early Alzheimer’s by conducting autopsies on patients. According to the more than 2,100 autopsies conducted, those patients who suffered traumatic brain injuries severe enough to lose consciousness for more than five minutes tended to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about two and a half years earlier when compared with non-injured counterparts.

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Traumatic brain injuries can occur in Hollywood nursing homes for a number of reasons. They are most common due to falls, such as slip and fall or trip and fall incidents in hallways, when getting in and out of bed, or in the washroom. Staff are expected to take reasonable precautions to prevent traumatic brain injury. These precautions may include installing better lighting, offering adequate supervision and assistance to residents, installing grab bars along hallways, on stairs, and in bathrooms and taking additional precautions as well.

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Traumatic brain injury can be especially dangerous for elderly person who may already be fragile or may have pre-existing medical conditions. For these patients, concussions and other closed brain injuries can be fatal or can lead to long-term cognition problems, physical problems, mobility challenges and more.

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If you have been in a truck crash in Homestead or South Florida, you may know you’re injured right away. Broken bones and many serious injuries result in obvious physical trauma and considerable pain. You may be rushed to the hospital right away.

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Sometimes, however, you may think you have been lucky to walk away from a truck collision uninjured—only to learn later that’s not the case. Some injuries can be subtle and sneaky, only appearing hours, days, or even weeks after the crash. These injuries include:

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Unfortunately, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the more common injuries sustained in trucking accidents. In fact, of the estimated 1.7 million Americans who will suffer a TBI this year, about 17.1% of them will sustain their injuries in a traffic accident. Only falls cause more brain injuries.

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Suffering a serious brain injury can be frightening. It can cause headaches, memory loss, loss of motor control, personality changes, and other frightening symptoms. If you have been in a truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida and may have hit your head, get immediate medical help. Even if you have no symptoms right away, you may have suffered a serious brain injury.

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If you’ve been injured in a trucking collision in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you have lots of options available to you. It’s important to realize that you have many resources to choose from, because the healing process can be a difficult one. Whether you’ve suffered head trauma, fractures, amputation, whiplash, or another serious injury, it can take months or a lifetime of healing to move forward.

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You don’t have to go through this alone. If you have suffered an injury, there are people and organizations that can help you financially, emotionally, and physically. Getting your like back on track is priority one and you may be surprised at how many helping hands you can count on.

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If you have been involved in a trucking collision in Homestead or any Florida community, one of the things you will need to decide almost right away is whether to file an injury claim or whether to simply accept the insurance benefits your car insurance or the truck carrier’s insurance company offers.

It can be tempting to accept the first offer. It may seem like a lot of money and you may want to avoid a lengthy legal battle. The employees working for the insurance company may seem sympathetic to your plight and may encourage you to simply accept the benefits you are given.

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A study published in the journal Neurology India concluded that riders on two-wheeled vehicles (such as motorcycles and other vehicles) were twice as likely to suffer severe injuries in traffic collisions if they did not wear a chinstrap when compared with those who wore a more securely fastened helmet. Researchers concluded that while wearing a helmet helped many motorcyclists and other users avoid injury, those who wore chin straps had the lowest head injury rates. The study’s authors concluded that properly secured helmets could help protect the face, spine, and other vulnerable areas in an accident and called to make them mandatory for all riders of motorcycles, bicycles, and other two wheel vehicles.

What this study and other research shows is that whether you are riding a bicycle, motorcycle, or any sort of vehicle that requires a helmet, the right safety gear is essential. However, throwing on any helmet is not enough. When choosing a helmet, make sure that you:

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