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The complex and lengthy recovery from a brain injury

The brain is the most complex part of the human body, and when it suffers any type of injury, it can be complicated and difficult to fully recover. Brain injuries are remarkably complex injuries, and how this will affect a Rhode Island victim will differ on a case-by-case basis. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, it is something that you could deal with for the rest of your life.

Brain injuries can range in complexity and impact, but you may find that your ability to participate in everyday activities could be severely affected by what you thought was just a minor brain injury. If you are suffering because of the actions of another person, you have the right to fight for compensation and pursue a full recovery.

Summer safety tips

As the summer recreation season kicks into full gear, more and more Rhode Island residents are spending their time out on the water. Knowing important tips for boating safety can be key to preventing an accident, which is why we at Karns Law Group are not only here to help you if you do become injured, but we can also offer guidance to prevent any problems.

 

Reviewing statistics on age and car crashes

From intoxication to drowsiness, this blog has covered many of the reasons why people find themselves in a motor vehicle accident. However, there are other factors that may play a role in a crash, such as the age of a driver. When it comes to age, various issues could increase the likelihood of a crash, such as a driver’s inexperience. However, it is important to take a look at the statistics on this topic and understand how drivers of different age groups may find themselves in a wreck.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those between the ages of 15 and 19 only accounted for seven percent of the total population in America during 2013. That said, when it comes to the costs associated with auto accident injuries, they represented 11 percent of the overall costs throughout the same year. Over the course of 2015, an average of six people between the ages of 16 and 19 passed away each day due to injuries they sustained in traffic collisions.

How to determine if you are disabled

If you are preparing to apply for social security disability in Rhode Island, you are likely concerned about whether or not your application will be approved. We at Karns Law Group understand how stressful this process can be, which is why we have prepared this guideline to help you determine how likely you are to be considered disabled.

 

What are the different types of amnesia?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell if you or a loved one in Rhode Island is suffering from amnesia because there are many different forms of the condition. Some symptoms may be more obvious, but others can be less noticeable. Here are the different types of amnesia and their symptoms from Healthline.com

 

Concussions: Common injuries with serious consequences

Concussions are some of the most common types of car accident injuries, and because of this, many people tend to dismiss these injuries as minor. Head injuries, no matter how severe the impact, are quite serious, and victims should seek immediate medical attention for a proper diagnosis.

If you suffered a head injury in a car accident in Rhode Island and have a diagnosis of a concussion, you could experience serious, even debilitating side effects. Some of these symptoms may not even appear until days or weeks after the accident, and you could be wondering how you will ever fully recover from what you initially thought was a minor injury.

Will my insurance cover pain and suffering?

If you have been involved in an automobile accident in Rhode Island, you likely have many questions. Concerns about what your insurance will and will not cover might be at the top of your list. The number one question for many people who were injured in an accident is whether or not their insurance company will cover the damages incurred for pain and suffering.

 

Most common types of maritime accidents

Working in the maritime industry in Rhode Island can be a dangerous profession. There are many different ways that accidents can occur, and being aware of them can help you avoid being injured or killed. We at Karns Law Group not only work to educate you on the most common types of maritime accidents, but also strive to help you if become involved in one.

 

Which mental disorders qualify for Social Security Disability?

Often times, one of the most difficult parts of applying for Social Security disability is knowing whether or not your condition will qualify. If you suffer from a mental impairment in Rhode Island, you may not realize that you can be eligible for coverage. Here is what the Social Security Administration has to say about which mental disorders qualify for assistance.

 

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