Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
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Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
A car accident or other incident may cause a variety of injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it is essential that you get in touch with an attorney who can effectively advise you of your legal rights and help you get the medical attention you need. Our attorneys at the Pennsylvania law office of Snyder & Wiles, PC have years of experience helping brain injury victims and their families seek compensation for the injuries they have suffered. We utilize a vast network of resources and a highly knowledgeable staff, in order to thoroughly handle your issues regarding brain injuries.
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Allentown Personal Injury Attorney discusses TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury.

Allentown Personal Injury Attorney discusses TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury. | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it

Traumatic Brain Injuries can occur from a simple bump to the head. In this blog we discuss the sever impact of a TBI, its causes and its symptoms. Contact Gladys Wiles, an experienced attorney at the office of Snyder & Wiles, PC, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, today, for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury or other legal matter: 610-391-9500.

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A simple bump to the head may be enough to cause a TBI. This is an interesting article that discusses the relationship between car accidents and TBI injuries, as well as the symptoms of a TBI. 

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16-year-old girl killed in single-car accident, two other teens injured - Bangor Daily News

16-year-old girl killed in single-car accident, two other teens injured - Bangor Daily News | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
16-year-old girl killed in single-car accident, two other teens injured
Bangor Daily News
HIRAM, Maine — A teenage girl was killed Wednesday evening and two teenage boys were injured in a single-vehicle accident in Hiram, police said.
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Teen drivers and car accidents. A 16 year old Maine teen dies in a car accident, caused by the teen driving too fast and losing control of the car. What do you do to prevent your teen from driving too fast?

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In 20% of concussion cases, symptoms last for years - Legal Examiner

In 20% of concussion cases, symptoms last for years - Legal Examiner | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
Legal Examiner In 20% of concussion cases, symptoms last for years Legal Examiner As an attorney representing car accident victims with traumatic brain injury, I often tell people that many brain injuries, including concussions, will heal and that...
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Dropping an egg on the ground and expecting it not to break, may be nieve. Using a piece of gum to plug a hole in a dam, may be even more nieve. So let's call a head injury what it really is, a "brain injury". Calling it a "concussion" is stating it mildly. For some, a brain injury will have a life long impact. We've seen the devestation first hand that results from a brain injury to clients involved in motor vehicle accidents. 

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Vehicle/Motorcycle Accidents are Linked to Brain Miscalculation: Study Shows

Vehicle/Motorcycle Accidents are Linked to Brain Miscalculation: Study Shows | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
Check the local news, and stories of cars pulling out in front of motorcyclists run regularly in the headlines. Recent research by a Texas Tech University

Via Steven M. Sweat
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Is your brain playing tricks on you and causing you to misjudge an object, such as a motorcycle on the road as it comes to an intersection? This article discusses that very issue. This size-arrival effect that can lead drivers to misjudge when a vehicle would arrive at an intersection and could be considered a contributing factor in motorcycle/vehicle accidents is a game changer. This is such an interesting development Steven Sweat. I'm really curious to see how this would play out in a courtroom during a trial with a jury. The findings in this article that an object’s size affects distance perception may be the basis of car drivers miscalculating motorcyclists’ distance and speed are fascinating.

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Gladys Wiles's comment, September 16, 2013 3:48 PM
This size-arrival effect that can lead drivers to misjudge when a vehicle would arrive at an intersection and could be considered a contributing factor in motorcycle/vehicle accidents is a game changer. This is such an interesting development Steven Sweat. I'm really curious to see how this would play out in a courtroom during a trial with a jury. The findings in this article that an object’s size affects distance perception may be the basis of car drivers miscalculating motorcyclists’ distance and speed are fascinating.
Michael Ehline's curator insight, November 2, 2013 8:47 AM

A motorcycle's small size and nomenclature, makes it hard for both riders and ordinary vehicle drivers to properly estimate the speed and distance of an oncoming motorcycle (read more), and the new brain miscalculation study reveals this.

David Slepkow's curator insight, October 28, 2014 2:16 AM

For more information concerning Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident lawyer please visit:

http://rhodeislandlawyer.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/traumatic-brain-injury-one-of-the-most-serious-injuries-related-to-bicycle-and-motorcycle-accidents/


an article by RI Motorcycle Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is called the “silent epidemic” because it is not well recognized or often well diagnosed but, yet it is estimated to affect approximately 1,500,000 Americans as well as thousands of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and California Residents every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this results in tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations every year in the U.S. Even cases which are deemed “mild” (clinically defined as a loss of consciousness for anything less than 30 minutes) can have serious long term side effects like memory loss and loss of other cognitive functions.

Why is head trauma one of the most common injuries sustained by bike riders and motorcyclists?
When a person riding a bicycle or motorcycle is struck by a larger motor vehicle such as an automobile, truck or sport utility vehicle, one of the most common scenarios is an ejectment of the biker and a collision of their body with either the vehicle, the pavement or some other fixed object.  Unfortunately, this impact is sustained by the head in many of these instances.  The dynamic from there is that the brain impacts with the skull even in cases where the skull is not fractured.  While helmets lessen the effect of this type of blow to the head, they don’t always prevent concussions.  In fact, recent studies by the U.S. Product Safety Commission indicate that bike-related concussions have actually increased significantly in the past 10 years despite an increased use of bike helmets.  In the case of motorcyclists, the helmets approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, provide a significantly higher rate of protection, however, given the rates of speed and potential for a higher velocity head impact, the incidence of TBI in motorcycle accident cases is even higher.
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Brain Injury Study Tracks Football's Youngest Players | MIT Technology Review

Brain Injury Study Tracks Football's Youngest Players | MIT Technology Review | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
Researchers are using smart helmets and imaging to study brain injury risk in young football players over a season.

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We are so glad that they continue to conduct these studies. Football is and can be a very dangerous game, particularly for young kids. There is a lot of attention being given to make the game safer with better equipment and practice strategies. Let's hope this saves some lives. 

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Steven M. Sweat's curator insight, September 12, 2013 2:11 PM

I think there have been a lot of studies (but, still more needed) related to adult participation in high impact sports and head injury.  It is nice to see more studies being done related to youth and high school players.


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Device to diagnose concussions tested on Halifax football team - Technology & Science - CBC News

Device to diagnose concussions tested on Halifax football team - Technology & Science - CBC News | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
A Halifax medical device company is attempting to tackle the issue of adolescent concussions by testing Citadel High School football players using a new portable electrical brain activity scanner. (RT @parachutecanada: And new TBI protocol!

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What a great invention. This portable device can diagnose a concussion, #BrainInjury, on the sidelines during a football game. I believe this could prevent further injury and provide immediate medical attention.

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Robbins & Associates's curator insight, September 9, 2013 8:45 AM

Portable brain scanner can test for head injuries at sporting events, football, hockey, and soccer , and detect signs of TBI.

robbinslaw.com

Atlanta 

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NFL offering millions for helmet innovations

NFL offering millions for helmet innovations | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
The NFL is offering $10 million for helmet innovations: http://t.co/PWX09nX9ip
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Well, it's about time, isn't it! Hockey should be next!

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Brain injuries a big problem for NFL in California

Brain injuries a big problem for NFL in California | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
Former athletes have filed more than 4,400 claims in California since 2006; pro leagues hope workers' comp legislation will stop flood. (NFL faces nearly 4,000 brain injury claims in California; tries to legislate problem away.
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These statistics are startling!  

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Head injuries clearly linked to brain damage - NBCNews.com (blog)

Head injuries clearly linked to brain damage - NBCNews.com (blog) | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
Head injuries clearly linked to brain damage NBCNews.com (blog) From “punch-drunk” boxers to Junior Seau, the NFL player whose family says he committed suicide because of brain injuries, knocks on the head have long been suspected of causing...
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Let's be clear, a "concussion" is a polite way of saying "brain injury"! Call it what it is, rather than buffering the true impact of how dangerous brain injuries are and the impact on the victim.

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Man sent to jail for DUI crash in Hanover Township

Man sent to jail for DUI crash in Hanover Township | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
An Allentown man will serve up to two years in jail for driving drunk in a crash that seriously injured a woman last year on Route 22 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
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Victim of DUI accident on Route 22 suffered from brain injuries and spinal cord injuries while the Drunk Driver gets sentenced to 9-22 months in jail. What a shame. #AllentownInjuryAttorney 

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Concussion Recognition & Response™ It's an app!!

Concussion Recognition & Response™  It's an app!! | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it

Via Kane & Silverman P.C.
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If this works the way its suppose to, parents should be demanding every school have it on the sidelines for highschool sports

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Kane & Silverman P.C.'s comment, October 10, 2013 10:32 AM
And Steven, so true. But whatever these trend starters are starting...sincere wishes that it continues.
Gladys Wiles's comment, October 15, 2013 12:38 PM
Indeed!
Anthony Castelli's curator insight, January 20, 2014 2:01 AM

Brain injury prevention. All a lawyer can do is get you money for a life altering injury so prevention is the best way to go . My clients would be better off if their injury never occurred . #TBI attorney Anthony Castelli http://www.castellilaw.com/traumatic-brain-injury-lawyer.html#.UtzJzBAo7IU

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In a Crash, Seat Belts Can Be The Difference Maker - The Ledger

In a Crash, Seat Belts Can Be The Difference Maker - The Ledger | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
In a Crash, Seat Belts Can Be The Difference Maker
The Ledger
"It gets people aware that we're out there and reminds people to wear their seat belt, not only to avoid getting a ticket, but to keep themselves safe," Harper said.

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Seatbelts can make a difference!

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Robbins & Associates's curator insight, September 16, 2013 8:45 AM

45% of children killed in automobile wrecks did not have on a seatbelt.

robbinslaw.com

Atlanta

Cate Briggs's comment, September 19, 2013 6:35 PM
Seat belts can make a difference. I, as a child don't always want to wear my seat belt but knowing that it can save life's makes me want to wear it when ever I'm in the car and also when I'm just sitting in a parking lot.
Cate Briggs's curator insight, September 19, 2013 6:37 PM

Seat belts can make a difference. I, as a child don't always want to wear my seat belt but knowing that it can save life's makes me want to wear it when ever I'm in the car and also when I'm just sitting in a parking lot.

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Car Accident Wrongful Death Attorneys

Car Accident Wrongful Death Attorneys | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
Did your loved one die in a traffic collision? No-where to turn for help? Contact Ehline Law firm PC vehicular wrongful death attorneys at 888.400.9721.
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Wrongful Death suits, as explained by Michael Ehline, a legend when it comes to personal injury cases! Also, for more information, check out our post on Wrongful Death and Survivor's Actions. http://www.snyderwileslaw.com/blog.php?id=19

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William Valentin killed when motorcycle collided with a car

William Valentin killed when motorcycle collided with a car | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
A Northampton County man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle crashed into a car.
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A 22 year old Northampton County man died as a result of a traumatic injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident last night on Schoenersville Road in Hanover Township. While the article says it was accidental, from a  negligence perspective, nothing is ever truly accidental as it usually the fault of someone. For instance, speeding, lack of experience, alcohol, distracted driving. For this young man, a life lost. For his family a life of sorrow. Our deepest condolences to William Valentin's family. 

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About A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury by Louise Mathewson-fReado

About A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury by Louise Mathewson-fReado | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it
A collection of poems chronicling the author's recovery from a brain damaging car accident, with a list of journaling therapy writing prompts and other resources she found helpful in transcending trauma.
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What an incredible journey Louise takes us on chronicaling her recovery from a brain damaging car accident. It's truly inspiring and insightful. It is tremendous what individuals with brain injuries suffered from car accidents deal with on a day-to-day basis. From the exterior, they appear completely fine causing many to not take a victims complaints seriously, all the while the brain injury is real and horrific. Very inspirational journey.

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Lawyer Gladys Wiles - Personal Injury Attorney - Avvo.com

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The Importance of Caring for the Caregiver in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

The Importance of Caring for the Caregiver in Brain Injury Rehabilitation | Snyder & Wiles, PC, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys | Scoop.it

The impact of acquiring a brain injury can be far-reaching; like ripples from a stone thrown in a pond. At the center there is the person who sustained the injury and towards the periphery you can include partners, friends, colleagues, family members, peers and the community at large. Often the family member takes on a new role that has been described as a caregiver.


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This is a great article of the impact of brain injury on the entire family of an injured loved one.

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Headway Ireland's comment, June 14, 2013 12:04 PM
This is the end of National Carers week in Ireland.
FitOldDog's curator insight, March 3, 2014 8:06 AM

Boy, caring for the caregiver is essential, because it can tear them down, and eventually they'll burn out.