PTSD & Psychological Injuries

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November 19, 2013

Here’s a disturbing fact that most people don’t know: Veterans are at a higher risk of being involved in a deadly car accident. The Washington Post recently uncovered this surprising statistic in an article, “Motor vehicle crashes: A little-known risk to returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.” Various pieces of evidence, research and observation of …

August 22, 2013

The HBO documentary The Crash Reel has been called the “definitive film on brain injury” in Forbes magazine. As an auto accident lawyer who helps many people who suffer from the devastating results of  traumatic brain injury (TBI) from car accidents, I couldn’t agree more. The Crash Reel performs a great service by helping to …

July 1, 2013

The real-life consequences of depression for car accident victims The National Institutes of Health has recently released a study showing that patients with depression show a distinct pattern of memory and attention deficiency. This information is especially notable for car accident victims, many of whom also suffer depression as a result of readjusting to life …

June 5, 2013

What lawyers need to know about clients who suffer from PTSD I was recently interviewed by Lawyers Weekly on the subject of post traumatic stress disorder.  The occasion was a simply awful recent Michigan Court of Appeals case, Overweg v. Thomas, that dismissed a very serious post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  claim for a woman …

May 30, 2013

What lawyers representing auto accident victims with PTSD injuries need to know now after Overweg v. Thomas I was  interviewed last week by Michigan Lawyers Weekly on  Michigan Court of Appeals case, Overweg v. Thomas. In Overweg, the Court of Appeals ruled that the victim’s post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) claim failed to qualify under …

December 13, 2012

How to help juries to understand and empathize with an auto accident victim with commonly misunderstood injuries Why are so many people who suffer from TBI, or chronic pain, found so unlikeable by juries?  And what things can you as a trial attorney do to help make your client more likeable so a jury will …

October 28, 2011

Don’t let the defense IME “independent” medical examiner defame your client by calling deterioration malingering! Of all the notorious independent medical examiners (IMEs) out there who are paid a fortune by defense lawyers, insurance companies, and workers comp carriers to say there is nothing wrong with truly injured people so benefits can be stopped, the …

June 8, 2010

How people with significant pre-existing medical conditions and Social Security Disability can still recover after a car accident in Michigan I am thrilled for Jeff and Lisa Chase. Jeff is my client, and he just achieved an important victory for all auto accident victims with his recent win in the Michigan Court of Appeals. Just …

June 8, 2009

You’d think a traumatic brain injury lawyer from Michigan wouldn’t be so wrapped up in crime, but I came across this intriguing CNN story that unfortunately, links TBI and violence together: Insights on why people ‘snap’ and kill. The article starts by outlining a couple of sudden, murderous rampages across the country, such as that …