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Monday, August 16, 2010

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Accidents happen every day to people of all walks of life. Sometimes accidents are minor and require only a bandage and kiss from mom to make them better. Other accidents are more severe and can leave the victims with a lifetime of physically or mentally painful symptoms. One such type of accident that the attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates work to get financial compensation for is the traumatic brain injury (TBI).

TBIs can occur any time the brain experiences trauma, such as a blow or jolt to the head or when an object pierces the skull and brain. The most common types of TBI include:

  • Falls: Falls are most often reported in very young children and elderly adults.
  • Motor vehicle accidents: The majority of these TBI accidents involve youth age 15-19.
  • Being struck by or against moving or stationery objects: Sports-related injuries often fall under this category.
  • Assaults: Firearm accidents most often result in death.
  • Explosions: These TBI accidents are especially common with military personnel.
  • Child abuse: Violence such as shaken baby syndrome can lead to TBIs.

If you have been involved in an accident are suffering from a TBI, please contact the Nashville, Tennessee personal injury attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC to request a consultation to discuss your TBI case.

posted by Admin at 4:40 PM

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Head Injury

The Tennessee Department of Health reports that "every year in Tennessee 7,000 people are admitted to the hospital with a brain injury." The highest rates of brain injury occur to males age 15-24, and the two major causes of brain injuries in Tennessee are motor vehicle accidents and falls. These are alarming statistics, especially since so many of these injuries could have been prevented.

The team at James R. Omer & Associates is all-too aware that many motor vehicle accidents, falls and other situations that lead to head injuries, including traumatic brain injury, occur due to the negligence or carelessness of others. We have helped hundreds of head injury victims and their families recoup financial compensation to with cope with the often life-altering symptoms of this condition.

Because many head injuries are "closed," meaning they are not outwardly visible, some of the problems linked to these injuries are not always correctly diagnosed. Even a mild head injury victim may develop problems with memory, emotions, planning or judgment that over time contributes to a job loss, a broken family or social isolation.

If someone's carelessness caused an accident that left you or a loved one with a head injury, please contact the Nashville, Tennessee personal injury lawyers at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC today so we can investigate your case and use our experience to help improve your quality of life.

posted by Admin at 6:49 PM

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Traumatic Brain Injury

Millions of people suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). While some of these injuries are immediately apparent, other people may inadvertently experience a TBI and not even be aware of it. The symptoms of this condition can vary greatly from person to person depending on:

  • Where on the brain the injury occurred
  • How severe the brain injury was
  • The age of the person
  • The person's overall health

The attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates have extensive experience handling TBI cases where the injuries were caused by the negligence of another party. TBI disabilities can be overwhelming for a family to cope with, both financially and mentally. We work hard to get TBI victims personal injury compensation to help better manage problems associated with this condition, including:

  • Physical discomforts
  • Learning or memory problems
  • Emotional problems
  • Behavioral issues
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Disturbed sleep patterns

The symptoms of TBI can make it difficult or impossible for the victim to hold down a job, relate to their friends and family or perform normal daily functions. You should not be penalized with a lifetime of mental and physical pain because of another party's carelessness.

If you or a loved one is dealing with a traumatic brain injury and you feel you have a case against another party, please contact the traumatic brain injury attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee to start on the road to recovery.

posted by Tiffany at 10:21 AM

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Questions About the Workers' Compensation Process

Suffering an injury or serious illness at work can be physically, mentally or financially devastating to the victim and his family. Workers' Compensation can alleviate some or all of the hardships of a work-related injury, although it is not always easy to obtain maximum benefits. The legal team of James R. Omer & Associates helps hundreds of clients navigate through the intricacies of the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Act and get the compensation they need.

What information should I report about my injury?

You should give your employer as much information as possible about the injury, such as:

  • The date the injury occurred
  • The work location
  • What type of work was being performed
  • Specifics about your illness or injury
  • How the injury has affected your life and job performance
  • Witnesses who can back up your claim

Why should I report my injury as soon as possible?

By Tennessee law, you have 30 days to report an illness or injury; however it is advisable to inform your employer immediately upon becoming injured or sick. If you delay too long, you may be denied benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, prescription reimbursement or more because the claim may not seem legitimate.

If you have questions about Tennessee Workers' Compensation laws, please contact the attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC today to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your case in our Nashville office.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What to Do After an Auto Accident

Most people drive every day without thinking about being involved in an auto accident. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, there were more than 158,000 traffic crashes in 2008 alone. While this number is down from the 2007 numbers, these statistics show just how important it is to know what do to if you are involved in an auto accident. Our team at James R. Omer & Associates is committed to helping people know what to do after an auto accident and offering our services for those who find dealing with insurance companies intimidating.

The more information you can gather at the scene of the accident, the better chance you will have to get the compensation you deserve from the insurance company. You will want to gather information from the other drivers, passengers, witnesses as well as document the accident scene through photographs, sketches and written documentation.

Contact the Appropriate Individuals

After checking for passenger injuries, call the police to report the accident. You can relay the important information you have gathered to the police when they arrive, but be careful not to assign fault for the accident. The insurance company will handle the research of the accident.

Contact your insurance company right away as well to get your accident into the system. In situations where the insurance agencies are not cooperating or offer you a settlement well below what you believe you deserve, it is also advisable to contact an auto accident attorney to take control of the situation and get you the correct monetary compensation.

If you have been involved in an auto accident in the Nashville, Tennessee area and are not getting the results you want from the insurance companies, please contact the auto accident lawyers at James R. Omer & Associates and let us put the power of the law to work for you.

posted by Tiffany at 10:35 AM

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Common Types of Criminal Law

Individuals who find themselves accused of committing a criminal act need a team of experienced criminal law attorneys to help them navigate the legal system and prove their innocence. James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC is proud to offer legal counsel for individuals in this unfortunate position.

Our team of criminal lawyers has helped hundreds of clients have their cases dismissed or have charges reduced in a wide variety of criminal cases. We are fully equipped to handle any type of felony or misdemeanor criminal case that has been brought against an individual, such as:

  • Violent crimes
  • Drug and alcohol crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • White collar crimes

As criminal defense attorneys, it is our job to provide a judge and/or jury with the evidence necessary to provide reasonable doubt against the prosecution's case. All those accused are considered innocent until proven guilty, and we take that burden of proof very seriously.

If you live in the Nashville, Tennessee area and have been accused of a criminal crime, please contact the criminal defense team at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC today to let us begin researching and winning your case.

posted by Tiffany at 6:00 PM

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