LegalView.info Announces New Content Update To TBI Portal
March 09, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsLegalView.info, a leader in online personal injury information, is pleased to announce a new content update to its expanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) portal. The article, which can be viewed at http://brain-injury.legalview.info/1147997/, shows continued support for individuals and families who have either direct or indirect experience with a brain injury case, LegalView.info has added new information regarding legislation which could soon become law in Colorado.
The new information is concerned with a recent bill approved by the Colorado House of Representatives. House Bill 1147 would require children between the ages of 2 - 17 to "wear helmets when using any nonmotorized apparatus with wheels that is not being pulled." The hope, of course, is to limit the number of emergency brain injury treatments necessary due to accidents and injuries while not wearing a helmet. Additionally, it would require the state to work with school districts and other organizations to create educational resources about how to safely ride on streets. Finally, the bill would require that the state also work with community groups and programs to put the information into effect within their community.
If passed, Colorado will be the 23 state, including the District of Columbia to require children to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Currently, close to 200 local laws exist in other states requiring similar measures.
Fort Collins Democratic Rep. John Kefalas, one of the champions of the bill, cited a study from the Child Safety Network which estimates that governments could save $110 per year on medical expenses for every helmet worn. Kefalas's estimation for Colorado's population younger than 18 puts the savings for the state at $1 million per month on medical expenses if every child wore a helmet. These numbers do not take into account the amount of compensation awarded from a traumatic brain injury lawsuit; rather these costs are only associated with standard medical expenses.
Thousands of people suffer a TBI every year. Often, these individuals contact a traumatic brain injury lawyer to pursue legal action for any number of reasons which may have contributed to their injury. Careless drivers, faulty equipment, deteriorating public works projects are but a few of the many hazards posed to cyclists and motorists alike. LegalView.info offers quality legal advice and assistance in developing litigation against any and all causes of such a damaging incident, all free of charge.
In addition to its extensive TBI information portal, LegalView.info offers individuals an opportunity to connect with resources regarding other current legal issues. The mesothelioma portal has provided immeasurable assistance to individuals across the United States, assisting them with developing a potential mesothelioma lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries.
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