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Is a Concussion Considered a TBI?

Posted in Personal Injury on February 14, 2023

Despite being less severe than other head injuries, concussions are considered traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other medical authorities. Indeed, they are the most common type of TBI. Even a “mild” concussion can cause serious symptoms and long-term consequences. Concussions vs. Traumatic Brain Injuries According to Johns Hopkins… read more

ATV Riding Safety Tips

Posted in Personal Injury on January 19, 2023

A South Carolina family is mourning the loss of their 12-year-old boy, who died from multiple traumatic injuries caused by a recent ATV accident in Anderson County. According to local news reports, the boy was a passenger on an ATV that drove through an intersection on Old Lowndesville Highway and hit a pickup truck, injuring… read more

What Are the Three Types of Driving Distractions?

Posted in Personal Injury on January 19, 2023

Did you know that distracted drivers kill nine people every day in the United States on average? That’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which categorizes driving distractions into three types. This article will describe the three types of driving distractions and provide examples of distractions that cause car accidents and injuries… read more

Six Tips for Driving Safely This Holiday Season

Posted in Personal Injury on December 20, 2022

The holidays are a popular time for travel, and countless Americans are planning to hit the road this holiday season to reunite with friends and family or celebrate away from home. If you’re thinking of road-tripping this year, The Melonakos Law Firm wants you to keep these six safe-driving tips in mind this holiday season…. read more

Nursing Home Neglect: What To Know

Posted in Personal Injury on September 20, 2022

As we age, many of us will require some support to manage certain tasks, maintain a healthy lifestyle, or live as independently as possible. Many older adults get this support from nursing homes and other long-term care (LTC) facilities. Many nursing homes and LTC facilities provide outstanding care that allows residents to live active and… read more

5 Common Reasons to Switch Personal Injury Lawyers

Posted in Personal Injury on August 25, 2022

Sometimes, accident victims decide to switch personal injury lawyers in the middle of a claim or case. , The Melonakos Law Firm explores five of the most common reasons they do so. Common Reasons to Switch Personal Injury Attorneys Some of the most common reasons why personal injury victims change lawyers mid-case include: The Attorney… read more


Posted in Interesting Articles on April 30, 2020

Life already feels upended after an accident. It can sometimes seem impossible to imagine eventually getting back to work, family and your social life as you recover from injuries. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic and our stay at home order, a return to normal may seem even more distant. In our home, it’s been quite… read more

Left Turn Car Wrecks in South Carolina Cause Serious Personal Injuries

Posted in Rules Of The Road on October 18, 2019

RULES OF THE ROAD: FAILING TO YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY Our personal injury law firm often represents clients who have been injured by other drivers turning left in front of them. The legal term for this is called “failing to yield the right-of-way” on the roadway. Making a left-hand turn in an intersection is more dangerous… read more

Good Dadvice

Posted in A Letter From the Lawyer on August 28, 2019

A personal injury attorney, an orthopedic surgeon, and an insurance broker walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says “Is this some kind of joke?” What do these three professionals have in common? They’ve seen hundreds, even thousands of accidents happen. They help people pick up the pieces and get back to living their… read more

Truck Accident Settlement in Atlanta, GA for $2,000,000.00 CAD

Posted in Case Results on May 2, 2019

In December 2016, Mr. Sam Jones (not his real name) came to a stop on I-285 in metro Atlanta afternoon traffic. The vehicle ahead of Mr. Jones stopped, so he stopped. Within a matter of seconds, he saw in his rear-view mirror that the tractor-trailer behind him was not stopping and was about to crash… read more