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Blinds spots are a hazard that drivers have to face every time they get behind the wheel. They not only pose a threat to drivers and their passengers, but they can also result in serious or fatal injuries to other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 840,000 blind spot car accidents h ...
The risk of St. Louis car accidents increases significantly during winters, especially when there is ice on the roads. Needless to say, winter car accidents are common, and it is not always easy to determine liability, because liability can shift to someone other than the driver in some cases. In this post, our St.
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, we will help you understand your legal rights and options. Denervation is a procedure that involves interruption of a nerve signal to relieve pain or to diagnose an injury. Those who suffer serious injuries in a car accident may be recommended this procedure by their doctor.
If you have suffered a joint injury in a car accident you may be experiencing its long term effects such as pain and restricted movement. Many people get away with only minor or moderate injuries after a serious car accident. They are obviously happy that their injuries are not serious and that they are alive despite being in a severe accident.
State legislators have become increasingly reluctant to restrict older drivers with stricter requirements solely on the basis of age. Older drivers are now considered relatively safe. There are programs available to improve their driving skills and studies have revealed that age-related restrictions are not effective.
Hip fractures are common head on car accident injuries due to the force of the impact. Hip fractures are a common outcome of a head on car accident, because the forces involved in this kind of an accident can push up the leg to the hip and cause the hip to break near the pelvis. There are several types of hip fractures that can result from a car accident.
While New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, it is also one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. Although another Thanksgiving and Christmas are in the books, the holiday season is not over yet. This Saturday is New Year’s Eve, meaning many in the St. Louis area will be gearing up to celebrate.
Lower back injuries are a common result of St. Louis car crashes. If you have been involved in a car accident and, in addition to pain, you experience tingling and numbness from your lower back down to your leg, it may be a symptom of sciatica. Sciatica is often the result of nerve compression from a sudden blow at the time of the car accident.
What happens if someone hits an illegally parked car? Each day, we hear or read about car accidents that happen around us. However, the accidents that we read about are just of fraction of the total number of accidents that happen. Even some minor accidents may cause significant damage and raise questions about liability.
Depending on how severe a bone fracture is, a car accident victim may require prolonged and extensive treatment. A fractured arm means that one or more of the bones in the arm have been cracked or broken. Broken arms are one of the most common fractured bones that can result from a variety of situations, including car accidents.
Some of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents are injuries to the arm and elbow, injuries that can be permanent. Car accidents and the resulting injuries vary greatly in severity. Whether it is a minor fender bender or a severe rollover crash, victims can suffer personal injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to serious, catastrophic injuries, leaving the vic ...
Being involved in a serious car accident can damage internal organs like the kidneys, causing catastrophic injuries. The kidneys are one of our body’s most vital organs. These bean shaped organs are located in the mid-back region and are protected by layers of muscle and by the rib cage. These organs are as small as the size of our fist, but receive 20% of the total blood pumpe ...
Collisions with wild animals are not uncommon on certain roadways, resulting in serious injuries and property damage. Car accidents can involve other vehicles, pedestrians, or even animals. Collisions with wild animals, such as deer, is not uncommon on certain roadways and such accidents often result in serious injuries and substantial property damage.
Many teachers and parents are unaware of the chronic sleep deprivation problem among teens. Research shows that many sleepy teenagers suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. This may affects their performance in school and general behavior as well. This also has the potential to affect the safety of others in the community as well. In this post, our St.
St. Louis car accidents often lead to injuries to the face in the form of cuts, lacerations and fractures. In car accidents, occupants can strike their face and head on the interior of the vehicle including the windows, dashboard, steering wheel, and front or back seat. In some cases, even the force of airbag deployment can cause facial injuries.
Car accidents are a common occurrence, and many of them are caused by negligent drivers. However, not all are caused by careless driving. Failing to maintain your automobile and poor road or weather conditions are among the many reasons an auto accident may occur. In this post, our St. Louis auto accident attorney will discuss some of the common car maintenance issues that you ...
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most serious outcomes of car accidents. Spinal injuries can be classified as incomplete and complete spinal cord injuries. Incomplete spinal cord injuries are the ones that result in some feeling and sensation below the level of injury. The injuries differ depending on the way the spinal cord has been damaged.
Tailgating is a form of aggressive driving that endangers both people and property. Let us say you are getting late to your office or an important meeting during rush hour, but the vehicle in front you is not moving fast enough, you may start feeling impatient and angry. However, when you are impatient and aggressive on the road, the chances of a serious car accident increase.
Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious threat to road safety. Drugged driving is illegal and puts the life of the driver, passengers, and other motorists on the road at risk of injury and death. While all types of drugs lead to impairment of the senses, each drug affects the brain differently.
Distracted driving poses a danger to everyone on the road. Each year, distracted driving results in thousands of accidents, leaving many people injured and many dead. Distracted driving caused by the use of cell phones is one of the biggest causes of car accidents and related fatalities. The use of social media applications while driving is proving to be as dangerous as texting ...