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  • “Mild” TBIs Can Have Serious Effects

    According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS),1 traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are classified in three major ways: mild, moderate, or severe. Mild TBIs are generally the most common and include concussions,2 which are perhaps the most well-known type of TBI. Even the slightest bump to the head can result in a concussion or another type of ...

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  • Most Common Causes of Head Trauma

    Head trauma can happen in a number of ways. No matter how a person hits their head, however, there is always the risk of damage to the brain that results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The following are the most common causes of head trauma and TBI in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 Falls – The CDC reports that 40.

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  • The Importance of Getting Your Head Injury Diagnosed

    Many types of accidents can result in head injuries, including motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian accidents, sports injuries, and falls, among others. If you are in any type of accident and bump your head or suffer a jolt of the head, it is highly important that you see a medical professional to determine whether or not you have a head injury.

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  • Anderson Accident Highlights Head Injury Risk Posed by ATVs

    Two girls were injured on Monday, September 12th in an ATV accident that occurred Anderson, Indiana, approximately 40 miles from Indianapolis. According to a report published at CBS4Indy.com,1 a 17-year-old and 5-year-old were found injured by medical personnel who were responding to a report of a crash on private property. Both girls had suffered head injuries and neither was wearing a helmet.

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  • Should I Accept an Auto Insurance Offer?

    Some auto accidents may simply result in scratches or dents on your car and you may not have suffered any noticeable injuries. While such accidents may be an inconvenience, they can often be handled through an insurance claim, especially if it is clear who was at fault in the accident. However, when a collision results in injuries to you or your children, you should be careful ...

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  • Causes of Head-on Crashes

    Head-on collisions are some of the most frightening accidents that can occur and these crashes can often cause the most devastating injuries to motorists. When the front of one car hits the front of another vehicle, chances are that both vehicles were traveling at the time, which can result in severe damage and injury. The following are some examples of negligence that lead to head-on crashes.

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  • How Whiplash can Affect Your Life

    The injuries to the neck that are commonly referred to as “whiplash”1 are generally thought to relatively minor. If you hear someone has whiplash, you may not think it is that serious of an issue and may not understand why they are seeking compensation for their injuries. However, if you sustain whiplash injuries in a car accident, you can suddenly understand how serious this ...

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  • Use Your Smartphone After an Indianapolis Auto Accident

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving[1] is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash.

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  • Memory Loss After an Indianapolis Auto Accident

    Auto Accidents Causing Brain Injury in Indianapolis A traumatic brain injury[1] can occur when the head is stricken, suddenly jerked, or penetrated by a foreign object. The injury can be in the range of mild to severe. During a mild brain injury, the loss of full conscious awareness will persist for a short amount of time.

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  • Bicycle Versus Auto Collisions in Indianapolis Intersections

    On a per capita basis, Indiana recorded an annual average of about 2.0 cyclist deaths per million residents, the 13th highest in the United States. In 2011, there were 11 fatal bicycle accidents in the state of Indiana. The fatalities increased to 15[1] in 2012. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[2] indicates that slightly more than 10 percent of serio ...

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  • Do Rear Cameras Help Prevent Indianapolis Backover Accidents?

    A blind zone[1] is the area behind a vehicle where the driver cannot see even when looking back and using their rear and side view mirrors correctly. Blind zones are also in front of the vehicle but are not as large. -Average blind zone = 15 to 25 feet -Shorter drivers result in larger blind zones -Over 60% of backovers involve a larger vehicle such as a truck, van or SUV ...

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  • Drugs Causing Impaired Indianapolis Drivers

    The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence [1] sets forth many disturbing facts regarding the use of alcohol and drugs by impaired drivers: -An estimated 32% of fatal car accidents involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. (NHTSA) -3,952 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drug involvement. (FARS) -Over 1.

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  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Indianapolis Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Every 19 seconds someone in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI). That adds up to 1.7 million people each year. Brain injuries range from mild to moderate to severe. Every injury is different, but when your brain is injured, it can affect everything: your ability to speak, focus, remember, and relate to other people.

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  • Indianapolis Trucking Accidents Caused by Driver Error

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Large Truck Crash Causation Study[1] reviewed 141,000 large truck injury and fatal crashes that occurred during the study period. The study sets forth several different types of driver error that result in truck collisions including: Driver Fatigue Causing Indianapolis Trucking Accidents Fatigue leads truck drivers to fall asl ...

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