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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were an estimated 12,000,000 commercial vehicles registered for use in the United States in 2014, 11 million of which were large trucks. The number of trucks needed to transport goods across Indiana and across the country always increases toward the end of the year, as stores prepare to stock their shelv ...
Around this time of year, many families are booking vacations and are looking forward to getting out of town for the holidays. Unfortunately, some families find their trips affected by an unexpected injury at the hotel where they are staying. Like any other business, a hotel has the duty to ensure the premises are in a safe condition to avoid accidents and injuries.
One of the major parts of the winter holidays is the food and drinks. Whether you are around the table with your family, at an office party, or at a gathering with friends, many people drink wine, spiked eggnog, champagne, and more during their holiday celebrations. When people have too much to drink and then make the dangerous decision to get behind the wheel of a car, they pu ...
Injuries sustained by a senior at Brownsburg High School earlier in late October highlight the fact that car accident can cause extremely serious head trauma. According to a report published at Indystar.com, football player and student Matt Turk has in a medically induced coma as of October 24th due to injuries he sustained in a car accident.
Any trauma to your head can cause serious injuries, including skull fractures, concussions, or moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Victims of such head injuries require medical attention and often must remain in the hospital for an extended period of time due to coma or other unconsciousness or to be properly monitored to prevent complications.
For many of us, the long Thanksgiving weekend means the start of the year-end holiday season and relaxing with family and friends. Usually, this means seeing old friends, eating, and drinking, sometimes until the early hours of the morning. In fact, the night before Thanksgiving is often referred to as “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving” and the Wall Street Journal reports ...
Walking near traffic is always risky though often necessary. While you may consider the basic dangers of being a pedestrian, you may not consciously realize that pedestrians can be at higher risk of collisions in the later months of the year. As we enjoy the fall colors and crisp weather, we should also be taking care whenever we are walking outside by roadways.
In recent years, soccer has become one of the most popular activities for children of all ages. An estimated 3 million children under the age of 19 participate in the sport, which is 90 percent more than participants in 1990. Local media reports1 that Indiana Soccer alone has about 56,000 young players.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...