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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) afflict millions of people every year with extremely serious symptoms. Despite their prevalence, the general public still doesn’t understand these injuries. Here are four facts that you may not know about TBIs and how they can damage people’s lives. For more information, call the Fountain Law Firm today at (888) 242-HURT (4878) or send us an emai ...
Being involved in a bicycle accident is a traumatic experience that often leaves victims confused and uncertain about where to turn next. Between hospital bills, insurance claims, and pain and anxiety associated with your injuries, the weeks and months after an accident can be very difficult. Fortunately for victims, a personal injury lawyer can protect your legal rights and ma ...
With an abundance of good weather, the call of the open road beckons to many. Often, that means taking to the highway on a motorcycle. Although cruising the byways on a motorcycle can bring a powerful sense of freedom, the risk of serious injury or death is considerably higher while riding a motorcycle than when taking a comparable journey by automobile.
Parents who send their children to school on a bus every day put an incredible amount of trust in the people responsible for its operation, and, thankfully, the vast majority of school bus trips occur without incident. Unfortunately, in some cases, the negligence of other people can result in serious accidents that can leave people injured.
Commercial truck drivers in the United States must adhere to laws and regulations implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The regulations imposed by the FMCSA are broad and come with strict attendant fines and penalties for those who do not abide by them. To help keep our highways and byways safe for everyone, the FMCSA holds all big-rig drivers ...
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there were approximately 50,000 pedal cyclists injured in 2014. When bicyclists are involved in collisions with motor vehicles, the results can be catastrophic. In many cases, victims sustain injuries lie broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), facial fractures, and even spinal cord injuries.
Motorcyclists are at a significant risk of injury every time they ride. Unlike a car or truck, motorcyclists are completely exposed to the elements and do not enjoy the increased safety that is afforded by features like airbags, seat belts, and crumple zones. As a result, other than riding safely, the only thing that motorcyclists can do to reduce their risk of injury is to we ...
Bicyclists are obviously extremely vulnerable when they take to the open road. They’re balanced on two wheels—with no visible means of protection—on streets they share with motorized vehicles many, many times their size and weight and that typically move much faster. Recreational bike trails are popular in Indiana and often cross busy roads.
It’s always exciting to go back to school, but getting back into the school groove can also be chaotic. If your kids walk to school, it’s important to take the time out of your busy schedule to review the ground rules of pedestrian safety with them. When your children walk to school, it increases their daily physical activity and can help foster their independence—but because s ...
Bicyclists are unquestionably vulnerable to serious injuries when they are involved in an accident, especially when crashes involve a motor vehicle such as a car or truck. Unfortunately, these kinds of incidents happen regularly, and there is no way you can reduce your risk of getting into an accident to zero without giving up riding entirely.
People in Indianapolis like to have fun. Many people love the opportunity to relax and let loose, and holidays are the perfect occasion to do just that. This does not just apply to winter holidays, but also to all of the national summer holidays, as well. With nicer weather rolling in, many people are likely preparing to take boating trips, go camping, or attend or host barbecues.
Because bicyclists share the road with vehicles that are much larger, heavier, faster, and generally more dangerous, they are far more vulnerable to serious injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the problem of bicycle accidents is significant. In fact, the CDC shares that, while bike trips account for only about 1 percent of all trips in the U.S.
There is no doubt that public attitudes towards marijuana have changed over the past few decades. Today, more than half of states have some form of legalized marijuana, and the Indiana House recently approved a bill that would allow people with epilepsy to use medical marijuana for treatment. As pot use has become more acceptable socially and legally, many states have seen an ...
Fractured or broken bones are extremely painful, but they usually heal fairly quickly and don’t lead to serious complications. That, however, isn’t always the case. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a fractured bone, it can really set you back. If you experience complications in the healing process, it can hurt your life and livelihood in significant ways.
Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury if they are involved in a crash. Their bodies often have little more than thin clothing to protect them—and it usually doesn’t protect much. One common piece of safety equipment that bicyclists rely upon is a helmet. Bicyclists wear helmets to protect their heads, neck, and face should an impact occur.