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Ohio Senate Bill 91 introduces Yellow Dot Program for drivers

Have you ever stopped to think about what would happen if you were in an accident and unable to relay your medical history or medication schedule to the paramedics and medical professionals who treat you? If you answered "no," you aren't alone. Many people don't think about how medical professionals need access to medical information for patients after accidents. Of course, some people wear medical alert bracelets that can contain basic information, but not everyone does.

Senate Bill 91 is aimed at making it easy for motorists to let emergency medical professionals know about their medical history. If passed, this bill would implement a program in which drivers could place a yellow sticker on the rear window of their car. This alerts EMTs and emergency responders to look in the glove box of the vehicle for basic medical information and medical contact information.

What should I do after an Ohio truck accident?

We have often discussed accidents on this blog. That might have some of our Ohio readers wondering what they should do if they have been in an accident. There are several points our readers should consider after being involved in an accident.

Who should I talk to after the accident?

Understanding Ohio brain injuries

It doesn't matter if you live in Ohio or another part of the country, nothing changes the fact that a brain injury could turn your life upside down.

There are many things that can cause a brain injury, such as a slip and fall accident or a motor vehicle crash. It is important to understand brain injuries. Often, this means comparing a healthy brain to an injured brain.

Sleep debt and other fatigue factors affecting Ohio truckers

We recently discussed why truck accidents occur. One of the common reasons for truck accidents is fatigue. Think about how tired you can get while you travel. For many people, long hours on the road can lead to sleepiness and a slowed reaction time. The same is true for some truckers who share our Ohio highways and interstates. Long working hours and lack of quality sleep can often lead to fatigue that affects their driving.

Some truckers are affected by sleep debt. This occurs when the trucker misses hours of sleep over a number of days. When you consider that concept, you can probably see why a trucker who is fatigued or tired at the beginning of his or her workweek would be more likely to feel fatigued at the end of the week.

Falling furniture, TVs responsible for brain injuries in children

The debate about preventable childhood brain injuries focuses heavily on high-contact sports such as football and hockey, but many toddlers and young children are exposed to a common danger on a daily basis: unsecured televisions and furniture.

Approximately 25,000 children are injured each year by falling furniture or TVs, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some kids are lucky enough to escape with a few bumps and bruises but many suffer concussions and serious brain injuries.

In 2014, A Chicago girl died from head injuries caused by a falling television. A second-grader in Nebraska recently suffered memory loss and functionality problems after a TV fell on his head. These are just a few of many sad stories concerning unstable furniture and electronics.

Parents should take the following precautions in their homes:

How should you approach spinal cord injuries?

Any type of accident, including a slip and fall or vehicle collision, could cause a spinal cord injury. Unfortunately, medical professionals have yet to find a way to reverse the impact of a spinal cord injury.

Even though it is impossible to reverse this type of injury, there are treatment strategies that have been proven effective. Furthermore, medical professionals and scientists continue to experiment with new types of treatments, hoping to learn more about these injuries and how to best treat them.

Why do Ohio truck accidents happen?

If you spend any time driving through the state of Ohio, you know you will be sharing the road with plenty of trucks. While there is nothing wrong with this, it is important to realize that truckers are involved in thousands of accidents nationwide every year.

From tractor trailers to tankers, you must be aware of these vehicles at all times.

Ohio Range Rover owners should know of new recall of brake hoses

One of the factors many people look into when they purchase a vehicle is the safety record of the manufacturer. For some people, that safety rating is a huge factor. In some cases, people might purchase vehicles thinking they are safe only to find out that they aren't as safe as what they thought. Some of our Ohio readers might be interested in two recalls that are affecting people who purchased Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports.

The smaller recall affects 2013 and 2014 Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports. In this recall, the brake vacuum hose might not be routed properly. In vehicles that have an improperly routed hose, there is a possibility of a hole wearing in the hose. If that occurs, the braking power is affected, which could cause an accident.

Loophole in criminal cases doesn't stop civil action in Ohio DUIs

When you think of someone being stopped for drunk driving, you might think that the drunk driver will be taken off the roadways. That is true in some cases but in others, the drunk driver might get what some consider a slap on the wrist. Even when there is an accident caused by the drunk driver, there is a chance that justice might not be served in a way that seems fair. As sad as it is, this is because of a loophole in the law.

In Ohio, that loophole is the lookback period. That is a period that determines exactly how a person is charged with drunk driving-related offenses. For people who have fewer than six drunk driving convictions in the past 20 years, the drunk driving offenses are misdemeanors. This is what has some people up in arms.

Ohio motorcycle accidents and the many types of vehicles

When most people think about a motorcycle accident, the first thing that comes to mind is a Harley Davidson or sport bike that can easily reach speeds of triple digits.

Did you know there are other types of vehicles that are considered motorcycles by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration? These include mopeds, off road motorcycles, scooters, mini bikes, three-wheeled motorcycles and pocket bikes.

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