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Truck accident settlements might be an attractive option

The horror of being in an accident with a semi-truck is something that trucking accident victims won't soon forget. These accidents can lead to traumatic injuries that might take a long time to heal. In some cases, the injuries you suffer from a trucking accident might not ever fully heal. For those who have been injured in a trucking accident, seeking compensation for the injuries they suffered might be an option to consider.

When you opt to seek compensation for a trucking accident injury, there is a chance that you might not end up going to trial for the case. Instead, you might end up coming to a settlement agreement for the trucking accident.

Occupational therapy can help disabled people enjoy life

There are a host of types of therapy options that a person with a spinal cord injury might benefit from. One of these options is occupational therapy. Contrary to the way the name sounds, occupational therapy doesn't mean therapy that will only help the person to do a specific job. Instead, occupational therapy's goal is to help the person to enjoy meaningful activities and handle daily activities.

An occupational therapist can help a wheelchair dependent person to learn seating options and positioning options for the wheelchair. This can help to make mobility less of an issue. The therapist can also help to maximize upper limb function if the person isn't suffering from paralysis of the upper limbs. This can prevent discomfort and help with comfort while using the upper limbs.

What should you do if you have a concussion?

If you have reason to believe you have suffered a concussion, such as in a motor vehicle accident, it's important that you don't wait around and hope for the best. Any brain injury should be treated immediately. If you neglect to do so, it could make things worse on you in the long run.

First things first, visit the emergency room. This will make you feel much better, as you know you are in good hands. Soon enough, the medical team can order the appropriate tests, which can include an MRI scan, CT scan, and basic neurological exam.

Regeneration of central nervous system and brain being studied

People who suffer from a severe traumatic brain injury can sometimes end up being classified as being brain dead. This term means that biological functions have stopped; however, electrical activities might still occur. Those electrical activities include the ability to grow, digest foods, circulate blood, gestate a baby, excrete waste, and other similar functions. Even when that occurs, a person can still be considered brain dead because the functions that do remain aren't enough to actually sustain life without intervention.

A new study was recently approved that will enable biotech companies to explore the possibility of regenerating the brains of people who have been classified as braindead. The two biotech companies will try to determine if it is possible to bring parts of the central nervous system back to life. All told, the two companies will recruit 20 patients to participate in the study.

What to do at the scene of a car accident

If you are involved in a car accident in Ohio, it's important to take the right steps with regard to your health and safety. No matter what, your health should always come first. If you have any reason to believe you are injured, don't do anything until medical personnel arrives. This will go a long way in helping you avoid additional injuries.

If you are able to do so, here are several other steps to take:

Do all truckers follow these high wind driving tips?

Some truck drivers will do whatever it takes to remain safe on the road, even if it means slowing down and missing a deadline. And then there are those who don't care about others, and are always driving as fast as possible.

Unfortunately, bad weather can strike at any time. When this happens, it is imperative that Ohio truckers slow down and closely follow the rules of the road. For example, driving a high profile truck in high wind can be extremely dangerous.

Prognosis after a brain injury varies due to several factors

We have discussed a variety of the effects that a traumatic brain injury can have on a patient. There is another factor that can have a great impact on the victim of the brain injury, as well as the family members. The prognosis after a traumatic brain injury is a very important bit of information since it gives a clue as to how a person's life might be affected.

One of the biggest concerns after a TBI occurs is whether the patient will suffer from disabilities. The probability of disability occurring is determined by several factors. The location of the injury, the health of the patient, the age of the patient, and the severity of the injury are those factors.

What causes fatal car accidents?

In the United States, thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year. Unfortunately, many people also pass away as the result of injuries in such as crash.

As a driver, you need to do your best to make all the right decisions on the road. This is easier said than done, but it is something you can do with the right level of concentration.

Financial planning is important after a spinal cord injury

In many prior blog posts, we have discussed some of the different effects of a spinal cord injury. Almost all of those effects involve a monetary blow for the victim, as well as the victim's family. This makes it crucial for people who have suffered a spinal cord injury to have a financial plan in place as soon as possible after the accident.

The exact financial plan a person establishes after a spinal cord injury is dependent upon their exact situation; however, there are some universal points that must be considered. By taking a look at the entire financial picture all at once, you might be able to find solutions to some of the financial issues you are facing.

Don't put yourself in danger after a traffic accident

Have you ever stopped to think about what you would do if you were in an accident on the highway or interstate? If you haven't, now is a good time to make a plan for what you will do. There is one thing that experts say you should do -- stay away from traffic.

Ideally, you will move your vehicle out of the travel lanes if at all possible after the accident. Once you do that, you should remain in your vehicle. Your vehicle will provide added protection for you if something happens and another vehicle comes careening toward you.

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