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What does it mean for a trucker to be distracted?

As you drive down the highway, you realize that sharing the road with others, including truck drivers, is a must.

Paying attention to the road in front of you is your responsibility. However, there is something you cannot control: what others drivers are doing as they are in close proximity to your vehicle.

Serious car accident caused by praying woman, driver sentenced

When most people think about distracted driving, they think about drivers who eating, on the phone, texting, putting on makeup or similar activities. But, have you ever thought of prayer as an activity that might be considered distracted driving? If not, you might after you hear about one grandmother's accident.

In August of 2014, a grandmother who was taking her grandchildren out of her car was struck by a car. Authorities blamed the accident on using a cellphone or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Neither of those was the case. The woman's cellphone record showed she wasn't using her phone. Testing revealed that she didn't have drugs or alcohol in her system.

Ongoing rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury

When people suffer spinal cord injuries, it is going to change their lives forever. In addition to the treatment required immediately following the injury, they will be faced with more of the same in the future.

Depending on the type of injury, ongoing rehabilitation is often necessary. This gives the individuals the best chance possible of reclaiming their lives.

Foreign objects in the eyes and skin are serious medical issues

When you are in a motorcycle accident, there is a chance of being injured by flying debris. In some cases, the debris, or even objects on the ground, might become embedded in your skin or eyes. Taking care of foreign objects that are in the eye requires emergency medical care. Taking care of foreign objects in the skin might also require medical treatment. However, some minor cases might be able to be treated with first aid.

Any foreign object that is embedded in the skin or eye carries a risk of infection. Just think about how dirty the ground is on the roadways, and it is easy to see how many germs and how much bacteria is likely to be found there. Because of that risk of infection, seeing a medical professional regarding the foreign body is a good idea.

Can a motorcycle accident cause traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury occurs as the result of a jolt or blow to the head. This is common in many types of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving a motorcycle.

A motorcyclist does not have much protection between their head and the road as well as other debris. This is why it is so important to wear a helmet at all times.

Whiplash can occur after car wrecks, especially rear-end crashes

In one of our blog posts last week, we discussed how vital it is to choose the right car seat for a child. Equally as important is to ensure that all adults in the vehicle are wearing a seat belt while they are in the car. While a seat belt won't prevent all injuries, such as whiplash, it can help to prevent death. A person who has been in a car accident and has neck pain might be interested in learning a bit about whiplash.

Whiplash is a medical condition that often occurs during a car accident because of the rapid change in direction the neck is subjected to. This condition is most common in rear-end collisions. The issue with whiplash is that it actually encompasses a variety of health issues, including a herniated disc and joint dysfunction. Those issues can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as chronic pain, cognitive dysfunction and faulty movement patterns.

Choosing the right type of child safety seat

You never know when you may be involved in a motor vehicle accident. This could happen at any point, even if you are obeying all the rules of the road.

If you are traveling with a child, it is important to know if he or she needs to be situated in a safety seat. There are many types of child safety seats, so it is a must that you choose the right one based on your child's age and size.

Federal judge keeps out-of-state semi-truck accident case in Ohio

A federal judge has ruled that the case involving two trucking companies for the wrongful death of a man and the injuries a woman suffered will remain in the Ohio court system. In the 2013 accident, a 71-year-old man was killed and his wife was seriously injured. The case was filed by the decedent's estate administrator and the woman who was injured.

On the day of the 2013 accident, a semi-truck owned by Day to Day Logistics slammed into the rear of the semi-truck owned by Schneider. The impact of the accident led the Schneider truck to jackknife. The car driven by the decedent was moving in a path that caused it to collide with the jackknifed truck.

Surgery to treat traumatic brain injury

When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, such as in a motor vehicle accident, he or she has to take the necessary steps toward receiving the appropriate treatment.

Once the person is stabilized, his or her medical team will consider which steps to take next. While not always the case, there are times when a traumatic brain injury calls for surgery. This can be scary for the injured party, as well as his or her family, but it is often the best step to take.

Can brain injuries cause emotional changes in victims?

Brain injuries can cause a variety of issues for victims. Some victims suffer from paralysis. Others might suffer from other mobility issues. For some people who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, emotional difficulties and changes are the effects that might cause difficulties.

What types of emotional changes might occur?

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