A Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common types of injuries in car accidents. Unlike other body parts, the head isn’t restrained to the seat by a seat belt. It can move side to side or forward and backward during a collision. A sudden change in momentum forces the head in multiple […]
Category: Brain Injuries
What Happens When a Road Defect Causes a Car Accident?
Car accidents are traumatic experiences, especially when they result in serious injuries or death. Accidents that occur due to the failure to maintain or repair the roadway are often considerably more emotional, as these types of collisions are almost always preventable. Utilizing data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier […]
What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Car Accident-Related Brain Injury?
A car accident can cause a range of injuries, including cuts and scrapes and brain injuries. The severity of the injury will depend on a number of factors, including how fast you were traveling at the moment of impact and whether or not you were wearing a seat belt. According to the Centers for Disease […]
Why Is it so Important for Backseat Passengers to Wear a Seat Belt?
There is a long-standing assumption that passengers are safer in the back seat, however, that is not true. According to a study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), backseat passengers may be actually more prone to serious injuries than those in the front. Backseat passengers are 46 percent more likely to suffer […]
Are You Struggling With an Inhalation Injury After a Car Accident?
Car accidents can have many tragic outcomes. Drivers and passengers can suffer broken bones, soft tissue wounds, and even brain injuries. Some car accidents cause a fire. A fire can start from a broken fuel line, damage to the gas tank, sparks from the engine, or a vehicle defect or poor maintenance. Whatever the cause, […]
How can I Stay Safe During Motorcycle Season?
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which is an annual event to promote motorcycle safety. As the weather breaks and warmer temperatures arrive, motorcyclists begin to ride again. The influx of motorcyclists increases the threat of accidents for all road users. The presence of motorcycles can create risks for passengers and drivers in cars as […]
How Common are Traumatic Brain Injuries After Car Accidents?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans suffer approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year. Falls are the leading cause of these injuries as they cause 35 percent of all TBIs. Car accidents are the second leading cause of TBIs and cause 17 percent of TBIs. TBIs can range […]
What Happens if My Car Accident Injuries Show Up Later?
A car accident victim may assume that if they do not feel pain immediately after the collision, they are not hurt; however, this is not always the case, injuries may take days or even weeks to manifest. Even if a victim does not think they are injured at first, it is important to protect their […]
New Proposal Requires Trucks to Have Rear Underride Guards
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a proposal to make rear-impact underride guards a required item on inspections for motor carriers and roadside inspectors. Underride guards are strong metal grates on the back and/or side of a commercial truck that hang down below the trailer to prevent cars from sliding underneath in […]