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Falls Found to Be the Most Common Cause of Injury and Death Among Older Americans

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Although anyone can experience slip and fall injury, those experienced by older adults tend to be the most catastrophic. In fact, statistics indicate that falls are the most common cause of death and injury among Americans aged 65 or older. Learn what rights you may have if a fatality or injury occurs after a [ read more ]

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Birth Trauma and Cerebral Palsy – What Parents Should Know

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Giving birth is supposed to be a joyous and memorable experience. Sadly, there are many parents who have anything but a positive birth. Instead, their child suffers an injury during delivery – one that causes complications for the remainder of the child’s life. Cerebral palsy, an incurable condition that can cause poor coordination, weak [ read more ]

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Herniated Discs and Auto Accidents – Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis

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In an auto accident, the body may be jerked one way, and then the other. Such forceful movement can often lead to a herniated disc injury. If you or someone you love has been in an accident lately, the following information can help you learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis for herniated [ read more ]

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Helping Your Child Recover After a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability among children. However, brain injuries do not have to be severe to cause long-term damage. Instead, studies suggest children may be more likely to experience a host of issues after a [ read more ]

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Injuries Commonly Sustained in a Slip and Fall Accident

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Of all the injuries that one may sustain in an accident, those pertaining to a slip, trip, or fall are the most likely to occur. In fact, statistics indicate that slips and falls are a leading cause of injury in America. Learn more about the types of injuries that one can sustain after a [ read more ]

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Whiplash Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis

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Whiplash is classified as an injury to the soft tissues in the neck (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). Most frequently experienced in low-speed, rear-end crashes, such injuries can take weeks, months, or even years for victims to heal. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of whiplash injuries, and discover what your rights are [ read more ]

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Head Injuries Can Have Lasting Consequences for Children

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Although most children who suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) make a full recovery, those with moderate to severe cases may experience long-term effects. This information, outlined in a new study, is one that parents should be aware of when pursuing a personal injury case. Learn more about the lasting consequences of a [ read more ]

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Distracted Driving Continues to Cause Accidents in California, Despite New Law Banning Cell Phone Use

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At the start of 2016, California passed a law that banned even holding a cell phone while behind the wheel. The aim was to hopefully cut back on the state’s distracted driving problem. Has it worked, or are drivers simply becoming more skilled at not getting caught? Unfortunately, there are a few studies suggest [ read more ]

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Spinal Injuries Can Cause a Lifetime of Complications

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Statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center indicate that there are approximately 17,000 new spinal injury cases per year. Many of them were the result of a serious accident, such as a motorcycle accident, car accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident. All of them are at risk for serious and life-long complications. [ read more ]

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Examining the Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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Large, heavy, and difficult to stop, accidents with semi-trucks are often catastrophic. They are also likely to result in severe or fatal injuries for the victims involved. Sadly, many of them can be prevented. Learn more about the causes of semi-truck accidents, and how you may be entitled to compensation if you or someone [ read more ]

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