Rupture of the Pulmonary Valve

Car accidents are common and impact thousands of lives every year. Some of the causes of motor vehicle collisions are preventable, such as driving while under the influence of alcohol. According to statistics that have been published on drunk driving by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Anterior Cord Syndrome Following an Auto Accident

If somebody is involved in a severe car accident, there are major injuries that he or she might sustain. Some of the most common injuries that are seen in a motor vehicle collision include bone fractures, organ damage, lacerations, and even traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, these injuries can have permanent complications. This is the case for individuals who suffer a spinal cord injury. Every year, thousands of people experience an injury to their spine, and many of them have to live with lifelong consequences. Some of the statistics related to spinal cord injuries that have been recently published by the University of Alabama at Birmingham include:

The Hurt Report on Motorcycle Accidents

In today’s age, people rely on their motor vehicles for almost everything. They help people get around town, go to work, attend school, and so much more. Too often, people take their vehicles for granted and assume that they, and those around them, have the driving skills to keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Car accidents are actually widespread and often lead to injuries or even fatalities. Every year, numerous families are left devastated because they had a loved one seriously injured or killed. Sometimes, these serious injuries could lead to complications that last the rest of someone’s life. According to some of the statistics that were recently published by the AAA:

Dementia Signs After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries have spent a significant amount of time in the news recently. Fortunately, much of this news is positive and involves new diagnostic and treatment modalities for dangerous diseases and injuries that previously had no answer. On the other hand, despite these advances, numerous families still feel the burden that comes with caring for a loved one who has suffered a TBI. When someone sustains a traumatic brain injury in a serious accident, such as an auto accident, this can lead to serious complications. According to statistics regarding TBIs that have been published by the Brain Trauma Foundation:

Common Serious Auto Accident Injuries

Information published by research groups at UC Berkeley shows that Redding was the location of almost 5,000 injury-causing auto accidents between 2007 and 2018. These collisions caused over 6,500 injuries that ranged from minor to fatal in severity. While it may be unlikely that you will be involved in a car accident on any given commute to work or trip to the store, a single accident can be the cause of serious injuries that can dramatically change the way you and your family live. Despite this, many people don’t know about the serious types of injuries that car accidents are liable to cause. This article contains helpful information about some severe types of car accident injuries that commonly affect people who are involved in collisions.

What Causes Woodland Bicycle Accidents?

According to data gathered by research groups at UC Berkeley, Woodland has seen numerous bicycle accidents over previous years. Reports show that, during 2006-2018, a total of 162 injury-causing bicycle crashes happened within the city. Thankfully, none of these accidents were fatal, but more than half of them involved either a severe or moderate injury. Injuries suffered during bicycle accidents can be life-changing, and bicyclists run a high risk of being injured because they lack the protection offered by airbags, seatbelts, and other standard safety features of passenger vehicles. Still, riding your bike through the calm, scenic streets of Woodland or going on long rides in the nearby agricultural areas is a pleasure and more and more people are choosing to ride bikes as a regular means of transportation. If cyclists want to stay safe while out on the road, they should be aware of some of the more common causes of serious bicycle accidents.

Serious Dog Bite Injury Statistics

Many people have a hard time imagining that their pet could be dangerous. However, the CDC reports that nearly 5 million Americans suffer a dog bite injury every year, resulting in 800,000 injuries requiring medical attention. While most of these bites are not life-threatening, the trauma that dog attacks cause can sometimes cost people their lives and many people are left with injuries that affect them for long periods of time. Because dog bites can be so serious, it’s important to know about when and why dogs tend to attack and how to protect yourself if you are threatened by an aggressive dog.

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over four million commercial trucks on U.S. roadways on any given day. As a major agricultural center and a state with a vast coastline, large trucks are an especially common sight on the roads of California. While it is true that truckers are generally involved in fewer collisions than the drivers of passenger vehicles, crashes that involve big rigs come with a high risk of serious injury or death. Since truck accidents can be dangerous, Californians should know more about what tends to cause these crashes and know how to avoid them to ensure their safety on the road.

Fatal Accident Costs

When fatal accidents happen, the families, friends, and dependents of the decedent are often completely overwhelmed. The emotions involved in losing someone you care about are often intense and learning to cope with these feelings usually takes people years. However, grief isn’t the only thing that families need to worry about. Often, the death of a loved one also means severe financial trouble. People facing these issues after a fatal accident can be left in a dire situation and need to make sure that their family can continue living without the decedent. There are a variety of costs associated with suffering a fatal accident, and many of these expenses come unexpectedly. The following article contains helpful information about the issues that families of fatally injured individuals face and how they can recover for financial damages.

PTSD and Risk of Developing Diabetes 

There is a risk of serious injuries and death with every auto accident. Every year, numerous families are irreparably devastated by disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and diabetes as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Some of the statistics that have been released by Driver Knowledge have shown that: