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Causes of Facial Fractures

Causes of Facial Fractures

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. Car accidents can lead to significant injuries that can possibly impact someone for the rest of his or her life. While most people tend to focus on injuries to the heart, lungs, or brain, facial fractures can also have significant impacts on someone’s quality of life. Some statistics from a study published in the Journal of Advanced Surgery show that facial and neck injuries:

  • Account for between 5% and 10% of all traumatic injuries.

Water Can Impact Driving Ability

Water Can Impact Driving Ability

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Wet road conditions are often overlooked when considering the likelihood and severity of a car accident. Unfortunately, this has serious consequences. According to the Federal Highway Administration:

  • Close to one million car accidents occur every year on wet pavement.

Treatment of Cervical Fractures

Treatment of Cervical Fractures

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. The spine is one of the most critical parts of the body because it protects the spinal cord. The spinal cord runs from the brainstem down the back and towards the pelvis. Damage to the spinal cord can lead to permanent changes in motor and sensory function. Some vital statistics related to spinal cord injuries include:

  • The majority of spinal cord injuries result from either car accidents or fall accidents, totaling about 60% to 65% of all traumas.

ATV Accidents Femur Fractures

ATV Accidents Femur Fractures

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. Four-wheelers, ATVs, and other extreme sports vehicles have an element of excitement. Unfortunately, these vehicles also carry a high risk of injury. An article was recently published detailing how ATV accidents can lead to serious injuries, including bone fractures. A group of professionals released a comparison of factors that play a role in ATV and organized motocross sports. They found some impressive results, which include:

  • Those who participate in organized sports have an overall lower rate of traumatic injury.

 Tibial Dislocaton in a Child

Tibial Dislocation in a Child

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. The human body is a complex network of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. All of these parts must work together in perfect harmony to provide a body with the structure and function it needs. An example of this is the structure of how the body’s various joints fit together. Many different types of joints perform multiple functions. Examples include:

  • Ball and Socket Joint: This joint provides a high degree of freedom. In this joint, the head of one bone slides into the socket of another. In place, the “ball” can move in almost every direction, depending on the tightness of the cavity. An example is a humerus, which slides into the socket of the shoulder.

Driving with Parkinson's Disease

Driving with Parkinson’s Disease

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. While traumatic brain injuries have received a significant amount of attention from the medical community, other neurological disorders can be just as devastating. One of the most common neurological conditions is called Parkinson’s Disease. With this disorder, nerve cells in the brain become damaged and start to die. Over time, the levels of Dopamine in the brain begin to drop. Due to the drop in levels of this hormone, symptoms start to appear. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Experiencing tremors in the hands.

Wheelchairs in Auto Accidents

Wheelchairs in Auto Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Americans with disabilities have made some legislative advancement in recent years. Among their accomplishments has been an increase in the awareness regarding people with disabilities. Many vehicles are now accessible to wheelchairs. Unfortunately, wheelchairs are often not strapped down properly in cars. If an accident happens, this can lead to severe injuries.

For the average person riding in a car, there are safety measures in place. Seatbelts help restrain them from flying out of their seat. Airbags can cushion an impact between a passenger and the inside of a car. According to statistics from Airbag Physics, using a seatbelt provides a reduction of 30 percent in the number of severe head injuries. Furthermore, using both a belt and an airbag can reduce the frequency of serious head injuries by up to 85 percent. These numbers are compared to drivers who use no seatbelt or airbag. For someone in a wheelchair, many of these prevention devices don’t function the same way. If the chair isn’t strapped to the floor, it could be tossed throughout the vehicle in the event of an auto accident. When this happens, someone in a wheelchair could sustain serious injuries.

Emotional Trauma in Children Following an Auto Accident

Emotional Trauma in Children Following an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. Traumatic events, such as car accidents, are scary for everyone involved. This is particularly true if there are children in the vehicle. Emotional health should not be overlooked because children may have trouble processing what happened.

Mental Health is a Serious Issue

Trachea Rupture in a Car Accident

Trachea Rupture in a Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. The trachea plays a vital role in the function of the body. It provides a patent airway through which oxygen can flow to the lungs. While the trachea is a flexible tube, it is prone to injury. If the trachea is torn, the results could be life-threatening.

What Does the Trachea Do?

Optic Nerve Damage with Facial Fractures

Optic Nerve Damage with Facial Fractures

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. There are many different injuries that someone could sustain in a car crash and while much of the attention focuses on what is common, there are more unusual injuries that still have the potential to cause significant quality of life issues. One example is the optic nerve damage with facial fractures that can occur during a car accident. This can cause both aesthetic issues as well as functional problems that go along with potential blindness. What exactly is optic nerve damage and how does it develop in a car accident?

An Overview of the Optic Nerve

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