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Vertebral Artery Dissection in an Auto Accident

Vertebral Artery Dissection in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident attorney in Sacramento. The central nervous system is a complex part of the body. Among the most important elements are the brain and spinal cord. Like other body parts, they require constant blood flow to function properly. When this flow is disrupted, it can lead to drastic consequences.

Injuries of the blood vessels have the potential to be devastating. Every organ in the body relies on steady blood supply. When this is disrupted, serious symptoms can result. Some statistics regarding bleeding and transfusion include:

Broken Sternum in Car Accidents

Broken Sternum in Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. When someone is involved in a car accident, there are several different traumatic injuries that someone could suffer. According to a research study released in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery:

Wheelchair Injuries in Auto Accidents

Wheelchair Injuries in Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Many people with disabilities are dependent on wheelchairs to get around. Unfortunately, not every location is wheelchair friendly. Sometimes, injuries can occur involving wheelchairs in car accidents if an adequate vehicle is not used.

Wheelchairs have become incredibly prevalent in society and provide valuable assistance for those who cannot walk. Some vital statistics regarding wheelchairs, according to Smart Chair, include:

Benzodiazepines and Car Accidents

Benzodiazepines and Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Many people struggling with anxiety, seizure disorders, depression and other psychiatric conditions are often prescribed benzodiazepine. Examples of conditions that are treated with benzodiazepines include:

  • Mental Disorders: Someone who has experienced a traumatic event could develop a post-traumatic syndrome disorder (PTSD), a chronic emotional disorder which causes someone to re-experience a traumatic event in their life. According to PTSD Health, nearly a third of military veterans struggle with PTSD. Almost half of all children who are abused suffer from PTSD as well. Benzodiazepines have proven effective in treating PTSD and other psychiatric disorders.

Risks of Hydroplaning and Traumatic Injuries

Risks of Hydroplaning and Traumatic Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Many people rely on motor vehicles to get to work, school, and to run errands. Unfortunately, when someone gets in a car, there is a risk of having an accident. Despite the driver’s education and numerous regulations surrounding motor vehicles, accidents still happen at a high rate. According to statistics published by the Association for Safe Road Travel:

  • More than one million people are killed in car accidents every year.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. It’s no secret that distracted driving continues to persist as a major cause of car accidents in this country. According to recent statistics published by a major insurance company, distracted driving increases the chances of having a car accident many times over. Some examples include:

  • Texting increases the chances of having a car accident by 23 times.

Developing Fat Emboli in Car Accidents

Developing Fat Emboli in Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Most people are familiar with blood clots because of their ability to cause heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary emboli. There is another type of clot that people should be aware of called fat emboli. Even healthy people are subject to developing fat emboli in a car accident.

Fat emboli are made up of cholesterol crystals that are released from the interior of bones. These substances are broken loose when bones are fractured, exposing the marrow to the bloodstream. Some of the essential statistics regarding fat emboli include:

Different Types of Car Accidents

Different Types of Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. There are many kinds of car accidents. Some are more serious than others, and the injuries that occur between accident types vary. A team of professionals recently conducted an extensive literature review of the many different car accidents that have been reported. The first type of car accident was the side-impact car accident.

If the hood of the car is defined as 12 o’clock and the rear of the vehicle is 6 o’clock, a side-impact car accident is defined as an accident where one of the two cars was impacted at either 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock. One of the most common injuries that are seen in a side impact car accident is a pelvic injury. This may include a pelvic fracture or a hip fracture. This type of injury results when a pillar (a vertical piece of metal frame) of the car intrudes inside the vehicle. This pillar is frequently destroyed in a side-impact car accident and can significantly damage the pelvis. Other common injuries in a side-impact car accident include:

Injuries in Lateral Car Accidents

Injuries in Lateral Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. There are many different types of car accidents. One of the most deadly is a lateral car accident, also called a T-bone accident. A research paper was recently published that examined the traumatic injuries and wrongful deaths sustained in this type of auto accident. The study examined countless documents published between 1996 and 2009. The study found that about 30% of all fatalities in car accidents occurred from lateral car impacts. The research study also reports that the death rate was the highest when the impact happened at either the three o’clock or nine o’clock angle. This means that a collision that is directly perpendicular to the vehicle itself, on either side, has the highest chance of leading to death. Finally, they also found that the rate of serious injuries is around three times higher for the individuals seated on the same side of the impact when compared to those on the opposite side of the impact.

Types of Injuries in Lateral Car Accidents

Experiencing Emotional Trauma After a Car Accident

Experiencing Emotional Trauma After a Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. After being involved in a car accident, it’s normal to feel a mixture of emotions. In most car accidents, the event happens so fast and so unexpectedly that you may feel helpless or unprepared for it.  Usually, right after the crash, you’re in shock, and your adrenaline is high. But after the initial impact of the accident disappears, you may start to experience the emotional trauma from the car accident.

Experiencing Shock

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