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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of mental health disorder caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a severe car accident. In fact, car accidents are one of the leading causes of PTSD among the general non-military population and 9% of car accident survivors develop PTSD.
Do you know the difference between slips, trips, and falls? A slip is when you lose your footing, a trip is when you catch your foot on or in something, and a fall is when you come down suddenly, often hitting the ground or another object with a great deal of force. Learn the difference to know which kind of personal injury claim to file.
Car accidents to large commercial trucking accidents can result in many serious injuries. Back injuries are one of the more common and often require extensive (and costly) medical treatments.
Semitruck accidents (those involving a large commercial truck) are often more devastating than passenger car accidents. Why? Large commercial trucks weigh, on average, 80,000 pounds, whereas an average four-door passenger vehicle is around 3 to 4,000 pounds. When these two types of vehicles collide, the types of injuries suffered can be quite severe, sometimes fatal.
Winter is here. Time to enjoy the season and keep those winter injuries to a minimum. The more you know, the better prepared you will be. The most common winter accidents that can lead to severe injuries include:
Although there is no universal legal definition for a catastrophic injury, most agree that it is an extremely severe physical injury or illness that affects your quality of life on a long-term or permanent basis, affecting you and your loved ones for the rest of your lives. Oftentimes, these types of injuries result in a person being unable to resume the lifestyle he or she led prior to the injury.
When you have been in a car accident, sometimes serious injuries, even life-threatening ones, are not always visible immediately. What you may not realize is that your body may be in shock and not registering what is wrong. In fact, it is not uncommon for symptoms to show up hours or days, sometimes even weeks, after an accident. Common delayed accident symptoms vary from person to person but can range from neck and shoulder pain to whiplash, emotional distress and more.
Burn awareness week, an initiative of the American Burn Association, is observed the first full week in February. This initiative helps educate the public about the frequency and causes of burn injuries as well as how to help prevent them.
Between 249,000 and 363,000 people in the U.S. currently live with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and it is estimated that 17,730 new spinal cord injuries occur each year.
Burns from chemicals can happen anywhere — home, school or work — wherever chemicals are handled. What do you need to know?