Football and Brain Injuries: A Complex, Toxic Relationship
In response to alarming studies and lawsuits about the relationship between football and traumatic brain injuries, many athletic organizations are instituting new rules to prevent catastrophic brain damage caused by the game. In 2012, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) added a new rule: if a player’s helmet comes off during a […]
Are Concussions More than “Mild” Brain Injuries?
In most cases, concussions are classified as mild brain injuries because they are not usually life-threatening by themselves. However, studies from multiple universities show that they can cause serious damage, especially in conjunction with additional head injuries. A study from the Medical College of Wisconsin shows how widespread concussions are. According to report published in […]
Can Ignition Interlock Devices Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents?
Drunk driving is a serious epidemic that claims thousands of lives every year (10,228 people in 2010 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Alcohol checkpoints and strict laws against intoxicated driving attempt to prevent this behavior, but the statistics show that it is still a widespread concern. To curb these numbers, some municipalities […]
What Do I Do If I’m Seriously Injured Out of State?
Serious personal injuries – traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe damage caused by car accidents and truck accidents, etc. – disrupt victims’ lives out of nowhere, leaving them confused and wondering what to do next. Paying for medical bills is one of the biggest concerns, which is why personal injury attorneys help these victims […]
Teens Face Elevated Risk of Fatal Crashes
A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that as soon as children reach the age of 13, their risk of dying in an automobile accident increases significantly. In one year, 4,114 Americans between the ages of 10 and 20 died in vehicle crashes. No License, No Seatbelt Common Factors in Fatal Teen […]