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January 2020 Archives

Hidden brain injuries are common in car accidents

When car accidents occur, they often cause brain injuries that victims cannot feel immediately. In the confusion of a car collision, a victim may easily strike their head without realizing it, leaving them with minor brain injuries that may cause massive complications. In fact, if a car accident victim chooses to not seek a medical examination after the collision, they may have significant injuries they cannot feel for several days.

More cyclists and pedestrians dying on U.S. roads

All across the nation, people look for ways to stay healthy and be active. Riding a bike, walking and running are common forms of exercise that continue to grow in popularity. Unfortunately, it seems that the choice to engage in these activities meant to improve a person's health may actually put people in harm's way. Data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the number of cyclists and pedestrians being killed by vehicles is on the rise.

Do you suspect carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you suspect carpal tunnel syndrome, it's important that you quickly receive a medical diagnosis. While you may be able to reduce your pain temporarily through rest, this common ailment isn't going to heal itself.

How can hazard assessment prevent accidents at work?

While it certainly should not take an accident at your work for company leaders to initiate an assessment into safety protocols, sometimes these situations can provide encouragement and motivation for your superiors to take action. If you have been the victim of a workplace accident in North Carolina, it is imperative that you be forthright in expressing your concerns about the incident you were involved in to help your employer prevent similar accidents in the future. 

Bicycle-car accident kills child, driver arrested

In Charlotte and across North Carolina, drivers need to be aware of children on the road. They could be pedestrians, on skateboards, bicycles or scooters. Failing to be vigilant behind the wheel, speeding, driving recklessly, being distracted or driving under the influence can all spark a collision. Children are among the most vulnerable members of society. If a child is hit, it can have severe and even deadly consequences. After an auto accident with a child has occurred, it is important to have legal assistance to consider a wrongful death lawsuit.

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