Crush syndrome affects the body's internal organs. Initially, the person may seem unharmed. Car accidents can cause a wide variety of severe injuries, some of which are life-threatening. From traumatic brain injuries to spinal cord injuries, … [Read more...] about What is Crush Syndrome?
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The Cost of Driving Drunk
There are more than 250,000 people who are injured by someone driving under the influence a year. About 10,000 victims are killed in accidents involving a drunk driver. People who are victims of a drunk driving accident can suffer bone … [Read more...] about The Cost of Driving Drunk
Child Car Seat Safety – Missouri Car Seat Law
Car accidents are the number one cause of death among children - using an appropriate child safety seat can save your child's life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), child passenger safety is a serious issue that can … [Read more...] about Child Car Seat Safety – Missouri Car Seat Law
Can a Car Accident Cause Cervical Radiculopathy?
The most common cause of nerve injury after a car accident is a bulging or herniation of discs that lie between the spinal vertebrae. If the nerve is impacted at the thoracic or cervical level, the pain travels through the neck, shoulder, and to the … [Read more...] about Can a Car Accident Cause Cervical Radiculopathy?
A Device to Prevent Drowsy Driving
Driving a car when you are tired can pose a serious threat to yourself and to others you are sharing the road with. Drowsy drivers have a slow reaction time and find it difficult to focus on their surroundings. In 2013, 72,000 car accidents were … [Read more...] about A Device to Prevent Drowsy Driving
20% of Teen Car Accident Fatalities Linked to Poor Sleep
Car accidents are a leading cause of death among teenagers and about 20 percent of those deaths can be linked to someone not getting a good night’s rest. More than half of all accidents involving someone being tired behind the wheel involve young … [Read more...] about 20% of Teen Car Accident Fatalities Linked to Poor Sleep