Brain Injuries

Speeding Accident Statistics in Indiana

Speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Indiana. While the number of drunk driving accidents continues to remain consistent in Indiana, accidents caused by drivers who were driving too fast for the speed limit or existing weather and road conditions continues to remain high. In 2018, more than 19,000 accidents related […]

Why Indiana Needs Universal Motorcycle Helmet Laws  

There is enough data to show that motorcycle helmet laws save lives. More motorcyclist lives could be saved in accidents in Indiana every year, if the state implemented such laws. The current laws in Indiana do not require all motorcyclists to wear a helmet while riding. Only riders below the age of 18 are required […]

Safety Tips when You’re Driving a Small Car

Despite various advancements in auto safety, the fact is that small cars continue to be dangerous for motorists and passengers. However, there is much that you can do as the owner of a small car to reduce your risk of injuries in an accident. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety recently released the results of […]

Rehabilitation After a Brain Injury

The road to a complete recovery after a traumatic brain injury can be a long one, and typically involves a long process of rehabilitation. A traumatic brain injury occurs when there has been a serious blow or jolt to the head. This blow can cause serious damage to the brain, leading to symptoms, like loss […]

Damages for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

June 27th is commemorated as PTSD Awareness Day, and this month is the right time to draw attention to this much-neglected mental health condition that affects so many in Indiana. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common mental health condition that often results when a person has suffered through an extremely catastrophic or life threatening event […]

Social Isolation after a Traumatic Brain Injury

If there’s one thing that the corona virus pandemic is teaching us right now, it’s how difficult it is for us to isolate ourselves or socially distance ourselves from our work, play, recreation, friends, colleagues, family members, neighbors and loved ones. However, for patients who suffer from brain injury, the feelings of intense loneliness, and […]

Top Myths about Brain Injury

The month of March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and it’s the right time for us to debunk some popular myths and misconceptions about traumatic brain injury. These are the facts. Every 9 seconds, someone somewhere in the country suffers a brain injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as […]

Unbelted Back Seat Passengers Twice as Likely to Die in Car Crash

The number of motorists and front seat passengers who survive serious accidents has increased over the past few decades, primarily due to the increase in seatbelt usage rates among these occupants. However, the same is not true for back seat passengers. There are more number of fatal injuries involving back seat passengers now, and the […]

Red Light Camera Violation-Related Deaths on the Rise

The number of people killed in red light violation-related accidents is on the rise across the country. Even as the National Highway Traffic safety Administration records drops in other types of accidents, the agency finds that accidents caused by drivers who run red lights remain stubbornly high, and on the increase. According to data by […]

Simple Drug Could Help Limit Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury

A simple, inexpensive drug, if administered soon after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury could help limit the severity of the injury, and increase survival chances. A new study finds that the drug, tranexamic acid, if administered in the critical first hours after a brain injury could be effective in limiting the severity of […]