Serious Personal Injury

Brain Injuries More Common Than Believed

We typically think of college football players or athletes when we think of high rates of brain injury, but head injury rates are high even in the general population. According to a new study, about 1 out of every 6 adults has suffered a head injury that has resulted in them losing consciousness for at least a […]

Auto Safety Tech: Over Reliance May Cause Accidents

Most new automobiles boast of a wide array of auto safety features. However, do you know how these work in keeping you safe? Failure to understand how auto safety technology works may actually increase a motorist’s risk of an accident. Advanced auto safety systems include forward collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems and blind […]

New Federal Rule Makes it Easier for Truckers with Diabetes to Drive

Truck drivers with diabetes who were hitherto barred from driving unless they had an exemption from the federal administration, can now operate commercial trucks under certain conditions. Earlier truckers who suffered from insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) were prohibited from driving commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce unless they received an exemption from the Federal Motor […]

Virtual Reality May Help Enhance Prosthetic Experience for Amputees

Amputation victims who use prosthetic or artificial limbs may find it hard to cope with the use of the new limb. Researchers have been experimenting with virtual reality technology to enhance the use of such prosthetics for these persons. Amputations can result after nearly any type of accident, including car, truck or motorcycle accidents. Amputations […]

Magnetic Device Therapy Enhances Bladder Control in Spinal Injury Patients

Loss of bladder control is extremely common after a spinal injury. A team of UCLA researchers recently announced that they have successfully tried magnetic device therapy to enhance bladder control significantly in patients with a spinal injury. As many as 80 percent of patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury lose control over their […]

Human Error to Blame in Most Self Driving Car Accidents

Self-driving cars may be here sooner than you think, and promise to revolutionize the way we travel. However, one thing will continue to remain constant.  Even as humans allow cars to take over driving duties, most auto accidents may continue to be caused by human error. Driver error is a major factor in car accidents. Drivers […]

Pediatricians: Rear-Facing Car Seats Work Best To Prevent Injuries in Accidents

The nation’s leading pediatrician group now advises that parents continue to use rear-facing car seats for much longer than previously defined in order to minimize the risk of injuries to their child in the event of an accident. Up until now, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised that children be restrained in rear-facing car […]

Texting Parents More Likely to Indulge in Other Unsafe Driving Behaviors Too

Parents who use cell phones while driving are also much more at risk for other unsafe driving behaviors like drunk driving or failing to wear seatbelts while driving that place them and their children at risk of an accident. Those findings and others come from a survey of parents and caregivers conducted by researchers at […]

Audit Group Criticizes NHTSA’s Product Recall Processes

Over the past few years, millions of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags have been recalled across the United States as reports of injuries involving defective airbags have snowballed. Now, a government audit stringently criticizes the federal administration’s product recall procedures, specifically pointing out to the Takata airbag scandal as an example of the agency’s inefficiency. The USDOT’s […]

Report: Many Nursing Homes Often Understaffed

A new report shows that most nursing homes often operate under lower staffing levels than they have reported to the government, placing residents at risk of abuse and neglect. The report was released by Kaiser Health News and was based on Medicare data. The agency only recently began collecting such staffing data on more than […]