Serious Personal Injury

2018 was Deadliest Year for Bicyclists in 30 Years

More bicyclists died in traffic accidents in 2018 than any other year over the past three decades. According to new statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicycle accident fatalities in 2018 increased, even as there was an overall dip in the number of motor vehicle accident deaths across the country. It was […]

Hospital ER’s Warn Drinking and E-Scooters Don’t Mix

Statistics suggest that far too many persons are being rushed to hospital emergency rooms with brain injuries and fractures after accidents caused when they were riding their e- scooters. Alcohol is blamed for many of these accidents. A recent study whose results were published in the journal Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open found that […]

Strap-On Helmets Prevent Brain Injuries in Cyclists

If you are an avid cyclist or an amateur, you should not even be considering bicycling without wearing a helmet.  That goes for both adults and children. A new study shows that most cyclists who suffer head injuries in an accident were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. New research published […]

Accidents Involving Children in Parking Lots

Most children are not under direct adult supervision when they are walking around a parking lot, and that places them at grave risk of injuries in an accident, a new study says. Parents pay less attention to their kids in parking lots, mindless of the great risks involved. The study spotlighting this was published in […]

Not Just Seniors; Middle-Aged Adults Also at Risk for Fall Accidents

Healthcare providers typically consider the above-65 age group to be at an increased risk of falls, and with good reason. However, younger or middle-aged adults are also at a heightened risk of slip, trip and fall accidents. Those results come from a new study conducted by Yale researchers who took data from the Veterans Aging […]

This is the Number One Boating Accident Factor: No, It’s Not Alcohol

There are a number of causes of the boating accidents that occur on Lake Monroe, Lake James or any of the dozens of other scenic and beautiful lakes in Indiana. However, the most prevalent factor, by far, is operator inattention or distraction. According to Coast Guard data, the most common cause of boating accidents in […]

Data Shows Truck Accident Fatalities Increased in 2018

Preliminary statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that truck accident- related fatalities actually increased in 2018 over the previous year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released forecast data for 2018, and predicts that when the final numbers arrive, they will prove devastating for the trucking industry. The agency is predicting […]

Indiana Passes School Bus Safety Law

A bill that would toughen penalties for drivers who ignore school bus safety rules was signed into law by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb last month. The bill is named for the children of the Ingle family who lost their 9-year-old daughter and six-year-old twins when a pickup driver struck them as they were crossing the […]

Watch out For Food Poisoning Risks this Summer

A new US report says that food poisoning outbreaks from contaminated poultry, products and other products are still very high in number. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recent outbreaks of salmonella poisoning linked to contaminated turkey, lettuce and beef seem to suggest that health officials must continue to be vigilant about […]