Serious Personal Injury

Drug Use, Drowsy Driving Contributes to Trucker Deaths

The driver of a large commercial truck is responsible for the safety of all motorists who are sharing the highway with him. According to statistics by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, truck drivers are also responsible for causing their own deaths in accidents caused by drugged driving. In the year 2017, the number of […]

Is Your Used Car Safe to Drive?

According to statistics, there are more than 250 million used cars travelling on American roads. At least 40 million used cars are sold each year, forming a large percentage of second hand automobiles on our roads and highways. Buying a used car is a cost effective measure for many Americans and families. Some groups of […]

AAA Accident Prevention Tips: Drive Safely This Winter

Poor visibility, slippery roads and other factors can make driving a special challenge during winter. The Automobile Association of America is warning motorists about safe driving and accident prevention this winter season. Firstly, make sure that your car is in good shape to handle the challenges of driving in cold weather. Get your vehicle serviced […]

Indiana Truck Accident Statistics 

Truck accidents almost always result in severe injuries or fatalities, typically involving occupants of the smaller vehicle involved in the crash. In Indiana, there were a total of 100 fatal truck accidents in 2016. That was a drop of 106 and 112 fatal truck crashes in 2015 and 2014 receptively, which is good news. But […]

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 […]