Traumatic Brain Injury can Cause Unexpected Problems

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a life-changing injury, even if it is called a “mild” brain injury. The terms “mild”, “moderate”, and “severe” only refer to the initial loss of consciousness, not the actual damage and outcome of the injury. Traumatic brain injury problems can be life-long or temporary. No doctor can accurately predict how […]

Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Deaths Still High

Based on preliminary data, it looks like the number of pedestrian death for 2014 will be the same as the previous year, which is about 15% higher than in 2009. This is in spite of a 25% decrease in traffic fatalities overall, over the last decade. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) an […]

Safety Breakthrough: Nine 2011 Vehicles with No Driver Deaths

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found nine 2011 model vehicles that had no recorded deaths of drivers. It is an amazing accomplishment in motor vehicle safety. Just eight years ago there were no models that had zero recorded deaths. And deaths are down substantially, overall. The last study, in […]

Tort Report: Understanding Legal Terms

A tort is a type of civil action in which an injured person (sometimes multiple injured people) sues another person or entity that caused the injury. These are often called negligence or personal injury cases. When dealing with a tort case, you may run into several terms that are new to you. Use the list below to […]

How to Drink Responsibly – the Definitive Guide

If you think that responsible drinking begins and ends with finding a designated driver, you have a lot to learn. Drunk driving is just one of many ways that you can get hurt, hurt someone else, wind up in jail or get your drunken antics posted on social media, possibly ruining your reputation and your […]

Love Hurts: Ten Ways that Love Can Put You in the Hospital

Food Poisoning – Whether it is your first date or you want to do something special for Valentine’s Day, you may be tempted to get adventurous with cooking a meal for the object of your affection. If you are a novice cook, learn the basics of safe food handling first. Even the most seasoned cooks and […]

A Broken Heart: Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy

It’s a question that is as old as time. Can you really die from a broken heart? While it is certainly true that some people never bounce back from unrequited love, and live in a downward spiral of depression and bad choices that ultimately lead to an early death, there has been some debate as […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Restaurant and Bar Owners’ Responsibility/Liability

When people chooses to drink and drive, they can be held responsible for any injuries they cause, both criminally and civilly. But it can be very difficult for injury victims and the loved ones of those who are killed in drunk driving accidents to collect from drunk drivers who are convicted criminally and often do […]

Most Common Causes of Burn Injuries

The first week of February is National Burn Awareness Week. To prevent burns, you first need to know the most common causes. Scalding Scald injury is the primary focus of this year’s Burn Awareness week. It is a leading cause of burn injury in people of all ages and the most common cause of burn […]