Month: June 2015


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Has Your Vehicle Been Affected in the Takata Airbag Recall?

 
Last month, nearly 34 million vehicles in the US were recalled by Takata, one of the world’s leading airbag suppliers. The decision affects vehicles by 10 different car manufacturers, generally made between the years 2002 to 2014. It is estimated that one in seven of the more than 250 automotive vehicles in the US will be recalled under the decision, making this the biggest automotive recall in our nation’s history.
 
Takata agreed to declare many of its airbags defective under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after six deaths and more than 100 injuries were linked to the issue. In these incidents, airbags would deploy explosively, seriously injuring or even killing passengers and drivers.…

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Do I Have a Traumatic Brain Injury?

 
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is as serious as it sounds.
 
TBI occurs when a blow to the head disrupts the normal brain function, often affecting a victim’s cognitive abilities. This type of injury can cause immediate, long-lasting effects, including confusion, difficulty learning, trouble speaking coherently, and problems with vision and hearing. A TBI may also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia in the future.
 
The Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
 
A variety of different types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common include:
 
Slip and fall accidents. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries for victims of all ages, but elderly individuals are particularly vulnerable.…

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June 15, 2015
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Category: Auto Accidents

How Seatbelts Save Lives

 
As an American adult living in 2015, you probably don’t need to be sold on seat-belts. From a young age, most Americans have been surrounded with television ads, radio commercials, and billboards that broadcast the importance of buckling up. And it worked—nationwide campaigns such as “Click it or Ticket” have managed to make a difference in our nation’s seatbelt usage, helping our national seatbelt usage rate go up from 11 percent before 1980 to more than 80 percent in 2014.
 
While you may be well aware of the fact that seatbelts can save lives in the event of an auto accident, you may not realize the full extent of just how many lives seatbelts save.…

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Bounce House Accidents on the Rise

 
It was a sunny Monday in Fort Lauderdale when a bounce house disaster brought a Memorial Day holiday event to an abrupt halt. According to reporters from CNN, the bounce house was lifted high in the air by a whirling column of air and mist. Three children were ejected from the inflatable house into the sand before it was carried over palm trees, four lanes of traffic, and a parking lot.
 
Although the children reportedly fell out before the bounce house got very high, all three suffered injuries and were rushed to the hospital. Two of the children received fractures, while a third was even more seriously injured.
 
How did this happen?…

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How Did Man on Disney Cruise Get Injured?

 
For one passenger aboard the Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Magic, a leisurely cruise vacation quickly transformed into a nightmare. Just a few weeks ago, the 29-year-old man had to be airlifted off of the Disney Magic and brought to the coast of South Carolina after suffering multiple injuries while on the cruise.
 
According to reports, the passenger sustained leg and hip injuries while aboard the cruise ship. The Coast Guard was informed of the emergency around 5 AM on a Saturday morning, when the ship was 45 miles off the coast.
 
The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to lift the victim from the ship and take him to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment.…

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