Posts made in February, 2015

Trouble with the Curve and Rollovers

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Car Crashes, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Two people were killed in Texas when the vehicle they were in hit the guardrail and rolled over, ejecting both occupants, killing the driver instantly and seriously injuring the female passenger. The passenger died of her injuries in the hospital. Police at the scene speculate that the driver was speeding as he took the curve, and he lost control of the vehicle. Alcohol impairment was not reported. It was fortunate that no other vehicle was involved in the accident.

Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents, and vehicles that have a tendency to rollover are more likely to go into a tripped one when going at high speeds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety and Administration, speed-related crashes in 2011 (the latest figures available) resulted in 9,944 deaths, or 31% of all vehicle-crash fatalities in the US. Alcohol plays a significant role in speed-related accidents; about 42% of fatal speed-related accidents involved alcohol.

While speeding is definitely a factor in causing serious car accidents, it should also be noted that in many cases death occurs not as a result of speeding but from injuries sustained when the vehicle rolls over. Some vehicles are more likely to rollover than others. The ones with a more present risk usually cost more money to insure, according to indications made on Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®.

The lucky ones are those that survive a serious rollover accident with nothing more than minor injuries, shaken nerves, and a totaled vehicle, but as pointed out on the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® some injuries may not be immediately apparent without thorough testing. If you are involved in a car accident, always have a thorough check up to rule out hidden injuries.

If you are seriously injured because your vehicle rolled over or another driver was speeding, you could get compensation. Contact a car accident lawyer in your state to find out what legal options are open to you.

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Varicose Vein Treatment

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Health & Beauty | 0 comments

Varicose veins look terrible. Those are the wormy, bulgy, blue veins that you will commonly find behind the knee and near the ankles where the pressure on the veins has caused the blood to pool. It makes your legs look like a road map in relief., and that’s not attractive at all.

They are mostly harmless in a health sense, but their presence can really undermine a person’s confidence, especially as it occurs mostly in women, and mostly in women who had gone through pregnancy. With the host of problems that accompany post-pregnancy, varicose veins are definitely on the hit-list of what must be decisively eliminated immediately. Fortunately, there are treatments that can bring almost instant results, and the best one is sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure available in a good Des Moines medspa where the varicose veins are injected with a special salt solution. It is intended to make that vein shrivel up and die within a few days, and it is then absorbed by the body. The procedure can be done during your lunch break and there is no downtime at all. You may feel a little swelling and discomfort from standing too long…oh, wait, that was because of the varicose veins. Removing varicose veins will eliminate its symptoms such as throbbing and itchiness in the legs, swollen ankles and feet, and of course those visible veins.

It is possible that the varicose veins may recur, especially if you do nothing to prevent them such as walking regularly, keeping a healthy weight, and avoiding standing for a long time. If they do, you can always go back to your favorite medspa and have them removed again. It is cheaper and more convenient than having surgery, although surgical removal is more effective.

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Minivan Accidents usually involve Children

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Car Crashes, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Minivans are sometimes called “mommy” cars because it is usually used as a family car. This may be the reason that child injuries usually result when a minivan is involved in a collision with another vehicle such as a pickup truck. It could also be because some popular minivans perform poorly in crash tests.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the seat design of certain models of pickup trucks, minivans and SUVs provide poor head restraint to the vehicle occupants, resulting neck injuries even from the mildest of rear collisions. Rear-end collisions are common in commuter traffic, and neck injuries resulting from such incidents costs $8.5 billion a year in medical insurance claims. Vehicles that rated low in the crash test had seats that did not keep the head and torso moving together, the best way to avoid neck injuries in a rear-end collision.

This is disturbing news, especially for owners of minivans that routinely bring their children around in a vehicle that does not give them adequate protection. No matter how carefully you drive, it only takes one impatient driver behind you to make a minor error in judgement to result in injury to your child.

It is difficult to imagine how serious the injuries a child will sustain if the collision is caused by a speeding vehicle. As discussed on the website of Ravid and Associates, children are much more vulnerable to injuries than adults. Such injuries can have long-term repercussions on the health and physical development of the child. Vehicle owners need to be informed about the possible defect in their vehicles and the problem addressed as soon as possible by vehicle manufacturers.

If your child suffered serious injuries because of a defect in the car or the negligence of another driver, you may be able to get compensation. Consult with a personal injury lawyer in your state to know what kind of lawsuit would be appropriate for your case.

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Einstein’s Brain May Hold the Key to Spinal Cord Injury

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Scientists discovered that Albert Einstein’s brain had more astrocytes (star-shaped brain cells) than other human brains studied before or since. Astrocytes are believed to be responsible for the development of healthy neurons and spinal cord signalling, but very little is actually know about the role and potential for healing of these cells.

Animal studies have shown that there may really be a connection between the presence of astrocytes and the ability to replace damaged neurons and reinstate severed connections of the spinal cord and brain. This led to the proposal for an innovative model for studying them in the hope that more information will lead to therapeutic used to benefit those with neurological impairments, including those affected by traumatic spinal cord injuries.

According to the website of Williams Kherkher Law Firm, victims of traumatic spinal cord injuries often end up severely impaired, and many require all the help they can get. Even the smallest possibility of regaining some mobility is greeted with enthusiasm. There are several ongoing efforts to find a treatment and solution for people with degenerative or traumatic spinal cord disorders. This is testimony to the extent of the problem that these victims are facing, something which a Louisville personal injury lawyer would have extensive knowledge.

However, even if these treatments prove to be effective and become available, it will probably be very expensive. Traumatic spinal cord injury victims generally run through their insurance and life savings to pay for medical treatment, rehabilitation, and medication without the ability to recoup by working because of their debilitating condition. Unless they are able to get compensation for their injuries from the negligent third party that caused them in the first place, there is little hope that they will be able to afford such treatment.

If you have suffered traumatic spinal cord injury because of the negligence of third parties, you need to prepare for your future. Consult with a personal injury lawyer in your state to help you fight for what is right.

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