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After a traumatic brain injury: Tips for spouses and caregivers

A traumatic brain injury is life changing for the victim, but many people don't think about how much a spouse or caregiver will have to adjust after the accident. It is true that the victim will have to deal with the physical pain of the injury, but there are many different factors that the caregiver will have to deal with as well.

What to know when a car accident lawsuit beckons

Imagine that you are driving down a street in your neighborhood, as you have hundreds of times before. There's nothing to suggest that this drive will be any different than in days, weeks, months, and years past. Everything is going well -- until out of nowhere, you get t-boned by another vehicle as you pass through an intersection. As a result of the crash, you suffer serious injuries and your car is totaled. Thankfully, you survive. But the next few months will still be filled with pain and suffering.

Why are motor vehicle accident deaths rising again?

In 1963, the number of people that died in the United States because of car accidents surpassed 40,000 for the first time ever. It stayed above 40,000 every year from then until 1992, when it barely dipped below 40,000 (to 39,250), before immediately going back above 40,000 deaths every year again until 2008. Since 2008, it has remained below 40,000 deaths per year.

Answers lacking after truck swerves, hits other car

The truck accident in our source article today didn't happen in Kansas City. Regardless, the situation has relevance no matter where you live. The crash happened in Pennsylvania, where a truck and a car collided head on after the truck rounded a curve in the road.

Why are bike and pedestrian deaths up when the rest are down?

Did you know that even though total traffic fatalities in the United States declined by 18 percent from 2006 to 2015, pedestrians fatalities and bicyclist fatalities both increased during the same time? That's a jarring statistic that makes it clear that while much is being done to improve road safety overall, it is almost entirely focused on the safety of drivers and passengers in cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles.

Did I suffer a concussion?

When most people hear the words traumatic brain injury, they think of a debilitating medical condition that leaves the victim severely disabled. However, did you know that a concussion is also a form of traumatic brain injury?

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