March 2018 Archives

A mild brain injury may disrupt your child’s college education

Some young people experience serious car accidents during their time in college. Sadly, it's often due to intoxicated driving. If not properly prepared for the aftermath, their education may suffer greatly. Not only do these accident pose serious threats to the health of the young person who experiences it, some of the effects of the accident may threaten his or her educational goals in ways that are difficult to anticipate.

OSU alumni killed in accident near campus

In the early morning hours of March 17, 2018, a former Ohio State University student was killed in a two-car accident at approximately 2:15 a.m. The accident occurred in Columbus, Ohio, at the intersection of Summit Street and East 15th Avenue.

Your child should always see a doctor after any car accident

After a child experiences a car accident, he or she may not feel any pain or have any visible injuries, but that does not necessarily mean the child is unharmed from the experience. In many cases, car accidents can inflict injuries on the body that do not cause pain immediately, meaning that a child (or an adult, for that matter) may not realize that he or she actually has an injury that may cause serious complications, some of which can prove fatal.

What Ohio drivers should know about soft tissue damage

Soft tissue injuries are some of the most difficult for doctors to diagnose because no X-ray can detect them. Furthermore, some of the symptoms may take several days to manifest. Damage to soft tissue, which includes muscles, ligaments and tendons, often occur in car collisions. These tissues can be strained, sprained, bruised or torn.

Lawsuit challenges agency's attempt to detect drowsy drivers

Accidents caused by truck driver fatigue can be a major concern for people on the highways in Ohio and across the United States. Truck drivers work long shifts and drive monotonously for hours across the highway; many more perform their work in overnight hauls, which could increase the danger of drowsy driving. Drowsy driving can have a range of causes, including a medical condition called sleep apnea. When untreated, sleep apnea prevents sufferers from receiving a full night's sleep and could lead to dangerously drowsy driving.

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