Side effects of spinal cord injuries can be permanent

Damage to the spinal cord can inflict serious harm upon the physical condition of a Kentucky resident. Prior posts on this personal injury blog have discussed paraplegia and tetraplegia, two conditions that are marked by paralysis of the limbs. When a person's ability to move is impacted by a catastrophic injury like a spinal cord injury, they can experience serious and damaging side effects for the rest of their life.

E-scooter injuries up nationally, prompting CDC inquiry

In metropolitan areas throughout the nation, pedestrian and vehicle congestion can lead to delays, stress, and in some cases, accidents. Some cities have begun to adopt an alternative way for people to get where they want to go without taking their vehicles or hailing Ubers, and that involves picking up e-scooters for rent. E-scooters are small motorized vehicles that individuals can ride to their destinations and park once they are done, leaving the e-scooters for others to use.

Losing a limb due to an accident can have severe complications

Traumatic injuries can leave Kentucky residents with injuries to their bones, soft tissue and vital organs. Depending upon the harm they suffer, men, women, and children can be forced to live their lives with permanent disfigurement, worsened health, and serious health-related complications. A possible catastrophic injury that can affect victims of car accidents and other negligence-based incidents is the loss of a victim's limb.

Severe traumatic brain injuries can require long-term care

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can afflict a Kentucky resident in a number of ways. While many TBIs are caused by accidents and occur when collisions and impacts affect the outside of the victims' heads, other TBIs occur when penetration injuries, such as those caused by bullets and other projectiles, enter the victims' brains through their skulls. Either type of TBI can be serious and life-altering.

Motorcycle accident injuries can be catastrophic

Although a motorcycle may be a fast and fun way for a Lexington driver to do their daily commute, individuals who ride on motorcycles face a number of dangers that are not present for those who travel in standard motor vehicles. This post will examine just a few of the reasons that motorcycle accidents and injuries can be so catastrophic and why individuals who are involved in them often suffer substantial harm.

Catastrophic injuries include two types of spinal cord injuries

Any trauma to a victim's spinal cord can cause serious pain and harm to them. For this reason, victims of Kentucky car and vehicle accidents should seek medical attention after their ordeals, to make sure that their injuries and ailments are assessed by medical professionals in a timely matter. When it comes to spinal cord injuries, quick diagnosis and treatment can help preserve the victim's ability to function.

Living with brain injuries can be costly and difficult

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are catastrophic injuries that can deprive Kentucky residents of their ability to work, their capacity to enjoy life and their capability to care for themselves. Because of these significant losses, many TBI victims must enlist the help of medical and occupational support personnel to ensure that they are doing everything they can to manage their many significant needs. This post will address some of the ways that TBI injuries can have long-lasting, costly effects on those who are unfortunate enough to suffer them.

Are pedestrian accidents common?

A pedestrian accident happens when a vehicle collides with a human being. Not long ago the story of a pedestrian accident made national headlines when a Broadway star, her family and friends were struck by a moving car and two children and an unborn baby lost their lives in the incident. The devastation inflicted on families and victims through pedestrian accidents is great but for some readers of this Kentucky personal injury blog questions may arise regarding just how common these tragedies really are.

Different symptoms are associated with different levels of TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a victim suffers a blow to the head or a penetration injury to the skull. Kentucky residents can become victims of these often serious injuries when they are involved in car accidents, work-related incidents and many other forms of negligence-based events. While the term, "traumatic brain injury" relates to a general form of harm that a victim may suffer, not all TBI's are the same. This post will discuss how different levels of TBI present different symptoms and problems.

Why can damage to the spine be so catastrophic?

Kentucky residents suffer injuries all of the time. Children fall off bikes and swings and suffer cuts, bruises and other minor ailments, while absent-minded adults may kick coffee tables, slice fingers, while cooking, or drop heavy items on their feet. These painful incidents leave victims reeling in pain, but generally with fast and self-directed recoveries.

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