Articles Posted in Car Accident Injuries

Published on:

Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas which can be fatal. With no warning signs, it can enter your home and cause sleepiness as well as fatalities, so taking precautions is important. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide and unfortunately, with our homes being more tightly sealed to ensure energy efficiency, carbon monoxide risks can occur in many homes.

TailpipeBan

You can keep yourself and your family safe by:

Continue reading →

Published on:

If your child has been in a Hollywood or South Florida accident, you may feel fortunate if your child has walked away without serious injuries. However, you still need to stay alert for the emotional impact of a car collision. Many children struggle in the weeks and months following a crash; some even develop depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other challenges.

Tannerite_car_hood_wreckage-300x225

To help your child, you will want to:

Continue reading →

Published on:

Nursing home residents may need to be transported by car to doctor’s appointments and other appointments. In some cases, nursing homes or hospitals arrange transportation for elderly residents of nursing homes to ensure they get the care they need. When nursing home residents are in a Hollywood traffic accident, however, they may be far more at risk when compared to the rest of the population.

Safe_kids_teach_car_seat_installation_120623-F-HJ874-0019-300x199
Seniors who are in nursing homes may already have underlying medical conditions which make them vulnerable to complications after a serious injury. If a senior has a condition such as osteoporosis, they are also more likely suffer from fractures and injuries. If an elderly patient has dementia or other disorders, they may have a difficult time communicating with emergency responders or even doctors after a car accident, which can affect care.

In addition, seniors may face ageism and difficulty getting care, according to some research. A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that one out of five seniors faces ageism when seeking health care, placing these patients at a higher risk of injury and complications.

Published on:

A car accident in Hollywood or South Florida is always terrifying, but it can be even more so if you’re expecting a baby and you are concerned about your child as well as your health. Unfortunately, car accidents can damage unborn children, can cause early labor, and can lead to other distress to both the mom and the baby.

Pregnant_woman2-300x200

If you are pregnant, there are several things you will want to do to stay safe as possible:

Continue reading →

Published on:

Car accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida often result in serious injuries, such as head trauma and fractures. Fractures are quite common in accidents due to the force of impact. Bones of the foot can be especially vulnerable to breaks, especially if your foot gets trapped under the pedal or if you to drive a small car and are in a head-on crash during which the front of your car is smashed.

Foot_x-rays-300x300

The crumple zone of your car is meant to protect you from head-on car accidents. The front of your car lessens the impact it before the metal and plastic vehicle gets your feet and legs. The force of the impact will have to tear through the entire hood. Unfortunately, in some smaller footprint cars, crumple zones are greatly reduced, increasing the risk of broken feet. In addition, some drivers place their feet underneath the pedals or in such a position that their feet can easily slip underneath the pedal in the event of a crash.

Continue reading →

Published on:

When many people think of nursing home injuries, they think of cases of negligence or medical abuse or slip and fall accidents. While all of these tend to be more common types of nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Hollywood and South Florida, there is a type of nursing home injury that does not get enough attention: car accidents.

800px-Rover_414i_steering_wheel-300x225

Many families don’t consider this when placing loved ones in care, but car accidents are a risk nursing home patients face. Nursing homes may need to transport patients to doctor’s appointments or may be taking them to special events. In addition, nursing home properties can sometimes be the site of crashes if a car from a busy street veers out of control and crashes into the building. Some facilities allow residents to walk on the grounds or even leave the grounds to go to nearby stores. If careful attention to safety is not paid, patients may be in a pedestrian accident when they walk away from the property.

Continue reading →

Published on:

If you have been in a truck or car accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, one of the things that will happen first is that you may be rushed to the hospital if you have been injured. In an ambulance, at the accident scene and in the emergency room, things can happen very quickly and medical mistakes as well as negligence can occur, which can cause severe injury.

Tannerite_car_hood_wreckage-300x225

There are many reasons why misdiagnosis can happen after a traffic accident:

Continue reading →

Published on:

Facial injuries are quite common in vehicle accidents in Hollywood and other communities. Whether you are thrown forward into the windshield or have debris thrown at your face, eye injuries are a devastating injury to sustain.

Eye_Diagram_without_text-300x246

Car and truck accidents can threaten your vision and can leave you visually impaired for life. They can also cause cosmetic damage or significant damage to the appearance of the eye. Common injuries include:

Continue reading →

Published on:

Children growing into their teenage years are developing socially, emotionally, and cognitively. They are also often testing boundaries and seeking independence. While these are all healthy stages, however, in some cases it can make it harder to convince tweens to do things which are healthy—such as wearing seatbelts.

fasten-belt-pdv-300x300

There’s no compromise when it comes to buckling up: wearing seatbelts can be one of the best ways to reduce the risk of serious injury if you and your child are ever in a car crash in Hollywood or your community. But how can you ensure your child buckles up each time? There are a few options:

Continue reading →

Published on:

If you are pregnant, getting things to fit will eventually be a problem. This can especially be an issue if what you’re trying to fit is a seat belt.

Pregnant_woman2-300x200

Seat belts provide the best protection for all passengers in a collision. If you are expecting, a seat belt can save your life and your baby’s. However, the way you wear your seat belt will change, depending on your trimester. Wearing your seat belt incorrectly can mean a danger to yourself and your baby. If you wear your seat belt across your belly, for example, the sudden movement and pressure of the belt in a crash can push onto your stomach. It can cause the placenta to tear away or can cause other serious injuries.

Continue reading →