Articles Posted in Car Accident Injuries

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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If you have child passengers, age-appropriate car seats are one of the best ways to protect them. In the event of a car crash in Homestead or your community, a car seat keeps a child safe and prevents them from being ejected from the car or being thrown about the interior. This can help minimize head trauma, spinal cord damage and other serious injuries.

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Children are unique because their bodies and spinal cords are still developing. This puts them at an increased risk of serious injuries, especially before the age of six or so. Age-appropriate car seat are designed to mitigate this risk in the event of a crash, helping child passengers improve the odds of surviving a serious car crash.

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To accept any settlement offer after a car accident in Hollywood, you need to know the full cost of your accident. How much money will truly cover all the expenses related to your accident and injuries?

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This can be a surprisingly challenging question to answer, because a car accident can affect your life in so many ways. Your car accident may end up costing more than you realize because you may end up having to pay for:

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If you have been in a car accident in Hollywood, Homestead, or any South Florida community, you may have suffered serious injuries, including lacerations, fractures, head trauma, and other injuries. The period of healing after your collision will be very important and you will need to make many decisions which could impact your health for a long time.

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If you are working on healing after a car accident, there are many things you’ll want to do to improve your chances of a fuller recovery:

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Whether you’re buying a used car for your teenager or are buying a previously-owned car to enjoy summer in Florida this year, you’ll need to use a few extra precautions to stay safe on the roads. Used cars can be quite safe, but they don’t always come with the same warranties and safety features as newer vehicles.

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New vehicles sold by dealers generally have the latest safety equipment and are required to meet current guidelines for safety. In the event of a recall, dealers will contact their clients to tell them about the issue. If there ever is a mechanical problem with your car, you can generally bring it back to the dealership for assistance. With used cars, you simply may not have all these benefits.

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Being in a car accident in Hollywood or Florida can be devastating, especially if you are seriously injured. In the days and weeks following your collision, you may feel upset, angry, frightened, or even anxious. In most cases, survivors of vehicle accidents get better.

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However, if you have been in an accident, you need to stay alert for the signs that all is not right and that you may need added support. These signs may include:

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