Category: Vehicle Accidents
January 23, 2017 /
The Youngest Victims: Kids and PTSD After a Car Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a fairly common reaction to a car crash, especially if the crash was severe or involved serious injuries or deaths. Fears of dying, loss of loved ones, or long, painful recuperations can imprint our brains with stress reactions that are significantly outside the norm. With children, it can be even worse. They may be so young that they have no frame of reference for the trauma they have suffered. A cr...

November 21, 2016 /
Vehicle Crashes and Permanent Disability

A car wreck can change your life forever. Though many people suffer vehicle accidents and walk away with little to no damage, others are not so fortunate. A permanent injury plagues a person for the rest of their life, causing a need for expensive medical care and ongoing treatment, diminished work capacity and a lower quality of life. Examples of Dangerous Crash Types Any type of vehicle crash can cause serious injuries, though some are more lik...

October 26, 2016 /
Ramping Up on Accidents

Some of the most hectic interstate roads in the U.S. run through the Louisville area. We have I-71, I-64, I-65, I-264, and I-265, not to mention busy non-interstates like the Dixie Highway. That many roads filled with traffic mean large numbers of exit and entrance ramps and, with them, a greatly-increased possibility of accidents. Entrance and exit ramps have many more crashes per mile than any other section of interstate highways. Research don...

October 26, 2016 /
Play Pokemon Go, But Do So Safely

The augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, blends the real world with the virtual world. It quickly became the No. 1 app in the Apple store after the game’s release during July of 2016. Most of us don’t understand how the heck the software makers have managed to create the real world-virtual world mélange, but is sure is fun. Unfortunately, Pokemon Go, despite being a good thing because it gets people out and about instead of sitting in front o...

October 5, 2016 /
Another Distraction Behind the Wheel

The No. 1 cause of death among teens—specifically, among 15- to 19-year-olds—is automotive crashes. National Teen Driver Safety Week, established in 2007 by Congress, is meant to call attention to the number of our children involved in car accidents. In 2016, we observe it October 16 through 22. Everyone knows that teens are famous for using their cell phones behind the wheel. (Let’s be honest: a fair number of adults do the same thing.) B...


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