LAS VEGAS, Nevada. So, you’ve been in a car accident. You hit your head, but didn’t pass out, don’t feel dizzy, and don’t think you’ve suffered any memory loss. So, you’re fine, right? Maybe not. According to NPR, researchers for the journal Radiology report that even one concussion can have lasting changes on the brain. When the brain scans of healthy patients were compared to the brain scans of those who had suffered a concussion, the brains of those who had suffered a concussion showed damage in areas of the brain linked to mood and depression. In fact, some scans showed signs of atrophy or brain shrinkage. While researchers indicate that most patients who suffer mild traumatic brain injury go on to experience a full recovery, as many as 10 to 20 percent of patients might go on to develop problems with mood, depression, and anxiety. Others might experience headaches, balance problems, or difficulty concentrating. Sometimes these symptoms aren’t immediate perceptible.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada. If you’ve been in a car accident, your doctor may initially prescribe pain medications to treat your pain. However, with reports about many people becoming addicted to opioid painkillers, more patients are seeking alternative treatments for their pain. While insurance companies may be ready to prescribe pain killers because they are low cost, individuals sometimes find themselves struggling to wean themselves off these drugs when the time comes. If you’ve been in a car accident, is an alternative treatment an option for you?
LAS VEGAS, Nevada. The recent shooting in Las Vegas has left at least 58 people dead and another 489 injured. The tragedy has again raised questions about what should be done to prevent gun violence in America. Yet, in the wake of the shooting, online trolls and cyberbullies targeted innocent people, connecting them with the shooting or incorrectly identifying them as victims online. Some of these individuals have faced threats as a result. While the Truman Law Firm, P.C. handles car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, it is important to remember the sometimes-silent victims who suffer at the hands of malicious entities who sole purpose is to cause harm. If you’ve suffered as a result of online harassment, you may have important rights under the law.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada. Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating and freeing, but when you ride, you are also more exposed to the elements and to the mistakes of other drivers. While motorcyclists tend to be among the safest drivers out there, taking the extra time to check your equipment can offer you that added level of safety you need before you hit the road. According to Motorcyclist, a pre-ride safety check can take as little as 5 minutes and it could save your life. Here are ten essential pre-ride checks you can perform:
LAS VEGAS, Nevada. According to 13 Action News, Nevada citizens face tickets if they drive too slow in the left lane. Yet, will this new law encourage speeding? Will it make roads safer or will it put more drivers at risk of deadly speed-related crashes? According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, incidents of road rage are often precipitated when slow cars drive in the passing lane. However, a new Nevada law states that drivers in the passing lane should be traveling at the speed limit and not slower.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada. Just this week, an 18-year-old-woman was arrested after allegedly live streamed her car accident and sisters death. According to ABC News, the California teen faces charges for driving while under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Cosmopolitan reports that another teen’s friends watched while the driver livestreamed a 100-mile-per-hour crash. The suspect in this video hit a truck, drove across three lanes, and hit the highway barrier. Police have asked Facebook for a copy of the video to use it as evidence in trial.
No parent should have to endure the loss of a child, but that is the tragic reality faced by thousands of parents who lose children in car accidents every year. According to Teen Driver Source, about 11,000 teens lose their lives in traffic accidents annually, and 326,000 are seriously injured.
The Las Vegas Sun reports on a school bus crash that injured 11 people including eight middle school students and the bus driver, as well as a woman and an infant who were in the SUV that hit the bus. The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. when the bus was en route to Faiss Middle School. Thirty-seven students were onboard at the time of the collision.
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. Although neck injuries can occur in most types of collisions, rear-end crashes are the leading cause of whiplash in the United States. According to Right Diagnosis, approximately 120,000 people suffer whiplash in our country every year, and if left unaddressed, the condition can worsen and possibly cause a permanent disability.