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Yes, Even Just One Concussion Can Change Your Brain

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.

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Traffic Circles, Pedestrians, and Self-Driving Cars

UTAH. According to Fox 13, members of Utah’s state legislature recently visited Utah State University’s research center for autonomous vehicles. The legislators took a look at vehicles that were both electric and autonomous, cars that researchers hope will revolutionize the way we drive in Utah. They rode in the vehicles, a signal that lawmakers may be soon ready to embrace the new and controversial technology.

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The Smartphone May Be Responsible for the Increase in Deaths and Car Crashes

UTAH. According to Quartz, the number of people who were dying on U.S. roads had been on a steady decline. Then, people started using and buying smartphones. Traffic fatalities have increased by 14% over the last couple of years and many experts are blaming the smartphone for this increase. Yet, despite the fact that smartphones are a known distraction, federal data on exactly how many people are killed or injured due to smartphone use behind the wheel is hard to come by. According to Bloomberg, many deaths behind the wheel are not listed as deaths due to distracted driving or due to the use of a smartphone. In fact, Bloomberg notes that there might simply not be adequate data on the number of people killed each year due to distracted driving.

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Can I Sue Internet Trolls for Doxxing and Cyberbullying?

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.

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Identifying Responsible Companies and Individuals After a Truck Accident

UTAH. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may be facing a long recovery time, high medical bills, lost wages from time missed at work, and pain and suffering. The expenses that families and victims may face after a serious accident in Utah may be immense. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Utah residents lose an estimated $268 million in crash-related deaths each year. These figures account for medical expenses and estimated work losses. However, these numbers don’t account for the people who survive their injuries and may require long-term rehabilitation, nursing, or experience long-term disability.

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10 Essential Pre-Ride Motorcycle Safety Checks

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:

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A Traffic Jam of Celestial Proportions

Utah. If you’re planning on driving to see the total solar eclipse set to take place on Monday, August 21st, prepare yourself for a magnificent and rare celestial phenomenon—and also for a traffic jam of celestial proportions. According to Time Magazine, federal and state officials are working against the clock to raise traffic awareness and to ready the communities and roads that will experience what is known as “totality” or the moment the moon crosses in front of the sun, plunging the world into nighttime—in the middle of the day.

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Are Livestream Videos Leading to More Car Crashes?

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.

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8 Common Symptoms of Whiplash after a Car Accident

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.

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1 Dead, 16 Students Injured in School Bus Crash

KTLA reports on a school bus crash that killed one driver and injured 16 students. The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada has confirmed that 13 of the students sustained non-life threatening injuries but one was critically injured.

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