In the U.S., more than 5 million adults over 65 suffer from vertigo or balance disorder. These disorders can lead to severe consequences like falls, broken bones, and other injuries, as well as an increased risk of falling. To this end, many healthcare providers, community centers, and private organizations host awareness events on Falls Protection Awareness Day. This day is observed annually on the last Wednesday in September to educate about the risks of falling and ways to prevent falls. It was initiated by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in 2012 and has since spread to several states, with various activities planned each year. Read more
Whatever the cause of your accident, you will likely have some injury from it. The nature of those injuries will depend on various factors, including the speed and force of impact, your body positioning at the time of impact, and the protective equipment you were wearing. The following information will help you understand the different types of car accident injuries.
Every year, more than 40 million people move to the United States. The peak moving season is usually between April and September when rental truck accidents happen most. Because of these high moving rates, movers and rental trucks are in high demand. Whether you’re moving or just navigating the roads this summer – here are some thoughts to keep in mind this moving season.
A dog is a man’s best friend and makes your life joyful and meaningful. However, being bitten by a dog can be distressing and cause serious, permanent injuries. According to CDC, out of the 90+ million dogs in the United States, records suggest close to 4.7 million dog bites every year. Of those, more than 800,000 people receive medical aid, and over 28,000 undergo reconstructive surgeries.
Summer always brings increased road work as most municipalities take advantage of the weather and reduced commuting traffic to maintain and upgrade our Nation’s roadways. Once complete, we will likely appreciate the extra lanes or more comfortable ride the road work provides. However, during the road work, the changes to traffic patterns, narrowed lanes, barricades, slowing traffic, slow and merging trucks, and other construction can create dangerous circumstances that can lead to traffic accidents and fatalities.
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