September 2016 Archives

Passengers may be at risk for serious injury in some small SUVs

Automobile manufacturers must comply with a number of safety inspections for vehicles they bring to market, including small SUVs. These standards help to protect drivers from severe injury in an accident, but what about the passengers?

How serious are animal bite infections?

Most of the animal bites suffered in the United States today are from domestic animals. Dogs cause more injuries, but infections occur in more cat bites. According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, dog bites become infected about 1 percent of the time and cat bites become infected between 5 to 10 percent of the time.

You can seek compensation for a wrongful death

With around 5 percent of people age 65 or older living in nursing homes, it's important to reduce the number of falls that take place to prevent injury, disability and death. Ten to 20 percent of falls result in serious injuries, with 2 to 6 percent resulting in fractures. Patients who suffer these injuries often take longer to heal and suffer a reduced quality of life. Their fear of falling in the future can also reduce their function and result in social isolation. Those who are severely injured may not survive a fall due to age and health factors.

Car accident deaths in 2015 rose at the highest rate in decades

Newly released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports a 7.2 percent increase in automobile accident deaths nationwide from 2014 to 2015. In total numbers, this is 32,744 in 2014 and 35,092 in 2015.

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