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Nerve damage you can receive in a car accident

As an Ohio resident who probably spends a lot of time in your car, driving back and forth to work, on errands, and taking your children to school and their various activities, you know that car crashes happen all too frequently. What you may not know, however, is that if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in one, it could leave you with lasting nerve damage.

Your body is full of nerves – billions of them. Each one serves a different function, but they fall into the following three categories

  1. Motor nerves that control the movements you voluntarily make, such as walking, bending, smiling, chewing, grasping and using tools, etc.
  2. Autonomic nerves that control the involuntary movements of your body, such as breathing, pumping blood, digesting your food and regulating your internal temperature.
  3. Sensory nerves that let you see, hear, taste, touch and smell, as well as feel pain.

How to document a slip-and-fall case

An individual in Ohio slips and falls in a store and immediately realizes this is going to require medical attention. Going to the emergency room can be expensive, though. Is it possible that the owner of the business will pay? Can he or she be taken to court?

FindLaw explains that one of the major factors that the plaintiff has to prove in a premises liability case such as this is that a dangerous condition that the owner knew about or should have known about caused the fall. Therefore, the victim should take stock of his or her surroundings before leaving the scene of the accident, if possible.

Think whiplash is no big deal? Think again

If you were recently in a minor car accident, you might have noticed an increasing tenderness in your neck and shoulders over the following days. Not a problem, you think. It is only whiplash, and it will get better soon. However, you might not want to be so quick to discount a whiplash injury. For you and others in Ohio who are suffering from this type of injury, whiplash can become more than an inconvenient pain in the neck.

WebMD describes whiplash as an injury to the soft tissues surrounding your joints and vertebrae, particularly the ligaments and muscles supporting your neck. People most often get whiplash in rear-end car accidents or sports incidents when the head is violently whipped back and forth due to a sudden impact. If you saw the accident coming, you might have tensed up, which could worsen the effects of whiplash over time.

Recognizing brain injury to a child after an auto accident

Parents make their best efforts to keep their children safe. Unfortunately, they are not able to save them from all harm. However, it may be possible to seek compensation for injuries from the accident, especially if they are the result of another party's negligence.

In order to have a successful case, one must first prove the existence of the injury. There are a few ways to recognize brain injury in a child.

What is involved in recovering after amputation?

You have no doubt seen many people with artificial legs or arms and may even have marvelled at how they are able to get around and do almost anything that a person with all limbs can do. Residents in Ohio may experience life without a limb for many reasons and according to WebMD, serious car accident injuries may be one of these reasons.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a crash and now face the prospect of living without a part of the body previously enjoyed, it is important for you to understand some of what may be involved in learning how to move forward. This process involves many things from the physical to the emotional to the practical. On a physical level, the wound in the area where the amputation occurred is the thing that may be likely to heal the fastest barring any complications.

How do you heal from a brain injury?

Ohio residents who have received a head injury could be facing weeks, months, or even years of recovery. Mezibov Butler is here to help you deal with the legal and financial aspects of your accident, helping to alleviate some of the stress you may be going through.

There are many different types of brain injury that can occur. One accident can result in multiple different types of injury. For example, if you have been involved in a car accident, you may have a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In vehicular crashes, a TBI is one of the most common possible injuries you can receive. As a result of this TBI or other wounds from the accident, you may also suffer from hypoxic or anoxic injuries to the brain. This type of damage happens when the brain doesn't get enough oxygen.

Contributing factors in electrical fires

Ohio construction workers have an inherently dangerous job. They work around heavy equipment, possibly hazardous chemicals or fumes, and face numerous health and safety risks from different sources. One potential risk that may not be considered as frequently is electrical fires.

The Yellow Pages has a list of 4 of the most common causes of electrical fires in homes, which can translate to any enclosed building with the right equipment. Heat sources and appliances, for example, are a shared risk in both categories. Heat sources in construction zones should always be attended to, especially if it's a heat tool. Any heating tool or appliance should be plugged in appropriately, as frayed cording or faulty electric plates are a frequent culprit in electric fires.

Driver kills two, alcohol suspected

People in Ohio may be unfortunately used to stories about accidents caused by drunk drivers at key holiday times like the Fourth of July or New Year's Eve. However these are far from the only times when intoxicated people injure or kill others because they refuse to hand over their keys to someone else. In fact, an accident caused by a drunk or a drugged driver can happen anytime, anywhere.

One example can be seen in a recent fatal crash in Indiana in the early morning hours along a stretch of Interstate 70. Reports indicate that one man had hired a ridesharing driver but that the pair had stopped on the side of the freeway and were both standing outside of the car in which they had been riding. As they were along the side of the road, a pickup truck came along. Instead of remaining in the vehicle lane of travel, the truck veered onto the shoulder and hit the two pedestrians.

3 fundamental tips for winter driving in Ohio

Driving in Ohio or anywhere in the Great Lakes area during the winter can be a challenge, even if you have a lot of experience doing it. When the roads are icy and it is harder to see, it increases your chances of getting in a car crash

Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can take to increase your safety. Here are some expert winter driving guidelines to stay safe.

How to protect constructions workers in trenches

Ohio residents who work on construction sites encounter many hazards on the job. Trenches can pose great risks to a worker's safety. It is important to understand what people can do to protect workers from a trench collapse.

Before digging a trench, people should make sure they thoroughly analyze the jobsite. says that people should note the location of utilities, both underground and overhead, and evaluate the physical condition of buildings near the trench. It is also important to determine the soil classification. Additionally, people should usually speak to a utility company to determine whether underground power lines are insulated.

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