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January 2015 Archives

Causes and symptoms of whiplash

All Ohio drivers are at risk for becoming involved in a car accident at some point during their lives. Even in crashes that do not appear to be serious, those who were involved may potentially suffer some physical effects. One of the most common injuries that is suffered is whiplash. This type of injury occurs when a collision results in a force that causes a person's head to violently snap back and forth. This violent movement may cause soft tissue damage near or around the cervical vertebrae. Those involved in crashes may sprain the ligaments in their neck, injure the joints in their spine or strain the muscles and tendons in the cervical area.

Traumatic brain injury resulting from skull fracture

As many Ohio residents know, traumatic brain injury may result from a blow to the head. Car accidents are common causes of such injuries, and skull fractures often occur. The extent of injury as well as the type of fracture is related to the intensity of the blow and the area of the head where it occurred. Skull fractures might be closed or open. The difference is whether the skin is broken. However, even closed fractures may result in brain trauma. One main consideration is the area of the cranial impact. In some parts of the skull, fracture is more likely to occur.

Truck accident victim given scholarship

Ohio State University announced that it will pay $500,000 and provide undergraduate tuition to a former student who lost his leg as the result of being victim to a truck accident in September 2012. The 18-year-old student was riding his bicycle along Woodruff Avenue when he was struck by a 71-year-old dump truck driver, causing the student to lose his right leg and suffer serious injuries to his spine and pelvis. The student and his family named the university, the driver and other university contractors liable for the accident in a lawsuit that alleged the parties were negligible regarding student safety.

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