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December 2016 Archives

A review of school bus accidents

Unfortunately, the tragic school bus accident in Tennessee resulted in several fatalities and serious injuries, including children. The bus struck a truck a mailbox, utility pole, fell onto its side and slid into a tree. As of last week, three lawsuits have been filed against the school bus operator. In general, the suits allege that the bus was negligently operated and the injuries were the result of that unsafe operation.

Beware of late-day ski and snowboard injuries this holiday season

Imagine you're with loved ones enjoying some much-needed time on the slopes. You've had a great time for hours, watching the powder fly as you make your way up and down the hills and across the trails. Things are wrapping up, and you're just making one last run before heading out. One minute all is well, then the next thing you remember, you are waking up on a sled being pulled down the mountain by the ski patrol on your way to a waiting ambulance.

Avoid Christmas disasters! Three injury risks in your home

Every year, you want to have the best Christmas and holiday season. As a parent, you need to make sure you and your family have the safest holiday possible so it's important to know the risks that come with the season. Whether you're in your own home or visiting friends and family, these risks are most prominent during the holiday season.

Hopeful advances in spinal cord research

Spinal cord injuries are difficult to repair due to the magnitude of the injury. The spinal column carries a vast network of nerves down the length of the abdomen, controlling most of the functions of the limbs. A traumatic injury, such as often occurs during a motor vehicle crash or from some recreational sport, such as diving, severs the bundle of nerves, leaving no means of control for the limbs.

Before you climb in that Uber, understand your risks

Ride-sharing services like San Francisco-based Uber and Lyft, and professional taxicab companies and fleets get millions of people from proverbial "Point A" to "Point B" each day. Most people understand that there are some risks involved in such trips, but assume that those hazards are mainly limited to potentially having a driver flirt with you or dropping you off in an unfamiliar or sketchy neighborhood.

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