May 2021

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How Is Whiplash Treated?

Whiplash is a common injury suffered in traumatic accidents, such as car crashes and falls. It describes an injury to the muscles or tendons of the neck, such as a sprain or tear. Whiplash can be painful and debilitating, interfering with the victim’s range of motion. Several treatments are available for whiplash, however, and most patients make full recoveries. Rest There is no immediate cure for whiplash. Instead, treatments are designed to control symptoms and reduce pain while the muscles and tendons in the neck repair themselves. A patient may experience symptoms of whiplash…

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are constantly at risk of getting hit by cars in a busy city such as Omaha. The Nebraska Department of Transportation reported 342 pedestrian accidents and 20 deaths in 2019 alone. Although pedestrians face many safety hazards, careless and reckless drivers are the greatest risks of all. Identifying the most common causes of pedestrian accidents can help you avoid an accident – or determine the cause of your accident if you’ve been hit by a car in Omaha. Distracted Driving Distracted driving is one of the most serious traffic accident risks in Nebraska….

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The Long-Term Effects of an Untreated Head Injury

If an accident involves a bump or blow to the head, it can cause severe injury and trauma to the brain. Brain tissues and fluids are sensitive to impacts and vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries. Immediate medical care can help prevent or mitigate the worst possible symptoms of a brain injury. Delaying medical care or leaving a head injury untreated, on the other hand, can lead to worsened and longer-lasting effects. Irreversible Brain Damage An untreated head or brain injury can lead to a much more severe diagnosis than the patient would have received…

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What to Expect From a Personal Injury Settlement

A personal injury settlement can help you pay for the bills that came from an accident and move on with your life. A settlement is an agreement you make with an insurance company to accept a certain amount of money in exchange for releasing the company from further liability for your losses. Personal injury settlements are complicated legal matters that deserve attention from a Omaha personal injury attorney. How Much Is the Average Personal Injury Settlement? If you conduct an online search for average personal injury settlements, you will find pie charts breaking down…

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