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Personal Injury Archives

Personal injury involving spinal cord may impact life long term

In a car accident or a serious fall, a person in Montana can easily suffer spinal cord damage. This type of personal injury is serious and even debilitating. Fortunately, a team of professionals recently created a three-dimensional atlas showcasing a spinal cord to facilitate a greater understanding of spinal cord injuries and how to treat them effectively.

Personal injury to the head may lead to dementia later on

A traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, might increase a patient's risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease down the road in Montana and elsewhere. This is the finding of a recent study examining head injuries. The research was the first one to use Alzheimer's disease cases confirmed via autopsies to look at the long-term impacts of personal injury accidents involving the head.

Personal injury accident results in injuries to bicyclist

A bicyclist ended up with injuries following a car-bicycle collision in Montana. This type of a personal injury collision can easily occur if a car driver is careless behind the wheel. In this case, the driver may be held liable, or financially responsible, for the bicyclist's injuries.

Antibiotics may worsen personal injury to brain in babies

Brain injury impacts over half a million children and babies every year in the United States, including in Montana. New research indicates that certain antibiotics that are utilized to stop the inflammatory response of the brain may help adults who have suffered personal injury involving the brain. However, these antibiotics may unfortunately negatively impact infants and children.

Tips for avoiding vehicle collisions with wild animals

Montana is no stranger to wildlife, even on our roads. An average of 1 in 58 drivers in Montana will have a collision with a large animal that results in an insurance claim in 2016. This is the second highest likelihood in the nation, according to claims data from State Farm and driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration. 

What is being done about the 10% rise in traffic deaths in 2016?

The number of traffic deaths on U.S. highways is increasing at an alarming rate. On October 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced preliminary statistics for the first half of 2016. An estimated 17,775 people died in car crashes from January through June 2016, a 10.4 percent increase from 16,100 fatalities for the first part of 2015. This follows news from earlier this year that the 2015 marked the largest uptick in traffic fatalities since 1966.