Sports are not without risk. In fact, almost two million people are hurt every year due to sports-related injuries. No one is spared, and approximately 1.35 million minors are seen in the emergency room annually due to an injury. There are many types of sports-related injuries, and some are more serious than others. They range from bruises and lacerations to fractures and traumatic brain injuries. It is important to maintain a safety profile to keep the number of injuries low. Let’s look at some common sports-related injuries in the country.
Cars typically weigh about 1.5 tons, while truck trailers can weigh up to 40 tons and are much larger. The extra weight and size make a huge difference in the outcome of the crash. A commercial semi-truck accident could leave an automobile driver severely injured and permanently disabled whereas truckers are usually uninjured in the crash.
Are you ready for summer in Pennsylvania? Days on the lake, long motorcycle rides, picnics, and trips to amusement parks are just a few of the activities that Erie County families enjoy during the summer. However, summer also means sunburns, insect stings, falls, bumps, scrapes, and other accidental injuries. Below are seven summertime health and… Read more »
It is bitterly cold outside in Erie, and we probably have not seen the last of winter weather this year. When it is icy and cold outside, it is best to stay indoors where it is warm. However, we cannot always stay at home, even though winter weather makes going outside difficult and dangerous. Below… Read more »
When you are injured in an accident, you may not know what steps to take to protect your legal right to receive compensation for your injuries. Hiring an Erie personal injury attorney can help relieve the stress and anxiety that many accident victims experience after a traumatic event. An attorney can deal directly with the… Read more »
Easter Egg hunts are a tradition during the Easter season. Many organizations host Easter Egg hunts. However, many families host their own hunts at their homes. While this classic Easter activity can be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon making family memories, it can also turn tragic if parents do not consider safety measures… Read more »
Victims of car accidents often suffer injuries that they may not realize until days or weeks after the crash. Whiplash and concussions are two common injuries that might not present symptoms immediately after the car accident. In some cases, adrenaline can mask an injury so that the victim does not feel the pain or other… Read more »
Being in a car accident is a traumatic life event, especially if you are seriously injured. However, we must remember that even so-called “minor” car accidents can cause injuries with long-term consequences. A case of whiplash can result in a permanent impairment that can make it difficult to return to normal activities. Therefore, it is… Read more »
Winters in Pennsylvania can be brutal. The temperatures can cause hazardous conditions for drivers and pedestrians. While a lot of information is focused on avoiding traffic accidents during winter weather conditions, you should also focus on avoiding falls during the winter. Falls on icy or snowy surfaces can cause severe injuries, including broken bones, traumatic… Read more »
Police officers in Erie, Pennsylvania frequently see car crashes where individuals are not wearing seat belts. These car crashes can have catastrophic consequences. In the year 2011, seat belts were responsible for saving an estimated number of up to 12,000 lives. A Seat Belt Can’t Save You Unless You Wear It It was also further… Read more »