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Tips For Families and Caregivers of TBI Patients

About 1.5 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. A TBI can be caused by a blow to or penetration of the head or skull that can result in a loss of consciousness, mental changes and brain damage. Traffic-related accidents are the leading cause of TBIs in the United States. People who suffer… Read More »

New Trucking Hours-of-Service Estimated to Save Lives and Reduce Driver Fatigue

Changes to truck drivers’ hours-of-service regulations went into effect at the beginning of July. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration invoked the changes to reduce driver fatigue, which is a major cause of truck accidents across the country. When a truck collides with a passenger car, motorcycle or pedestrian, the… Read More »

Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

The fiancé of a man who was fatally electrocuted at a West Texas drilling site filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that employed him and its subcontractor. KeAndre Lamon Ross was electrocuted using a power-washer outside the rig’s generator house when he touched a metal box used to protect the rig’s wiring. Working… Read More »

Strict Truck Driver Regulations Help Keep Roads Safe

A Minnesota truck driver was recently sentenced to serve two and a half months in jail for causing a crash in North Dakota that killed a motorcyclist. James Toner pleaded guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence after he was charged with drifting into the left lane to make a right-turn with his semitrailer. Toners’s… Read More »

How Do Doctors Treat Coma Patients?

A coma is one of the most severe results of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and has life-changing effects for both the patient and those close to them. Traffic-related accidents are a leading cause of TBIs. Celebrities make nationwide news when they fall into a coma, and fans rejoice if they survive and make a… Read More »