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Basic boating accident safety: How to avoid injuries

If your family enjoys boating in the spring and summer months, you probably value the weekend days you spend on the water creating special memories. However, boating and the watersports activities that go along with it also have the potential to be dangerous. Ohio boaters need to make sure they're doing everything possible to stay safe.

Fortunately, by following your common sense safety knowledge and the tips described below, you should be able to enjoy your favorite water activities without fear of injury or death befalling your loved ones.

Physical therapy can create financial hardship after a crash

Experiencing a motor vehicle collision can leave you or people you love injured. Some people suffer severe injuries, such as closed head/traumatic brain injuries or internal bleeding. Other common injuries include spinal damage, broken bones and soft tissue injuries. While you may be grateful to have survived the crash, it's important to look realistically at the costs associated with such an accident.

For many people, the aftermath of a collision lasts for days or weeks. There will be a need for immediate medical care, as well as adjusting your life to work around the injuries while you heal. Some people overlook potential expenses, such as physical therapy, that can grow over time. Failing to address these potential expenses as you plan your recovery could leave you in a difficult place.

Watch for signs of brain injuries in the days after a crash

Many people assume that if they can physically walk away from a collision, they're unhurt and can proceed with their daily life. While it may be true that you don't have obvious injuries, like broken bones or a spinal injury, you could still be seriously hurt without realizing it at first. If there is any reason to suspect a potential injury, you should always err on the side of caution and seek a medical evaluation.

One of the most serious and debilitating injuries commonly associated with motor vehicle collisions is also one of the slowest to present symptoms. Brain injuries can happen in a number of ways in a crash, such as hitting your head on a window, seat or steering wheel or experiencing severe shaking, such as when your vehicle rolls. You should carefully monitor yourself and any children from the vehicle for signs of brain injuries for several days after a crash.

Abdominal pain after a car accident can prove deadly

Car accidents are violent experiences for the human body, and even relatively minor accidents can produce surprisingly serious injuries. Often, when a person experiences a car accident, he or she receives injuries that do not produce pain immediately, known as delayed-pain injuries.

While many of these injuries can produce long-lasting effects and may create lasting discomfort or even disability, delayed pain injuries in a person's abdomen are immediate emergencies.

Ways you can avoid a car accident

Even in the best circumstances, driving is still dangerous. There are a number of variables, for instance other drivers, that can cause you to have an accident. However, your own driving habits can go a long way to help you avoid an accident. For example, if you stay close to the speed limit, you can greatly reduce the risk of becoming involved in a collision.

Every time you get behind the wheel, your number one goal is to get to your destination. Your second goal is probably to avoid a car wreck. The following tips can help you do just that.

The first steps after a car wreck are the most important

After a car accident, many people become overwhelmed with adrenaline or stress of the moment. It is easy to lose focus and forget that there are things you are supposed to do to protect your accident claim. By making the wrong move, you can end up losing your chance of recovering the compensation you deserve.

Before you become the victim of a negligent driver, take the time to memorize the steps you should take and the mistakes you should avoid after a car accident. Read further for some tips to help you get through the aftermath of a car wreck.

What should you do when a dog bites your kid?

People love to call dogs ""man's best friend,"" but sometimes they can be anything but friendly. Anyone who gets bitten by a vicious dog could end up with severe injuries or even cynophobia, a fear of dogs. When the victim of a dog bite attack is a small child, the potential for injuries and lifelong impact increases. Parents may need to stand up for the rights of injured kids.

Small children could end up emotionally damaged by a dog bite. They are also at risk for growth issues in cases of severe bites. Damage to the growth plate in any of the long bones of the body could lead to uneven growth and development. Bites to the hands or face could require corrective surgery and ongoing plastic surgery as the child continues to grow. Your family shouldn't end up saddled with medical debt because of someone else's animal.

Signs you may have food poisoning

When you purchase food at your local Westlake supermarket or eat out at your favorite restaurant, you expect the food you consume to be safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Food poisoning can range from mild to severe and can involve one of many different infections. The symptoms and severity you experience will depend on the kind of bacteria, virus, or parasite that was present in the food.

If you have ingested tainted food, it is important to know what kind of symptoms to look for that may indicate the level of medical treatment you need. In some cases, you may experience very mild symptoms that get better on their own. A more severe case may be reason to visit the hospital as soon as possible. To learn more about food poisoning, read below.

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Strip Club Over Injured Victim

In a 6-1 vote, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled a Dayton area strip club is not responsible for the serious injuries one of its dancers caused in a drunk driving motor vehicle collision after work. 

Yes, you can still get medical care days after a crash

After your auto accident, you felt pretty decent. You thought you walked away lucky and didn't have any injuries. It wasn't more than 48 hours later when you realized your error.

After the adrenaline of the crash wore off, you began to ache. Your neck hurt, your head hurt and your chest was so sore it was hard to breathe. Bruising started to develop where it wasn't before and darkened in other places. Now, you're ready to seek medical help.

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