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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.

School time safety: Avoiding pedestrian accidents

School is just around the corner, and that means children are going to be walking to school. For many families, this is a major source of stress. It's never safe enough to send a child on a walking route to school.

While there's no way to guarantee absolute safety, there are some ways to reduce the risk of pedestrian accidents on the route your child takes to school. Here are a few things you can do.

Follow these tips to keep you child safe in the car

As a parent, you will do anything necessary in order to keep your child safe. From purchasing a top-of-the-line stroller to best car seat available, you will go to any length to ensure your child does not get hurt. However, buying the best equipment will not stop an accident from happening. That is why you also need to know how to properly use the equipment.

If you or your child has suffered an injury due to a negligent driver, you may be wondering how to pay for expensive medical procedures or deal with the mental and emotional trauma. Fortunately, an experienced attorney in the Westlake area can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Why child bicycle accidents are different

Let's say you're a 35-year-old man and you were riding your bicycle on a neighborhood street. Absent-mindedly, you rode your bike into the middle of the road in front of a vehicle, and you got seriously hurt.

In this circumstance, it's unlikely you have a viable claim for damages against the vehicle driver. An Ohio court will probably view the situation as if it's your fault and -- hopefully -- you have medical insurance that will pay for your ambulance and medical bills.

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