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What Is Traumatic Amputation?

Unfortunately, accidents and injuries occur all too often. Whether that’s an injury from a car or truck accident, from working with dangerous or unsafe equipment, or a terrible fire or explosion, with the injuries people sustain can be life-altering. Some injuries cause such catastrophic damage it can lead to a limb being severed during the…

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Why Do So Many Car Accidents Happen in Intersections?

Car accidents can happen anywhere – on highways, on local roads, even in parking lots. One of the most common places for car accidents is an intersection. Traffic statistics indicate that intersection accidents are among the deadliest types of traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s latest data, nearly 40% of…

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Outdoor Dining Has Become Problematic for Pedestrians

Outdoor dining has been deemed the safer option than indoor dining as states throughout the country battle the coronavirus. However, outdoor dining has become problematic for pedestrians. With thousands of restaurants in and around Chattanooga moving to outdoor dining, pedestrians have less space to maneuver on sidewalks and find themselves dodging a lot of new…

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The Lifetime Financial Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

In insurance, legal and medical terms, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are included in what’s referred to as “catastrophic injuries.” These types of injuries are typically so severe and life-altering they can result in permanent disability and a lifetime of recovery and physical therapy. Injuries to the spinal cord typically affect the entire body, leaving a…

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Can I Sue for Emotional Distress?

When someone is involved in an accident, EMTs and paramedics check them for injuries – broken bones, head injuries, lacerations or spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries require immediate and skilled medical care, and many patients face a long road of physical rehabilitation and recovery. While we’re trying to deal with these types of…

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Should I See a Doctor after a Fall?

Each day on average, thousands of people sustain injuries due to slip and fall accidents. According to the CDC, every year, 3 million older people received treatment in emergency departments as a result of fall injuries. More than 800,000 patients each year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, the majority of the time due…

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Common Causes of Summertime Pool Injuries

Taking a dip in a lake or a pool is a great way to beat the summer heat, but safety must be the first priority of every swimmer. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4, but not all drownings are fatal – and not all water-related…

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