Many movies and television shows have made light of slip-and-fall accidents for cheap laughs. A character dramatically falls. Their feet go high in the air. There's a loud crash, maybe a joke. Then the character gets up, effectively unharmed.
On Tuesday, March 21, a male pedestrian was struck by an automobile mere yards away from the Santa Monica Police Department. Paramedics provided immediate treatment for the victim at the scene before he was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, he died at the hospital, a victim of serious and fatal injuries.
After a car accident, you might think that you got away with only scrapes and bruises, or that your injuries only included a hurt limb. These should certainly receive proper medical attention, and you should also make sure that your medical care provider looks for signs of a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).
When most people imagine a slip-and-fall accident, they imagine people hitting their butts on the floor, dusting themselves off and going on their way. In reality, as people age, the body becomes less resilient to this kind of trauma. What might have been cause for gentle teasing and laughter in your teen and college years can actually cause serious physical injuries to older adults.
Just around noon on Feb. 27, a charter tour bus crashed into two vehicles in the Mojave Desert. Unfortunately, the collision resulted in serious and fatal injuries involving nearly 30 victims. The report indicates that the bus veered into the opposite lane for "reasons unknown." It struck two small vehicles, a Chevy Spark and a Subaru Outback in a head-on collision.
How important is the proper functioning of the human brain? Before you answer this question, consider the following information.
Here is the common scenario people envision following a serious accident injury in California. You are taken to an emergency room or acute care facility for urgent treatment. Once you are out of immediate danger, you enter a hospital room where you can settle down and recover with the help of the facility's staff. After some time has passed and you have largely healed from your injuries, it is time to go home and continue your recovery.
A fatal accident never happens when we expect it to. One minute you're saying goodbye to your husband as he leaves for the insurance office. You spend your day at home as usual, caring for your children, taking them to school and looking forward to seeing your husband after work. However, you never see him again. A tragic car crash caused by a drunk driver takes his life as he's heading home from work that evening.
Fortunately most pubs and nightclubs are civil and don't turn into a scene out of an old western movie. That isn't to say fights don't still happen. When they do, the common injuries include bruises, scrapes and more serious results such as facial injuries to the nose and eyes and even the brain.