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The most common injury sustained from blunt trauma to the chest is rib fractures and account for more than half of all thoracic injuries from non-penetrating trauma.  Whereas in the elderly the most common cause of rib fractures is a fall and in youth the most common cause is recreational or athletic activities, in adults, motor vehicle accidents are the…Read More

What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? After someone goes through a traumatic event or life threatening situation it is not uncommon for that person to experience anxiety, flashbacks of the event, nightmares, increased jumpiness, etc.  This has often been associated with war veterans or persons who have been physically or sexually assaulted, however, it's also possible someone  to experience PTSD…Read More

Have you been in an car accident?  Are you experiencing neck or back pain?  Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a cervical, thoracic or lumbar strain/sprain.  What is the difference between the types of sprains and strains? A sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the area. Ligaments are the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two…Read More

Injuries sustained in an automobile accident depend on direction of travel, speed of travel, and collisions.  Generally, if a vehicle is hit from behind the chances of severe damage or injury is less likely, however, a client of mine was recently hit so hard from behind her car was written off as a total loss, she suffered a closed head injury…Read More

Let’s take a closer look at possible symptoms of a herniated disc. In some cases a herniated disc will cause no symptoms and in other cases the condition can create localized pain if the tear affects the small nerves located in the uppermost layers of the outer wall of the affected disc. Additional symptoms can develop if the disc wall…Read More

The spine is made up of individual bones (vertebrae) and discs, which are rubbery cushions between the vertebrae. These discs are like a jelly doughnut with a softer center encased in a tougher exterior. A herniated disc (also known as a slipped disc torn disc or a ruptured disc) occurs when some of the softer “jelly” pushes out through a…Read More

Did you hit your head on the steering wheel or dashboard after being rear-ended? If you did, you may be diagnosed with a closed head injury, a concussion or a brain contusion. A friend of mine, whose career is in the medical field, was good enough to provide me with the information listed below. We hope that it might assist…Read More

Imagine for a second that insurance coverage is like baking a cake with several layers. Ideally, each layer leads to and is on top of the next layer so that when you finish baking the cake, you can apply the icing.  For a serious car wreck, your medical expense coverage would serve as the base, the liability coverage on the…Read More

The Bowling Green Daily News reported on a recent story.  The Bowling Green fatal crash involved a KSP Trooper and the Trooper was attempting to pass a series of cars when his vehicle struck a pickup truck.  The crash resulted in the death of the truck’s driver.  The husband of the driver was treated and released from a local area…Read More

In a recent blog post I started talking about some of the issues that come up when your car is damaged in a car wreck.  However, the one issue I did not get to is when the insurance company tells you that your vehicle is totaled or a total loss. So, what happens when insurance totals your car? For example, assume you have just…Read More

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