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Identifying the Signs of Shock After a Car Wreck

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 2:21 pm in Car Accidents.

When people think about car accident injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and burns often come to mind first. Not every injury is visible, however. Sometimes, the most dangerous injuries are the ones that impact the body and mind from the inside.

Immediately following a collision, it’s possible the people involved could go into a state of shock. This condition can be psychological or physical. While the psychological shock is likely to wear off within a few hours, the physical condition can result in serious complications, medical emergencies, and even death.

Most shock victims aren’t able to identify the signs of the condition themselves, so if you’ve been in a car accident being able to recognize the signs could save someone’s life. To understand the signs and symptoms associated with the condition, you first have to understand the different types of shock the body can go into.

What Other Sports Cause Brain Injuries?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 2:34 pm in Brain Injury.

Even a minor brain injury has the potential to completely change the course of a person’s life. While sport-related injuries rarely result in fatalities, sports and other recreational activities account for a significant number of traumatic brain injuries – especially among those between the ages of five and 19.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 46,000 children and teens are diagnosed with concussions in emergency departments every year. The majority of these injuries occur while participating in a sport. While it’s common to associate brain injuries with hockey, there are a number of sports that can pose a risk to players. If you or a family member participates in sports, it’s crucial to understand what the risks are for sustaining a brain injury, and what can be done to reduce the chance of getting hurt.

The Hidden Dangers of Repeated Concussion Injuries

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm in Brain Injury.

Head injuries are among the most catastrophic because a person’s cognition, motor skills, and memory can be negatively impacted. While it may seem like a minor concussion isn’t a big deal, especially because of how commonly they occur in activities like sports, repeated head injuries can cause life-altering brain conditions and diseases.

Recognizing the hidden dangers of repetitive concussions is important if you or a loved one has sustained multiple injuries. You may be able to seek medical treatments to prevent serious deterioration. If you know you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, our attorneys maye able to help you take legal action.

Why Do Spinal Injuries Rarely Fully Heal?

Published on Feb 28, 2019 at 5:09 pm in Spinal Injuries.

Severe accidents can often result in severe injuries. One of the most devastating is a spinal injury. They can take a long time to recover and sometimes they don’t fully heal. Why do spinal injuries rarely heal? Let’s look at the facts about these types of injuries:

Understanding the Severity of Spinal Injuries

When someone suffers from a spinal injury, the spinal cord experiences trauma and the nerve cells are damaged. Those cells don’t regenerate, meaning that’s it’s highly unlikely someone will fully recover from a serious spinal injury.

It’s important to know that the spinal cord doesn’t need to be severed for damage to occur. The injury can still result in the loss of function.

How Do Canadian Hit-and-Run Accident Laws Work?

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 3:13 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents are jarring experiences for everyone involved. After one occurs, the drivers usually exit their vehicles, exchange information, report the incident to the police if they have to, and then move on from there. But what happens when the person who caused the accident flees the scene? These situations, called hit-and-run accidents, are serious criminal offenses.

It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with Vancouver’s hit-and-run accident laws so you’re aware of what you’re supposed to do after a car accident and what the other person failed to do.

How to Avoid Causing an Accident in Winter Weather

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm in Car Accidents.

While wintertime brings holidays and winter sports, the first major snowfall of the year is often accompanied by an increase in auto accidents. As a result, many suffer from preventable injuries and some even lose their lives. While Vancouver may not see a significant amount of snow each year, this can make it even more dangerous because drivers aren’t prepared when it does fall.

It’s important to remember there are ways you can avoid car crashes and keep yourself and your passengers safe in winter weather. In order to know how to avoid accidents, it’s important to know why they happen. Let’s take a look at the top causes of winter car accidents.

10 Tips to Stay Safe as a Pedestrian in Vancouver

Published on Dec 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm in Pedestrian Accidents.

Plenty of people choose to navigate the city without a vehicle. Vancouver isn’t any different. Walking allows people to not worry about operating a vehicle or finding a parking spot. It’s also a great form of exercise and may offer you more freedom in getting where you want to go. However, just because you’re not in a car doesn’t mean that you’re automatically safe from traffic accidents. In Vancouver, about 60 percent of serious injuries and fatalities from collisions involve cyclists or pedestrians. Our pedestrian accident lawyers help those who were wrongfully injured by negligent motorists.

Pedestrians have next to no protection in collisions, so their injuries tend to be severe. People can suffer serious head injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or neck and spinal cord injuries that inhibit their ability to walk. These injuries could potentially have permanent consequences and affect if you can return to work.

The Dangers of “Dooring” Accidents

Published on Dec 13, 2018 at 6:39 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

Dooring accidents can cause severe and debilitating injuries to individuals who are walking or are traveling on forms of transportation that are not enclosed. These types of accidents occur more often in urban areas because of the higher populations and tighter spaces to get around. Hundreds of dooring collisions are likely to happen every year. In order to prevent injuries and avoid accidents like this, it’s important for drivers and cyclists to be aware of the issue and what can be done about it.

5 Traffic Laws in Vancouver You May Not Know About

Published on Nov 29, 2018 at 2:20 pm in Car Accidents.

Nearly everyone drives at some point in their life. People generally know the basics of driving laws: follow the speed limit, don’t tailgate, and so on, but there are a few areas where people may not know the law. Unfortunately, this can lead to people making uninformed decisions that endanger themselves and others, and could potentially result in an auto accident. If you’ve been injured because of a reckless driver, a Vancouver car accident lawyer from Wishart Brain & Spine Law can help you.

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