Involved In a Fender Bender? Here’s What To Do Next.

Most drivers will be involved in some sort of car accident in their lifetimes. In fact, over a lifetime of driving, a driver may be involved in several accidents. By car insurance industry estimates, the average driver will file a collision claim approximately once every 17.9 years.

fender bender

The majority of car accidents are not serious. Many are fender benders resulting in some minor damage to a car.  Continue reading “Involved In a Fender Bender? Here’s What To Do Next.”

Back-to-School Safety: Sharing the road with school buses

bus safetyIt’s extremely frustrating to get stuck behind a school bus on your morning commute, but ignoring laws and guidelines for sharing the road can have dangerous consequences. Continue reading “Back-to-School Safety: Sharing the road with school buses”

Understanding disc herniations

Anyone with a disc injury knows how problematic they can be.

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Discs act as cushions between spinal vertebrae. They act as shock absorbers and ligaments to hold vertebrae together, allowing for movement of the spine. Continue reading “Understanding disc herniations”

What caused the amusement park ride accident at the Ohio State Fair?

amusement park accidentOn July 26, one person was killed and seven others were injured while riding on the Fire Ball at the Ohio State Fair. The ride was in motion when it broke, causing one of the carriages to break apart. Some riders were flung from the ride. Two flew through the air and landed on concrete on their backs. Continue reading “What caused the amusement park ride accident at the Ohio State Fair?”

Opioid-Related Car Accidents Are On The Rise

The opioid crisis opioidis hitting Ohio especially hard.

Abuse of prescription painkillers like fentanyl and oxycodone, as well as heroin, has risen dramatically over the past decade:

In 2005:

  • Approximately 15,000 deaths in the United States
  • 500 deaths in Ohio

In 2015:

  • Approximately 33,000 deaths in the United States
  • 2,700 deaths in Ohio

Alarmingly, experts believe that opioid-related deaths across the United States may actually be underreported.

With masses of people hooked on opioids, all facets of life are affected. Continue reading “Opioid-Related Car Accidents Are On The Rise”