If you have been injured in a car accident, the success of your insurance claim will depend on the steps you take to prove the extent of your injuries and the cause of the crash.
Missouri residents may be interested in learning more about some of the inherent risks that affect the quality of treatment provided by health care facilities across the country. A 2005 study of more than 1,500 medical professionals exposed a propensity for dangerous errors and complicit behavior occurring on a routine basis in the medical sector. More than half of the respondents reportedly observed a fellow employee demonstrate poor practices at work, including disrespectful behavior, poor teamwork, insubordination and incompetence.
A relatively unusual accident that took place on March 20 in an unincorporated part of south St. Louis County involved a vehicle crashing into a building and hitting two people in a dentist's office waiting room. The Mehlville Fire Protection District reported that the crash took place in the 11600 block of Baptist Church Road when a patient of the Mark Meyer's dental office smashed into the waiting room.
Missouri residents may not know that a car accident is a common cause of a spinal fracture, and fractures in the middle or lower back are the most common types. These are known respectively as thoracic and lumbar fractures. Men are four times more likely to get these fractures than women, and they are often accompanied by other injuries due to the force that is required to inflict them.
Missouri drivers may want to know about some statistics involving motorcycle crashes. Nationwide, there is a serious issue with fatalities due to motorcycle accidents, though some parties are taking steps toward increasing safety.
Many Missouri residents are likely guilty of driving while distracted at some point in their life. Distractions include cellphone use, other personal electronic devices or distracting conditions in one's car instead of paying attention to the road. The result of this trend is an increasing national accident rate. Many of these accidents prove to be fatal.
Missouri residents may be interested in learning how medical professionals diagnose cancer. In order to diagnose this potentially fatal disease, a doctor might first check to see if there are any abnormal lumps in a patient's body. Although some lumps could be felt during a physical examination, others might need to be discovered through imaging known as radiology. In either case, the lumps would need to be examined under a microscope before determining whether they are cancerous or benign.
An accident on Highway 61 in Cape Girardeau County injured five people, according to authorities. The August 3 incident happened near Jackson at approximately 3:15 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reportedly filed multiple felony charges against a 39-year-old woman in connection with the accident.
Burns are some of the most horrendous injuries a person can experience. Burn victims often require ongoing treatment for years to come, not to mention the excruciating pain they experience. Injuries can include first-, second-, or third-degree burns, disfigurement, amputations, scarring and even death.
Car accidents occur throughout the St. Louis area every day. The extent of the damage inflicted in each crash as well as the way they unfold varies widely depending on the circumstances surrounding each incident. Regardless of whether the incident is a head-on collision or another vehicle is rear-ended, serious injuries could be the end result.