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Tips for Dealing with the Stresses of Divorce

Even the most amicable of divorces are unpleasant and cause you unnecessary stress. Thankfully, there are things you can do to minimize potential stressors, so that your physical and mental health are well during the process. Here are just a few tips for helping you make it through such a trying time.

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Common Injuries After a Semi Truck Accident

Semi-Truck-Wallpaper-There’s no such thing as a good car wreck, but an accident involving a semi-truck can be particularly devastating. The weight and speed behind these large vehicles is more than enough to cause severe injury or even death. Over 500,000 people are involved in these wrecks and experience their effects each year.

Injuries Resulting From Semi Truck Accidents

There are many factors that affect what injuries a wreck with a semi-truck will create. Things like weather conditions, angle of impact, speed, and traffic density will all play a part in determining how much damage one of these accidents causes. Even with safety precautions, such as airbags and seatbelts, in place, serious damage is still commonly reported after a wreck. Here are just a few of the most prevalent injuries that people experience after a semi collision:   Continue reading

What to Do if You Have Been Involved in a Work-Related Injury

workers_compensationGetting injured on the job is something that you’ll hopefully never have to deal with. However, if you do find yourself with a workplace-related injury there are certain steps you need to take in order to protect yourself physically and legally. Navigating the complex world of worker’s compensation can be difficult, but if you’re smart you can end up receiving the settlement you deserve. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when dealing with a workplace injury.

Don’t Panic

Right after the accident do your best to stay calm. Don’t attempt to move (unless you are in immediate danger) because this could worsen the injuries you have already sustained. Quickly ask for help from people nearby, and always insist on calling for medical care if the situation warrants it.

Collect Contact Information from Witnesses

Do this while still on the scene of the accident, if possible—of course don’t let it interfere with you receiving medical care. Be sure to include multiple ways of contacting these witnesses (like phone numbers, addresses, and email) because they can potentially become very important in establishing what happened in your claim.  Continue reading

What Should You Do Right After an Auto Accident?

A car accident can be a traumatic experience for anyone, and after it has occurred you may not be in the best condition to think clearly and rationally. That’s why it’s important that you learn what you need to do before one happens to you. These tips will help protect you both physically and legally, so make sure to commit them to memory.

What to Do Immediately After a Car Wreck

The first thing you should do, if possible, is get your vehicle to a place where it can be safely stopped. However, if you have sustained serious injuries or your vehicle is not working properly then do not attempt this.  Continue reading

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A Traumatic brain injury is a serious condition that isn’t always easy to detect. Many times it takes days or even weeks for the signs of a brain injury to start showing, and often the symptoms associated with this condition are things that people are not typically on the lookout for.

However, left untreated, a traumatic brain injury can turn fatal, and that’s why it’s important that you’re familiar with what to watch out for.… Continue reading

Health Issues After a Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is a serious condition that can have repercussions across many different areas of your life. Because the spine is so important to almost all of the body’s functions, there are many potential complications that are associated with an injury. If you have suffered a back injury these can be either short term or long term problems, but regardless, it’s important to address them during recovery and rehabilitation.

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Common Causes of Boat Accidents in Tampa

Now that summer is back in full swing many people will be venturing out on the water to enjoy fishing, beaches, and boating. Tampa boat accidents don’t occur all the time but they are still a possibility—especially for those who do not familiarize themselves with how to safely operate a boat. By understanding some of the most common causes of boat accidents in Tampa, you can hopefully learn to avoid these types of situations and… Continue reading

Concussions from an Automobile Accident

Any time you are involved in an automobile accident, you are at risk for a number of injuries.  A percentage of all injuries will be visible immediately after the accident, others will not be immediately apparent.  Injuries falling into this category can include concussions, and post-concussion syndrome.  If you or someone you know or love has suffered from a concussion or post-concussion syndrome after an automobile accident, there are a few… Continue reading

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Few things are more embarrassing or painful than slipping and falling in a public place.  Most of us will stand quite quickly and keep moving, so that we minimize the attention we are afraid we will garner.  However, there will be some people who slip and fall who are unable to stand back up due to a potentially serious injury.  There are many injuries that can occur from what is considered a… Continue reading