Your child is badly hurt in an ATV accident at a friend's house. You find out, while the child is still in the hospital, that the friend's parent was driving at the time of the crash. Your child was a passenger.
Car accidents are common, but did you know that they're actually a top cause of death in multiple categories? Even when breaking accidents down into different types -- pedestrian accidents and two-car accidents, for instance -- they stay near the top of the list.
For the elderly, falls remain a serious health risk. The results are often far more catastrophic than they would be for younger people, and this can't be overlooked. That's especially true when falls happen in nursing homes, where the elderly are supposed to be provided with care that prevents these accidents.
For a long time, conventional wisdom said you were safer riding in the back seat of a car -- where many young children are still supposed to ride -- if there was an accident. Is it still true?
A brain injury isn't just an issue for the person who suffers it. The entire family is impacted, and numerous lives can change forever. This creates a multitude of realistic life changes, financial challenges, emotional hurdles and much more.