MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. As temperatures warm, many families will make their way to the beach or pool. However, the beach, pool, and lake each bring their own safety risks for children and families. Are your kids water safe?
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. According to the Pioneer Press, reports indicate that police were more likely to stop, search, and ticket black drivers than white drivers. Black drivers were involved in 33 percent of police stops though they only make up 13 percent of all drivers. White drivers, on the other hand are only involved in 43% of stops though they make up 58% of the city’s population. Could this disparity be due to racial bias? Could this racial bias impact a black driver’s ability to seek justice after a personal injury accident?
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. It is quite common for individuals to experience back pain after a car accident. Yet, how do you know if it is something more serious, or just a muscle pull that will go away on its own? Unfortunately, when it comes to back pain, sometimes pain can be a sign of a more serious and potentially life-altering condition. Some conditions require immediate treatment to prevent permanent damage.
Most back injuries heal on their own, though rehabilitation and exercise can also help—while others may require surgery and medical intervention. So, what are signs that your back pain is something serious?
- You don’t have control over your bladder or bowels, you should see a doctor. Cauda equina syndrome is a condition in which the nerves in the lumbar spine become compressed, resulting in loss of sensation or movement. According to Prevention, patients who don’t receive surgery immediately, run the risk of paralysis and further damage.
- If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it might be wise to visit the doctor after a car crash. If your bones are weakened due to a medical condition, medication, or due to osteoporosis, you may be more at risk of suffering a spinal fracture in a car accident. If you are in a car accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, and tell emergency room doctors about your condition.
- If pain radiates down your legs, see your doctor. This could be a sign of a worsening condition, like sciatica. It could also be a sign of a pinched nerve.
- Weakness of numbness in your legs or feet. Some spinal cord injuries are shockingly not diagnosed right away. According to Fox News, a slipped disk could put pressure on your spinal cord which could cause permanent damage to the nerves, resulting in paralysis if the slipped disk is not treated.
- Difficulty walking. If you have difficulty walking or pain while walking after a crash, you could be suffering from spinal stenosis, which can result when the joints around the spinal cord get torn. While this injury might not result in paralysis right away, it can cause damage, which can eventually lead to spinal cord issues.
Car accidents can be very serious. While many injuries are diagnosed immediately after a crash, some injuries might not always be diagnosed right away. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic back pain after a car accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Martin T. Montilino in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our back injury and spinal injury lawyers can help you and your family seek a recovery to cover your lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical costs. Spinal cord injuries can be quite expensive to treat and can require long periods of rehabilitation. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal injury in a car crash, visit us at https://www.martinmontilino.com/ to learn more about your rights and options.
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. As more self-driving cars get tested on U.S. roads, we are likely to see more accidents take place. Even though we may understand this fact intellectually, many people experience a visceral reaction when autonomous vehicle crashes hit the news. According to Wired, a Waymo self-driving van was involved in another accident in Arizona last week. This comes just weeks after another autonomous vehicle killed a woman in Arizona.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Many people have medical insurance and auto insurance. You purchase these policies to protect yourself should you require medical care or should you be involved in an accident. The law also offers protections to victims of car accidents and individuals hurt by the actions of a negligent party. Individuals have the right to sue other parties for their medical expenses and damages. But, what happens if you have health insurance or auto insurance that will cover your damages?
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Despite the increased popularity of biking across America, bicyclists are still sometimes seen as risk-takers. Critics of city bicycling often claim that bicyclists endanger themselves because they often break the law. But, is this true, or a myth?
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Will Ferrell made national news last week after he was involved in a rollover SUV accident that left two people injured. CNN reports that the SUV in which Ferrell was riding was struck by another vehicle. When the vehicle was struck, it hit the median, and then overturned. Two other people in the vehicle were hospitalized, but were reported to be in stable condition. Ferrell’s accident highlights the real risk of rollover accidents.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. When we think about the risk that cars pose to our safety and health, we often think about car accidents, distracted driving, and drunk driving. Yet, cars also pose another deadly hidden risk. According to Fortune, 40,000 people died in car accidents in 2016 alone, making 2016 the deadliest year on record in the last decade. Yet, a recent MIT study has found that these deaths may only account for a fraction of the people impacted by car usage in America. In fact, according to researchers, more people may be dying early deaths due to car air pollution than those who are dying in car accidents.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. While the greatest immediate injury risk your cell phone poses involves distracted driving, the possibility that cell phones can pose a cancer risk has re-entered the news. According to Scientific American, cell phones emit a non-ionizing radio frequency radiation that can heat up tissues by exciting the tissue’s molecules.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Accelerated bridge construction is a new construction technique that was employed in the construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Miami near Florida International University. Could this new construction method put other people and other cities at risk?