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Since the world began tracking COVID-19 cases, there have been nearly 168 million cases worldwide and more than 33 million cases in the United States. Although the long-term consequences of COVID-19 infection are still unfolding, some of the effects came into play as early as last summer, when experts predicted that as many as 1 in 3 patients could experience neurological after-effects of the disease.

Neurological Impact

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Beyond lung damage, this is perhaps the most concerning long-term effect. Although scientists are undecided on whether COVID-19 attacks the brain itself, the evidence clearly points to the ongoing potential results: increased fatigue, sleep disorders, gait challenges, loss of vision, and tingling/numbness in limbs. And, the prediction from last August has proven to be prescient and accurate by several longitudinal studies. “The survivors displayed a wide array of neurological symptoms: fatigue, from memory and attention issues to sleep disorders, myalgias followed by depression/anxiety, visual disturbances, tremors, and anosmia, the loss of the sense of smell.”

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After a car crash, depending on the severity of it, you may feel fine and decide you don’t need medical attention. No one will make you go to ER or Urgent Care (unless, of course, you are noticeably in need of it), so it is all up to you. But what happens if you don’t go and then a few days later, even weeks later, you start getting headaches or other aches and pains in the neck and shoulder area? How do you explain this new pain?

One answer: the car accident. But how do you now prove it?crash1-300x150

You didn’t go to the hospital, so what happen if your injuries are delayed after a car crash? Can you still be compensated for them if the accident was caused by another person? You better believe the insurance company for the other party will do all it can to argue that these new aches and pains have nothing to do with the accident. So, the first takeaway here is: always seek medical attention after an accident if you in any way struck your head or were jolted backwards, forwards, or sideways – even if you feel fine after the sudden shock of it.

What happens in New Hampshire if your injuries are delayed after a car crash?

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Whether you’re driving a few short blocks away from your New Hampshire home or you’re enjoying a scenic drive along one of NH’s many mountainous highways, there’s always the potential for an accident to happen.

Moreover, despite recent events, the number of auto accidents and associated injuries seems to be spiking.

The New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety found that the first half of 2020 featured a 70% increase in traffic-related fatalities compared to previous years. This doesn’t even touch on the number of life-changing injuries that can happen in conjunction with an auto accident. In the U.S. alone, nearly 3 million people experience auto accident injuries every year. 2 million of those people experience permanent effects as a result.

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The worse happens: a drunk driver strikes your vehicle and you and/or any of your passengers are injured because of it. The drunk driver is apprehended and taken into custody. You are taken to the hospital for personal injuries. What happens next?woman-in-shock-after-car-accident-300x200

For many people who are hit by a drunk driver and survive, they often think they can’t file a claim if the driver has been charged and is undergoing a criminal investigation. That is far from the truth. Here’s what you should know if you are in a car accident caused by a drunk driver and sustain injuries, particularly brain traumaspinal cord injuries, or multiple bone injuries common to drunk driving accidents.

Drunk Drivers are Drivers Nonetheless and May Have Auto Insurance

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Of all the cargo you transport in your car or truck, your children are the most precious and irreplaceable. Unfortunately, children are also the most vulnerable to injuries or even death when they are in a motor vehicle accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, and motor vehicle crashes are the top causes of child injuries. But the good news is that you can help prevent your child from suffering a serious injury if you are in a crash by making sure your child is restrained in a proper car seat or booster seat with a seat belt.seat-belt-children-300x200

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Memorial Day travelers in New Hampshire beware: Memorial Day Weekend is, statistically, the most dangerous weekend to drive in the entire year. Between the sheer volume of cars on the road, the rush to get from one place to another, and alcohol, you are four times as likely to die in a car crash over Memorial Day weekend as you are on a regular weekend.memorialdaydownload-300x150

Here are the dangers that you will need to keep in mind, it you intend on driving this Memorial Day weekend and want to avoid a potentially disastrous car accident.

More Cars Mean More Crashes

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Did you know that in 2017, some 799 fatalities occurred in and around roadway work zones, and 129 resulted in pedestrian fatalities? According to data published by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, hundreds of fatalities occur each and every year in and around roadway work zones across our Country. Others have estimated that on average, a work zone crash occurred once every 5.4 minutes. Every day, 70 work zone crashes occurred that resulted in at least one injury.  On average, three fatalities each work day happen in highway construction areas nationwide. workzone

 

Fatalities and other catastrophic injuries often occur when there are unsafe traffic and pedestrian detours near a work zone.

 

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Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying and confusing experience, but one thing to keep in mind is that victims of a car accident in the State of New Hampshire have legal options. After an auto accident, your adrenaline may be rushing and you may not notice any immediate injuries, but it is essential that you go to the hospital after you have been involved in a car accident. That being said, exactly what steps should you take after a car accident? Unless you are seriously injured, of course, you should take the following steps after a car accident:car-accidents-1-300x206

  • “Document the name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number and insurance information of the other driver;
  • Write down the make, model, and license plate number of each car involved;
  • Collect the name, address and phone number of any witness who observed the accident. Oftentimes, witness information is critical to establishing fault;
  • Find out the investigating police officer’s name and ask how to obtain a copy of the police report; and
  • If possible, photograph the accident scene or draw a diagram of how the accident happened along with the final resting places of the vehicles, before they are moved or towed from the scene.”

Medical Attention After an Auto Accident

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Imagine minding your own business at home, when suddenly, an explosion rocks your apartment complex. This shocking situation was a reality for the residents at an apartment complex in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. this past August. The explosion resulted in a fire that destroyed most of the apartment complex and caused many who were in the building at the time to fear for their lives. The explosion claimed the lives of seven people, and cause injury to over 40 people, in addition to the destruction of what many were calling home.apartmentfire

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