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Tebow, Franklin contact Albany drunk driving accident victims

No amount of money can bring friends back who were killed in car accidents. No words can be said to give you back the life you led before you were injured. Yet, there are some things that can make a difference and help you begin to move forward, such as a simple phone call from a hero. Earlier this...

Motorcycle Fatalities Up in New York, Other Areas of the Country

There has been a steady increase in motorcycle fatalities all across the nation, including in New York, and the trend doesn't seem to be letting up. Earlier this year, the state of Tennessee reported a spike in biker deaths. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security,...

Federal Guidelines for Commercial Carrier Authority Registration Released

On August 2, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its guidance on how it evaluates applications for operating authority of commercial vehicles, a policy that applies to motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders. The guidance also details what behavior will trigger...

NTSB Says Sleep Deprivation Main Cause of New York Bus Accident

The National Sleep Foundation says that sleep deprivation increases the risk of motor vehicle accidents . This fact might just be true. A federal investigation recently revealed that a New York bus accident that killed several people last year was caused by driver fatigue. According to the National...

New Research Provides Hope for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Swiss scientists recently published a study suggesting that people with spinal cord injuries could recover by using a new therapy. The treatment, touted by those in the medical community, claims to teach patients' brains and spinal cords to create new pathways of communication between each other...

Former Football Player Sues NFL for Traumatic Brain Injury

David Studdard, former offensive tackle with the Denver Broncos, recently filed a lawsuit against the National Football League claiming that multiple concussions he had during his 9 year career led to his traumatic brain injury. Studdard claims in his lawsuit that the NFL is responsible because...

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Traumatic Brain Injury Therapy

Brain injuries are still not well understood and can have long-term consequences. A New York car accident might be the cause of a traumatic brain injury, also referred to as a TBI. However, athletes and construction workers can easily suffer a TBI while playing a sport or while working on-the-job...

New York Building Collapse Kills a Construction Worker

Strides have been made to make construction worksites safer over the years. However, in a tragic late March accident, a 69-year-old New York construction worker died and two others were seriously injured when a building collapsed around them. The building, a warehouse owned by Columbia University,...

New Study Shows Possible Link Between Brain Injuries and PTSD

Traumatic experiences can change people. Most understand that a psychological change occurs as people try to work past the nightmares and anxiety that haunt them. A classic example is how post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects someone after a horrifying experience. While the tendency has...

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