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Unrelated Medical Expenses at Times Compensable.

Our client suffers from severe asthma caused by a work-related exposure to mold. As a result, client requires a lifetime of treatment consisting of medications, home filtrations systems and inhalers. Some of client's symptoms include heavy coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain.

Holidays high on the list of large number of car wrecks

Not surprisingly, two factors that contribute significantly to the volume of motor vehicle accidents in Nebraska and other states are high traffic volume and the consumption of alcohol. On particular days of the year, these two factors combine to result in a higher number of traffic accidents than other days of the year.

Driving safe during spring weather

Driving in Nebraska during the spring can be treacherous when drivers are not prepared for wet weather conditions. According to AAA, 1.2 million car accidents take place each year in the United States as a result of wet weather. To avoid accidents, drivers should make sure that their vehicles are ready to withstand heavy rains by checking tire tread and maintaining safe driving habits.

Multi-car accident results in a fatality

On the evening of March 29 a fatal car accident occurred in Omaha, Nebraska. Three vehicles collided at the intersection of Maple Street and North 75th, leading to the death of a 63-year-old woman and the incarceration of one of the drivers.

Sternum fractures in car accident victims

Some car accident victims in Nebraska sustain an injury called a sternum fracture. Although this injury only affects about 5 to 8 percent of people who experience chest trauma, sternum fractures can be extremely dangerous. Because the sternum is part of the rib cage circle that protects the heart and lungs, a sternum fracture could result in life-threatening injuries to these vital organs.

Nebraska teens engage in risky multitasking while driving

Nebraska residents can take solace in the fact that awareness campaigns aimed at informing teens of the dangers of texting while driving are producing results. However, evidence suggests parents and authority figures need to do more to ensure that the teens in their care understand how important it is to keep their eyes on the road at all times.

Distracted driving statistics show significance of U.S. problem

Nebraska readers might be interested in some distracted driving statistics that have been highlighted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On an average day in the U.S., for example, nine people are killed and more than 1,150 injured in car accidents involving a distracted driver, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Car accident spinal injuries

Many Nebraska drivers have suffered injuries as the result of a car accident. Of these injuries, injuries to the spine are among the most serious. The spine plays a critical role in physical movement and overall health. A car accident that causes serious injury to the spine can have long-lasting effects that drastically alter the course of a person's life.

The risks associated with impaired driving

Motor vehicle accidents frequently happen on Nebraska roadways; many of these accidents involve an impaired driver. Due to the growing problem of alcohol or drug-related traffic fatalities and injuries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released information about how dangerous having a drink before driving might be. The organization has determined that almost 30 people die every day in the United States after being involved in a traffic accident with a driver who is impaired by alcohol. They believe that some safety steps could help to save lives and educate others about the risks.

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