Walking with children in a residential neighborhood here in New York state is generally considered to be a fun, pleasant activity. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean that pedestrians are safe from nearby traffic. Nowhere is this more clear than in the case of a crash that happened late last year that left two pedestrians dead and a toddler with a traumatic brain injury. The woman said to have caused the crash was recently indicted on several charges.
People who suffer injuries to their head or brain often face life-changing circumstances. They may see impairments to both their physical and cognitive abilities. The care they need could extend over the rest of their life, and a full recovery may never be possible. This is why many advocates here in New York and elsewhere are pushing for safety measures that many people have never really considered in the past but that may prevent head injuries.
Any injury to the brain is a serious matter. A brain injury can result in impaired function that may continue for the rest of the person's life. In some cases, it can even lead to death. The recent death of a New York City landlord who was hurt during a disagreement with his tenant shows just how serious brain injuries can be.
With all of the recent coverage of concussions in contact sports, such as football and hockey, the public has become far more aware of brain injuries and their effect on people's lives.
There are few injuries that are more severe than head trauma. Whether it occurs in an automobile accident, work incident, or a slip-and-fall at another's property, the aftermath of an injury to the head can be overwhelming. In some cases, this injury can completely alter the life of the injured, as trauma to the brain can impact a person's cognitive abilities and even his or her ability to work or care for him or herself. A brain injury can also cause financial ruin while the victim is already consumed by the pain and suffering resulting from the injury.
Most New Yorkers would argue that a person's head is the most important part of the human body. It not only encompasses many physical features, but also the head holds and secures one's brain. This vital organ could, nonetheless, suffer significant harm in the event of an accident. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, could significantly alter one's personality and even his or her ability to do normal daily activities.
The busy life of New Yorker does not mean that they are not prone to the same ill and tragic fates that residents across the nation experience. Unfortunately, accident of all sorts could happen at any moment. Whether it is an automobile crash, workplace accident, slip-and-fall or a defective product, a sudden incident could result in serious injuries. And, in some cases, a victim could suffer harm to their head due to an accident caused by a negligent party.
Being involved in an accident can be a shocking and overwhelming experience, as no one fully expects to ever be harmed in such a situation. This can intensify when a victim is severely injured in the incident. A head trauma is one of the most serious injuries, and when one suffers a brain injury, this type of injury will likely impact the victim for years if not the rest of his or her life.
Many New City area residents will have to undergo a biopsy during their lifetime. A biopsy is a routine procedure to check a small area for cancer. These are important procedures to check an abnormal growth, mass, etc. and to offer patients an answer as to whether they have cancer or not. Most of the time these procedures go as planned, but for one New York woman, the procedure left her with unexpected consequences.
Many parents of New City area kids know how sports play a major role in their kids' lives. Many children are in multiple sports and parents spend a lot of time shuttling their kids around town. Some sports may be more dangerous than others and football is one sport where parents should understand the risks involved, including head and brain injuries.