A report from this spring that looks at preliminary crash data for 2015 suggests an unhappy trend: For the first half of last year, pedestrian deaths surged, pointing toward a likely 10 percent jump for the full year over 2014. These numbers would be a national confirmation of what the state of Indiana has already…

An investigative report into damaged roads in need of repair found something that some drivers might have suspected for some time: The city simply doesn’t consider many smaller projects a priority, and so it allows unsafe road conditions to exist for long periods of time—sometimes for years. The problem isn’t willful neglect in most cases…

Most people today are aware of the concussion risk to athletes, especially those in contact sports such as football. It’s been estimated that each year one quarter of a million or more young people under the age of nineteen suffer concussions or traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to sports- and recreation-related head impacts. Indiana is…

Concussions have been receiving greater attention as both medical researchers and the general public have come to recognize the serious risk of developing permanent problems when they go untreated. Professional athletes have been in the spotlight, but awareness has grown at the high school and college levels as well. Beginning next year, concussion training will…

The US Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling that underscores the value of appropriate expert medical testimony in cases involving injury and disability. In a case that had come through the courts in Indiana, the Court of Appeals rejected the ruling of a lower court judge because he had given improper weight to the opinions of…

Both the NCAA and NFL have mandatory concussion safety protocols for their athletes. While concussions and head injuries are hard to avoid in football, college and professional football players are required to be evaluated, managed, and treated by a team of professionals. High school football players, on the other hand, don’t to the same degree,…

Football is undeniably America’s sport. Americans love it just the way it is–violence and all. After years of medical research, it’s safe to say that football players become concussed directly after blunt, sudden impacts to the head or upper body, like tackles and falls. So, if injuries like this are the problem, what better way to reduce…

Many people have concerns that social media, while popular for millions, can cause problems when used inappropriately. But do these technologies pose a risk to the fairness of our legal system? Some people think they do, and a California legislator has proposed addressing the problem by banning all forms of social media use by jurors…

When it comes to concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), people nowadays are far more aware of the risk of receiving one and the potential damage TBI can cause than they were just a few years ago. Thanks to activists like Bennet Omalu (the doctor portrayed in Concussion), news coverage of the billion-dollar settlement between…

Spinal cord injuries can cause lasting damage and change a person’s life forever. The kind of accident that leads to a serious spinal cord injury can strike anyone, and it pays to use caution and proper safety measures to protect yourself from becoming a victim. One victim of such an injury is speaking out. She…

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