The medical term "acute" refers to a condition that occurs suddenly. An acute spinal cord injury in Virginia, then, is one that occurs suddenly, often due to an accident or trauma. You should note that "acute" is not necessarily the same thing as "temporary." Depending on the type of injury you sustain, it may improve with time. However, it is also entirely possible that the damage an acute spinal cord injury causes may be permanent.
Until recently, it was illegal to operate a motor vehicle in Virginia while intoxicated under any circumstances. However, that changed earlier this year. USA Today reports that the state senate passed a bill in February stating that, even while intoxicated, you can lawfully drive on your own property.
Traumatic brain injuries in Virginia can range from the severe to the moderate to the relatively mild. However, any case of TBI is serious and should receive the attention of a physician to avoid potentially life-threatening complications.
If you are like most people who live in Virginia, your heart sinks every time you hear or read a report about someone being hit by a drunk driver, especially if the person died in the crash. These accidents are not really accidents in the true sense of the word as they are completely preventable - if only drivers would make responsible choices. Sadly, many drivers refuse to do this.
Virginian residents know harsh winters well. The ice and snow can easily create hazards for you to slip on or trip over. But what about the summer? When there isn't any ice on the road, does that mean you're free from the potential of slip-and-fall incidents? Unfortunately, no. Today, we'll examine some of the most common slip and tripping hazards found in summer.
Virginian residents who get involved in car crashes may suffer from whiplash. Though this is often considered one of the milder injuries a person can get from a crash, it can actually impact your health for a long time to come, especially if you don't get speedy treatment.
Many Virginia workers may think that only elderly employees fall down while performing their job. People of any age may fall if they are around unsafe conditions, though. Because of this, it is important for workers to know how falls occur and what they can do to prevent them.
Workers in Virginia who get injured on a construction site will have a lot to deal with. Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, will help you move forward after an incident and learn how to navigate your life in the aftermath.
Currently, Virginia law prohibits drivers from engaging in certain activity on their phone when driving. For example, all drivers in the state are banned from texting or emailing behind the wheel. Also, there is a cellphone use ban for school bus drivers and certain young drivers.