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A man worked for a Greek restaurant as a dishwasher and as a deliveryman for food ordered for delivery. The Greek restaurant in Staten Island gave the deliveryman a bicycle to use for delivering its food products. On August 5, 2006, the deliveryman was en route to making the last of the fifteen deliveries he had to make during his shift. He was on Pershing Street and was turning left on Manton Street in Briarwood, New York when a car struck him.

The Queens deliveryman was knocked off his bike and he hit his head. He was not wearing a helmet. He his skull and suffered bruising in his brain. His brainwas swollen and so he filed a complaint in damages against the lady driver and owner of the car that struck him on the road. The deliveryman based his claim on the negligence of the lady driver on the road.

The lady driver and owner of the car also filed a complaint against the Greek restaurant, the employer of the bike deliveryman. The lady driver wants the Greek restaurant to indemnify her or at least contribute to the payment of damages claimed by the deliveryman.

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Prevention of an injury is always better than curing one that’s already occurred. Doctors believe that it is an important part of public policy to educate people on ways to remain safe, in both developed and developing countries. Such programs require a national effort, building community awareness, and policies that promote both political and public education in order to reduce the number of injuries from occurring.

Such a program was undertaken by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) in the mid-1980s, called the ‘Think First Prevention Program’. Its goal was to alter risky behavior with a study course aimed at youth. It reinforced public education methods and also sought to influence government policy. Neurosurgeons and lay members would give lectures, show videos, and even made a film called ‘Harm’s Way’.

The most common means of sustaining a head injury remains transport-related accidents, according to studies. Thus, the main focus of such educational efforts focuses on changing the environment in which the motorist, pedal cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian operates. Public awareness programs can be used to both raise public awareness or to insist upon better public safety standards. Such policies have shown success in car advertisement, for example. Car safety as become as big, or a bigger, selling point for cars than the capacity for speed or power. Airbags and reinforced passenger capsules are options that are now standard in most vehicle models whenever possible. Hospitals in Nassau and Suffolk are aware of these situations.

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Laws that require mandatory helmets for motorcyclists show results similar to those requiring seatbelts, studies have found. They decrease both the incidence and severity of head injury, whenever they are enacted. This is evident not only when such laws are implemented, but when they are repealed as well. More than half of all fatalities in motorcycle accidents are due to head injury and the death rates are significantly higher in states that have no mandatory helmet laws.

Study after study shows that incidences of head injury rise when helmet laws are repealed and fall when the laws are reinstated. Not only are such injuries reduced, but medical costs can be reduced by millions of dollars every year thanks to safety laws making the chance of injury so much lower than it otherwise would have been.

This still does not do much to help cyclists and pedestrians who have very little protection against motor vehicles. Pedal cyclists can also wear helmets, and those that do are far less likely to suffer head injury, according to doctors, not to mention fatal brain injury. A number of states have made the use of helmets for children mandatory and placed and emphasis on educating children and their parents on bicycle safety. Such measures have, of course, reduced the number of head injuries and fatalities in bicycle accidents. Even when head injuries do occur, they tend to be much less severe for helmeted bicyclists than for those who do not wear helmets.

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Head injurypatterns differ between children and adults, New York Brain Studies have learned. In the case of children, falls are the most common cause of injury. Most of those that required admission to the hospital were minor. In the case of serious injuries, most of them were pedestrian injuries from motor vehicles. Falls were only second here, followed closely by pedal cycling injuries and being an occupant of a motor vehicle. The most common component of severe injuries was injuries to the head. Falls were more likely to cause injuries both at ages 0-1 and again in adolescence. This was confirmed by hospitals in New York City and Westchester.

Head injury is the major cause of increase in severity, when it comes to children. Such cases often included abdominal injury and pedestrian accidents were the most frequent cause of injury, according to accounts. Severe head injuries for children in general are linked to vehicle accidents. Many of these accidents occur when the children are playing and not in a vehicle, and very close to the child’s home, often in the afternoon between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Such accidents were also more likely in less affluent neighborhoods.

Once more seatbelts play a high role in making a difference to the frequency of severe injury when the child is a passenger in a vehicle, studies have affirmed. Those children without seatbelts showed more injuries and more severe injuries, with longer stays in the hospital. They were also more likely to suffer long-term impairment.

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Motorcycle riding has many inherent risks. To those who love the freedom of this transportation mode, though, the beloved vehicle gets too much flak for being dangerous. Enter the National Motorcycle Safety Awareness month.

As for the statistics, motorcycles make up only 3% of all registered vehicles in the U.S. A New York Brain Injury Law Officer reports, though, that they account for almost 15% of all traffic fatalities.

This May take a chance to review driving safety tips. For example, simply wearing a helmet halves the chances of dying in a crash. Wearing protective clothing can help avoid some of the more minor abrasions that can happen.

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An off-duty bicycle accident has forced a Mason, Ohio police officer off the job, https://braininjury.1800nynylaw.com/ have learned. It has been a difficult time for all law enforcement officers in Warren County, where Mason is located.

The wife of the injured police sergeant explained that her husband suffered a fall from his bike and sustained a traumatic brain injury. He has been unable to speak since then and has been put on a ventilator to assist his breathing. Doctors have been unable to give the wife a prognosis, as of yet.

“He’s now opening his eyes and he’s moving around. All of his limbs are moving, so that’s a good sign,” she told New York Brain Injury Lawyers after a Peace Officer memorial service.

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