Injuries Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/injuries/ Second Vermont Republic Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:35:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg Injuries Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/injuries/ 32 32 Car Crashes and Injuries in Vermont – 2023 Review https://vermontrepublic.org/car-crashes-and-injuries-in-vermont/ Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:35:41 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5529 From Brattleboro to Barre, each year there are hundreds of car crashes and accidents in Vermont. The aftermath of a Vermont car accident can be severe – insurance disputes, property damage, hospital surgeries, and in tragic cases, even death or disability. Fortunately, the Vermont Transportation Agency does everything it can to prevent accidents on the …

The post Car Crashes and Injuries in Vermont – 2023 Review appeared first on Vermont Republic.

]]>
From Brattleboro to Barre, each year there are hundreds of car crashes and accidents in Vermont. The aftermath of a Vermont car accident can be severe – insurance disputes, property damage, hospital surgeries, and in tragic cases, even death or disability. Fortunately, the Vermont Transportation Agency does everything it can to prevent accidents on the road. The easiest way to avoid the risk of a car accident injury is to not get behind the wheel, but since that isn’t possible for the majority of Vermonters, here are some common car crash scenarios and injuries to be aware of.

Car Accidents at Intersections

While it may feel like a serious car accident happens when you least expect it, data from the Vermont Transportation Agency suggests certain situations are more likely to lead to a car crash. According to VTrans, most of the state’s car accidents in 2023 occured at T-intersections and 4-way intersections.

These type of intersection accidents often have to do with ‘right of way’ – if another driver makes an illegal traffic maneuver or they do not have right of way, he or she could be putting others at risk of a collision. By mistaking who has right of way, the driver may be considered ‘at fault’ for the accident, which is important if an accident victim has suffered injuries and wishes to pursue compensation for damages.

img source: unsplash.com
  • T-intersections are 3-way intersections where a minor roadway meets a major roadway. The cars driving on the major roadway usually have right of way. A few potential reasons for a car accident at a T-intersection include misjudgement of the gap or other car’s speed; not paying attention to oncoming traffic; an illegal maneuver such as running a stop sign or signal; and turning with an obstructed view.
  • 4-way intersections are where all four directions of traffic meet in a central location. Typically they are a 4-way stop, although in some instances they may be a 2-way stop. Oftentimes drivers will pull up to the intersection and forget who is supposed to go through the intersection first. A few reasons for a car accident at a 4-way intersection include false assumption of the other’s driver action; disregarding a traffic signal; distracted driving; and speeding.

According to the Vermont car accident lawyers at Brady/Donahue, in most cases where someone is making a left-hand turn and collides into another person who is driving straight through the intersection, the left-hand turning person will be found at fault for the accident. This is because the rules of the road state that drivers making a left-hand turn must yield to all other traffic before making their turn.

However this does not mean that all turning vehicles will be found to have caused an accident, or that they will bear full liability. In some cases, if you can demonstrate that the oncoming driver was driving too fast through the intersection, you may be able to make the case that they caused the accident. Additionally, if the oncoming driver was driving through a red light or a stop sign or they failed to observe a traffic signal, they may be found at fault for the accident.

Car Accidents in Parking Lots and Driveways

Img source: ceoworld.biz

According to VTrans, the second most frequent car accident scenario in 2023 involved parking lots and driveways. While automobiles are usually stationary in parking lots and driveways, these areas can be quite dangerous for pedestrians and other drivers who are passing behind the vehicle. This is due to the risk of ‘back over accidents’ where a driver who is reversing out of a parking spot or driveway collides with a person or object behind them.

Who has right of way in a parking lot accident? Generally speaking, the vehicle traveling down the lane of traffic has the right of way and the car that is backing up must yield to it. However this doesn’t mean that the driver who is backing up will always be at fault for a collision. For instance, if the other driver was speeding, driving recklessly, intoxicated, or in some other way negligent, then the driver who was backing up might not bear full liability for the accident.

Newer cars may have built-in cameras and devices to assist with reversing, but these gadgets might not be able to prevent an accident when a driver is being inattentive, negligent, or distracted. Despite the advances in vehicle safety technology, it is still important to practice safe driving – check mirrors and blind spots, be aware of pedestrians and vehicles, and heed all traffic signs and signals.

Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Img source: expertpsiholog.ro

Even with less drivers on the road due to Covid-19 restrictions in Vermont, car accident injuries still happen almost every day. Intersection accident injuries can be especially severe due to the crossing nature of intersections, where common accidents include head-on-side or T-bone crashes. It is also not uncommon to see head-on-head collisions when two paths of traffic are heading toward each other in opposite directions. Common car accident injuries arising from intersection crashes include:

  • Head and traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash and neck injuries
  • Seat belt burns
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal organ injuries

The fact of the matter is that airbags, warning indicators, and automatic emergency braking alone can’t prevent all car accident injuries. Whenever someone is injured in a car accident, it is important to dial 911 and seek medical attention right away. Even something seemingly minor could turn into a more serious issue later on.

Consider Hiring a Vermont Car Accident Attorney

Img source: freepik.com

A good Vermont car accident attorney will be able to figure out who should be assessed the blame for an accident, or at minimum, negotiate shared liability between both parties. If you have been injured in a car crash in Vermont because someone else was not following the right of way, you may have a legal remedy for damages suffered from the accident. Consider speaking to an attorney for advice on how best to proceed with your accident claim.

The post Car Crashes and Injuries in Vermont – 2023 Review appeared first on Vermont Republic.

]]>
How Playing Golf Can Improve Your Health https://vermontrepublic.org/playing-golf-can-improve-your-health/ Thu, 02 Jan 2020 13:33:17 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=2527 Among the classiest most popular games worldwide, golf ranks top on the list. With the sole aim of propelling the golf ball from one point of the yard to the hole with the least strokes, golf serves as an ideal exercise for both your physical and mental wellness. According to Algarvegolf.holiday health experts, contrary to …

The post How Playing Golf Can Improve Your Health appeared first on Vermont Republic.

]]>
Among the classiest most popular games worldwide, golf ranks top on the list. With the sole aim of propelling the golf ball from one point of the yard to the hole with the least strokes, golf serves as an ideal exercise for both your physical and mental wellness.

According to Algarvegolf.holiday health experts, contrary to the typical perception where fitness implies lifting tons of weight and acquiring lumps of muscles, golf ensures fitness through a cardio approach and also exposes one to the least chances of danger. Owing to its fun nature, it is easier to follow through as compared to other fitness strategies at your disposal.

1. Cardio

Image source: medicalxpress.com

While muscles and a board of abs are often associated with fitness, burning excess calories ranks the sole purpose of fitness. Besides the walking related to golf, it is essential to have a stretch exercise and some cardio to ensure optimal form and performance.

As such, golfers get to manage their carbs without subjecting any muscle area to excess pressure. Given that a player may stroll an average of four mules for an 18-hole round of golf, the body manages excess carbs, thus ensuring the overall fitness of a player.

In addition to walking and warming up, carrying one’s clubs and swinging are also associated with increased heart rate and blood flow. As such, this helps manage the risk of getting a stroke and diabetes. However, for cholesterol and blood pressure management, ensure to support your golf practice with the appropriate diet.

2. Brain stimulation

As you engage in cardio exercise, you increase your blood flow to the brain, thus stimulating nerve cell circuits and boosting the brain’s memory circuits. In addition to the practice, you engage the mind in determining the energy unto which to strike the ball with, thus putting it into the hole with the least strikes.

As such, you improve your brain-hand coordination hence keeping your brain active and delaying mental illnesses of the likes of dementia.

3. Better sleep

Image source: entrepreneur.com

Among the components for stress management and optimal mental performance, sleep plays the most critical role. By engaging in exercise, your body gets tired out, thus calling for relaxation and achieving better sleep.

Owing to the quality of sleep acquired, the brain can regenerate worn-out tissues and consolidate the experiences gained during the day hence boosting both the quality of memory and improving overall brain function.

4. Stress reduction

While golfing has a myriad of health benefits, stress reduction ranks top of the benefits ripped from golfing. Being an outdoor arena, you can interact with people on the golf court, thus escaping the usual stressing schedule.  

Owing to the natural landscape of golfing parks, you can relax; thus, the brain releases endorphins hence realizing a relaxed mood.

5. Low-risk of injury

Image source: pinterest.com

Unlike other sports, golf is the least physical, thus exposes on to the least chances for the occurrence of injury. However, one should ensure that they are well acquainted with the sport, thus avoiding the mishandling of equipment, which could result in injury. Additionally, it would be best to consider acquiring proper gear hence reducing the stress impacted by walking on foot.

For this, ensure that you engage a professional in the field, thus being assured of your wellness. Owing to the joint-movements associated with golfing, you are able to achieve flexible movements thus maneuvering activities that would have erstwhile been strenuous without falling victim to injury.

6. Reduced risk of high blood pressure

Among the major health benefits of golf, maintaining blood pressure ranks top on the list. Owing to the demand exerted on the muscles by exercise, the heart requires to pump more oxygenated blood, thus covering for the oxygen deficiency on the muscles. This increases the systolic pressure on the heart, thus improving the strength of your heart and exerting lesser pressure on arteries.

As such, the heart can sufficiently tackle the needs of oxygenated blood to various parts of the body hence maintaining optimal blood pressure. However, this calls for a proper diet and quitting of consumption of various drugs, thus realizing optimal blood pressure.

7. Cholesterol management

Image source: healthhub.sg

Among the significant issues that face seniors and youth alike, spiked cholesterol levels rank among the toppers on the list. In addition to dietary changes, it is essential to engage in exercise, thus keeping your cholesterol in check. 

Since exercise helps increase high-lipoprotein cholesterol, which is considered healthy cholesterol. Additionally, exercise stimulates enzymes that help move LDL (low-lipoprotein cholesterol), which is then moved to the liver for disposal from the body.

Also, exercise plays a role in increasing the protein particles that carry cholesterol through the blood. Unlike intensity-based activities, golfing offers prolonged practice, thus offering the most benefits in the management of hypercholesterolemia.

8. Weight management

Overall, golf plays a critical role in keeping one’s weight in check. Besides contributing to better overall health, control of your body weight helps you go about your daily activities with more ease, thus boosting your overall performance. 

Conclusion

Often viewed as a game for the financially endowed, golf proves among the best methods for shedding off excess calories without exposing yourself to harm. Even more, golfing helps tone the body uniformly as opposed to an approach that focuses on one muscle section.

To ensure overall fitness, however, ensure that you adopt a proper diet, thus complementing the exercise and realizing a uniformly fit body. Also, consider strolling as opposed to using golf carts, therefore, getting ample exercise and shedding more calories within each session

The post How Playing Golf Can Improve Your Health appeared first on Vermont Republic.

]]>