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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Motor Vehicle Safety (Overview)

Motor vehicle safety refers to all activities and devices regarding the safe operation of motor vehicles. This includes proper vehicle maintenance, the wearing of seatbelts and helmets, as well as obeying traffic laws.


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Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year? How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?

Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year? How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?

DeathsAUTO UK, US, CA: From 1999 to 2008 2538 people died every year due to road accidents, in canada approx 2800 to 2900 people are killed every year due to road accidents and in us approx 4000 people die due to road accidents every year according to available figures. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
6 Doctors shared insights

Motor Vehicle Safety (Overview)

Motor vehicle safety refers to all activities and devices regarding the safe operation of motor vehicles. This includes proper vehicle maintenance, the wearing of seatbelts and helmets, as well as obeying traffic laws.


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What is the leading organ injury in a motor vehicle accident?

What is the leading organ injury in a motor vehicle accident?

Leading organ injury: Leadind the list of organs is the injury to the spleen, spleenic rupture or laceration and may require emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

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I was disabled due to motor vehicle accident. What is the best insurance for me?

Disability: It depends on the injuries and prognosis, and if any settlement from the insurance company. If you are totally and permanently disabled you may be eligible for SSI and/or medicare insurance. Talk to a social worker, your attorney or social security office. ...Read more

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What would cause migraines weeks after a motor vehicle accident?

What would cause migraines weeks after a motor vehicle accident?

Headaches auto accid: Post traumatic headaches are quite common and will go away after few weeks and are not serious but it is well documented that some headaches will persist and some have clinical features of megraine and have to be treated successfullly with anti migraine meds, why it happens is not known. Although we know regular headaches may be due to neck injury, or post traumatic headaches. ...Read more

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What is the most frequent organ injured in a motor vehicle accident?

REQUENT ORGAN INJURY: It is spleen which may rupture or get lacerated and may need emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

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I've been getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident, what do you recommend?

See pcp: Recomend you see a physician and be check, some diagnostics test may be needed such as x-ray of your cervical spine and some times MRI if physical exam shows some neurological compromise. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible whiplash from motor vehicle accident?

Conservative Team: Post motor vehicle accident it is wise to seek a multi-disciplinary clinic focusing on whiplash treatment. Typically, you will find medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist and massage therapists to help you on the road to recovery. ...Read more

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Dad started getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident? Why would that be?

Dad started getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident? Why would that be?

Headaches auto accid: Post traumatic headaches are quite common and will go away after few weeks and are not serious but it is well documented that some headaches will persist and some have clinical features of megraine and have to be treated successfullly with anti migraine meds, why it happens is not known. Although we know regular headaches may be due to neck injury, or post traumatic headaches. ...Read more

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After a major motor vehicle crash my blood glucose level was elevated, why?

After a major motor vehicle crash my blood glucose level was elevated, why?

Adrenalin: When we are in an accident or in pain our body responds by increasing the output of adrenaline. Adrenaline mobilizes sugar into the bloodstream so that our muscles can use it if we are in a situation where we need to escape danger. Blood sugars are always high after an accident so don't worry but get your sugar checked by your doctor to make sure you do not have early diabetes. ...Read more

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When paramedics are at a serious motor vehicle accident do they make paper copy of vitals?

Yes: They are supposed document everything they do. Even if they are using a computer to enter their data, they should be able to to print a paper copy. ...Read more

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Reversal of cervical lordosis caused by an motor vehicle accident?

This is an imaging: Finding that can be related to underlying degeneration of the cervical spine or it can be an imaging finding consistent with muscular spasm as can be sometimes seen after a motor vehicle accident. Sometimes it can reflect the way one is positioned during the study. ...Read more

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How can memory loss effect and affect memory thoughts or recollection in patients that suffer memory loss from motor vehicle accident?

Memory: It depends on the areas of the brain affected by the car accident. The first thing I would do would be to go get a complete neurological workup to determine the extent and particulars of the damage. ...Read more

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Possible whiplash from motor vehicle accident. What doctor can diagnose?

See below: Your primary care doctor can diagnose this condition. Alternatively, the specialists that deal with this most often are physiatrists who are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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Are there any orthopedic doctors in my area that will accept us (due to a motor vehicle accident) with no insurance? We were rear ended while we were at a complete stop and we are still having back problems but we have no medical insurance and our attorne

Are there any orthopedic doctors in my area that will accept us (due to a motor vehicle accident) with no insurance? We were rear ended while we were at a complete stop and we are still having back problems but we have no medical insurance and our attorne

Unfortunately: Unfortunately many physicians do not electively participate when motor vehicle insurance is involved and it is not an acute emergency situation for which they are covering.

The insurance company often pays, but attorneys will place a lean on the money, collect it and then try to bargain with the doctor for reduced reimbursement. At other times the insurance company pays the patient directly and the doctor then has to try to get the patient to pay the bill. I am not saying it is correct or right but after this happens 200 times its an impetus to just disengage from the system. Its part of the entire tangled web of insurance and health care that exists and has existed for years. It has nothing at all to do with romneycare or obamacare or any legislation regarding the delivery of health care. Its an entirely insurance and legal driven issue. However a lot of attorneys know doctors that they work with for injuries and id assume most injury attorneys have a short list of mds in their area
maybe you should be asking this on the legal side of the website. ...Read more

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I NEED A PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PT WHO HAD CVA AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. PT HAD HAS HISTORY OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, DYSLIPIDEMIA AND TIA?

Hmmm..: Pretty cool question. You are either a bushy tailed medical student or an ambulance chasing JD who graduated with an MD but got smart and started a legal practice instead! HA! Impossible to say from the given data without you saying first WHAT type of stroke it was...Gotcha! HA! The risk factors are mostly in favor of small vessel ischemic except the TIA which tilts toward embolic. Your turn--- ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia be caused by motor vehicle collision (rear-ended)? Any doc expert to give causation opinion (51% probability+)?

Can inguinal hernia be caused by motor vehicle collision (rear-ended)? Any doc expert to give causation opinion (51% probability+)?

Not likely: There is no way to prove that hernia was caused by accident unless u happened to have a ct scan just before accident or doctor exam. ...Read more

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Do you have any safety tips on where my 12yo should sit in the car?

Do you have any safety tips on where my 12yo should sit in the car?

Depends on the kid: Belts came in the 50's, car seats came in the 70's. It's hard for parents to identify with devices they never saw as children.The safest engineered position in a car is the driver, followed by back seat mid, then back seat right with rt front the most vulnerable. Sixty% of single fatality wrecks kill the front passenger. A 12yo over 4'7"&100lb could sit belted up front, if not 4'7, booster in back. ...Read more

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What are some tips for infant car safety?

What are some tips for infant car safety?

1. Get car seat.: 2. Read manual for car seat. 3. Install seat according to manual. 4. Install baby in seat according to manual. 5. Drive carefully. 6. Do not forget to uninstall baby from car seat before exiting the vehicle when you get to your destination. 7. Look both ways and watch your step when carrying baby away from vehicle. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child when traveling by car?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child when traveling by car?

Car seats!: Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the baby's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! The size of your vehicle is a factor in car safety as well, but this is not specific to your baby. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my 18-24 month old child when traveling by car?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my 18-24 month old child when traveling by car?

In car seat strapped: If your wife can travel along side the child its always more reassuring for them, and she can address any need he or she might have while in the car. ...Read more

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Explain the aspects of car safety.?

Explain the aspects of car safety.?

Part 2 car safety: This link from the university of michigan may be quite helpful http://www. Med. Umich. Edu/yourchild/topics/carseat. Htm. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about car seat safety?

What do I need to know about car seat safety?

A lot!: Car seats are one of the most important advances in child safety! It is absolutely essential that you learn how to adjust your car seat, how to fit it properly in your car, and how to make sure it fits your baby well as he/she grows. Infants should always ride in the back seat, rear facing for at least one year. Never put an infant car seat in the front seat of a car. ...Read more

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Is human neck designed to withstand highspeed car crashes? Should we stop using train n car, as they r not safe for humans, in spite of safety measures

Is human neck designed to withstand highspeed car crashes? Should we stop using train n car, as they r not safe for humans, in spite of safety measures

NO and NO: Humans have been on the planet far longer than automobiles and our necks were not "designed" to withstand injury from them. That's why we continue to develop safety mechanisms such as belts and airbags. The number of injuries per person per mile from planes and trains combined is much lower than cars. This may change with the advent of self driving vehicles coming sooner than you might realize. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my 2-3 year old child when traveling by car?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my 2-3 year old child when traveling by car?

Car seats!: Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the child's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my 15-18 month old child when traveling by car?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my 15-18 month old child when traveling by car?

Car seats!: Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the child's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my newborn baby when traveling by car?

Approved car seat: Safe travel with your infant in a car begins with a properly installed, rear-facing approved car seat. For longer rides you will need to plan for frequent stops to feed, move about, etc. You may want to shield your baby from direct sun light and bundle up if it is cold outside. Mirrors which attach to rear windows by suction make it easy for you to check on your baby using the rear view mirror. ...Read more

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What is the best driver side car window screen for sun protection and safety?

LLumar: You can google www. Llumar. Com to find out about this product. The side and back windows are the most important since they allow 60% of uva rays in. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


Vehicle Safety (Definition)

Vehicle safety is monitored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency that created standards for the production of vehicles regarding aspects such as safety door latches, braking ...Read more