Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Older Adults More Pain Post-Car Crash

There are nearly 36 million licensed drivers aged 65 and older in the United States, according to the most recent data provided by the CDC. In 2012, more than 5,560 older adults were killed and more than 214,000 were injured in car crashes, making car accidents the second leading cause of trauma after falls for older Americans. A new study suggests that seniors who sustain relatively minor injuries in car accidents may be at high risk of suffering long term pain that can affect their ability to perform daily activities. Study Overview Car accidents are a significant source of injuries among all populations, but researchers wanted to test the lasting effects of minor car accident injuries on seniors. They recruited 161 patients over the age of 65 who had been evaluated and released from the emergency room after being involved in a car accident. Patients with more severe injuries, such as fractures, major lacerations and brain and spinal injuries were not included in the study. Patients

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