Entries by Tim Misny

Teen Accident Statistics Paint a Dark Picture

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According to the Center for Disease Control, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of American teen drivers. So far in 2017, there have been 72 teen traffic deaths in the State of Ohio alone. Young people aged 15 to 19 account for 7% of the US population, but account for 11% of […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Causes

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According the CDC, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. A TBI is the result of a physical incident that causes a disruption to brain function. This disruption can be mild and temporary, or severe and have long standing effects. There are over 2.5 million cases […]

Death Before Disability Benefits

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Social Security Disability Backlog The cold, hard truth for over 7,000 people on the social security disability benefits wait list is that it is just too late. With the backlog of benefit appeals and applications topping out at over 1 million, and taking up to 2 years to process, it is estimated that over 7,400 […]

Child Pedestrian Deaths at All Time High

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The Perils of Walking to and from School Imagine kissing your angel baby good bye in the morning, for their walk to school – Only to get the nightmare call that your child has been hit by a vehicle. More than 1,800 injuries and 45 deaths in Ohio over the last 5 years alone have […]

Traumatic Birth Injury

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The Reality of a Traumatic Birth  A traumatic birth can be incredibly difficult to process, heal and ultimately recover from, both physically and emotionally.  Childbirth is so often depicted as a picturesque fairy tale, with the media portraying very little that resembles reality. If you talk to any parent, and for obvious reasons mothers in […]

Deadly Debris on Ohio Roadways

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I was driving down the freeway at at the posted speed limit when a truck in front of me lost an unsecured broom and it went smack into my windshield. After the initial shock, “duck” and recovery – I began thinking about just how dangerous this scenario is. More than a nuisance, debris on the […]

Distracted Drivers Leading Cause of Teen Death

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Distracted Driving is now the Leading Cause of Death in Teens A new national program is aiming to make an impact on teen distracted driving.  The lack of real world experience combined with an increased likelihood to be distracted is proving to be a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, our teens have more distractions than ever […]

Hurricane Harvey and the Importance of Umbrella Insurance Coverage

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The wake of devastation following Hurricane Harvey serves as a tragic reminder that insurance can literally make or break your future when a catastrophic event occurs. For many in Houston and the surrounding metropolitan areas, the damage from Hurricane Harvey will not be covered under their insurance policies. This equates to an uncertain future and […]

Factor V Leiden Complications & Injury Risk

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Factor V Leiden Risks More than 3 million cases of Factor V Leiden are diagnosed annually in the US, yet our doctors are not testing for this in routine physicals and exams. Factor 5 or Factor V Leiden is a medical condition in which the V clotting factor in our blood has a mutation, which […]

The Reality of a Work Related Injury 

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 A workers’ comp claim is not a lottery ticket. For an individual that was injured ‘on the job’ a compensation claim is essential to relieving medical and financial burdens for the duration of your injury. When workers’ compensation was originally outlined, the world was a much different place! Rising medical costs, higher costs of living […]