On one hand, there's the news of one of the worst crashes in recent memory in late October, involving a tour bus, where more than a dozen people lost their lives and many others were seriously injured. On the other, there's the news of Uber's self-driving truck, which made the two-hour trip to deliver 50,000 cases of beer without incident.
They go together like no other holiday: Autumn and Halloween. Cool crisp days and evenings, orange and yellow leaves crunching under our feet. The smell of bonfires wafts through the air and trick-or-treaters gleefully run about caught up in the excitement.
It's a fun and memorable night. But if your neighbors have dogs, it could turn into one that is hauntingly memorable. Rather than risk a Halloween nightmare, read on for ways to keep little ones safe during all the hubbub:
Just because you are involved in a car accident doesn't mean you will suffer a serious injury. However, you need to realize that this could happen. Furthermore, in the most serious of situations, an injury could lead to death.
This information is not meant to scare you, but to instead show how important it is to remain safe on the road at all times. Furthermore, make sure you always receive medical treatment after an accident, as you never know if you have suffered an injury that you can't see.
It's important to remember that any brain injury is a serious brain injury. If you have reason to believe you or a loved one has suffered this type of injury, it's imperative to receive medical attention. This will give you a clear idea of what went wrong, where things stand and how to receive the right treatment in the future.
There are times when a serious brain injury can lead to death. This isn't always the case, but it can happen. For example, a penetrating brain injury is among the most serious. As the name suggests, this is when an object penetrates into the brain. As a result, brain tissue is damaged.
As a driver, you know that most car accidents are caused by a driver's negligence. For example, you could make a mistake that causes an accident. Of course, there are times when another driver makes an error that leads to your injury.
Did you know that an auto defect could also cause a motor vehicle accident? This may not be something you think about often, but it's more common than many people believe.
In the United States, medicine does not make its way to market until it is tested for both effectiveness and safety. Along with this, once a drug makes its way to market, the FDA continues to monitor it to ensure that nothing bad comes along.
Unfortunately, there are times when a drug makes its way to market when it shouldn't have. If this happens, it's possible that a large group of people could be negatively impacted.
Speed. It seems to be something we all crave. We ride roller coasters that hurl us down twisting and winding tracks so fast the wind whips us in the face, our adrenaline kicks in (unsure if our bodies are about to experience a traumatic injury) and when the ride is over we beg for more. Granted, most of those rides strap us in with heavy-duty safety harnesses (especially if they spin upside down) and there is no other oncoming traffic that could put us in danger of collision. However, park safety issues aside, the point is the same-it seems to be human nature to take such thrilling risks, even on the roadways.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed costs our nation $44,193.00 per minute, which equates to over $23 billion per year. Why? Because speeding is a major contributing factor in the cause of and severity of crashes. Nearly 1/3 of all crash fatalities are attributed to speed.
There is nothing worse than losing a loved one. When this happens due to the negligence of a third party, it can be even more difficult to deal with.
As you grieve, you may soon realize that you have legal options. While this is a major undertaking due to the fact that you're still dealing with the death of your loved one, it may be something you want to look into.
There's no denying it: Motorcycles are cool. From the unmistakable sound of a revving engine to the iconic leather jacket and sunglasses you can outfit yourself in, bikers know that cruising around town, out in the country or down the highway on a road trip is infinitely more stylish and fun than getting from place to place in a car, truck or - gasp! - a minivan.
Of course, that doesn't mean that being on a bike is necessarily the safest way to travel. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has said that bikers are a whopping 30 times more likely to be killed in a crash than people who are inside a car.
One moment you are sitting in traffic and the next someone hits your car and you are propelled into the vehicle in front of you. The crash was completely out of your control and now you might have to pay for damages? Rear-end collisions happen every day and are the most common type of car accident. So why do these frustrating accidents happen so often?
Rear-end collisions can happen due to a lot of different reasons such as tailgating, rainy weather, and speeding. Although these factors have a large impact, the growing reason for rear-end collisions are recently from distracted drivers.