Walking is a great way to stay healthy and spend time with your family, and walking is an important part of a healthy and happy lifestyle for kids and the elderly alike. However, both groups have unique needs that put them at greater risk for personal injury as pedestrians. Keep these safety tips in mind whether you're walking with your family or in the driver's seat and help us keep the roads a safe place for family time.
Did you know that 1 in 25 people have admitted to falling asleep at the wheel and 1 in 4 have admitted to driving while being so tired they had a difficult time keeping their eyes open? In the day of distracted driving, drowsy driving is sometimes overlooked, yet it is a real, scary thing. Lack of sleep causes thousands of severe car crashes a year.
Motorcycle accidents occur at an alarming rate, and even more alarming is the high amount of personal injury and even death caused by motorcycle accidents. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by collisions with other vehicles, particularly because it's easy to forget that a motorcycle does not function the same way, nor is it driven in the same way, as a car. Keep these tips in mind when you see a motorcyclist on the road and help make the road a safe place for everyone.
Medical malpractice can be challenging to prove. There are times mistakes or bad outcomes happen that are not the fault of anyone. However, there are times when the physician is negligent when their patient is injured because the medical professional failed to follow the standard of care. In order to claim medical malpractice, it must be proven that the doctor deviated from the accepted level of medical care that is expected from a doctor. Some of these deviations include:
We've seen plenty of publicity about the dangers of texting and driving, but personal injury thanks to texting behind the wheel isn't the only thing you should worry about. If you're texting while walking, you could be making yourself vulnerable to a serious auto accident. A recent study conducted by the University of Buffalo found that your risk of personal injury is actually higher if you are texting while walking than texting while driving.
Have you been injured in an auto accident but do not think you need to seek medical attention? After a car accident, it is top priority that you get checked out by a medical professional. Even if you think you are not injured, it is always best to make sure. Your health and well-being are the most important things. Do not just assume you are fine. After an auto accident, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
While long neighborhood walks and getting fresh air sounds wonderful, there are many risks associated with being a pedestrian. Statistics show than pedestrian personal injury and deaths don't just occur in the dark or during storms.
Of course you know what happens when you’re involved in a fender bender in your vehicle. The insurance of the individual who ran into you will pay for the damages to your car, plus any medical bills you may incur. But what happens if you’re on a bicycle and an individual in a car hits you and knocks you off your bike? Lots of people feel that just because there’s no insurance involved in bicycle ownership they have no option for coverage in this situation occurs. Fortunately for you this is never the case.
According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one million Americans are injured in slip and fall accidents each year. Of these, 17,000 die from their injuries. No matter if the fall happens from high up or ground level, there is a huge risk for suffering serious injuries such as broken bones, brain injuries or spinal cord damage.
As a construction worker, you labor hard all day. You work to build structures from the ground up, meaning at the end of the day you can go home knowing you’ve put in an honest day of labor that has truly benefited the community. Along with this type of work also comes a number of potential dangers in much more abundance than with other types of jobs. Often you will be working with dangerous equipment or laboring at great heights on scaffolding. Although the statistics aren’t high, you may unfortunately still be injured.