Your brain is responsible for all that makes you human -- your sensation, movement, consciousness, intelligence and emotion. This is why an injury to the brain resulting from a car accident can be so life-changing.
As you make your way to the office, you enjoy seeing the sunrise and sipping on your morning joe. However, all of a sudden, a crunching steel sound enters your ears, and your neck moves back and forth in a violent manner. Another motorist has just struck the back side of your car because he was texting while driving.
You've scrimped and saved and patiently planned, and it's finally here! Time for your dream vacation to Hawai'i! You've packed your bags, purchased your plane tickets and you've got your travel guide handy; but is there something you're forgetting?
With warmer weather year-round in Hawaii, like many others, you may prefer to do a great deal of your travelling via the sidewalk. Along with being a healthier alternative to other modes of transportation, walking may also offer a variety of additional benefits, such as skipping out on traffic and avoiding high fuel costs.
Have you ever passed a driver who was looking down at a cell phone? Have you watched anyone drive through an intersection after the light had turned red? Maybe you have been with friends who drove themselves home even after they had been drinking alcohol. Would you be willing to admit to these behaviors yourself?
Motor vehicle accidents are a major cause of serious injuries in the United States. In fact, more than 5.6 million automobile accidents reportedly occurred back in 2012. Of them, more than 30,000 were fatal, whereas 1.6 million led to injuries.
Commonly, people become distracted during most of the activities they attempt to perform. Whether these distractions last momentarily or for an extended period of time, they can have a considerable impact on a situation, especially if an activity requires complete focus. You may find yourself dealing with distractions on a daily basis, and with some of those instances, you may not have realized you put yourself at risk.
As you take a stroll, you naturally feel as though you do not have a care in the world. However, all of a sudden, a car comes from around the corner and strikes you, knocking you down. Suddenly, your whole world changes, with your carefree morning turning into a worrisome one.
Many Oahu residents may have had their eye on a scooter or moped for some time. Now that you have one of your own, you likely cannot wait to hit the open road and feel the thrill of the ride. Whether this outing will act as a new experience or you have been out several times, you certainly want to ensure that you remain safe while on the road.
In the past two decades, the number of prescriptions for opioids has increased sevenfold. In fact, the latest statistics show that about 300 million people are taking prescriptions drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine. Perhaps even more frightening than this is the thought that many of those taking such medications may be driving on the same highways and streets that you travel every day.