Brain injuries are one of the most devastating possible outcomes from a car, truck or motorcycle accident. The brain is responsible for all of the body's functions — both physical and mental — meaning a traumatic brain injury can have extensive repercussions, from being unable to walk or talk normally to experiencing problems with memory loss.
The effects of even a minor car accident can sometimes be jarring. Car accident victims are often panicked from their obvious physical injuries or shocked by the sudden loss or use of their vehicles. Despite those setbacks, it's important to keep your wits about you. You should know that the steps you take in the immediate aftermath of your car accident can sometimes have long-lasting ramifications.
In a tragic story out of Cary, North Carolina, a 15-year-old girl was killed in a car accident on Sept 16. Now, the young driver of the vehicle she was in is facing charges in connection with her death.
Receiving a brain injury in an accident is devastating for both the victim and his or her surviving family members. Many times such an injury results in severe debilitation that can last anywhere from a few weeks to a lifetime. Large and heavy commercial trucks in particular can cause painful and catastrophic injuries to those occupying smaller vehicles, including neck and spine injuries as well as brain injuries.
Elderly drivers get a bad rap in this country. Many people think of them as being slow or easily confused on the road, which could cause danger to others. A recent study, however, shows that senior drivers are safer than we may think.
The Carolinas are expecting a one-two punch of snow and ice today through tomorrow that is rumored to make driving conditions very treacherous before President’s Day weekend. According to weather reports learned through ABC News.com, the region is under a winter storm watch which is expected to drop snow, then up to an inch of ice from Georgia through the mid-Atlantic states.
When people get in their cars, they might expect that all of the latest safety features, and the structural safety of the vehicle is government approved and therefore safe enough to prevent severe injuries. However, many subcompact cars might leave people vulnerable to increased injuries in an accident.