If a car accident has recently turned your life upside down, you could be going through various challenges. On the one hand, you could be having a hard time with medical expenses or physical pain. Or, perhaps you lost a loved one in the crash. Our firm has also seen how people in Orange County and across California may have their lives thrown off course after a crash due to a permanent disability. In some cases, these lifelong disabilities may leave victims unable to return to their previous line of work.
People are often aware of many of the factors that lead to an auto collision, such as drunk driving or going over the speed limit. In Orange County, and other counties across the state of California, there are other potential problems that can result in a crash. For example, people who have become sick due to the flu may have a greater chance of causing a traffic collision. With the approach of flu season, it is critical to be mindful of this threat and avoid driving if you think you are too sick to safely take to the road.
Traffic accidents have many causes, such as bad signage, speeding, texting while driving, driving under the influence, and more. However, it is essential for all drivers to remember that poor weather can cause crashes too. In parts of Orange County, and across California, some people may feel as if they are fortunate to avoid certain weather issues that are more prevalent in other areas, such as heavy snowfall and icy roads. However, there are numerous weather-related threats that can cause a crash during the fall.
Motorcycle accidents take many forms, whether they occur on slick roads or involve a drunk driver who carelessly veers into a motorcyclist. Sadly, these crashes often prove fatal and motorcyclists are especially prone to sustaining a serious injury when they are involved in a motorcycle collision. In Orange County, and all across the state of California, both drivers and motorcyclists should do all they can to prevent these types of accidents from claiming more lives. Sadly, more and more deadly motorcycle wrecks will take place.
Whether people suffer a head trauma from a fall, car crash or other accident, immediately seeking medical attention is essential to prevent more serious damage from developing. However, many do not bother to go to the hospital because a headache is to be expected after a blow, and they do not notice any other symptoms of a concussion or more severe traumatic brain injury. If there is bleeding or swelling within the skull, though, what starts as a headache could result in permanent brain damage.