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Auto accidents and herniated discs

When it comes to motor vehicle collisions, there is a long list of potential consequences that victims may face. Aside from the loss of life, financial problems and psychological trauma, injuries can be very concerning and painful for those involved in the wreck. Moreover, some injuries are not apparent right away and it can take days, weeks or months for the injuries to become evident. People may realize that whiplash is a common problem which affects car crash victims, and that strain in the back or neck is not unusual. However, some people do not aware that this pain could represent a much more serious problem, such as a herniated disc.

Depression can be dangerous when it comes to driving

Auto accidents happen because of many different reasons, but some are caused by less common factors that can be hard to pinpoint. For example, someone who is struggling with depression may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision for a variety of different reasons. In this post, we will look into some of the ways in which depression can play a role in motor vehicle collisions and draw attention to the importance of staying off the road if anything may affect your ability to drive.

Studying while driving

People may cause an auto collision because they are drunk, or because they did not get enough sleep the night before. Outside of fatigue and intoxication, all sorts of other auto accident risk factors exist, and some are not as common. For example, someone may cause a crash because they are trying to study while operating their vehicle. Whether a college student is trying to prepare for an exam, a high schooler is preparing for a quiz or an employee is trying to prepare for a test on their knowledge about a particular subject, there are all sorts of reasons why people may study while they drive. Unfortunately, this can be very distracting and may cause an accident.

Seat belts, accidents and abdominal injuries

On the road, you may encounter a number of different hazards. For example, you may come across potholes, pedestrians darting across the road, ice or any other number of things to watch out for. Moreover, there may be objects in your car that you need to watch out for and other unusual risk factors in a car crash. for example, you may sustain abdominal injuries from your seatbelt after you are involved in a wreck.

Why do so many accidents occur at traffic lights?

Any place on the road can be dangerous, but some areas are especially likely to see an accident. For example, an intersection may see a large number of accidents and it is also important to keep in mind that some intersections are riskier than others. For example, some may be located in areas that see a lot of traffic or in places where road signs confuse many drivers. So, why do so many collisions occur at traffic lights, even though drivers should have no problem obeying the signals that tell them when to come to a stop or continue driving?

Is drowsy driving against the law?

Many people understand that driving while very tired is not a smart move, but some do not realize that doing so may result in additional legal challenges in the event that a deadly crash occurs. In fact, not only are there laws against this behavior in a number of places, but drowsy driving may become illegal in other states in the years to come. From causing an accident that results in property damage to leaving victims with devastating injuries or claiming lives, drowsy drivers cause many heartbreaking problems and they should be held accountable for this behavior.

Driving with dogs and the risk of a collision

Many people enjoy taking their dogs to the park or bringing them along when they go to visit a friend or family member. Likewise, dogs often enjoy riding in the car as well. However, there are some important things to keep in mind if you regularly drive with your dog, especially if you do not have very much experience bringing your furry friend along with you while you are on the road. For example, new dog owners may lack experience in this area and they may cause an auto accident.

New work schedules and car crashes

Someone may become involved in a car collision because of another person's reckless behavior, such as a driver who is distracted while using their phone. However, various life changes can also lead to a crash, such as a new work schedule. There are many different reasons why adjusting to working at a different time of day (or night) can cause someone to become involved in a wreck and it is important to be mindful of this if your hours recently changed or you will work a new shift in the near future.

3 travel tips for holiday driving

Many people in California find themselves on the road quite a bit over the holiday season. Playing it safe is crucial in this case, as you’ll be dealing with tons of other motorists, icy conditions, and nighttime driving. The following tips ensure you make it to your destination safe and sound.

When a reckless driver denies wrongdoing

There are many examples of negligent driving, such as the use of alcohol or drugs while behind the wheel, using a smartphone while driving or speeding. Unfortunately, these behaviors can lead to a motor vehicle crash which causes victims to suffer injuries or even pass away. Worse, some reckless drivers deny that they were doing anything wrong. For example, you may have noticed that a driver who caused a crash was using their phone, but they may say that this is not true.

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