Head injuries are among the most common injuries in car crashes. Although there are air bags and seat belts designed to hold a person in place during a crash and to minimize the impact, the reality is that even these safety devices can result in injuries.
Rear-end crashes happen often as a result of the rear driver's negligence and distraction. In many cases, the collision is caused when a driver is following another vehicle too closely, speeding or simply not paying attention.
Cyclists face serious harm on the roads, even in places like Pasadena, where it's common to see them. A cyclist may be riding in a bike lane and suddenly end up in an accident with a vehicle that pushes too far over, or they could be hit when a vehicle turns right, and the driver doesn't look to see if anyone is in the lane next to them.
Police pursuits don't always end well, and they can often lead to injuries. Since the police know that pursuing a suspect can lead to collisions, they often stop their pursuits when they're in populated areas. Doing this helps protect the public from injuries caused by accidents due to reckless or dangerous driving behaviors by a suspect.
If you borrow a loved one's vehicle, you may think that their insurance will cover you and anything that you do wrong. You're probably right. Car insurance does not follow the driver in the United States. Instead, it follows the vehicle.
Injuries resulting from car crashes can be devastating, and they may cause lifelong symptoms for victims. Some people may lose limbs. Others may suffer traumatic brain injuries. The outcome of each accident is different and threatens the balance of the victims' lives.
California is a wonderful state with many great qualities. Unfortunately, there are also some bad things that happen here. While the days are warm, and activities are common, that also means that there are higher chances of being injured by drivers if you're a pedestrian in a roadway or parking lot.
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Distracted driving is a rampant problem nationwide, with cellphone use contributing to approximately 1 in 4 crashes, according to the National Safety Council. Despite ongoing public safety campaigns designed to curb the problem, however, 33 percent of Americans still report that they've engaged in texting while driving within the last month. Clearly, something's not working.
When you're out driving, the hazards in your vicinity aren't the only dangers that you need to avoid. Sometimes, the most dangerous roadway factors originate within your own vehicle. These common bad driving habits have the potential to put your life in jeopardy, so retrain your brain to avoid them at all costs.