Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has dominated headlines, at least in the sports world, for the last few weeks. In a recent study, researchers examined the donated brains of 111 former players in the National Football League. The results were stunning: 110 of those brains showed signs of CTE.
The shockwave of this discovery was almost immediate. Two days after the study was released, Baltimore Ravens’ offensive lineman John Urschel announced his retirement. At age 26, he was only three … Read more
Schools across the country are gearing up to get started, if they haven’t already gotten underway. When classes begin, more teenagers are on the road as they commute to and from school. Teenagers are statistically more prone to causing auto accidents. If you have a teenage driver in your household, here are some tips to help ensure that they are as safe as possible this school year.
1. Talk About Responsibility
We know that people should buckle-up in the car, … Read more
Have you ever heard that UPS drivers aren’t allowed to turn left? That isn’t completely accurate. Operating procedures at UPS directs that drivers should avoid left-hand turns when possible, but there is no outright ban on them. Believe it or not, the cost savings related to this is in the millions annually. Think about it. If the vehicles are not stopped to wait for a left turn, then they are not sitting, wasting fuel. Besides fuel savings, one may … Read more
When a victim of a car accident sustains a serious head injury, there are very real complications that become an immediate possibility. Certainly not the least of these issues is brain death. Many people have heard of brain death, but may not have a clear picture of what it means. Here is a closer look at brain death following a vehicle collision, or any other type of accident for that matter.
In order to understand brain injuries, you … Read more
When people are involved in car accidents, they often dread calling their insurance company. There is a misconception that insurance premiums will go through the roof when a driver is involved in an accident. While this may be the case in accidents in which you are at-fault, it is not true in each accident. Unique circumstances, along with your driving history, will be considered when adjusting premiums.
While your premiums may not go up due to an accident, there are … Read more
Being hurt in an accident is a scary, confusing and frustrating. Besides the possibility of being hurt and unable to work, car accident victims may also have problems related to unpaid medical bills, lost wages and a general lack of experience in knowing their options for moving forward and what they can expect for their possible future compensation.
It is common for accident victims to want to know the potential value of their injury case. It would be wrong for … Read more
There have been several reports this year of people being stranded on the side of the road or having to stop to make minor repairs to their vehicles, only to be struck by oncoming cars. One of the easiest ways to avoid these types of car accidents is not to be stranded in the first place. Overheating can cause your car to come to a sudden halt, but it is something that you can prevent.
1. Watch the Gauge
You … Read more
If you are asked if you know how to drive in fog, chances are you will answer “of course.” Driving in fog is no different than driving on a clear morning. Or is it? There is more to driving in fog safely than simply turning in your fog lights. Read on to discover how you can avoid car accidents when you are driving in such low visibility conditions.
1. Keep Your Distance
The normal count between vehicles is 2 seconds. … Read more
Driving a car requires little physical fitness. You get behind the wheel, you start your engine and you go where you need to go. Driving a motorcycle isn’t so simple. A motorcycle requires balance, and balance requires strength. A person who can’t control their bike is a danger to themselves and others on the road.
Picture this scenario: You are driving your motorcycle and feel it begin to tip. You plant your foot and do what you can to stabilize … Read more
Aggressive driving causes accidents. Ask a driver if they are aggressive, however, and chances are they will tell you no. Drivers in the United States have developed a habit of driving more aggressively than they should, and it has become the norm. Here are some of the maneuvers that these drivers make on a regular basis.
If anyone has ever complained that you have a lead foot, you may have laughed it off. It may be illegal to … Read more