It’s a call that no parent wants: their child has just been involved in a car accident. The last thing a parent is worried about is liability. The first thing on their mind is making sure their child is uninjured or, if they do experience an injury, that they are given the appropriate medical attention.
Once the dust settles and the facts come out, the thought of liability will come to mind. If your child was involved in a … Read more
People who consider traumatic brain injuries often picture people lying in hospital beds being supported by tubes and machines. While this may be the case in some injuries, it is not true for all. Traumatic brain injury does not have to be severe to have an impact on a person’s life.
Mild traumatic brain injury can occur in a number of instances, none of which have to be overly dramatic. Here are the people most at risk for a mild … Read more
You may have a plan for your money. You could be saving for major life events like a home, marriage or even children. What many people don’t save for are tragic events like car accidents. The medical expenses incurred following a car accident can be debilitating. For example, a three-day hospital stay can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more depending on the severity of the injuries.
The initial medical costs following a car accident vary as every accident … Read more
When you are involved in a car accident, you immediately experience feelings of fear and even anxiety. You may believe that these feelings will subside during the days and weeks following the accident, and you could be right. For many people, however, the emotional toll of a car accident is long lasting and can impact their daily lives.
Risk Factors of PTSD
There are several risk factors that have been found to contribute to whether or not a person experiences … Read more
Being a pedestrian can be dangerous. That is especially true if the person walking is a child. Children do not have the same decision-making capabilities as adults and are not able to make quick, potentially life-saving decisions. If you have a young person in your home, teaching them how to be a safe pedestrian involves more than teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street. Here are some things you can teach your child to help keep them … Read more
It’s something some people have experienced and many hope to never experience again: a flat tire. Whether you hear the sudden “click click” of a screw in your tire or feel that tremendous jolt that occurs due to a blown tire, your thoughts immediately turn to the expense of being forced to purchase a replacement or, worse, several new tires.
It is never a good idea to drive on a tire that is damaged or losing pressure. In some cases, … Read more
Most people have read or been given the advice that it is important to seek medical care after a car accident. It is an obvious need if you know that you have been injured, but it is an ignored need when injuries are not so apparent. Even if the accident wasn’t that serious, you may experience pain that is delayed. Seeking medical treatment even if you don’t feel injured should be a priority.
When a person is involved in … Read more
We’ve all seen the amazing rescue of pets left behind in Hurricane Harvey. There have also been videos of animals that were unable to be rescued due to their aggression brought on by distress and fear. Preparing for your pets in a hazardous weather event is important. For many, pets are members of the family, but for shelters, it is often humans first. Knowing how to take care of your pets in the event that Hurricane Irma makes landfall or … Read more
As what may be the biggest storm in history makes its way to the United States, people are looking to the recent difficulties in Houston and surrounding areas as an example. Many people are criticizing government officials for not calling for mandatory evacuations in some of the hardest hit areas, and people are preparing for just those orders should Hurricane Irma hit as fiercely as predicted. Here is how to prepare for and respond to an evacuation order and stay … Read more
Hurricane Irma, if it stays on its current track, is expected to hit Southern Florida and possibly the East Coast by the weekend and into the following week. While it is not immediately known if evacuation orders will be mandated, people are being advised to prepare themselves. If you’ve never been through a hurricane before, knowing what to do can mean a difference between remaining safe and experiencing catastrophic loss.
1. Plan for an Evacuation
You may not be … Read more
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