Whiplash is damage caused to the soft tissues in the neck when one’s head is forcefully thrown forwards, backward, or sideways. It’s one of the most common types of injuries that results from a car accident, and economic expenses related to the condition can cost insurance companies up to thirty billion dollars a year in the United States. What are the Symptoms? Symptoms may be felt immediately or it may take twenty-four hours to a few days. They include: Headaches Neck pain and stiffness Pain or numbness in the arm and/or.
The minimal amount of time one’s eyes are off the road while texting and driving is five seconds. If traveling at 55 mph, this equals driving the length of a football field. Thirty-nine states have banned texting and driving, but even with laws in place, approximately 330,000 injuries happen every year in the United States because drivers continue to text while their vehicle is in motion. Injuries range from minor to severe, and include: Whiplash – This injury is caused by an abrupt backward and/or forward jerking of the head..
Being the victim of a hit and run car accident is a very frustrating and stressing experience. Under law, drivers who hit a person or another vehicle and cause injuries or death are required to stay on the scene. In the case of property damage, such as if the driver damaged a parked car, the driver must at least leave a note with their personal details. When, instead, the driver speeds off, it’s called a hit and run. The first thing you need to do is stay calm and collect any.
When you drove a car for the first time as part of learning how to drive, your lack of driving skills likely made you a bit nervous. Unlike many experienced drivers, at least the driving had your complete and undivided attention. Unfortunately, drivers tend to pay less attention to their driving as their familiarity and experience with it increases. Over time, much of the mechanics of driving gets programmed into your muscle memory. This frees up your mind to focus on other things. Instead of focusing on defensive driving, motorists.
When driving a short distance from home or down the block, it doesn’t seem worth the bother to use a seatbelt. You’re driving in your neighborhood, you aren’t going very far, and you’re driving less than 30 mph. That is, the area is practically your backyard and is therefore safe. In addition, you’re driving so slow, that any accident you might have will be little more than a fender bender. What’s the harm in that? If there is absolutely no other traffic on the route taken, the driving conditions are excellent, your car.
Amputations are often one of the most difficult injuries to deal with after a car accident. The loss of a limb or a digit (finger or toe) in such an event is known as a traumatic amputation. While this injury is not as common as some other car accident injuries, the Amputee Coalition reports that car accidents are the primary cause of traumatic amputations. Causes of Amputation Injuries While just about any type of car accident can cause significant injuries, those that are most likely to cause limb-threatening injuries include: Rollover.
Sleep is a powerful drive that can overtake anyone. When you go to bed, there is no conscious decision to fall asleep. Instead, you wait until sleep overtakes you. The body simply “switches off” the conscious mind without your “permission.” This is what makes drowsy driving so dangerous. No matter how hard you fight it, your conscious mind will turn off, and at that point, your car is moving 65 mph down the highway without a driver. If you attempt various tricks to stay awake such as loud music and.
Cases involving a wrongful death claim are often among the most emotionally fraught cases we get at Hogan Injury. That’s because a wrongful death claim involves a loved one’s untimely and potentially avoidable death; a loss of life caused by the negligent or intentional acts of another. In California, there are certain limitations on who can bring forth such a claim on behalf of the deceased. While our attorneys are readily available to assist you in determine whether or not you qualify as wrongful death claimant, the following is a.
Every year, thousands of Americans sustain eye injuries in a car accident. One of them is retinal detachment. What is Retinal Detachment? According to the Mayo Clinic, a retinal detachment describes an emergency situation in which the thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position. The detachment separates the retina cells from the layer of blood vessels that are responsible for providing oxygen and nourishment. Symptoms The condition is painless, however there are warning signs before it occurs or has advanced..
Many Californians living in the coastal areas get little exposure to driving in snowy conditions. This lack of practice can cause problems when driving in inland areas, especially the mountains. When visiting or vacationing in these places, drive safely and avoid a car accident using these six tips: Bring Tire Chains and Know How to Use Them Even if your driving skill and car are more than up to the task of traveling on snow-covered roads, sometimes chains are required. Look for “chain required” signs. The sign will show one of.