Severe injuries change your life in an instant. One moment, you may be thinking about a vacation or planning an important event in your life. The next, you could be waking up in a hospital following a traumatic collision.
When you get into a car, one thing that you should do is put on your seat belt. Using a seat belt can reduce the risk of injuries or death in a car crash. There is no question that they've made it safer to ride in a car.
Fatal car crashes are devastating when they involve a single person, but could you imagine if multiple members of your family had been involved? That's what happened in this tragic incident in Florida. According to a news report from late February, four members of a family from Massachusetts were struck and killed in a four-car crash in Kissimmee.
When you hear sirens, it's important for you to pull over or get out of the way of the emergency vehicle headed your way. In some cases, emergency vehicles don't put on their sirens to avoid being detected, such as when police officers respond to a sensitive call. The situation may arise where a driver is trying to turn and strikes officers on the way to a call. Who's to blame? It truly can depend on the specifics, such as if the officers used their cruiser's sirens and lights or if the vehicle was moving without them and with the flow of traffic.
Florida is going through a building boom right now. As a result, there are plenty of construction teams working together to build hotels, homes and more around the state. This is wonderful for the creation of jobs, but it does mean that fatalities can become more common due to accidents.
When you send your children to school, you don't expect them to get hurt as a result of their bus driver's behavior. You hope that all the drivers have been trained to be cautious, especially with children on board. A Jan. 7 report in Kissimmee shows just show dangerous riding to school or using a bus for a field trip can be, though.
No one wants to become a victim of a personal injury. Injuries, whether they're serious or not, are a real frustration. They impact the things you want to do and the arrangements you have in the future.
In an unusual story out of Orlando, cyclists have claimed that motorists are challenging them with intentional close calls known as "punishment passes." These close calls are used as a kind of threat, encouraging cyclists to stay off the roads.
When you go out to eat, you expect the food to be of a high quality and for it to be safe. You don't want to find out that you're expected to get a hepatitis A vaccine because of workers who may have contaminated the food.
It's the reality that many people with brain injuries suffer from long-term consequences. They may have mood swings, impaired language skills, a higher risk of seizures or strokes and many other issues to deal with on a daily basis.