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Looking at office-related injuries

When people think of work-related injuries, they may picture people who are hurt while working in a dangerous occupation. For example, they may envision an injury that occurs on a construction site. However, it is important for people employed in all fields to keep in mind that although many jobs may seem relatively safe and free from the risk of suffering a workplace injury, various hazards may be present. For example, someone employed in an office may be hurt after tripping on a cord, falling on a wet surface or some other type of accident.

When accidents occur during an emergency situation

Driving during any time of day or under any circumstances can be dangerous and an accident may take place. With this being said, certain occasions can present an even higher level of risk. For example, those who are on the road during an emergency situation may be even more likely to become involved in a motor vehicle collision. For example, driving during a natural disaster or when there is widespread panic can be very dangerous. Even if you focus on road safety and avoiding a crash during this time, other drivers, especially those who are under a great deal of duress, may not be so vigilant.

Brain damage following a motor vehicle wreck

While there are a number of different injuries that victims of car accidents may suffer, brain injuries are especially concerning for a variety of reasons. Not only can these injuries be more difficult to detect, but they can shatter a victim’s life in many ways, some of which may be permanent. If a reckless driver has caused you to sustain a traumatic brain injury, or you suspect that you may have suffered a concussion during a collision, it is important to know what legal options you may have and make sure that you do all you can to recover physically, mentally and from a financial angle as well.

High traffic congestion, rural roads and fatal crashes

It is important to keep in mind that while urban areas with high traffic congestion may see a large number of motor vehicle accidents, accidents that occur in these locations are not necessarily more likely to result in fatalities or serious injuries. Sadly, some areas which do not see nearly as much traffic may have actually had quite a few deadly accidents take place. If you drive in either of the two areas, it is important to be aware of the different risks you face every time you get behind the wheel.

Technology and distracted driving

Many different distractions can create dangers on the road, prompting a driver to swerve into another lane or collide with a vehicle in front of them because they are not paying attention. In the digital era, there are even more distractions that divert the attention of drivers, including smartphones, handheld devices, GPS systems and so on. Drivers may use these devices to watch videos, capture content, communicate with others or even get directions. Sadly, they can lead to a deadly crash.

Ignoring the road to stare in a rearview mirror

Some of the more commonly-recognized forms of distracted driving include using a cell phone to text, take pictures or browse the web, turning the radio station and eating food while behind the wheel. However, there are many other examples of potentially dangerous distractions that can divert the attention of drivers. In fact, some may not even seem dangerous and may even be connected to safe, responsible driving. For example, using a rearview mirror properly is an important part of safe driving. However, a driver who stares in his or her rearview mirror for too long, for whatever reason, may be more likely to collide with another vehicle or veer off of the road and cause a single-vehicle crash.

Motorcycle accidents during the Fourth of July

Motorcycle crashes happen at all times of year and there are many seasonal hazards, such as ice on the roads in the wintertime, that can make an accident more likely. During the summer months, many people enjoy taking their motorcycles out, especially on the Fourth of July. Although this can be an excellent way to celebrate the holiday, it can also result in a fatal collision or a crash that leaves a motorcyclist with devastating injuries. It is crucial to be vigilant if you plan on riding around the holiday.

The risk of a crash during Memorial Day

Between an increase in the number of intoxicated drivers and heavy traffic, holidays can be a dangerous time to drive. With Memorial Day around the corner, you should be aware of the risks you may face if you plan on driving to a family party or going on a road trip with your loved ones. Accidents can not only disrupt holiday celebrations but destroy lives. Sadly, many people have passed away in Memorial Day weekend accidents, while others have sustained serious injuries that completely ruined the holiday for their loved ones and presented challenges for months afterward.

Playground accidents and brain injuries

If you are a parent, you likely have all sorts of concerns with regard to your child. Whether you are worried about their performance in school or are concerned about some of their friends, parents have many different things to consider in order to ensure the well-being of their children. Unfortunately, many parents also have to deal with their child being injured in an accident. There are many ways in which kids are hurt and the consequences of an accident may vary from one to another. Certain situations, such as playground activity, can be especially dangerous for children.

How does vehicle condition play a role in auto accidents?

We have covered many of the different reasons why traffic accidents continue to occur, such as DUI. While a majority of people realize that drunk driving is dangerous, some still carry out this reckless behavior and endanger lives in other ways. However, accidents may also happen as a result of factors that are less publicized, such as poor vehicle condition. Whether a driver cannot afford to repair their vehicle, feel as if they are too busy to fix their car before driving, or they are not even aware that something is wrong with the vehicle, drivers operate vehicles that are in poor conditions for different reasons.

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