You face some serious risks as a pedestrian in the United States. Every year, thousands of people lose their lives, and it's not getting any better. It's time to take a long hard look at this problem to determine what can be done.
Patients often seem to assume that doctors and surgeons are nothing less than miracle workers. Maybe they've heard people praise modern medicine too many times. Maybe they've watched the countless TV shows where doctors seem to do the impossible with ease.
You come home from work one night in the winter, and it's already dark at your apartment. On your way up the stairs, you trip and fall in the dark. You wind up catching your knee under yourself and tearing your ACL. It puts you in the hospital, where you need expensive surgery and then it takes months for you to heal. You can't work during that time.
Maybe you saw a deal that was so good you could not pass it up. Maybe you had your eye on a house and you jumped on it when it finally hit the market.
You never want to use your smartphone while driving your car, but you can use it in the wake of an accident. With its built-in camera, it is an excellent way to document the scene.