It's a horrifying feeling knowing that someone you love has been hurt or killed as a result of a driver's dangerous behaviors. Sadly, some drivers should no longer be behind the wheel due to their age, while others should have been paying more attention to the road.
Victims of traffic accidents have one thing in common: medical expenses. Even if the visit to the hospital is short and turns up no major injuries, the victim is likely to receive a bill for thousands of dollars in the mail.
It's a beautiful time of year, and many people take the time to get their pets out of the house. They may take them to the beach for a run or walk them through the city.
It's shocking how some people feel that it's acceptable to put other people's lives at risk. Take, for example, a case reported on Feb. 24 out of Miami.
There were several major collisions that took place on Feb. 9 in and around Miami. These collisions were likely preventable or could have been mitigated in many cases, potentially protecting those who were hurt or killed. Sadly, several people were killed and others were hurt in these crashes.
Not all car accidents happen because of major mistakes, like running a red light or driving while intoxicated. At highway speeds, the margin for error is just very small. Even a seemingly small mistake can put people in the hospital.
Have you ever seen a news story about a dog bite and read quotes of disbelief from the dog's owners? They probably insisted that the dog was always nice and kind around the house. They probably said that it came out of nowhere. They probably seemed just as confused as the person who got hurt.
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.
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.
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.