A previous post on this blog from last year's Brain Injury Awareness Month talked about common causes of traumatic brain injuries. As that post discussed, traumatic brain injuries are a subset of acquired brain injuries or ABIs.
A young woman, 21-years-old, who was living in Louisiana while attending school was killed while traveling to another state. The circumstances of the fatal truck accident were considered very unusual.
Recent statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that many motorcycle accidents happen at intersections when a motorist makes a left turn in front of a motorcyclist traveling straight, thereby failing to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist. These are potentially deadly motorcycle accidents because the rider will either strike the side of the car turning left, possibly flipping the bike over the car, or will need to make a very risky maneuver to avoid doing so. Such emergency swerves often end poorly for even the most experienced motorcyclist.
Lawsuits have become a normal part of American society. The risk of someone suing you is high when you consider all the reasons for filing, from creditors trying to collect debts to difficult neighbors refusing to cooperate over a simple property matter. These cases often get a bad light, making you not want to ever go down that route.
According to a recent report, Louisiana drivers have some room to improve when it comes to using their cell phones while trying to drive.
According to a preliminary analysis of 2018 figures, the number of fatalities due to pedestrian accidents will come to 6,227, a 4 percent increase over 2017's numbers. This will be the first time that there have been more than 6,000 pedestrian deaths on this country's roads since 1990.