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Understanding the serious nature of distracted driving

We have all heard about the dangers of distracted driving and texting and driving in the news or in everyday conversations. Distracted driving is a serious concern in the United States today and texting while driving is a significant contributor to distracted driving. According to research, texting and driving creates a 23 time greater risk of a crash than driving while not distracted.

What is medical malpractice?

Family members of patients who have been harmed by their doctors, another medical professional or hospital may wonder what options are available to aid with the damages they have suffered. Families may be left with medical and funeral costs during an already difficult time following the unexpected loss of loved one. Different options, depending on the circumstances, may be available to victims of medical negligence. Surviving family members of a victim of medical negligence may have the option to pursue a wrongful death claim for recovery of damages.

Understanding the impact of a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are significant injuries that can be suffered in a car accident. In 2010, 2.5 emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths were attributed to traumatic brain injuries. TBIs account for approximately 30 percent of injury-related deaths and Car accidents account for nearly 15 percent of TBIs.

Woman killed in Los Angeles Christmas hit-and-run accident

Auto accident damages can be extensive and a difficult consideration for families to face during a challenging time. A hit-and run-accident recently claimed the life of a woman in Los Angeles on Christmas. The 61-year old victim died at the scene of the hit-and-run accident. Family members of the woman noted that she left behind a daughter. The woman was struck by another vehicle as she stood alongside her vehicle which was parked in the shoulder of the roadway. The force of the auto accident sent the woman into nearby lanes of traffic. The hit-and-run driver fled the scene of the accident. Authorities are searching for a dark-colored pickup truck with front-end damage. Police noted that the accident investigation continues.

How common are motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities?

If you frequently ride motorcycles, or notice them on the roadway as a motorist, you may wonder how common motorcycle injuries and deaths are. Motorcycle accident-related fatalities doubled from 1999 to 2008. During the same period of time, deaths from motor vehicles accidents declined, reaching an all-time low in 2008. Motorcycle accident injuries can be extensive which is why it is important for motorcyclists who have been wrongfully harmed in a motorcycle accident to understand the options available to help with damages.

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