There is an inherent risk to traveling in a motor vehicle, even if you are a very careful driver. For many people, the worst-case scenario after a crash is the potential for someone they love to die. Sadly, that nightmare becomes reality for thousands of families every year.
A young couple in Michigan got married on June 23, 2018. Less than a month later, on July 17, they were both killed in a three-car accident.
If someone is injured in a car accident, conventional wisdom says that you should not move him or her. Wait for the emergency response team to arrive on the scene. You do not want to cause more serious injuries, even if you have a natural inclination to help. Someone with a neck or back injury, for instance, could become paralyzed if you move him or her improperly at the crash site.
Even if you survive a serious car accident without significant physical injuries, that does not mean you did not suffer as a result of the crash. Studies have shown that about 9 percent of people who get in accidents end up with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you want to avoid involvement in a drunk driving accident, the best way to do it is to stay off of the roads during the night. That's when far more DUI crashes occur.
Since 2009, pedestrian deaths have risen 46 percent. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these fatalities now account for 16 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities.
Amy Schumer's character in the movie I Feel Pretty experienced an uncharacteristic surge of confidence after injuring her head exercising. While this is the stuff of great comedy, similar consequences -- while rare -- have been known to occur.
A medical malpractice lawsuit gives patients a chance to hold physicians and other medical staff accountable when someone's medical care leaves them worse off than when he or she came to seek care. For one woman, a lack of lab tests and a medication change ended up leaving her in a vegetative state, with her face and head deformed from surgery required to reduce pressure in her brain.
Our best efforts to keep ourselves and our children safe are sometimes not quite good enough. People can unwittingly buy defective products, have accidents during outdoor activities or be affected by the bad decisions made by people around us.
Few people leave their homes each day worrying that they will be in a serious motor vehicle crash. Unfortunately, more than 40,000 people died in car crashes in 2016, which was a 6 percent increase from the previous year. That is an average of about 110 people dying in car wrecks each day.