Being rear-ended by a vehicle is a huge stress on your body - and we are not talking about the headache that comes with getting your vehicle repaired. We are talking about the catastrophic injuries that can result from the collision.
When you hear that you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you may not be sure what that means exactly. Does it mean you are terminally injured and likely to die? Does it mean your recovery will never go beyond a certain point? A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that leads to permanent disability, a fractured neck or serious head injury. Other catastrophic injuries include sudden cardiac arrest or cardiac disruptions. Some kinds of catastrophic injuries do resolve over time. For example, if you suffer a head injury, it may be severe at the time of injury, but with hard work, recovery could be possible.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), a nonprofit group that represents the highway safety offices of states throughout the country, recently released data from a report that was designed to study fatal crash rates.
While the purpose of traffic laws is to keep people on the roads safe, many of these laws receive a significant amount of opposition. For example, many motorcyclists in Michigan argue against a mandatory helmet law. In response to this opposition, Michigan repealed its universal helmet law several years ago.