If you've been involved in a car crash, your physical injuries aren't the only ones you need to deal with. Any crash will have a psychological effect as well.
The general trend with car accidents, over the decades, has been a decline in fatalities. However, in recent years, stats had actually started to trend upward again. Many experts blamed the popularity of the smartphone, starting around 2007, saying that it was causing more driver distraction and thus undercutting the work of all safety innovations.
Parents must drive with their children in the car, at least for a portion of the time that they're on the road. And, as any parent knows, this is not always going to go as smoothly as they may like.
Drunk driving is a serious problem in this country, so all drivers must ensure that they're doing their part to keep the roads safe by only driving when they're fully sober. Unfortunately, not all drivers abide by this. Instead, they choose to drive after they've had a few drinks or more.
Driving safely is a primary duty of every driver on the road. Unfortunately, not all drivers take this seriously. It only takes one negligent person operating a vehicle to cause a crash that leads to innocent victims being injured or killed. All drivers should remember that there are specific accident causes that are more common than others.
Being involved in a car wreck can lead to serious injuries, so the victims must ensure that they get the medical care they need. This is sometimes a costly endeavor when the co-pays, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses come into the picture. Unfortunately, not obtaining the care and other items that are necessary for treatment isn't really an option. This puts the financial pressure on the innocent victims of these crashes.
A person who's involved in a car wreck is likely going to have some injuries. Some of these might be catastrophic. For those who suffer an injury in a wreck that's caused by another person's negligence, the thought of being responsible for their own medical care and other crash-related expenses might be infuriating. We're here to help you work to shift the financial responsibility to the liable party because no victim should be left with the bills for these situations.
Drowsy drivers pose a risk to everyone else on the roadways. Anyone who is going to drive needs to be sure they get ample sleep and are mentally prepared to drive. This can help keep them and others on the road safe.
West Virginia residents may have no choice but to drive drowsy after losing one hour of sleep with daylight saving time. They should know, however, that the first week after DST always sees a rise in fatal car crashes. This was the conclusion that researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder came to. Their study, the most comprehensive yet on the subject, analyzed more than 730,000 fatal crashes in the U.S. that occurred between 1996 and 2017.
Teenagers tend to sleep long and into the late morning due to changes in their internal circadian rhythm. If they do not achieve the 8 to 10 hours of sleep recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, they may drive distracted, forget to wear their seatbelt and take more risks. West Virginia residents should know that one way to minimize this risk is to change school start times.