We know that a hard blow to the head can cause a concussion. A class action on behalf of 4,500 ex-NFL players brought this issue to mainstream attention when they asserted the NFL knew of the high concussion risk in the sport, and the devastating effects, but didn't take appropriate action. The NFL now faces a $1 billion settlement.
Treatment for auto accident injuries can cost more than auto repairs-maybe even more than the value of the car! If you have a high-deductible health plan, that means you could end up with thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Fatal accidents are on the rise. Will wrongful death claims rise with them?
Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have completely disrupted the transportation industry with their convenient apps, competitive rates, and efficient service. They have also created a lot of action in the courts over insurance coverage and background check issues. Before you, "Uber" yourself to your friend's party or to the airport, know that these companies, at least for now, are less regulated than the taxi industry.
Tired of digging around for car keys? Buy a car with a keyless ignition system. Found in nearly 72 percent of vehicles these days, keyless ignition systems purportedly offer a convenient alternative to the "old fashioned" key.
Sorry to sound like a lump of coal, but the National Safety Council (NSC) cites Christmas Day and New Year's Day the sixth and fifth most dangerous driving days, respectively. Drunk driving and poor weather factor into a number of these accidents. Because the holidays fall over a weekend this year, the NSC expects more drivers on the road, which ups the odds for accidents.
Even a minor fender-bender can cause sprains, strains, and other soft-tissue injuries. What feels like a minor injury may become a major pain without medical attention. After an auto accident, it's important to seek proper medical treatment as soon as you are able. But it's also important to know that some injuries don't manifest until months later. For the good of your health as well as any pending insurance or personal injury claim, get a proper diagnosis and don't let emergency room doctors overlook any possible soft-tissue injuries. If you suffer from muscle spasms, stiffness, numbness or tingling, or back pain, get it checked out.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, nine people die and more than 1,100 suffer injuries in collisions caused by distracted driving. Talking on the cell phone, eating, and using in-vehicle technologies (like GPS systems) all distract drivers from the road, but texting is the most dangerous.
It's hard to think clearly in an auto accident, thanks to emotions and physical pain. Remember these tips to ensure that the process of wrangling the wreckage goes as smoothly as possible.