Most people know that you're not supposed to enter a highway as a pedestrian. The reason for this is simple. The cars move too fast, so if you're hit, you're likely to be killed.
No one goes out planning to drive home drunk. Most people know it's dangerous, yet there are almost always people who get behind the wheel when they shouldn't. This holiday season, remember that there are ways to get home that don't involve drinking while intoxicated.
Car accidents happen every day, but thankfully, many don't result in injuries. Those that do have the potential to change the lives of those hurt immediately and irreparably. Someone who suffers a brain injury may never speak or be able to learn in the same way again, and someone who is hit in the wrong way could end up paralyzed.
It was a typical day when you realized that the driver in the opposite lane was drifting across the centerline. You had nowhere to go, so there was no way to avoid the collision. If you had moved out of the way, you might have hit someone else or run yourself off the road.
When you're driving, you may notice people who make errors. For example, you might see a driver quickly swerve back into position after beginning to cross the centerline, or you might see a driver rush through a yellow light as it turns red just to avoid having to stop.
A personal injury affects more than just your body. It affects you emotionally and has the potential to threaten your relationships and overall mental and physical health. Some things that aren't always spoken about include the injuries that limit mobility or cause a physical deformity. These injuries are not just physically damaging.
There are many kinds of distracted driving, and many are kinds people don't even recognize. When you think about distracted driving, you probably think about texting or using a cellphone. The fact is that anything that takes your attention off the road is a distraction and can lead to a distracted driving charge.
When you're behind the wheel of a car, you take pride in making sure you're paying attention to the road. You don't do things that could distract you while you're behind the wheel, and you focus on getting to where you want to go. Not all drivers are as safe.