Posts tagged "Car Accidents"
Have you ever nodded off in class or at work? You're fighting fatigue, feeling like you're zoning out, and suddenly you jerk your head up as you wake up. You didn't fall asleep for long -- just a second or two -- but it's still a very strange and disconcerting event. This is called microsleep.
Your spouse gets into a car accident on the way home from work. By the time you get the call, they're already in the hospital.
One person is dead in Illinois after the sports car they were riding in, a 2002 Pontiac Firebird, was involved in an accident.
You hear people say that texting and driving is dangerous. Even so, you know that people still do it all the time. Part of the reason is that they just do not really grasp how much more dangerous it is.
A driver merges into the side of your car on the interstate, pushing you toward the median. You go across into oncoming traffic, where your vehicle gets hit head-on. They have to airlift you from the scene with serious injuries.
Maybe you have not gotten into a serious car accident yet, but you have seen the statistics. Thousands of people will lose their lives or suffer significant injuries in Illinois this year. You know that one of them could be you.
Tragic news out of Illinois, as a young woman recently died while she was out celebrating her birthday. She was in a rideshare vehicle being driven for Uber when it was involved in an accident.
For some drivers, stories about distracted driving just do not do the trick. They understand that it was dangerous for someone else, but they think that they can do a better job. They can avoid an accident. The stories don't make them stop because they don't feel like those stories apply to them.
The unfortunate reality is that some drunk drivers think they did enough to get sober when they actually didn't. They just followed some common myths and put everyone in danger.
It is very hard to predict how a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is going to impact your life after a car accident. It's different for everyone. The specifics of the injury -- how severe it is, how fast you get treatment and what part of the brain gets injured, for instance -- make a big difference.