Head injuries are a common result of car accidents, especially when vehicles travel at high rates of speed. If you've suffered from a head injury you will likely be assessed using Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which gauges a person level of consciousness after a blow to the head. Brainline.org explains how the scale works and how you can understand the scoring process.
Whether you're traveling across states or just across town this holiday season, you want to make sure you and your family remain safe. This can be especially challenging during harsh winter weather, which can create disastrous driving conditions for all motorists. Fortunately, the following winter driving tips can help you stay safe and secure when behind the wheel.
Most might assume that when the person who causes a car accident in Hot Springs dies from injuries sustained in it, the whole affair is over. No one may be around to assign liability to, so what is the point in pursuing the case other than to be vindictive. Yet what is lost in this assumption is that car accidents often involve multiple people, and the actions of a decedent may leave many facing expenses that cannot adequately be covered by compensation from an insurance company. What then are accident victims to do?
If you become an Arkansas car crash victim, particularly if another motorist rear-ends your car, you risk receiving a whiplash injury. Spine-Health.com explains that a whiplash occurs when your head and neck jerk back and forth as a result of the impact of the other car hitting you. This violent motion puts substantial strain on your cervical spine.
Mention "distracted driving," and most in Hot Springs will likely tell you that it refers to one who is using a cell phone while driving (either by texting or holding the handset to take a call). Yet what few seem to realize is that there is actually a wide range of activities that can cause distracted driving. The trouble is that most view them as acts of second nature that requires so little thought that they are not distracting. In reality, any activity that takes your attention away from the road is distracting.
When driving on Arkansas roads, safety is a must. However, even the most cautious drivers may find themselves involved in an accident at times and knowing how to react can make all the difference. State Farm offers the following advice in this case, which will help you mitigate what is already bound to be a stressful situation.
Every day you hear about accidents that result from using a mobile device behind the wheel. Accordingly, drivers in Arkansas often outfit their vehicles with handsfree devices in an attempt to reduce the risk of being involved in a deadly crash. But are these devices actually safer? The National Safety Council offers insight into whether a hands-free device can protect you from being involved in a severe crash.
It may be easy for drivers in Hot Springs to develop a feeling of invincibility while behind the wheel. They may believe that their driving skills allow them to avoid accidents. While there may certainly be something to be said about the merits of defensive driving, people cannot control the actions of others. Carelessness, recklessness or even a simple lapse in judgment on the part of another on the road can leave seasoned drivers having to deal with serious injuries, or even their families having to deal with their loss.
As everyone knows, traffic in downtown Little Rock gets hectic, especially during business hours on weekdays. Drivers are often far too eager to race through intersections, even when traffic lights are yellow or have just turned red. Sometimes people get away with such reckless behavior and other times their recklessness generates tragedy.