Major Causes of Fatal Truck Accidents

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Many truck accidents are caused by truck companies and truck drivers who act in a negligent manner and put the lives of others at risk. Many of these accidents are completely preventable if the trucking industry and truck driver take steps to protect other passengers on the roadways. Some of the common reasons for fatal truck accidents include: Driver Fatigue Truck drivers are incentivized to deliver loads as quickly as possible because they are often paid by the load. The faster that they can get products delivered, the faster they are paid, causing many truck drivers to cheat the system. Federal agencies recognize the dangers that truck drivers pose and have institute hours of service requirements that require truck drivers to take rest breaks after traveling for so long and to work for a maximum number of hours a day. However, not all trucking companies or drivers follow these requirements. Often, individuals wind up injured or killed in truck accidents caused by tired drivers. Speeding Drivers who want to deliver their loads faster may also speed to get to their destination more quickly. However, commercial trucks often weigh more than 20 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. This

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Taking a Stand Against Tipsy, Stoned Drivers

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Even with increased enforcement and education, drunk drivers continue to cause injuries and claim lives. In 2015, 1.1 million individuals were arrested for drunk driving; however, that’s just 1% of the nearly 111 million self-reported incidents of drunk driving that take place every year. The Toll of Drunk Driving 10,265 people died in drunk driving accidents in 2015. This represents nearly 1/3 of all traffic related fatalities. Drunk driving accidents are also the leading cause of for children under the age of 14. In 2015, 1,132 automobile related accident deaths were recorded in this demographic. Of these, 16% were caused by a drunk driver. It is estimated that every 2 minutes, a driver, passenger, or pedestrian is killed by a drunk driver. Even more frightening are statistics collected by MADD that show 50-75% of convicted drunk drivers will continue to operate a motor vehicle while on a suspended license. Over the course of a lifetime, it is estimated that 2 in every 3 motorists will be involved in an alcohol-related crash. Each year, drunk driving accidents cost Americans more than $132 billion in the form of emergency medical care, treatment, lost wages, property damage, and funeral expenses. Effects of Marijuana

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Nerve Damage: How Simple Injuries can Result in Serious Harms

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Nerve damage is a deceptively simple “catch-all” term that describes a wide range of accidents and injuries that can result in devastating harms that affect people for the rest of their lives. Nerve damage is tricky because it sneaks up on people, the initial injury could start a chain reaction that does not result in substantial pain or damage for weeks or months. Moreover, once nerve damage is ascertained, it is often permanent and can result in debilitating pain, loss of motor functions, and feeling. Causes of Nerve Damage Nerves are remarkably sensitive organs. They snake throughout the human body and are responsible for every sensation a human can experience from warm and cold to sharp and dull. Nerves are also intimately connected to the spine and brain and are responsible for alerting the brain when something is wrong with a part of the body. Therefore when nerves suffer damage, these damaged nerves send confusing or contradictory instructions to the brain which results in ghost pain and other issues commonly associated with nerve damage. Injury to peripheral nerves (those spread throughout the body) can occur through a broad range of trauma including: Lacerations that damage or sever a nerve: such

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