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February 2016 Archives

Car accident fatalities see highest increase in 50 years

In 2015, the number of car accident fatalities in the United States increased by 8 percent, which was the largest one-year increase in nearly 50 years. The initial estimates reveal that 38,300 victims were killed in car accidents in the United States during 2015, and approximately 4.4 million victims were injured in car accidents.

Traumatic brain injuries require help for victims and families

Traumatic brain injuries can have a lasting impact on victims. Depending on the circumstances, victims of traumatic brain injuries can suffer the impact of their injuries for a lifetime. Victims of TBIs may suffer a decline in cognitive abilities and may have speech difficulties or difficulties drawing basic conclusions. The negative consequences of a TBI can also have a significant impact on the emotions of the victim. Victims may suffer dramatic mood swings and angry outbursts as a result of the TBI.

What are federal trucking regulations?

An overtired truck driver can be very dangerous on the roadways. For this reason, federal trucking regulations place limits on the amount of time a truck driver can spend on the road. Known as hours of service limits, these regulations are important for the safety of the public and the drivers themselves. They can also be very important in any investigation of a truck accident.

Understanding the harm associated with ATV accidents

Unfortunately, ATV accidents can lead to serious injuries and deaths each year. At of the end of 2013, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received reports of 13,043 ATV-related fatalities from 1982 to 2013. CPSC received reports of 426 ATV-related fatalities in 2013; 513 ATV-related fatalities in 2012; 620 ATV-related fatalities in 2011; and 656 ATV-related fatalities in 2010.

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