Month: December 2016

These tips can help teens after a car accident

Your first car accident can be traumatic, even if no one is hurt. It's something unexpected, perhaps out of your control. You just got your license, so you're worried about what everyone is going to do: the police, your parents, your friends, etc. These tips can help you get through the crash: -- Remember, you're not alone. There are millions of accidents every year. In fact, over 2 million people are injured and 30,000 are killed annually. This is a sobering stat, but it shows the importance of driving carefully and shows you just how many people tend to crash, since these stats don't even...

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Estimated spinal cord injury costs

Spinal cord injuries can be very different depending where they occur, how severe they are and how quickly the person gets treatment. Therefore, costs do vary significantly from case to case. Below are a few examples of just how expensive they can be. For a High Tetraplegia (C1-C4) ASIS ABC: For the first year, this injury can cost $1,064,716. For every year after that, it will cost another $184,891. The estimated lifetime cost at 25 years old is $4,724,181. At 50 years old, the estimated cost is $2,596,329. For a Low Tetraplegia (C5-C8): In the first year, the cost can be $769,351. All...

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52 percent of drivers let their minds wander

Trying to find out why people were not paying attention to the road and getting involved in some many accidents, even when they weren't actively distracted by things like cell phones, researchers talked to around 1,000 people who had been in car crashes. They reported that about 52 percent of those drivers said they'd just let their minds wander prior to the wreck. Some have called this the main driving habit that people need to break. They've also noted that the big issue is how routine the drive can be. If you take the same road to work and then back home every day, for weeks and then...

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Stay safe on the road this New Year’s Eve

As we are getting closer to the end of the year, it's time to start planning your festivities for New Year's Eve to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. Picking out the perfect dress and making a reservation at that new hot restaurant are not the only preparations you should be making for a night on the town. In the midst of party hopping, take precautions to stay safe so that you can greet the new year healthy and happy. New Year's Eve is one of the worst days of the year for alcohol-related car accidents. You can avoid becoming involved in a motor vehicle accident by following the safety...

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Family sues after man passes away in jail

A man from Toledo was booked at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. He was addicted to heroin, and he began going into withdrawal after he was locked up. Eventually, the symptoms got so bad that he passed away. Now, that man's family has started a lawsuit against the corrections center and the medical care provider that works at the jail. They are seeking $12.5 million. The whole thing happened back in 2014. The man was arrested and booked on the 20th of December. He was 26 years old. When he was booked, he was honest with the staff, telling them about his addiction and saying he'd...

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