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March 2016 Archives

Do car accidents cause post-traumatic stress disorder?

The list of injuries that could be caused in a car accident is nearly endless, but the most common ones are physical -- lacerations, broken bones, sprains and more. However, researchers have found that car accidents can and do cause post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a mental issue that can bring about things like:

Do you know how to choose the right motorcycle helmet?

If you spend any time on a motorcycle, it is important to understand the best ways to protect yourself. This means wearing a helmet at all times. Choosing a motorcycle helmet is easier said than done. The reason for this is simple: One is not necessarily as good as the next.

Does daylight saving time lead to increased car accidents?

On Sunday March 13, most of America "sprung forward" and entered daylight saving time. By setting our clocks forward, many, if not most of us, will get less sleep over the weekend. Despite this loss, many people appreciate the extra light in the evenings. On the other hand, losing this hour of sleep and gaining darkness in the morning could lead to traffic accidents. In fact, many studies have showed a connection between car accidents and the beginning of daylight saving time.

Total traffic fatalities up nationwide for first time in a decade

Pedestrian deaths have been on the rise since 2005 and that trend appears to be continuing. The Governors Highway Safety Association notes that it appears pedestrian deaths were up 10 percent in 2015. So far, the data that has been analyzed is that from the first half of 2015. If the data from the remaining portion of the year continues the same trend, this will be the largest increase in pedestrian deaths year-over-year since 1975.

Your loved one's death demands accountability

Losing a loved one in an accident can be a harrowing event. The tragic loss can lead to emotional trauma. It can also set you on a downward financial spiral. Sadly, the cost of taking care of someone's final expenses can be very expensive. For some people, paying those costs can lead to financial ruin.

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