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Reckless driving can cause a vehicle accident

Every driver is expected to follow the rules of the road. However, as you know, this is not always the case. There are times when a person breaks the law, thus putting themselves and many others at risk of an accident.

Did you know that a driver can be held liable for an accident if he or she was driving in a reckless manner? To better understand reckless driving, here are a few of the most common examples:

Stem cell therapy shows promise in spinal cord injury patient

Advancements in the way that spinal cord injuries are being treated seem to happen often these days. One amazing event that occurred happened to a 21-year-old man who suffered a cervical spine injury when he was in a car accident just before his birthday. There was a good chance that the man would be paralyzed from his neck down.

Instead of accepting that fate, the man participated in a clinical trial. His results are nothing short of astonishing. As part of the clinical trial, 10 million AST-SPC1 cells were injected into his cervical spine.

Do motorcycle riders face unique challenges?

As a motorcyclist, you may not regularly think about the unique challenges that you face. That said, these do exist and you need to be aware of them at all times.

Above all else, keep this in mind: Some drivers are not interested in sharing the road with motorcyclists. For this reason, you're at risk when one of these people is in close proximity.

Brain injuries are possible in stroller and carrier accidents

Parents of young children often turn to strollers and baby carriers when they need to bring their child somewhere that will require walking. That decision could be dangerous, according to a recent study.

The study, which combed through data in the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System from 1990 to 2010, found that each year more than 17,000 youngsters ages 5 years old and younger are taken to the emergency room because of incidents involving baby carriers and strollers. Interestingly, around one-fourth of the injuries were traumatic brain injuries or concussions instead of simple bumps and bruises. Of the injuries that required hospitalization, up to 65 percent of stroller accidents and 79 percent of carrier accidents were brain injuries.

How do you prove fault in a car accident?

If you are involved in a car accident, the first thing you should think about is your health. You need to take care of yourself before you do anything else, as there is nothing more important than than your well-being.

At some point, it must be determined who was responsible for the accident. Although you may feel that somebody else was at fault, there is more to it than that. You need to prove that the other driver was responsible for causing the accident.

Driving might be possible after a spinal cord injury

A spinal cord injury can affect your freedom. When you have a spinal cord injury, you might not be able to do things on your own. You might worry about how you are going to enjoy life without the full freedom that you once knew.

For people who have a spinal cord injury, it might still be possible to drive. That could give you some of your freedom back.

Can a brain injury lead to substance abuse?

A person who suffers from a traumatic brain injury is likely to suffer from various life effects. Some people might not realize how far reaching those effects can be. It is possible that a person who suffers from a traumatic brain injury might be more likely to have a problem with substance abuse.

What might lead to substance abuse after a TBI?

Safely sharing Ohio roads with large and heavy trucks

Encountering a large tractor-trailer while driving can make even the most confident motorist squirm a little. These trucks are massive and can dwarf other vehicles. It is safe to assume that most drivers in Ohio share a common goal of avoiding truck accidents involving semis, but as most people know, they can happen anyway. Please continue reading if you are interested in a few tips on how to share the road with these vehicles in as safe a manner as possible.

Watch for wind gusts: Those high and heavy tractor-trailers can causes wind to gust as they move. Keep your hands on the steering wheel and control your vehicle as trucks pass you by.

Safety tips for new motorcyclists

Heading out on the open road on the freedom of a motorcycle is a dream for many people. If you are just now realizing that dream, you should make sure that you are ready before your tires hit the pavement. Following these safety tips can help you stay as safe as possible.

One important consideration for all new riders is to make sure that you don't try to rush your first trip on the open roads. You have to make sure that you understand everything about the motorcycle you are riding and how to operate it properly. That might seem like a no-brainer, but many motorcyclists are in such a hurry to play with their new toy that they don't make sure they know how to properly use it.

Prepare yourself for safe driving in Ohio this coming autumn

Do not let the warm weather fool you. Autumn will be here before you know it and will bring its unique set of car accident risks to Ohio motorists. After the lazy days of summer have come to an end, the volume of car accidents may rise in some locations. Begin reminding yourself now about what you may encounter as you take to the streets and go about your business.

Most people enjoy autumn. The chilly weather, the beautiful foliage and the sense of the approaching holiday season often evoke a sense of well-being. Some people also enjoy driving during this time to take in the beautiful Ohio vistas before winter arrives. In order to make your excursions as safe as possible, here are a few road dangers that may not exist during the other three seasons.

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