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What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?

As you make your way down the road on your motorcycle, you should do whatever it takes to avoid trouble. This means many things, such as paying attention to the road in front of you at all times.

Unfortunately, just because you're trying to remain safe, it doesn't mean that other drivers feel the same way. In fact, some people, such as passenger vehicle drivers, don't care to share the road with motorcyclists.

How will you remain safe on your spring break road trip?

Every year, tens of thousands of people across the country embark on a spring break road trip. While college students may be among the largest group of spring breakers, people of all ages vacation during this time of the year.

If you find yourself traveling by car to your destination, it's important to focus on your safety at all times. Here are some tips to follow:

Pregnant women should be careful after a car accident

You've done everything that you could think of to keep your unborn baby safe during your pregnancy. Being involved in a traffic accident is one thing that you can't plan for when you are pregnant, but wearing your seat belt can help you to stay as safe as possible. Still, there are some things that you need to think about after the accident that a woman who isn't pregnant wouldn't have to think about.

First, you should seek medical care even if you don't think that you were injured. Your uterus provides some protection for your baby, but it can't prevent all injuries from occurring. Your health care provider might choose to do an ultrasound to check on the baby. Depending on how far along you are, there is a chance that you might have to be monitored for signs of fetal distress or signs of an impending labor.

College students and females have longer concussion recovery time

People who suffer from a concussion need time to recover from the injury. For some college students, recovering from a concussion isn't something that can necessarily be done, according to information presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting.

The issue with college students is that they don't have much downtime for recovery. They can't just take the time they need to recuperate from a concussion because of the duties school. College students have a tight schedule for classes, projects and similar aspects of school.

Traumatic brain injury: Several points to consider

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most difficult ones to deal with because the effects are usually global, meaning they affect the entire body. When the traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow to the head, there are very specific considerations that must be looked into.

The location of the hit is the first consideration. Typically, the area that was hit and the area below the point of impact are the ones that will suffer the most damage. This is one thing that makes brain injuries so devastating, because the functions controlled by the exact location of the hit to head aren't the only ones that are affected.

How much is your car accident case worth?

If you are involved in any type of car accident, the first thing you should do is focus on your health and well-being. This is something that you can't buy, so you need to take care of yourself no matter what it takes.

From there, you'll want to learn more about the financial impact of your car accident. Like most, you'll have this question on your mind: How much is your car accident case worth?

What should you do after a car crash?

If you have never been involved in a car accident, you hope that you never find yourself in this position in the future. Unfortunately, you know that this may not be the case. You know that you could be involved in a crash when you least expect it

Rather than deal with this situation if it comes around, it's best to be prepared. Here are some of the things you should do if you're involved in a motor vehicle accident:

Study shows how a traumatic brain injury impacts children

Parents who have children who have suffered a traumatic brain injury often worry about how their child's future might be affected by the injury. This hasn't been something that could be determined ahead of time, but a new study is now giving parents and doctors a glimpse into what might occur.

Each year, more than 630,000 children are seen in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries. Children who suffer from a mild to moderate injury are twice as likely to have attention issues within seven years after the injury than children who never suffered a TBI. A severe TBI increases that risk to five times that of children who haven't suffered from one of these injuries.

What happens if a car turns left in front of your motorcycle?

You are never sure what situations you will encounter while riding your motorcycle. It's best to be prepared for anything.

For example, there may be times when a car turns left in front of your bike. While there is nothing wrong with this, it can be extremely dangerous if you're traveling at a high rate of speed and the other driver doesn't leave enough space.

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