Serious Dog Bite Injury Statistics

Many people have a hard time imagining that their pet could be dangerous. However, the CDC reports that nearly 5 million Americans suffer a dog bite injury every year, resulting in 800,000 injuries requiring medical attention. While most of these bites are not life-threatening, the trauma that dog attacks cause can sometimes cost people their lives and many people are left with injuries that affect them for long periods of time. Because dog bites can be so serious, it’s important to know about when and why dogs tend to attack and how to protect yourself if you are threatened by an aggressive dog.

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over four million commercial trucks on U.S. roadways on any given day. As a major agricultural center and a state with a vast coastline, large trucks are an especially common sight on the roads of California. While it is true that truckers are generally involved in fewer collisions than the drivers of passenger vehicles, crashes that involve big rigs come with a high risk of serious injury or death. Since truck accidents can be dangerous, Californians should know more about what tends to cause these crashes and know how to avoid them to ensure their safety on the road.

Fatal Accident Costs

When fatal accidents happen, the families, friends, and dependents of the decedent are often completely overwhelmed. The emotions involved in losing someone you care about are often intense and learning to cope with these feelings usually takes people years. However, grief isn’t the only thing that families need to worry about. Often, the death of a loved one also means severe financial trouble. People facing these issues after a fatal accident can be left in a dire situation and need to make sure that their family can continue living without the decedent. There are a variety of costs associated with suffering a fatal accident, and many of these expenses come unexpectedly. The following article contains helpful information about the issues that families of fatally injured individuals face and how they can recover for financial damages.

PTSD and Risk of Developing Diabetes 

There is a risk of serious injuries and death with every auto accident. Every year, numerous families are irreparably devastated by disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and diabetes as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Some of the statistics that have been released by Driver Knowledge have shown that:

Merced County Injury Accident

A recent Merced County injury accident at Highway 33/140 and Sullivan Road near Gustine left three parties injured. A 42-year-old Gustine resident was driving a 2012 Honda Accord sedan southbound along the highway. At the same time, a 47-year-old Los Banos man was driving a 1995 Dodge minivan eastbound along Sullivan Road. For unknown reasons, the Dodge driver reportedly ran a stop sign and entered the path of the Honda. This resulted in a two-vehicle collision. The Dodge driver was transported via air ambulance to a hospital in Modesto, and his passenger was taken to a hospital in Los Banos, both for treatment of unknown injuries. The Honda driver was also hospitalized for a complaint of pain. Officials have not yet released an update regarding the conditions of those injured in the auto accident.

Elk Grove Big Rig Accident on SR 99

An Elk Grove big rig accident happened along State Route 99 northbound on January 15 shortly after 7:30 p.m. when a driver, attempting to flee a previous accident scene, was struck again by the semi. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the initial accident occurred when a hatchback collided with a black Acura. The Acura was along the right-hand side of the road, and the hatchback was in the center divide.

Sacramento Intersection Accident Old Placerville Road

A January 15 accident at a Sacramento intersection led to one person being hospitalized with injuries. The collision happened in East Sacramento shortly after 5:30 in the afternoon at Old Placerville Road and Happy Lane and involved a Hyundai Genesis and Volvo sedan. One person was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as having been transported to Kaiser North for medical treatment and further evaluation. The roadway was reopened to traffic at around 6:20 p.m. It is unknown at this time whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident. The collision is under investigation by the CHP to determine the cause.

The Future of Driverless Vehicles

Autonomous or driverless vehicles are considered the safest way to travel today. However, even the most reliable methods of transportation can become dangerous in certain conditions. While eliminating human error as a collision factor may reduce traffic injuries and fatalities, that is not always true in most cases. Taking the human element out of driving can potentially increase the chances of an auto accident for situations that require critical thinking and swift reaction time, not computation.

Traumatic Brain Injury Long-Term Complications

Traumatic accidents can lead to numerous injuries which include bone fractures, organ damage, and even head injuries. One of the most serious injuries that someone could sustain is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When someone suffers a blow to the head, it could impact the way that the brain functions. Unlike other injuries in which someone often makes a full recovery, neurons in the brain do not regenerate. This is what makes neurological damage so severe. Based on numbers that have been published by the website Brainline:

Jones Fracture Complications

Most people depend on their cars every day to get them where they need to go. This includes traveling to school, work, and running simple errands around town. When people get behind the wheel of a car, they often take it for granted that they are going to arrive at their destination safely. While this might be true the vast majority of the time, it only takes one car accident to change someone’s life forever. Unfortunately, motor vehicle collisions are more common than people realize. Some statistics recently published by the Association for Safe International Road Travel include: