There is no foolproof way to avoid car accidents, but you can mitigate their potential damage by keeping a fully stocked emergency kit in your vehicle. If you want to create a kit that will be useful in all kinds of scenarios, there are dozens of items you should include.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (I refer to them as traumatic brain damage since that is what happens) that develops following a blow to the head. It is caused by the brain jostling around inside the skull, and it can cause dizziness, confusion, and other symptoms that range from mild to severe. Depending on the hardness of the impact, the brain can hit the skull and be torn.
The unexpected loss of a loved one is a grievous tragedy that can make all other concerns in life seem trivial. This is especially true if the death occurred due to another person’s malicious or negligent actions. Beyond the emotional trauma, surviving family members often face financial hardship due to lost income and the deceased’s medical bills.
Tennessee is a “fault” insurance state, which means that after a car wreck, the insurance company of the at fault party should cover the damages incurred by the other parties involved. This is why all drivers are required by law to carry a certain amount of liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage.
Earlier this year, an Uber SUV that was being operated in “self-driving” mode collided with a vehicle that did not yield to oncoming traffic. According to The Washington Post, the motorist who failed to yield was technically at fault for the accident; however, the collision in that particular scenario unfolded in such a way that most attentive drivers would have been able to avoid it by assessing their surroundings and reacting accordingly.
A serious car accident can damage any part of your body, but a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be particularly devastating. In addition to the pain and emotional trauma of coping with such an injury, the cost of surgeries, rehabilitation, and lost income during recovery can be exorbitant.