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Preventing Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Accidents: Here’s What Drivers Must Know – Part 2

In Part 1 of Preventing Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Accidents we looked at safe driving and preventative measures necessary to protect drivers on the road. We also provided everything parents of teens need to know before handing over the keys, and our tips to get everyone where they’re going safely.

Preventing Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Accidents: Here’s What Drivers Must Know – Part 1

No one thinks a catastrophic car accident can happen to them, or to someone they love. The truth is, accidents can happen to anyone, anytime, and the best thing anyone can do is practice safe driving habits that lessen the likelihood that a catastrophic accident will happen to them or a loved one. In previous articles, we’ve discussed car insurance, distracted driving, and reckless driving at length. However, it’s important that when presenting facts about catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, we offer an in-depth look into safe driving practices first–this will be the basis for our two-part look at preventing catastrophic car accidents before they can claim a life.

Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents Can Be Catastrophic, Fatal: Part 2, Spine Injuries

Spinal cord injuries resulting from an accident can cause severe damage to the central nervous system, leaving the patient in the hospital with months or years of recovery ahead of them. After a hit-and-run accident that leaves a pedestrian injured, many of the most common injuries are sustained in the neck, back, and spine due to the force of being struck by a vehicle. These injuries are considered catastrophic; however, they are not the only injuries that occur as the result of a hit-and-run. Broken bones, CRPS, and concussions are also common. What makes spinal cord injuries catastrophic? This article...

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Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents Can Be Catastrophic, Fatal: Part 1, TBI

When a pedestrian is hit by a car or truck, the injuries that can result are catastrophic. Unlike motor vehicle accidents in which another car is hit, providing even the smallest amount of protection around the driver, when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle there is nothing to protect them from sustaining serious and often fatal injuries. The rate at which these accidents occur is rising, especially in busy cities like Miami.

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