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Traumatic brain injuries can lead to horrible side effects

Getting into a car accident, or slipping and falling on a wet surface, can lead to some very serious injuries. You could hurt your hip or your legs, forever impeding your ability to get around and live an active life. You could hurt your arms or your torso, preventing you from performing or completing everyday tasks and activities that you once took for granted. Or you could hurt your head or neck, possibly paralyzing you or leaving you with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

NHTSA 2016 report: fatality numbers keep rising

A new report from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration outlines the increasingly disturbing uptick in motor vehicle accident fatalities and traffic related fatalities. According to the report, in 2016 there were 37,461 traffic deaths in the U.S., and 5,987 pedestrian deaths. Those figures represent 5.6 percent and 9 percent increases, respectively, over the previous year.

Cold weather motorcycle riding tips

With fall starting to settle in and winter right around the corner, you could find yourself riding in some less than optimal weather conditions. From high winds to sudden rain storms and icy roads, riding a motorcycle in these conditions becomes even riskier. Even if you have years of experience, it only takes one slick patch in the road to lay your bike down.

Car accident kills 1 and injures 2 in Kansas City

Another day, another tragic car accident This one happened in Kansas City, Kansas, where two vehicles were involved in a wreck that appears to have occurred at an intersection, though it is tough to tell based on the photo in the source article. The wreck involved an SUV and a smaller car. Details at this moment in time are sparse, but what we do know is that the driver in the smaller car was ejected from the vehicle and was killed in the accident.

Some info on fatal car accidents and wrongful death lawsuits

Until every vehicle on the road is autonomous, car accidents are going to occur in massive numbers. And even in that perceived utopian future, self-driving car will break down, malfunction, and make mistakes every now and then. In other words, there will still be accidents. When accidents occur, there is always the possibility of fatal circumstances.

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