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Whose job is it to stop distracted driving?

Distracted driving is a major problem and doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. In 2014, distracted drivers killed 3,179 people and injured 431,000. It's not a secret that distracted driving is very dangerous, and yet for many, knowing the risks of driving while texting, talking on the phone, adjusting music or using a navigation system just isn't enough to keep them from doing it.

Poll Of High-Income Countries Reports U.S. Has Poorest Drivers

Tremendous efforts were made during the 20th Century to reduce injuries and fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents. During the 1960s, the federal government mandated greater safety changes to automobiles and roadways. Seat belts were put into vehicles, improved night illumination and barriers to divide highways were erected. The cars and roads became safer by design and the percentage of crash fatalities declined even as Americans drove more miles each year. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers formed in 1980 and helped spur significant drunk driving legislation and increased enforcement nationwide.

Brain Injuries Can Do Strange Things

For every step science takes toward understanding how the human brain works, it seems as though new mysteries are revealed. A recent article in the Washington Post tells the story of an Italian man who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and awoke to become a very happy Frenchman. He is now filled with happiness and spends his days speaking a fast, inaccurate version of French. He watches French movies and eats French food.

Don't Call It A Car Accident

Car accidents. Car wrecks. Car collisions. Car crashes. No matter what you call them, they happen all too often. Fatalities and injuries suffered on the road are on the rise in Texas and nationwide. But does the terminology make a difference?

What Happens When You Accept A Car Accident Settlement

You were hurt in a car crash. You are on the road to recovery and you want to move forward with your life. Your medical bills are piling up and there are other costs related to the crash that you have to deal with as well. What do you do when the insurance company contacts you and offers you a settlement?

5 Reasons To Hire An Attorney After A Car Accident

You were hit by a careless driver. You suffered serious injuries. You are being treated, and you just want to move on with your life. Like many people in your situation, you may be wondering whether or not you need to hire a lawyer.

7 Signs Of A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

The symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) can be subtle. In many cases, the symptoms do not appear immediately, but rather develop during the days, weeks or months that follow an accident. It is important to recognize the signs of an MTBI so you can get treatment as soon as possible and avoid potential complications that may arise if this serious medical condition goes untreated.

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