Truck accidents can be especially devastating. Commercial vehicles, which could weigh up to 30 times more than a passenger car, often create a significant amount of property damage in a collision and claims far more lives than a crash between cars.
Robert Baden-Powell, the English soldier who founded the Boy Scouts, published the motto “Be Prepared” in his 1908 handbook, Scouting for Boys. He wrote that to be prepared meant “You are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty”.
You’re driving along when suddenly, a motorist merges into your lane and sideswipes your car. The impact is often brief but the damage can be significant. Although you didn’t see the other car coming, you may wonder what you could have done differently.
When it comes to opioid addiction, the common scenario involves someone who is prescribed the medication to recover from a major surgery or car accident, only to get hooked. It’s less common to associate opioid addiction with the elderly, let alone a nursing home patient.
National statistics typically group pedestrian and bicycle accidents together, often to highlight the risks of crossing the road in a busy urban area or rural region with poor visibility. While bicyclists and pedestrians frequently share the same risks when crossing or riding alongside passenger vehicles, when and how individuals get hit by motor vehicles can vary.