Head injuries are a common result of car accidents, and they can occur even after a somewhat minor collision. However, as we explained in a recent article, the long-term effects of head injuries can be anything but minor.
Young people one moment may be enjoying a bus ride in anticipation of viewing potential colleges. However, in a split second, their dreams of going to school could become a nightmarish situation involving both death and serious injury victims. An accident resulting from another driver's failure to pay attention can lead to this type of event, which may have recently occurred in California.
Family members of teenagers who end up getting killed in a vehicle accident may understandably feel a combination of shock and grief. This is because young people often are seen as having full, promising lives ahead of them, so it might not seem fair when they lose their lives prematurely. This is particularly true if the car accident was someone else's fault. This is the situation that a few families may be facing following a recent wreck in California.
Learning that a loved one has been involved in a vehicle accident can be heartbreaking. However, finding out that this family member lost his or her life due to someone else's negligence may cause outrage. Passengers are totally reliant on a driver's ability to navigate a car properly, and when this fails to happen, the results can be fatal. This is the situation that one family is facing in California following a recent car accident.
Motorists typically understand the importance of following traffic rules, such as stopping at a red light or stop sign. Sometimes, however, they don't notice a stop sign, or they are too impatient to stop. This split-second mistake can lead to a car accident that results in injuries or even death, leaving surviving family members to grieve for years.
Over the last few years, issues of distracted driving have become a major point of discussion and contention. Although motorists have always been susceptible to distraction, the growing prevalence of mobile devices has altered the landscape of road safety in a very serious way. Not long ago, we discussed distracted driving in relation to the emergence of wearable technology. Since that time there has been another noteworthy development, which shows how quickly this traffic safety concern is changing -- right now and in the coming years.
People often enjoy speeding because of the adrenaline rush it provides. This adrenaline rush may help to relax the body and relieve stress. However, speeding on a roadway can end up causing more stress than what one bargained for -- by causing serious injuries or even death. This is the situation that two people faced in a recent car accident in California.
When navigating a roadway in California, the painted line that runs down the center of the street is intended to guide motorists so that they easily remain in their own lanes. However, when one vehicle ends up crossing the center lane, the result can be a deadly car accident. This situation may easily stem from a motorist who is driving while distracted.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol can cause an individual to have a slower reaction time and weaker-than-normal coordination skills. This is why it is so dangerous. In fact, a resulting car accident can rapidly lead to serious injuries or even death. When a drunk driver strikes another vehicle and ends up killing someone in the process, the victim's family understandably may feel outraged and want to seek justice through the California court system.
People often are focused on their daily agendas -- picking up the kids from school, grabbing a carton of milk from the grocery store or making a deposit at the bank -- so that they don't likely entertain the thought of a sudden car accident injuring them or taking their lives. A car accident can happen suddenly, and when a fatality occurs, family members who are left behind are left in shock. It is normal for them to struggle with a combination of frustration and anger in such a situation in California.