What are the Types of Soft Tissue Injuries I Could Sustain After a Car Accident?


There are many types of injuries that you could sustain after a car accident. Depending on the severity of the accident and the specific circumstances of the incident, you might have a minor injury or a serious and long-lasting injury. A common type of injury that occurs from both minor and serious accidents is a soft tissue injury. What Are the Different Kinds of Soft Tissue Injuries? Soft tissue injuries are injuries to any “soft” areas on your body. These areas can be your ligaments, tendons and muscles. Common types of soft tissue injuries include: Sprains: Some sort of damage…

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How to Be Safe On Your Commute to School


As students return to school, it is important to be reminded of the many dangers we all face in our daily commutes. Listed below are important safety tips, especially for your child’s commute to school. Whether you have kids going off to school for the first time, teenagers who just got their license, or are a regular Metro area commuter, the dangers of school starting back up will affect you. Cars New drivers, eager drivers, and sleepy drivers all share the road. As a car commuter you should be aware of the risks you take every day. Safety tips include:…

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Most Dangerous Intersections in Washington, DC


These are the most dangerous intersections in Washington, DC Although the city has a reliable public transportation system and a strong and growing community of bicyclists, the number one mode of transportation around Washington DC is still the automobile.  Every day, tens of thousands of Washingtonians take to the streets to head to work or go to the supermarket or numerous other destinations. Add to that the number of drivers who come into the city from outside either for work or to see the sights of our nation’s capital and you have a large amount of vehicles surging through the…

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New Bike Laws Take Effect July 1st in Virginia


New bike laws in Virginia now in effect: what you need to know When bikers are on the road, everyone shares a responsibility for their safety. Even when they practice every recommended precaution and follow all traffic laws, they still place an immense trust in the capabilities and awareness of nearby drivers. Sadly, drivers can be reckless and accidents do happen. In 2019, the Virginia DMV reported 651 crashes involving bicycles, with 13 resulting in fatalities. Two new bike laws passed by the state legislature this year aim to reduce the danger to cyclists on the open road. If you…

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Supreme Court Makes Suing Corporations Over Defective and Dangerous Products Easier


  The Supreme Court recently released a unanimous 8-0 ruling that will help individuals injured by defective and dangerous products overcome jurisdictional hurdles in filing a lawsuit. The case, Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, involved two car accidents – one occurring in Montana and another in Minnesota. The first accident involved a driver traveling near her home when her Ford Explorer’s tread suddenly separated from a read tire. The second incident stemmed from a Ford vehicle with an air bag that failed to deploy. The consolidated lawsuits were each brought in the states where the respective…

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Staying Safe During Daylight Saving Time


This Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. While we certainly want to “spring forward” and update our clocks, statistics tell us we should pay special attention while on the road. Last January, the University of Colorado at Boulder released a study of the tragic effect daylight savings has on drivers. Analyzing 732,000 accidents over two decades, the study found that the annual spring switch to daylight savings increases the rate of fatal car accidents by 6% during the week following the change. The findings are in line with more general research that suggests the one-hour loss due to…

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The Dangers of Daylight Saving Time: How Can You Avoid Them?


  Daylight Saving Time isn’t a mere annoyance — it’s a verifiable source of danger. Every year, motor vehicle accidents and fatalities skyrocket right after we move the clocks forward or back. The human body simply can’t handle this sudden change. With a little preparation, however, it’s possible to plan ahead and avoid the worst of this dreaded date: Build Light Into Your Transportation Things are about to get a whole lot darker as we fall back. Spotting road hazards is tough enough when dealing with disrupted sleep, but the increased darkness certainly doesn’t help matters. A few simple steps…

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Driving Safety Tips After Taking a Break Due to Lockdown


  After a long break from school or work, you’re about to resume some semblance of normalcy, complete with a mask and social distancing. You’re also going to discover the greatest silver lining of quarantine: no commute. Now that you’re back on the road, you might be surprised by how rusty your driving skills have become. Keep these auto safety tips in mind as you once again get behind the wheel: Review Your Vehicle’s Maintenance If your car has been sitting in the garage for several months, you’ve likely acquired a case of ‘lot rot,’ in which a lack of…

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Why You Should Always Be Evaluated for a Head Injury After a Car Accident


Many people assume that if they don’t have any immediate bruising, bleeding, or pain, they aren’t injured. But unfortunately, many very serious car accident injuries often have no signs or symptoms for hours or even days after the injury. You should always be evaluated for injuries after a car accident, and evaluation for a possible head injury should be part of that. When police and emergency medical personnel arrive on the scene of your car accident, they will ask if you want to be evaluated. You should always say yes. You need to be evaluated at minimum for neck and…

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Highway Fatality Rates Increase Despite Less Drivers on the Road


  The National Safety Council has reported that, based on preliminary nationwide data from May, people traveling by roads had a higher risk of dying from a motor vehicle crash for the third month in a row. We previously wrote about this issue in May, and the trend of more dangerous driving has continued. The fatality rate is a measure of deaths due to collisions per 100 million vehicle miles. The fatality rate includes deaths of drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, etc., and is a good indicator of dangerous driving. The number of miles driven in May 2020 decreased by 25.5%…

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