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May 2017 Archives

5 injuries frequently caused by car accidents

People who are inside a vehicle during a crash in British Columbia can suffer the scrapes and cuts that are typically caused by broken glass. However, in many car accidents, the injuries are significantly more severe -- even those that happen at slow speeds. Among the five most frequently suffered serious injuries, the most common ones are head and brain injuries. Sometimes no external marks indicate the damage, and that is what makes the injuries so serious.

Motorcycle accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries

Motorcycle riders across British Columbia always have the concern that automobile drivers would not keep a lookout for them. Reportedly, last year, 2,600 motorcycle accidents in the province caused injuries to 1,600 bikers. Furthermore, an average of 34 motorcyclists lose their lives in such crashes every year. During May, which is motorcycle awareness month, authorities want to remind road users of dangers faced by bikers.

Students get a taste of drunk driving car accidents

Drunk driving accidents have caused catastrophic injuries to many teenagers in British Columbia -- and also claimed the lives of many. The grade 10s of a central British Columbia school were recently given a taste of the life that can follow such an accident. The event was organised by the Prevent Alcohol & Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program. Car accidents involving teens in small communities tend to traumatise all the residents, and this demonstration included almost as many volunteers as students.

Car accidents on icy roads may be blamed on negligent drivers

Some British Columbia residents may be suffering the consequences of winter crashes that caused them injuries along with subsequent medical expenses. They may be under the impression that other drivers in car accidents that were caused by icy road conditions cannot be held responsible. However, personal injury claims are based upon evidence of negligence, and drivers who fail to adapt their driving to adverse weather conditions can be held liable in civil court.

The true cost of traumatic brain injury

Victims of any type of accident -- car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and more -- who suffered broken bones, serious gashes or even spinal cord damage that leave them paralysed may find that people understand and accept their injuries. Sadly, those who suffer so-called invisible injuries often find that people cannot relate to their suffering. Many brain injury victims in British Columbia and elsewhere find themselves isolated with their trauma, and little compassion from others who cannot necessarily see the damage caused by the accident. A significant part of the life of a TBI victim, along with a sizeable amount of money, is spent on therapists who help the person cope with situations that never used to be challenging before the injury.

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