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Most Common Car Accident Injuries and Delayed Symptoms

Car accidents harm hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year. While we are accustomed to thinking of immediate and visible injuries after a car accident, that is not always the case. Some car accident injuries can take hours or days before they are noticeable. In the worst-case scenario, delayed car accident injuries can lead to permanent disabilities or death. Always seek medical attention after a car accident, as you may not be aware of all of your injuries. Five Common Car Accident Injuries and Delayed Symptoms Common delayed car accident injuries include: Concussion. The symptoms of a concussion are not always apparent right away, so you should be sure to get checked out by a doctor after an accident. Delayed symptoms may include depression, tiredness and blurry vision. There are also long-term concussion symptoms to consider. Intracranial hematoma. An intracranial hematoma is a potentially fatal or disabling…
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What Are My Vehicle’s Safety Features?

Many vehicles created in the last decade are packed with helpful features that may reduce the chances of a car accident. For example, your car may have parking assistance or lane departure warning systems. Like all tools, vehicle safety features are only useful if you know how they work. That is why it is important for car owners to know how to use these features. You have several options to learn about the safety features in your vehicle. Before any options mentioned in this article, you should grab a copy of your vehicle owner’s manual. The owner’s manual should have a listing of your vehicle’s safety features. You may also find this information by contacting the dealership that sold you the vehicle. Write down a list of these safety features. It will make it easier to use the following websites. Option 1: Use NHTSA.gov The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…
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How Could Electronic Logging Devices Prevent Semi-Truck Accidents?

Drowsy driving is a major safety issue for the commercial trucking industry. In the past several years, there have been multiple high-profile truck accidents involving fatigued commercial drivers. For instance, in 2014, comedian Tracy Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury after being involved in an accident with a Walmart truck driver. An investigation discovered that the Walmart driver had been awake for more than 24 hours and working for 14 hours. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the driver was almost at his federal hour-of-service limit. Commercial drivers are required to abide by hours-of-service rules. These are federal and state regulations that limit the number of hours intrastate and interstate commercial truckers can drive. For example, federal hours-of-service rules maintain that commercial truckers cannot work for more than 14 hours in a day. It may also be an hours-of-service violation to spend more than 11 hours per day…
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