The holiday season is upon us again. It is a time for family get togethers, enjoying big meals together and, of course, holiday gift giving. Anyone with young children in their lives have no doubt already been inundated by holiday wish lists for all manner of toys.
It is an unfortunate reality that drunk drivers cause a disproportionate number of the vehicle accidents in the United States. Their carelessness leads to over 10,000 deaths each year and tens of thousands of injuries. It is critical that drunk drivers be held responsible for the pain, emotional trauma and monetary damage they inflict on law abiding drivers and their families.
The advanced medical devices of this day and age are essential for some people. Devices like pacemakers and metal hips can significantly reduce both pain and risk for many individuals.
The hazards lurking around construction sites make them among the most dangerous places to work in the country. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 21 percent of workplace deaths in the United States are construction related--that's one in every five, making construction work the highest risk occupation for fatal injuries.
In recent news, a 24-year-old woman struck and killed three children who were crossing the street at a bus stop in Indiana. A fourth child was also hit by the car and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. All three children killed were siblings.
In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, every person involved needs to seek medical attention and get a thorough workup for potential injuries. Unfortunately, sometimes injuries go unnoticed in an initial exam and can worsen or lead to major complications without treatment.