Most people in Georgia have gotten in their vehicles after a less-than-restful night's sleep and gone about their day feeling fatigued. However, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that if the sleep issue is insomnia, there is a high chance of a fatal accident.
Whether you are an expecting mother or your partner is pregnant, you may have a number of concerns related to pregnancy. Sadly, some people have had to suffer through terrible tragedies, such as the loss of a fetus. Moreover, car accidents can cause a mother to have a miscarriage and you may be going through these hardships yourself. Our law office knows that losing a child during a car crash can be very upsetting and some parents are never able to recover from the emotional pain that they endure following such a terrible accident.
Crashes happen on the road for all sorts of reasons, but some accidents are particularly unique. For example, some motor vehicle collisions involve a car that is not even moving. In some cases, a parked car may be involved in an accident because a driver parked their car poorly (or even on the road). In other instances, a reckless driver may veer off of the road and slam into a car that has pulled over for some reason or collide with a vehicle in a parking lot.
A person’s driving abilities may be affected by various factors, but there are times when driving is especially dangerous. For example, if someone rents a car and drives several hours to another part of the state for a concert, and they try to drive home immediately following the concert, they may be especially likely to cause a motor vehicle collision because they are extremely tired.
In many parts of the country, people struggle with allergies due to pollen during September, especially ragweed pollen. Allergies can make daily life very difficult, causing someone to have terrible headaches, a runny nose and constant sneezing. While these challenges may not seem very serious, especially since they are temporary and eventually pass when pollen levels go down, they can make life incredibly hard. Unfortunately, those with severe allergies may be more likely to cause a collision for different reasons.
There are many threats to safety when it comes to driving. Some threats are fully within a person’s ability to control, but they fail to do so as a result of their reckless behavior (driving while taking drugs or drinking alcohol, speeding and so forth). There are other risk factors that a driver may not be able to control, such as having a seizure behind the wheel. For example, those with epilepsy may pose a very serious threat to others on the road if they decide to drive and end up having a seizure.
Some people may assume that those who are older may not be able to carry out certain tasks as well, although this is certainly not always true. For example, many seniors drive on a regular basis and are fully capable on handling driving responsibilities well. Unfortunately, some may neglect certain areas of concern, such as those related to eyesight, which can be problematic behind the wheel. If you are a senior driver, or someone you love is an older driver, it is important to be aware of these issues.
In recent years, a great deal of attention has been devoted to traffic safety and reducing the likelihood of various types of traffic accidents, such as large truck wrecks and drunk driving accidents. However, pedestrian accidents are another very concerning aspect of traffic safety and these incidents can be especially damaging for pedestrians, who can be especially vulnerable to suffering a major injury or passing away. Furthermore, it is important for pedestrians to be aware of trends and the number of lives that are claimed in these accidents.
There are different areas of concern when it comes to factors that can cause a collision, from those which are more common (speeding, etc.) to those which are far less common. One potential risk factor that drivers should be mindful of involves spending long amounts of time behind the wheel. When someone is driving for too long, such as someone who is on a road trip, for example, they may become mentally exhausted and lose focus. Moreover, they may become cramped and more likely to cause an accident due to physical discomfort.
Driving in a new city or even country can be tough for many reasons. For example, a driver may not be familiar with roads in a particular area, causing them to accidentally drive the wrong way down a one-way road or be unaware of certain spots that are especially dangerous. Furthermore, people who find themselves in new areas may be tired due to jet lag or driving for long hours on a road trip. Aside from these potential areas of concern, distracted driving is especially problematic for those who are operating a vehicle in unfamiliar territory.