No one wants to think about the possibility of losing a loved one this holiday season, but the reality is that this is a time of year when millions of Americans are traveling on our nation's roadways. Increased traffic on the road inevitably leads to an increase in the number of car accidents. Some of these car accidents can be quite serious, and a few will probably even lead to fatalities.
Children in the United States face many risks and dangers as they grow up, and compiling the statistics can shed some light on the heartbreaking truth: the leading causes of death for these young kids. Understanding how and why these incidents occur can help parents and family members know what the risks look like and how to proceed after such a tragic incident.
Some of our readers in New Mexico likely have family members or friends whose lives have been forever changed due to a traumatic brain injury, also known as a TBI. Many people who suffer a TBI were the victim of a personal injury accident, like a car or motorcycle accident. Those victims, even if they recover to the fullest extent allowable by their injury, may never be the same. With the holiday season approaching, victims of a TBI may have more concerns about managing their symptoms and resultant disabilities.
It is an unfortunate reality that, each year, thousands of car accidents occur in New Mexico. Hundreds of thousands more occur throughout the country. For as much as car companies are designing new safety features to protect drivers and passengers, nowadays there are more distractions that are causing car accidents, regardless of safety features. The distraction of cellphones, in particular, is turning back years of progress and leading to more car accidents than we have seen in previous years.
Traumatic brain injuries - also known as TBIs - are some of the most catastrophic injuries that a person can suffer in an accident of any kind. Typically, these types of serious injuries occur in vehicle collisions, such as truck or motorcycle accidents. But, the injury can occur in other circumstances as well. What they all have in common is that suffering such an injury can leave a New Mexico resident changed for life.
We all know that drunk drivers might be on the roads with us, especially during the holiday season. However, none of us are prepared for the worst - actually being involved in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver. When these types of collisions occur, the results are often deadly.