Many of today’s headlines regarding road safety focus on distracted or impaired drivers. While such concerns are valid and very dangerous, there are other issues to consider as well. For example, could the vehicle you are driving pose a risk to your safety? Mechanical or design defects in cars across America cause horrific injuries and death to innocent people. If you are preparing to hit the road to visit friends or family this holiday season, you should be sure that your vehicle is in optimal condition to make the journey.
Hardly a month goes by, it seems, without a report of another school bus accident occurring somewhere in the region. Though they are overall rather rare, school bus accidents should serve as a reminder to be concerned about safety and safe driving practices in the early morning and afternoon hours – a time when buses can typically be seen on the road. Learn how you can make the roads safer for everyone, including buses, with the following tips and guidelines.
With the advent of the first holiday commercial appearing 100 days before December 25, K-Mart, a leading retail chain, did experience a varying degree of flack over what appeared to be an extensive early showing. Although we all tend to be annoyed how early retailers begin running their spots to grab the attention of holiday shoppers, it is estimated that 34 million Americans have already started their holiday shopping. As this represents 14 percent of the population, one million report that they have already finished gift buying. Although holiday gift-giving is a joyous occasion, for those …
If you are facing divorce and have children, you will undoubtedly have a longer process to go through than divorcing couples who are childless. One of the most complicated factors of divorce with children is settling issues of child support upon dissolution of the marriage.
Often caused by jarring or a blow to the head, traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects approximately 1.7 million people per year. The statistics for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are a little less concrete since not all cases are diagnosed. However, it is estimated that around eight percent of all Americans, or about 24.4 million people suffer from the condition. Many are victims of assault or war, but experts now believe that those who experience a TBI may be more likely to also experience PTSD. What does this mean for accident victims?
As children grow up, parents have a myriad of situations to worry about. But, if you have a trustworthy teen who knows to make good choices, the anxiety levels may ease slightly. Unfortunately, though, life is not always as simple as a smart choice. Fate has a way of presenting circumstances which cannot always be avoided and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur frequently in car accidents involving youth. In fact, young adults aged between 15 and 24 have the highest proportion of TBI-related hospitalizations due to motor vehicle-related events.
Just under 250 miles from Chicago, Illinois, a local Greensburg, Indiana man had a plan, but instantaneously may have taken domestic violence crime one step beyond the norm. With an engagement ring in his possession, he visited his girlfriend’s home with the intention of proposing but when the woman replied negatively he grabbed a known firearm located in a bedroom nightstand and killed his girlfriend with one fatal shot to her temple. The man has since turned himself into the Greensburg police department and now stands accused of the fatal shooting of his girlfriend. As per the official …
Recently the American Psychological Association (APA), a leading scientific organization comprised of researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students dedicated to societal issues and psychology, are now assisting couples ward off divorce through the development and application of scientifically tested relationship education-based programs.
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