Everyone knows the dangers of drunk driving. In fact, as you are likely well aware, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is the number one cause of traffic-related deaths. You may also be familiar with the other leading causes of motor vehicle accidents as well, like drowsy driving and speeding. Driving while tired is almost as dangerous as drunk driving, and excessive speeding is the second leading cause of motor vehicle accidents.
The good news? As recently as two years ago, a study indicated that the number of fatal Louisiana car accidents had decreased by almost 3 percent. This drop in deadly crashes means both you – the driver -- and your family -- as passengers and pedestrians – are safer.
Maternal mortality has risen in awareness this past year after a recent series of articles gained nationwide attention. At issues is the astonishingly high rate of maternal mortality in the U.S. compared with that of other developed countries.
A car accident is a jarring experience. You need to get the damaged vehicles off the road, cooperate with law enforcement and check everyone’s medical condition. It’s a whirlwind of activity immediately after a shocking situation. Amid the chaos, you need to consider your own health as well. While it’s human nature to look for injuries you can see, internal injuries can be even more severe.