Let's face it - drunk driving is a common problem that is not likely to go away soon, despite efforts by lawmakers and other groups to increase sanctions and punishments for driving under the influence. Unfortunately, even if you are driving safely and defensively, individuals who drive drunk have more control over the road than you do because of a blatant disregard for the rules.
Accidents can happen when you least expect it. For example, you were not expecting to trip over that loose lamp cord in the furniture store yesterday which resulted in a broken nose when you hit a display coffee table on your way down.
No matter how minor or severe a car accident is, it can still be a traumatic event. The human body can only withstand so much trauma before injuries occur. Sometimes these injuries are obvious, and victims quickly get the treatment they need. Other times, injuries are less obvious and symptoms may not manifest for hours or even days after the car accident. Internal bleeding caused by trauma is one such condition and can be life-threatening.
With the holiday season in full swing, there's a good chance you'll find yourself on the road at some point. Like many, this may mean traveling a long distance in order to spend the holidays with family and friends.
The thought of being involved in a car accident is enough to scare most people. If you find yourself dealing with the real thing, it goes without saying that you'll be shaken up.