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Airbags: A hazard that is rarely discussed among drivers

In a car crash, there are many things that can lead to your injury. Drawing in the front seat? That pencil becomes a projectile. Listening to music? Your headphones could potentially pierce the eardrum. No matter what you do, there's always a risk that you could be hurt.

One of the things people don't talk about enough is airbag safety. Most assume the airbag is there for their health, so they don't consider the harm it could do. When you're not the weight or height an airbag is designed for, there is a much higher risk that you're going to get hurt if it deploys. In vehicles today, there are more than just the airbags in the front seat. There are airbags along the sides and sometimes even in the rear. These all have great force when they deploy. It's hoped that the force is less than the force an impact would cause, but it's still a hazard.

Internal car accident injuries require immediate attention

Minor car accidents are now so common that many people do not appreciate just how foreign an experience it is compared to what our bodies are built to endure. Car accidents are much more violent than we often realize, often causing injuries that victims may not feel until hours or even days later.

If you recently experienced a car accident and believe that you did not receive any serious injuries, you should still go see a doctor and receive a full medical examination to identify any injuries you cannot yet feel. In many cases, if you wait to seek treatment until an injury causes pain, you risk greater injury, long term disability and even death.

Bruising: When common symptoms mean serious trouble

Bruising is a normal symptom of injuries. It occurs as blood pools under the skin. Medical professionals refer to bruising as contusions, which simply show where small blood vessels have been broken in the body.

The interesting thing is that while most bruises aren't serious, they do have the potential to become dangerous or to show that there's a problem under the skin.

Whiplash: From minor to acute presentations

You were rear-ended, and you thought that you probably suffered from whiplash. You took the ambulance to the hospital and had your suspicions confirmed. You thought that it wouldn't be very serious.

People get whiplash all the time, and most people believe that it's a minor injury that clears up within a few days. That is the case for some people, but it's not true for everyone.

These 3 tips can keep you safe during a hurricane evacuation

Car crashes can happen anywhere, but with the weather changes that take place in the fall, it's a particularly important time to talk about the risks of driving in dangerous weather. Right now, for example, there is a hurricane moving up the East Coast that could impact people in Georgia. Flooding is a real possibility, as is backed up traffic and evacuation stressors.

Since hurricanes are of concern presently, it's a good time to talk about hurricane safety when you're behind the wheel. There's no reason that you should get into an accident if you and others are careful when you're attempting to evacuate or get where you need to go.

3 injuries that show up after a car crash

The other driver didn't see you, and the next thing you knew, you found yourself getting out of a wrecked vehicle. You felt fine, so you talked to the police and other driver before turning down medical help.

Now, a few days later, you aren't feeling well at all. Do you still have a right to seek out medical help? Could this feeling be related to your accident?

5 top reasons for preventable car accidents

The other car comes out of nowhere as you come around a corner, driving into your lane and slamming into the front of your vehicle. You were on the way to the business you've spent 10 years building, and now you're in the hospital, trying to recover and hoping you can work again. As the medical bills mount and you wonder how your company will do without you, a question keeps nagging at your mind: Could the accident have been prevented?

In most cases, the answer is yes. Human error causes most crashes, and drivers who work hard to avoid these mistakes can reduce the number of wrecks every year. While things like mechanical failure do play a role, here are five reasons for accidents that could be eliminated:

4 facts about living with a spinal cord injury for young adults

You have your whole life in front of you, and then you get into an accident. Later, you learn that your spinal cord is damaged and that you aren't likely to regain all function again. Even if you are expected to regain some function, your life will inevitably change in some ways.

Now you must decide where to go from here. Knowing how your life is likely going to change can help you make that decision.

Choosing the right attorney is key to the success of your personal injury claim

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified attorney who will fight to protect your interests. Victims have a right to be compensated for all of the losses they suffer when their injuries occur as the result of another party's negligence. Do not leave your case in the hands of a lawyer who will recommend the first settlement offer from the insurance company.

In most cases, the insurance company will attempt to deny your claim on any grounds possible, no matter how far-fetched. Even when they do offer a settlement, it is usually for your medical bills up to that point and the lowest possible estimate for reimbursing your property losses.

Its 10 p.m.: Do you know where your child's phone is?

About three decades ago, the writer/director Woody Allen was caught taking nude pictures of his now-wife. At the time she was just barely 18, but the fact was that she was a legal adult and not a minor. If she consented to him taking nude photos of her, it was her business and no one else's. There was no internet and so the pics never made it to a larger audience.

Times have changed. Nude pictures are still being taken, of course, but nowadays they are falling into the wrong hands on a regular basis--many a starlet has had her computer hacked and videos or photos of her en flagrante posted across the internet. With that comes notoriety and some unwelcome fame, but it also has an effect on our kids. Suddenly, behaviors that parents would never have considered have become commonplace and the norm. Sending pics of your genitals has become a popular pastime among high-schoolers. If one of those is intercepted, do you know the penalty your child will face?


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