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The car crash left you feeling depressed but otherwise OK

After a vehicle crash, you may believe that you have escaped without any serious injuries. But the thing is, you are usually an upbeat sort of person. After the crash, you feel uninterested in activities you normally enjoy, and you continue to feel down and depressed days or even weeks later.

Should you see your doctor?

Latest studies show most car crashes result from human error

Along with other agencies, the National Safety Council, or NSC, performs extensive research on vehicle crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities.

The latest figures bring a bit of good news in that the 2019 estimate shows a slight reduction in vehicle crash fatalities over the previous year. However, the statistics still show that human error is the overwhelming cause of crashes.

Prompt evidence gathering helps determine crash liability

Many questions arise following a vehicle crash, the foremost being who or what was responsible.

Law enforcement officers, legal teams and specialists, as required, will commence investigations and gather evidence to determine what happened to cause the accident.

Study to examine top causes of fatal truck crashes

Fatal crashes involving commercial trucks are on the rise across America. A new study seeks to examine the primary causes of these crashes to save more lives. According to CDLLife, the number of deaths resulting from commercial truck wrecks rose 5.7% between 2016 and 2018, indicating a need for more industry oversight and enhanced safety measures.

Also troubling is the fact that, in 2018, the number of fatal truck crashes increased by 0.9%, while fatal crashes, in general, decreased by 2.4% that year. These numbers are particularly noteworthy given that 2018 marked the first full year an Electronic Logging Device mandate took effect, which sought to make the trucking industry safer for drivers by requiring them to track, manage and share exactly when and where they were on duty.

Advancing age and the risk of motorcycle injuries

Motorcycle registrations have increased. With more motorcycles on the road, the risk of injuries has also increased, especially for older riders.

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders aged 60 and older are more vulnerable to life-threatening injuries or death in a vehicle-motorcycle crash compared to their younger counterparts.

Accurate crash details help you obtain full compensation

Let us imagine that another vehicle crashes into yours at an intersection, leaving you with a sore neck and shoulder. Still, you feel that you are not too badly injured.

After checking other people for injuries, your next step is to collect crash details. Writing down information always works, but you may also have apps that make documenting the event even easier.

A car crash, brain injury and the need for prompt diagnosis

Even a minor car crash like a rear-end collision can cause a serious injury. For example, you may suffer a concussion or traumatic brain injury.

The symptoms of a brain injury may not appear until hours or even days after the accident, which is why it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible.

An overloaded big rig poses a danger to motorists

An overloaded 18-wheeler violates both federal and state regulations, but trucking companies sometimes look the other way because hefty cargo means heftier profits.

However, overloading is a major cause of truck-related crashes, often resulting in devasting injuries or death to motorists.

You may not know you have a spinal cord injury—at first

You can suffer a spinal cord injury in various ways. While certain symptoms point directly to this type of injury, others could signal the existence of totally different conditions.

Imaging tests help doctors diagnosis spinal cord injuries and recommend next steps for patients.

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