With the dog days of summer upon us, you are probably spending more time outside with family and friends. While you prepare to spend time at the beach or in the Hollywood Hills, be careful as you drive home in Los Angeles traffic on long summer nights. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports that summer is the deadliest time of the year for drivers, with many accidents the result of drunk drivers.
As you age, you may notice that your vision and strength, among other attributes, tend to weaken over time. While this is a natural part of the aging process, it can also make you more susceptible to falls. With AgingCare.com reporting that fall-related accidents are responsible for more hospital visits, injuries and deaths among older Americans than any other cause, it is important that you learn to identify fall risk factors so you may learn to avoid them.
California dog owners lead the nation in numbers. They own the most dogs, with at least one dog in residence in nearly 40% of their households. They also spend the most on tax-paid euthanasia, and pay out more through insurance dog bite settlements than any other U.S. state. Clearly, dog ownership is quite popular here. But, as State Farm has reported, so are dog bites. And it's important to note that California is a strict liability state with respect to dog attacks.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injuries. If you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. It is vital that you take the following steps after an accident for the sake of your health and recovery:
Although fuel costs have gone down substantially over the last few years, people still continue to choose walking over driving in suburban and urban areas. While statistically speaking, pedestrians are much less likely to be involved in a fatal or near fatal accident, there is always a possibly that a vehicle can strike a pedestrian.