One of the attractions of a cruise is all of the fun off-ship activities in which guests can partake. Everything from whale-watching to touring ancient ruins to being served off-ship meals by local cooks after a day of romping around on a pristine beach can enhance your cruise experience.
If you get injured in an accident, you may decide to file a claim for damages to recoup some of your financial losses as a result of your injuries. But, if you are married, it may be possible for your spouse to file a secondary claim of loss of consortium.
People who are involved in car crashes may find themselves struggling with hand injuries. When they hold onto the wheel and grip it during a crash, it's totally normal for the wrists to take a great deal of force. That force can break bones.
Car crashes are pretty common, though many kinds could be avoided. Crashes caused by distractions, drinking and driving, drowsiness and other issues are often avoidable if drivers just take the time to pull over or rest before continuing.
As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, it's important to focus on remaining safe when venturing out into and onto the water. It is all too easy to become complacent and think that drownings could never happen to you, but drowning is the third leading cause of death for people of all ages here in the United States, nearly 8,000 fatalities every year.
If you are driving and get into a collision with another passenger vehicle, you may walk away unscathed or wind up with injuries that can range from minor to severe. But get into that same accident with a semitruck, and you will be lucky to live to see another day.
Unlike the average motorist, truckers can't simply get in their vehicles and take off for their destination. Federal law requires truckers first to perform a pre-trip inspection to ensure that their vehicles are in the best possible condition before heading out on the road.
Part of the reason why traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are so serious is that the chances of recovery may be unknown. In the past, doctors' predictions on unconscious TBI patients' recovery chances have been little more than a coin toss.
A brain injury suffered in a serious car crash can change your life. You may have lost certain functions, such as being able to speak or remember well. You might have weakness or have become blind because of damage to the brain.
When an injury is bad enough, there are times when people cannot be saved despite the efforts of the medical team. Take for example a case where a patient has a serious neck injury. If the spinal cord has been severed high on the body, it may be very difficult to save the person's life. Even if it's possible, they may have no control over their organs or body. It's difficult to imagine.