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Personal Injury

Takata airbags are still killing drivers

Because of modern safety enhancements, traffic fatalities have been mostly on a downward slide in recent years. Still, if a seat belt or airbag malfunctions, the safety feature may do more harm than good. Regrettably, this was the case for a South Carolina driver...

How does drowsy driving put you at risk?

As a driver, it is important to understand all the riskiest behaviors you could engage in on the road. Some stand out above the rest as obvious contenders, such as intoxicated driving or texting while driving.  But what about drowsy driving? This form of distraction...

Child birth may result in perineal tears

Women may sometimes incur injuries during the birthing process. One common injury is a perineal tear. Depending on the severity of the tear, women may sometimes experience long-term side effects. Some perineal tears are relatively minor wounds, while others pose a...

Do crash avoidance features really work?

Most new-model vehicles come with available driver assistance features. These advanced technologies use a combination of cameras and radar to detect possible collisions and alert the driver so he or she can act. Some cars can even automatically avoid collisions if the...

How does brain trauma lead to memory loss?

After suffering from traumatic brain injury, the healing process is often hard to predict. You may go through many ups and downs. You can also face unexpected side effects. For example, many brain injury victims experience some form of memory loss or damage. How do...

What should I know about space heater safety?

When the seasons change and winter sets in, there may be times when you need a little more warmth. Space heaters are often an ideal choice for heating immediate spaces or using when you do not have the need for a full-time heat source in a space. If you use space...