One of the scariest things about driving is contending with the other people on the road. It can be concerning under the best of circumstances, but when another driver may be drunk it can turn deadly. While this is obviously more common around holidays and on the weekends, it can happen at any time and should always be a consideration while you are out and about. Drinking and driving, although highly illegal, does still occur and it is up to all of us to always make the conscious decision to avoid doing it ourselves in order to reduce the risk of accident and injury.
Too many of us have been directly or indirectly affected by the repercussions of drunk driving. Whether you were in an accident yourself or know someone who was, chances are that you have some sort of connection to this issue. You may even know someone who was killed due to someone else’s decision to get behind the wheel while inebriated. While those of us here at the Accident and Injury Center hope that you haven’t had to experience this, we know that statistically it is all too common. That is why we want to remind you of the importance of doing all you can to prevent it from happening.
You often hear about drunk drivers who get into accidents walking away with minimal injuries while any others involved are severely hurt. There are some scientific reasons for this, however it often doesn’t seem fair. It is important to remember that even when there does not seem to be physical pain initially, car crashes can result in injuries that surface later down the road. This means that no matter what your role may have been in a crash involving alcohol, you will likely have pain that needs to be dealt with in the future.
If you were hurt in a drunk driving accident, call the Accident and Injury Center today. Our team can help you with non-invasive and drug free pain management techniques for your whole body. While chiropractors may have a reputation for working on necks and backs, we can do so much more than just that. If you were injured, we can help you with whatever may be bothering you. You only need to be ready to get rid of the pain. Who knows, you may even feel better than you did before the accident. Give us a call and schedule your first appointment today!
One of the most common reasons accidents occur today is distracted driving. It only takes a second to get into a crash if your focus is not on the road. Even something as simply and innocuous as glancing down at your radio display to change the song or making sure you're not dropping your drink all over the car because you missed the cup holder can distract you long enough to cause an accident. No matter how easy a task may be, it still requires some level of attention which means that you are not fully focused on the road. Even if you are driving carefully while you take a minute to do something else, it doesn't mean that everyone else will be responsible too. When you drive, you need to be aware of everything that is happening on the road around you so you can react at a moment's notice if needed. Unfortunately, you cannot do that if you are already distracted by something else in your car.A lot of states are trying to crack down on anyone who is driving while their attention is split. This means that doing anything distracting such as using your phone, even if you're using it hands free, you may get pulled over. If you are eating breakfast while driving into work in the morning, you may get pulled over. Even taking a quick sip of your drink might get you pulled over if the order has gone out. The main thing to remember while driving is that keeping both hands on the wheel is the best way to stay safe.
If you are driving, you are responsible for the actions of everyone in the car. This means that you need to make sure that your passengers aren't causing the distractions. Although driving with friends can be a lot of fun, you need to be careful. You can still have a fun conversation, but it's important to stay focused so you can get to your destination safely.
Distracted driving causes crashes. We know this. We also know that a large amount of injuries and deaths that are due to distractions are completely avoidable. If you were injured in an accident that was the result of distracted driving, call the Accident and Injury Center and set up your appointment today. We know how devastating these injuries can be, so we will do everything we can to help you. Come in today!