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How to reduce car accidents involving teen drivers

Teens in Ohio can be risky drivers. They lack car control experience, are prone to distractions and sometimes display poor judgment. Because of this, they can endanger themselves and others on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1,972 teen drivers were involved in deadly car crashes in 2015. Another 99,000 teen drivers were injured in accidents that same year. In fact, the problem is so severe that motor vehicle accidents are now the top cause of death for American teens ages 15 to 18 years old.

Don't allow a motorcycle crash to leave you at a standstill

The sense of freedom and exhilaration that comes with riding a motorcycle is unmatched. Unfortunately, if other drivers on the road fail to exercise caution around you as you drive your motorcycle, your trip can take a dark turn due to a serious accident.

Fortunately, if someone else's negligence has caused you to suffer severe injuries on your motorcycle, you can seek to hold this person accountable through the civil court system. Here is a glimpse at what injury-causing motorcycle accidents involve and what your rights are following these types of crashes in Ohio.

Bacteria can lead to infection in dog bite cases

It's common to think that the only harm caused by dog bites are injuries or lacerations. There are also a number of diseases that might result from dog bites that Ohio residents should be aware of. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 18 percent of all dog bites result in bacterial infection. Of the more than 60 types of bacteria that might be in a dog's mouth, a handful will make the bite victim sick. Among these are MRSA, tetanus, rabies, Pasteurella and Capnocytophaga bacteria.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, is a staph infection that does not respond to a specific class of antibiotics. Dogs might carry MRSA without any symptoms. In people, MRSA can cause lung, urinary tract or skin infections. It can be a life-threatening condition in some cases.

Dangerous conditions of business premises may cause you injuries

You enter a retail establishment and make a beeline to the clothing section to take advantage of some of the year's biggest sales. However, you end up suffering an injury at the property because the storeowner failed to maintain safe property conditions.

If your injury-causing accident was the result of the business establishment's carelessness, you have the right to seek justice through the civil court system. Here is a rundown on a couple of areas of a business's premises where injury accidents can easily occur due to dangerous property conditions.

Trucking accident deaths rise in 2017

For some Ohio drivers, sharing the road with tractor-trailers and other large commercial trucks can be a harrowing experience. When passenger cars are involved in crashes with much larger trucks, those riding in smaller vehicles are far more likely to suffer severe injuries or death. The traffic statistics for 2017 could underline the danger. Even as overall fatalities due to traffic accidents dropped by 1.8 percent in 2017, the number of deaths in collisions involving large trucks increased by 9 percent.

In 2017, 37,133 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents; this was a year-on-year decrease of 693 fatalities. However, there were 4,761 people killed in collisions involving large trucks, 392 more than in the previous year. These statistics consider vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds to be large trucks.

Studies find drivers overestimate their skills

Many Ohio motorists may think they are excellent drivers, but research shows that while this view is common, it is often unsupported. For decades, research has found that people tend to think their driving is above average regardless of their record.

The original study interviewed people who were in the hospital following a traffic accident in which they were driving, most often one in which they hit a non-moving object so hard that their cars turned over. Police had determined that most of them were responsible for the accident. However, they rated themselves highly as drivers and no differently from a control group that was not involved in an accident.

Supermarkets can be a place for unexpected injuries

People who go to the supermarket in Ohio expect that their trip will be easy and certainly free of accidents or injuries. However, the supermarket and other popular public shopping areas can be more dangerous than many customers expect. Slip-and-fall accidents could be caused by a number of obstacles that people can face on the floor of a store, including slippery paper, liquid spills and other items that can easily lead to accidents.

Falls are one of the most common causes of supermarket injuries, and this is why markets have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their customers. Businesses that welcome the public to be customers are responsible for taking proper care to avoid accidents and injuries. For supermarkets, this can include putting down mats to resist slips, ensuring that the floors are properly mopped and using appropriate floor treatments. These actions can help avoid unnecessary and harmful accidents to customers and even employees. This is important because shoppers may be elderly and have disabilities or have small children with them.

Help is available if your shopping trip turned into a hospital visit

Have you or a loved one fallen victim to a property owner's negligence? If you have, you might be facing mounting medical bills, and if your injuries are debilitating, the lack of income could be anxiety-inducing. Property owners who serve the public in the Tri-State Area must provide safe premises. If hazardous conditions cause an injury, the injured person might have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit.

The property owner's insurance company might try to blame you for your injuries, so it's important to have experienced and aggressive legal representation to help you recover the maximum available compensation for medical expenses and other costs like lost wages.

Lowering the chances of distracted driving

Distracted driving continues to present a major problem on roadways in Ohio and across the United States. During 2015, according to statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 391,000 people suffered injuries and 3,477 people died in distracted driving car accidents. The NHTSA includes any activity that pulls the motorist's attention from the task of driving in the definition of distracted driving. People can avoid distracted driving themselves by taking a few precautions.

It's important to set global positioning system devices before the trip begins. Many people rely on GPS devices to navigate for them, as they allow drivers to concentrate on the road and still know where they're going. A problem can arise, though, if drivers try to set a destination while behind the wheel. If drivers take their eyes from the road to press buttons on the device, they may end up in a car accident.

Drowsy driving is a serious risk

Drowsy driving is a big problem on roadways in Ohio and throughout the United States. It's dangerous because it results in several different risky behaviors, including reduced attentiveness, slow reaction times and poor judgment. Sleepiness or fatigue on the road is caused by untreated sleep disorders, overwork, medications and alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in 2013, there were 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths caused by drowsy driving.

People who don't get enough sleep are most obviously affected by drowsy driving, but there are several other categories of individuals who are at high risk for engaging in the behavior. These include commercial drivers, shift workers and those who use medications. According to reports, 1 in 25 people reported falling asleep behind the wheel at least once in a 30-day period. People who got less than six hours of sleep per day or snored were more likely to experience drowsiness while driving.

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