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Traumatic brain injury requires immediate, on-going treatment

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is every bit as scary as it sounds, as this is the one part of your body that you want to keep protected at all costs.

As a motorcyclist, you enjoy spending time on the road. Unfortunately, there are other drivers who don't take as much caution as they should when driving in close proximity to bikers.

Being charged with drunk driving in Ohio is not a small thing

When stopped in Ohio on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving, most adults will be arrested on operating under the influence (OVI) charges. If the driver who is stopped is a minor, then they'll likely be charged with operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVAUC) charges.

It's important for you to know that according to Ohio law, any motorist that drives with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit may be charged with either OVI or OVAUC. The impairment doesn't just have to come from alcohol either. Any motorist who drinks liquor, uses prescription drugs or takes recreational drugs and then gets behind the wheel of a car can be charged with a crime.

A motor vehicle accident can cause a variety of injuries

Most people understand the risks of being involved in a car accident. Not only can this cause damage to your vehicle, but it can also lead to a variety of injuries (some of which are more serious than others).

Understanding the many types of car accident injuries can go a long way in keeping you safe. Furthermore, if you find yourself in an accident, you'll know which body parts to check for injuries first.

Will you do these things after a car accident?

No matter how hard you try to avoid trouble on the road, there's always a chance you could be part of a car accident.

Since you'll have a lot going through your mind in the moments following a crash, you'll want to have a clear idea of the steps you should take. Here are some of the many things you need to do:

  • Focus on your safety above all else, which means moving your vehicle out of traffic (if possible)
  • Check yourself and your passengers for injuries
  • Call 911, as this ensures that police and an ambulance arrive at the scene
  • Use first aid practices to treat injuries until an ambulance arrives
  • If possible, exchange information with the other people involved in the accident
  • Follow the advice of your medical team
  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim

Be sure to understand the common causes of truck accidents

If you spend any time driving in or around the Columbus area, you know that you'll always be sharing the road with trucks and/or other commercial vehicles.

While this is a way of life, you don't want to lose sight of the dangers that are lurking around every bend.

Motorcycle accidents surging in Columbus: how to stay safe

Revving your bike’s engine and cruising the open road; zipping from street to street, block to block, through downtown; riding through the countryside with friends on a Saturday afternoon; there’s nothing like riding a motorcycle to give you a true sense of power and freedom. When you’re unprepared, though, motorcycles can be dangerous machines.

It’s motorcycle season again, and crashes have been sharply on the rise all over Columbus. Just recently, a local firefighter was in a fatal crash in the Downtown area.

Distracted driving blamed in hit-and-run surge

Automobile service AAA does more than come to your Columbus home when your car won't start. The organization also does research on traffic safety issues. AAA recently released a report that shows hit-and-run crashes are skyrocketing across the nation.

The director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University said distracted driving is behind the surge in hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents: “Motorists who text while driving are especially apt to hit pedestrians. Some, realizing their gross negligence, panic and quickly leave the scene.”

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