Tens of thousands of pounds of steel barreling down a Rhode Island highway out of control: That is a frightening situation if you're in a nearby vehicle. When you share the road with tractor-trailers, the risk of collision may increase if a truck operator has been burning the candle at both ends and driving while fatigued.
Every driver with some experience understands how easy it is to lose focus while driving. Between the familiarity that comes from driving the same roads day after day to the multi-tasking that is so common while driving, it is easy to let our minds wander while behind the wheel. And as our minds begin to wander, we may not have the same ability to react to dangerous situations as quickly as necessary.
Pretty much the only thing you can control when you're driving on a Rhode Island road is your own driving behavior. No matter how cautious you are behind the wheel, a nearby driver who is negligent poses a significant safety risk.
When discussing addiction to drugs like medically prescribed opioids, most people look first to the addicts themselves, and understandably so. With a valid prescription and approval from their doctors, people usually begin taking opioids without any ill intent. So it makes sense that most people addicted to medically-prescribed opioids receive a measure of sympathy.
When you purchase a product, whether it's a medication or a toy for your child, you have the expectation that it will not cause harm. However, defective products are the cause of accidents and illnesses all the time, and Rhode Island consumers often end up wondering who is responsible and what they should do next.
The moment your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury was the moment he or she became a different person. Perhaps it was obvious that the injury altered your lives forever, or the differences may have been subtler. Even minor injuries can cause changes in a person's ability to process thought, control emotions, remember things or communicate. Your loved one may require physical or occupational therapy or even around-the-clock care.
The brain is the most complex part of the human body, and when it suffers any type of injury, it can be complicated and difficult to fully recover. Brain injuries are remarkably complex injuries, and how this will affect a Rhode Island victim will differ on a case-by-case basis. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, it is something that you could deal with for the rest of your life.
Concussions are some of the most common types of car accident injuries, and because of this, many people tend to dismiss these injuries as minor. Head injuries, no matter how severe the impact, are quite serious, and victims should seek immediate medical attention for a proper diagnosis.
You've probably lived through it a time or two (or three or four). You're driving along a Rhode Island highway, making good time to reach your destination, enjoying a sunny day and looking forward to gathering with loved ones or meeting friends for a night on the town. Suddenly, from what seems like out of nowhere, a massive tractor-trailer comes barreling up behind you so fast it appears as though it might crash right through your rear window. Or, perhaps you've been unfortunate enough to be alongside one of these enormous, heavy vehicles, as it serves dangerously close to your driver's side door while is passes in the left line.