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Correlation between sleep apnea and car accidents

Medical conditions that affect one's ability to drive safely are a fairly common thing. Unfortunately, many people in South Carolina and elsewhere may have certain conditions that go undiagnosed or untreated, making them a threat to themselves and others with whom they share the road. Sleep apnea, for example, is a disorder that is known to contribute to car accidents.

Highway patrol looking to reduce car accidents with new campaign

At the end of April, the South Carolina Highway Patrol began a new safety campaign aimed at aggressive drivers. The STOP Aggressive Driving Campaign will be going all year long. Its goal is to reduce the number of car accidents caused by reckless behavior.

PTSD from car accidents? Yes, it is possible

Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone who has been through an extremely trying experience. While it is not commonly thought of as being related to car accidents, the truth is serious auto collisions can be quite unnerving. How common is auto accident-related PTSD and can South Carolina residents who have suffered mental health issues due to motor vehicle collisions seek compensation for their losses?

When automobile defects cause injury or death, seek compensation

There have been reports about defective airbags in numerous vehicles in the United States and across the globe for quite some time. The Takata airbag is responsible for nearly 200 hundred deaths and numerous injuries. When automobile defects such at this cause injury or death, in South Carolina or elsewhere, victims or their surviving family members may seek compensation for their losses.

Don't wait too long to file civil claims after car accidents

Anyone in South Carolina who has been injured in a car crash caused by another person's negligence may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. This is something that can only be done by filing and successfully litigating a legal claim in civil court. Of course, time is of the essence when choosing to pursue personal injury claims for injuries resulting from car accidents.

When injuries result from car accidents, victims may seek relief

No one wakes up in the morning and says, "this is a good day to be in a car accident!" No one wants to be involved in car accidents, period, but they happen unexpectedly and, usually, at some of the worst times for personal and professional commitments. These incidents, whether big or small, can affect one physically, financially and emotionally. Those in South Carolina who have been injured in car crashes resulting from the negligence of others may seek relief for their losses in court.

Drowsy driving the cause of many car accidents

Due to life's demands, it is not uncommon for people to miss out on sleep that they really need. The average person is supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night in order to feel refreshed the following day. Unfortunately, many people in South Carolina and elsewhere do not get that many hours, leaving them drowsy and at greater risk of being involved in car accidents.

Distracted teenage drivers often cause car accidents

Learning how to drive is a right of passage for a teenager. It is a big responsibility, though, one that some may not fully understand. Many teenage drivers are easily distracted, either by friends, electronic devices or various other things -- so much so that they are involved in serious -- sometimes fatal -- car accidents. This is a big problem, not only in South Carolina but across the country as well.

Texting and driving is down, but app use behind the wheel rises

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that in one year over 3,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents involving a driver who was distracted. While many drivers, including teenagers, may finally understand the dangers of texting and driving, it seems that some in South Carolina and elsewhere may also think using apps and other functions on a phone is perfectly acceptable. Psychologists say that behaviors will not change until people believe in the dangers of distracted driving.

South Carolina car accidents: 1 killed, 3 injured in wreck

A recent auto accident in South Carolina is responsible for killing one man and injuring three other people. The individual deemed responsible for this wreck has been charged. When car accidents of this nature occur, surviving victims and the loved ones of the deceased may not know what actions they can take in order to seek compensation for their losses. In accordance with state laws, these individuals may file legal claims against the party believed to have been responsible.

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