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Doylestown Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Blog

School bus safety: Five tips for your child crossing the road

School is well under way in Pennsylvania. And with school comes school buses stopping in traffic to pick up children. Unfortunately, drivers on Pennsylvania roads don’t always follow the rules of stopping behind a school bus, putting children in danger.

While you can’t control drivers that ignore school bus safety laws, you can teach your children about staying safe when getting on or off the school bus. Here are a few safety tips for school bus safety:

3 common mistakes motorists make when driving near heavy trucks

You may have felt intimidated to drive near heavy trucks, like tractor-trailers, when you were first learning to drive, but you probably share the road with these large vehicles so often now that you don’t worry much about it. However, even experienced drivers can make dangerous mistakes when driving near heavy trucks.

Crashes involving heavy trucks may not occur as often as collisions between two passenger vehicles, but when heavy trucks are involved in a collision, the results can be catastrophic, especially for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. By practicing safe driving habits and avoiding common mistakes, you can minimize your risk of being involved in this devastating type of collision.

Many pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented

Bringing a baby into the world is one of the most beautiful things that a person can do. Starting a family should be a happy time in your life—but there is a risk of things going horribly wrong.

If you are expecting right now, you should be aware of the potential issues that may arise and how you can avoid them.

Understanding birth injuries

The possibility of your child becoming injured during birth is something you may not wish to think about, but the unfortunate fact is that it does happen. The Birth Injury Guide says that six to eight of every 1,000 babies are born with a birth injury. This article will take a look at a few common questions people have about birth injuries in order to best understand them.


Don’t overlook the symptoms of trauma to the brain

Just because no injuries are visible after a car crash doesn’t mean that you are fine. In fact, you could have sustained a catastrophic injury without even knowing it. Two of the most dangerous injuries that can go overlooked relate to your brain. Undiagnosed or delayed diagnoses of strokes and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are two that can have severe repercussions, including lifelong brain damage and even death.

By educating yourself on the symptoms you may be able to prevent any damage from worsening. Here are some indicators that your brain is crying for help after a crash.

Pedestrian killed after being struck by self-driving car

Autonomous cars have been hailed as the transportation of the future. The companies behind the technology claim that the vehicles will revolutionize travel and lead to safer roads.

Unfortunately an incident last week proved that the technology is not foolproof.

Vehicle infotainment systems still a danger to safe driving

If you drive a vehicle manufactured after 2016, you might enjoy some of the perks of a modern In-Vehicle Information System (IVIS), such as hands-free commands, GPS, side and rear cameras, navigation and mapping, a Bluetooth connection and streaming services for music, audiobooks, and more.

Recent research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) reports that while hands-free interactions with an IVIS can help drivers stay focused on the task of driving, the intensive visual and cognitive requirements of modern IVIS systems still have a negative impact on driver safety.

After Birth, The Danger Isn't Over

Pregnant women may anticipate being out of the woods once they deliver a child, but this isn't always the case. And in too many circumstances, medical providers may not recognize the risks these women face until it's too late. Post-delivery complications like preeclampsia (yes, it can occur after delivery, too), hemorrhage and infection occur regularly in the U.S. In fact, the U.S. now has the highest maternal mortality rate of all the world's wealthiest countries. Many of these injuries and deaths are preventable. So why are they happening in the first place?

Lack of protocol, lack of resources

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