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Reducing the risk of concussion while on the road

Posted on April 13, 2015 9:14 am under Car Accidents

The Association for Safe International Road Travel stated that every year, about 2.35 million people are injured due to road-related accidents. Hospitalization and medical bills amount to $230.6 billion per year, or approximately $820 per injured person if divided evenly. Among the most common injuries associated with road incidents is a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury that might translate to lost time at work or school.

To reduce the risk of a concussion or other car crash-related injuries, here are some general tips that you might want to consider:

  • Wear seatbelts all the time.
  • If you are driving, always inspect the vehicle prior to operation.
  • Ensure that the car you are using does not have any manufacturing defect and is not being recalled for safety issues.
  • Follow traffic rules, such as speed limits.
  • Reduce distraction while driving. For instance, do not text or manually use a phone while driving.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, victims of injurious car-related incidents in Wisconsin can seek help filing for legal action against the negligent parties involved. Call our office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about the possibility of filing a claim.