Not long ago, this blog discussed a proposed plan by the Social Security Administration to use social media to monitor the disabilities of program applicants and recipients. In essence, if the program was implemented the Social Security Administration could deny an applicant benefits if the organization found pictures or information on the applicant's Facebook or Instagram feed that countered their application claims. This proposal is not currently in use, but its considerations should raise questions for everyone who uses social media in their daily life.
An injury to the brain can have serious repercussions on the way that a victim's body works and responds to stimuli. When a New York resident hits their head or suffers an impact to it in a motor vehicle accident, they can be left with a range of serious and complicated medical issues. These issues are the side effects of traumatic brain injuries, the topic of this informational post.
In the wake of an auto accident, a New York resident may rightfully prioritize the management of their injuries and the improvement of their health. They may take time off from their jobs and seek the help of others to accomplish the tasks they are limited in performing due to their accident-related harm. Only after they have begun to heal may they consider the actions they may wish to take against the party or parties that caused them harm.
Distracted driving is a major problem on New York roads, but it affects communities all throughout the United States. It can take on many different forms, though most people just think of cell phone use as the cause of it. While texting, making calls, and using social media apps while driving are all dangerous distractions, other activities also pull drivers' attentions away from the roads. Eating, drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, and looking at maps are all causes of distracted driving accidents as well.
Going to the doctor is never much fun but New York residents keep their appointments with their physicians because maintaining their health is a key component to feeling good and protecting their longevity. It is often the case that a consultation with a doctor will provide a person with valuable information on how to improve their health and continue to lead the strongest lifestyle possible. However, when doctors fail to act in accordance with their duties of care and commit negligence, patients can suffer damaging medical malpractice events.
A New Yorker does not have to be accident-prone to slip, trip, or fall. In fact, many of these personal injury-causing incidents happen because victims are subject to unsafe conditions on the premises of others. Slip-and-fall accidents can happen in private homes, in businesses and restaurants, and in open spaces like parks and on sidewalks.
Experience is one of the biggest reasons people become good drivers. Unfortunately, there is really no way for young drivers to get that experience other than getting out on the road, making mistakes and learning from them. That's one of the reasons that teen drivers often have high accident rates.
As a pedestrian, you must always watch out for things going on around you. Most importantly, you need to know what motor vehicles are doing at all times.
Three years ago, Tom Dooley (not his real name) had his life turned upside-down when he fell from a ladder, suffering multiple painful and debilitating injuries.