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Motorcycle accidents can lead to brain and spinal trauma

Many motorcycle riders do not realize how much a single accident can change their lives. Many of them feel like they are invincible while they are riding on the streets and toss safety to the wind. Some of them do not believe that a car accident is not the only type of incident that can result in spinal cord and brain trauma, paralysis and death. Motorcycle accidents in Knoxville often lead to brain damage, disability and death too. 

Preventing teenage car accidents

Many Knoxville parents are aware that one of the most exciting moments in their teens’ lives is when they get their driver’s license. In all their excitement about the achievement, some parents forget that their adolescent children are still inexperienced. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers are more likely to lose their lives in car accidents than any other type of incident. 

Hit-and-run driver kills one and leaves another severely injured

Car accidents are so common in Knoxville that it may seem odd for a day to go by without you hearing about one. Hit-and-run accidents are often more unsettling to hear about because there is usually tragedy involved. As disturbing and life-changing as motor vehicle collisions can be for the victims, their family members are often left mourning the untimely loss of their loved ones. Victims who survive often have to spend the rest of their lives dealing with the consequences of someone else’s negligent behavior. 

Seniors who are fall risks are more likely to crash

Many people in Knoxville are aware that seniors are at risk of fall accidents. There may be a link between older people who fall and car accidents. According to a study posted by the AAA Newsroom, seniors who are at risk of crashing their vehicles “can be identified by their fall histories.” 

Fall motorcycle hazards

The days are getting shorter, colder and the leaves are starting to change color. Although summer is coming to an end, there are still plenty of riding days left for motorcyclists in Knoxville. With the changing seasons comes new hazards and road conditions that bikers should be aware of. 

How can parents protect their kids from car accidents?

Many parents feel their children are safest when they are with them, especially when they are transporting them around the Knoxville area. However, car accidents kill more children each year than any other cause in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 alone, more than “121,350 kids were injured in vehicle collisions.” 

What are 2 main causes of motorcycle accidents?

One thing that motorcyclists should do before hitting the roads in Knoxville this season is to learn about two main causes of accidents. The number of motorcycle crashes that occur is increasing. According to the Insurance Information Institute, riders have a 29 percent higher chance of dying in collisions. They are also more likely to suffer serious injuries than other types of vehicle operators. 

What kind of injuries can occur in car accidents?

Many people in Knoxville who have never been involved in car accidents before believe that the most important thing they should worry about is property damage. However, car accidents can be very serious and often end with someone becoming injured. It is not uncommon for some individuals to suffer serious injuries in car accidents where there is minimal impact. It is also very common for some people not to show signs of their injuries immediately after them. 

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