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Know about distracted driving's triple threat

Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents throughout the country. Cellphones, radios, GPS, food and even kids in the back of the car can be huge distractions that take the focus of the driver off the road. Some may get away with driving distracted for a time, but in a split second the consequences can be deadly both for a driver who is not paying attention and those nearby.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

If you suspect you are suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury ("TBI") after an accident, contact Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., even if you haven't been diagnosed yet. If you are still under the care of a physician, but have not yet been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, you may want to discuss your symptoms with your doctor so that you may receive a proper diagnosis. Symptoms may include:

Texas and Large Truck Accidents

Big rig accidents are a fairly common occurrence in the great state of Texas. Our state beats out the rest of the states in truck accident fatalities by surprisingly high margins. For example, in 2014, there were 532 fatal large truck accidents in Texas, representing a 14.2 percent rate. California, in the number two spot, experienced 281 truck accident-related fatalities, a 7.5 percent rate. Texas even holds the tragic distinction of the record holder for "highest number of large truck accident occupants killed," at 114. Oklahoma follows with a far lower 41 deaths.

Unsecured Furniture Increases the Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury

When you have a small child in your home, you must take precautions to ensure that your home is safe for the child. Even with the best supervision, children move quickly, so minimizing potential hazards is essential. Most parents childproof their homes by securing cabinet doors, placing harmful chemicals out of reach and blocking access to electrical outlets. However, parents often forget that certain types of furniture in the home can pose a risk to children as well.

Car Accidents and Sleep Deprivation

Are you sleep deprived? You're not alone as there are approximately 33 percent of Americans who don't get enough sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of three people in the U.S. get less than 7 hours of sleep per night on a regular basis.

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