- Try to get 8 hours of sleep before a drive.
- Take a pre-drive nap.
- Take a mid-drive nap. It is safer to pull over in a safe location to take a 20 minute power nap to continue driving when sleepy.
- Pull over at a rest stop and stretch or walk around.
- Try the buddy system to keep you engaged in conversation, but to also switch off driving every 2 hours.
- Do not drink alcohol. Even the slightest amount can make you drowsy.
- Caffeine has been proved to improves alertness, but be aware that the effects will wear off after a few hours.
- Difficulty focusing; frequent blinking or heavy eyelids
- Daydreaming; Voicing disconnected thoughts
- Trouble remembering the last few miles driven, missing exits or ignoring traffic signs
- Repeated yawning or rubbing their eyes
- Trouble keeping their head up
- Drifting from their lane or hitting a shoulder rumble strip
- Feeling restless or generally irritable
This can be difficult to determine, but if a public or community pool does not have enough life guards to adequately monitor all swimmers or proper safety equipment in place, then they may be liable. Similarly, at a private pool, if children and adults are not given a rundown on safety around the pool or put on notice of dangerous conditions, the private pool’s owner can be liable.
Drunk walking can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. 46% of the traffic crashes that ended in pedestrian casualty involved inebriation by either the driver or the pedestrian. Of that figure, 34% of the pedestrians had been legally intoxicated at the time of the crash, whereas 13% of the drivers were intoxicated. In fact, studies have shown that drunk walking can be more deadly than drunk driving on a per mile basis. Other common, yet dangerous, consequences that can result from drunk walking include falling down stairs, tripping, and provoking fights.
I am Jim Parish of the Parish law firm. I am a traumatic brain injury attorney in northern Virginia. Today I would like to describe some of the symptoms of someone suffering from a concussion.
Headaches, lack of awareness, nausea or vomiting, and confusion. If you are exhibiting any of these brain injury signs or symptoms, or someone else you know that’s been involved in an accident, this person needs medical care. These injuries can last a lifetime, and can change that person’s life. I hope that information was helpful. Thank you.
Hello everyone. I am a personal injury attorney that handles brain injury cases in Virginia.
The way that a concussive type injury or traumatic brain injury is diagnosed is with what’s called the Glasgow Coma Scale. This scale measures the response from the eyes; also motor responses and verbal responses. I hope this information has been helpful.
Hello everybody I am Jim Parish of the Parish law firm. I am a tractor trailer injury lawyer in Virginia. Today I would like to talk about some of the dangers of driving around large tractor trailers.
Certainly, never drive in tractor trailer blind spots, and that can either be the left or right side or to the rear. Always maintain a safe distance behind these vehicles, or if you’re going to pass them, make sure they don’t have a turn signal activated. And make sure that you can see clearly in front of that large tractor trailer in order to avoid being pushed to one side or the other. Always be very careful around these vehicles. They’re certainly much larger than your car. And typically in tractor trailer accidents people are severely injured, and you don’t want to be one of these victims. Thank you, folks.