Virginia residents are aware of the dangers of driving for long hours without adequate sleep. Drivers often try to fight tiredness, but continuous tired driving can definitely pose a dangerous risk. The consequences can be quite disastrous when commercial truck drivers are on the road for days on end, without the necessary sleep to recuperate.
In Roanoke and everywhere across the United States, motorcyclists enjoy the unique freedom that comes with riding on two wheels and no walls. However, motorcycle riders are also exposed to dangers, which drivers of other motor vehicles generally do not experience.
More and more people have begun to depend on advanced medical technologies. However, cases of medical malpractice and negligence have also been on the rise in Virginia and elsewhere in recent times. When a patient is injured because of the negligence of a doctor or medical service provider, oftentimes the approach is to wait before bringing a suit for injuries. This time is often taken by the injured party in order to decide if legal remedies are really what the patient seeks.
As many as 741 people were killed in Virginia as a result of car crashes in 2013, according to statistics released by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Between 2012 and 2013 the total number of persons who suffered injuries due to car collisions in the state stood at 65,114, from a total of 121,763 automobile crashes. The major reasons behind motor vehicle collisions in Virginia are distracted driving, drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs.
Many Virginia residents are big fans of college football. Often, college players are as popular as professional football players. However, football is also inherently dangerous for the players. Head injuries sustained during a football game are common. Sadly, many of those injuries result in brain injury, which can lead to long-term problems.