Common Accidental Injuries

Common Accidental Injuries

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the United States go to the emergency room each year because of accidental injuries. In addition, unintentional injuries are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. The most prevalent causes of accidental injuries are motor vehicle accidents, falls, and unintentional poisoning. The following are some common accidental injuries that occur in Georgia and across the country. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) - Head trauma can cause damage to the brain tissue, leading to a variety of cognitive and physical impairments. Whether someone suffers a concussion (a mild TBI) or a severe brain injury, they should always seek immediate medical attention. Spinal cord injury - Many types of accidents result in trauma to part of…
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DUI Enforcement Increases Over the Holidays

DUI Enforcement Increases Over the Holidays

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Holidays and celebrations go hand-in-hand. While it might be time for many people to relax and enjoy champagne, eggnog, or other drinks, holidays are also the time for law enforcement agencies to prepare for increased enforcement of drunk driving prohibitions in Georgia. If you’re pulled over after drinking, you could be arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI). Police across the Atlanta area focus on catching impaired drivers during holidays year-round, including from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Agencies can use saturation patrols, in which larger numbers of patrol cars focus on areas where DUI may be more common, such as entertainment districts. The police can also set up roadblocks for sobriety checkpoints, in which they stop all vehicles or vehicles at random to determine whether drivers have…
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