According to CBS 11, the DFW area set a record of 9.4″ of snow – the most snow to ever fall in a single calendar day (as of 9:30pm). The roads were slick and terrible. Schools were closed, businesses closed early, and the post office delivered. The road in front of my house had snow up to the top of the curb and the mailman drove his mail truck from one mailbox to the next and at just about the same time as every other day. I was amazed at the perseverance of the United States Postal Service. They really do deliver the mail regardless of the weather. I think we should all make an effort to meet our postal delivery person and say thank you. They have a really hard job and they often risk their safety in the line of duty, like today. We all get our mail on time, every day, come rain or snow, because the USPS goes the extra mile. We owe them a debt of gratitude.
Archive for February, 2010
With cell phones and driving, we have a new term called Driving While Distracted (DWD). Using cell phones while driving is already illegal in many states across the country. This is due to the high number of auto injuris that result from drivers who were distracted by talking or texting on the cell phone. Nationwide Insurance has published some not-so-surprising statistics related to DWD.
In a 2008 survey by Nationwide Insurance, 67 percent of people admitted to using a cell phone while driving. That means that roughly 2 out of every 3 drivers on the road are using their cell phones while driving. The number one source of driver inattention is use of a wireless device, according to Virginia Tech researchers. As a result, driving while distracted is a factor in 1 out of every 4 police reported crashes.
A 2005 controlled study of Australian drivers found that cell phone users were four times as likely to get into an accident serious enough to injure them. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that phone conversation tasks typically decrease reaction times, travel speeds, and increase lane deviations and steering wheel movements.
Drivers on cell phones cause serious auto injuries. If you or someone you know was injured in a car wreck due to the other driver being distracted with a cell phone, call WOL+MED today. We can help you. Our medical doctors are auto injury experts. If you think you need a personal injury attorney, we can also help you find the right lawyer for you. You need a doctor who can help you with all of your auto injury concerns. We can help you. We want to be your doctor.
The Dallas / Ft. Worth area is expected to get up to 6 inches of snow today. People still have to go to work though regardless of the dangerous road conditions. With some patience and careful driving, most people will make it to their destinations, even if they’re late. I was watching the news and they showed video of the highways with crowded roads filled with slow-moving drivers and a few others that put everyone else at risk. Even the news lady commented on it. What is it with people who think they can drive in any weather condition? Snow and ice on the road? No problem – go faster. Pouring rain? No problem – go faster. Why are all these other people driving so slow? Don’t they know I’m in a hurry? CRASH!
The safer drivers wake up early to make time for driving slower. They drive cautiously and defensively so they don’t get into a car wreck that can cause serious injury, property damage, or worse. The one thing that most people worry about though is not being able to control the “other driver”.
Has this happened to you? Have you ever been in a car wreck during bad road conditions that could have easily been avoided if the other driver just would have slowed down and been more of a defensive driver, just like you were? Then, you have to stand out in the rain or snow to exchange insurance information. You’re cold. You’re wet. You’re angry. You’re injured.
Now what? You need to see a doctor. You might even need a lawyer. You’re going to have unexpected insurance hassles. You might have to take time off of work and get a rental car. All because of a wreckless driver!
If you were injured in a car wreck, call WOL+MED. If you know someone who was hurt in a car wreck, tell them to call WOL+MED. If you’re one of those wreckless drivers and it’s snowing or raining – SLOW DOWN!
The Lake Lewisville bridge seems to have an invisible barrier that keeps injured workers from crossing over into Denton to get treated for a work injury. Do Lewisville injured workers realize that for just a short drive to Denton, they can be treated for a work injury by Medical Doctors who are workers comp experts. From Round Grove Road, to Loop 288, in Denton, the trip only takes about 10 to 15 minutes. That’s an easy drive to get expert medical care for a complicated work injury. Lewisville, TX is home to people who work for the post office, education, transportation, manufacturing, retail, and much more. People in these industries are among the most injured in Denton County. It’s important that injured workers in Lewisville, TX know where to go to get expert treatment for their workers comp injury. Consider WOL+MED in Denton, TX. If you or someone you know lives in Lewisville, TX, let WOL+MED help you with your workers comp injury. For more information about how WOL+MED can help Lewisville, TX injured workers, call (940) 484-7000 or visit us on line at www.wolmed.com. We want to be your doctor!