Modern vehicles are incredibly safe, thanks in part to years of research and development into effective safety devices like seatbelts and airbags. Across Maryland, drivers may operate vehicles with accident detection systems and other technologically advanced programs that help them monitor their surroundings and avoid crashes. These tools, coupled with safe driving practices, help reduce the number of deadly accidents on American roads.
However, as readers of this blog know, not all drivers use safe practices when they are in their vehicles and not even the most sophisticated vehicle safety programs can keep them from causing crashes. When accidents happen, victims can suffer dearly for other drivers’ mistakes. One form of injury that is possible when motor vehicles collide is spinal cord injury, and this post will explore its devastating effects.