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What is an acute spinal cord injury?

The medical term "acute" refers to a condition that occurs suddenly. An acute spinal cord injury in Virginia, then, is one that occurs suddenly, often due to an accident or trauma. You should note that "acute" is not necessarily the same thing as "temporary." Depending on the type of injury you sustain, it may improve with time. However, it is also entirely possible that the damage an acute spinal cord injury causes may be permanent.

Is it legal to drive drunk while on private property?

Until recently, it was illegal to operate a motor vehicle in Virginia while intoxicated under any circumstances. However, that changed earlier this year. USA Today reports that the state senate passed a bill in February stating that, even while intoxicated, you can lawfully drive on your own property. 

More drunk driving deaths in Virginia

If you are like most people who live in Virginia, your heart sinks every time you hear or read a report about someone being hit by a drunk driver, especially if the person died in the crash. These accidents are not really accidents in the true sense of the word as they are completely preventable - if only drivers would make responsible choices. Sadly, many drivers refuse to do this.

Can summer heat trip you up?

Virginian residents know harsh winters well. The ice and snow can easily create hazards for you to slip on or trip over. But what about the summer? When there isn't any ice on the road, does that mean you're free from the potential of slip-and-fall incidents? Unfortunately, no. Today, we'll examine some of the most common slip and tripping hazards found in summer.

How can whiplash from a crash impact your life?

Virginian residents who get involved in car crashes may suffer from whiplash. Though this is often considered one of the milder injuries a person can get from a crash, it can actually impact your health for a long time to come, especially if you don't get speedy treatment.

Protect workers from falls

Many Virginia workers may think that only elderly employees fall down while performing their job. People of any age may fall if they are around unsafe conditions, though. Because of this, it is important for workers to know how falls occur and what they can do to prevent them.

Virginia considering expanding its distracted driving laws

Currently, Virginia law prohibits drivers from engaging in certain activity on their phone when driving. For example, all drivers in the state are banned from texting or emailing behind the wheel. Also, there is a cellphone use ban for school bus drivers and certain young drivers.

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