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Internal bleeding may be difficult to notice

When vehicles collide, everything seems to stop. Traffic on either side of the highway slows to a crawl. Whatever you had planned for the immediate future is now on hold, especially if you are in one of the vehicles that just crashed. Pennsylvania emergency medical responders may look you over, check for broken bones and bandage any bleeding wounds. They may transport you to a hospital for a more thorough evaluation.

FOUR REASONS TO ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT

Seatbelts are extremely important devices, in fact they've become so important that every single state in the country requires passenger vehicle occupants to wear them. These laws exist for more reasons than simply charging people fines: they could actually save your life. Here are four of the most common and well-known reasons why you should always make sure you're wearing your seatbelt while in the car.

PREPARING YOUR CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM: WHAT YOU NEED TO INCLUDE

If you've been involved in a car accident, it is likely that you will need to prepare a claim to recover damages. Getting ready to file a claim can be a complex process, and neglecting to prepare correctly can lessen your settlement amount. Learn what you should include when you submit your claim to maximize your damages.

DANGEROUS DRIVING HABITS THAT INCREASE THE RISK OF CAR ACCIDENTS

Bad habits can be easy to get into, but when you get into bad habits on the road, you could be risking a car accident. Dangerous driving habits can cause accidents, but breaking these habits can help protect you from injuries. Learn more about these unsafe behaviors, and what you can do to prevent them.

RECOVERING CAR ACCIDENT DAMAGES AS A VICTIM OF ROAD RAGE

Incidents of road rage are quite common and, throughout the years, have actually increased. Many often involve personal injury or property damage and, if you have been a victim of it, you might even be wondering if it is possible to sue the other driver for injuries that resulted from road rage. If you can identify that person, you can sue him or her for damages, in addition to possibly pursuing criminal charges.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING PICTURES FOR YOUR CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM

If you have been involved in a car accident, you know how chaotic and emotionally overwhelming the situation can be. Your first priority should always be to examine your own condition as well as the condition of others and, if anyone is in need of help, call for emergency assistance. In the midst of all this, you might forget to take pictures of the scene of the accident, but this one small step can actually serve as a vital piece of evidence.

WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

Car accidents can happen quickly, leaving you stunned and confused. Emotions often run high, and many people may not know what to do after being involved in an accident. There are many steps to take after an accident, but knowing what to do can protect you. Here are some tips to follow after an accident.

BEWARE DISTRACTED DRIVERS PLAYING POKÉMON GO!

The mobile game known as Pokémon Go has become an almost instantaneous sensation since its launch. Less than a week later, the app is already rivaling the social media giant Twitter's mobile platform for data usage levels on mobile devices. One of the biggest appeals to the game is its ability to use your phone's GPS and make the popular monsters appear around you in real-world locations. This gives players an incentive to get out of the house and move about to explore for new and rarer breeds.

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