Healing After a Car Accident

OMAHA, Nebraska. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you may be facing a long road to recovery. The Omaha, Nebraska personal injury lawyers at Rensch & Rensch Law understand how devastating crashes can be for victims and their families. If you’ve been hurt in a wreck, make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions and follow up with your physician. If you have questions about seeking damages following your accident, consider speaking to a qualified attorney. Here are some other things you can do to promote healing after a car accident:

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Keep Your Pets Safe While Driving

OMAHA, Nebraska. Whether it’s a trip to the vet, a trip to the park, or for vacation, if you’re driving with pets, it’s important to take precautions to keep both you and your pets safe. According to American Humane, a loose pet in your car is not only dangerous to the animal itself, but it is also a danger to you and to other drivers. A loose pet can be a distraction. Furthermore, your animal could try to hide under your brakes or gas pedal, creating a potentially hazardous situation. Before you hit the road with your cat or dog, consider the following safety tips:

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Technology May Assist Older Drivers, But Drivers Need to Be Aware of their Limits

OMAHA, Nebraska. Safety features on newer model cars may be able to assist older drivers and prevent accidents, but families still need to be vigilant about when an elderly family member should give up their keys. According to the National Institute on Aging, older drivers face unique challenges and obstacles on the road. Among some of the concerns are stiff joints and muscles which can impact reaction time and make it harder for elderly drivers to turn the wheel or check their blind spots. One writer for the New York Times wrote about how blind spot detection systems and systems that warn drivers when they drift out of their lane could help elderly drivers see behind them when they back out of a parking space or need to reverse their vehicle. Yet, these systems were not designed to replace a human driver, and there has already been some concern about drivers’ overreliance on these safety features which are not meant to serve autonomously.

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Self-Driving Cars—Coming to a City Near You?

Omaha, Nebraska. According to Reuters, the House may vote on self-driving car legislation as early as next week. The legislation would allow car makers to more quickly deploy autonomous vehicles and the law would also bar states from stopping the vehicles from using their roads. As many as 25,000 vehicles would be permitted to operate on roadways without requiring them to meet current safety standards. While the thought of autonomous vehicles hitting the road is exciting for some, others are concerned about the potential safety risk these vehicles could pose to the general public should they be prematurely allowed on the road.

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How to Help a Friend or Loved One After a Car Accident

OMAHA, Nebraska. If your friend or loved one has been in a car accident, he or she may be struggling with the recovery process. Your friend or loved one may be facing lifestyle changes, mobility challenges, and may even have to miss time from work to recover. The aftermath of an accident brings with it grief and unique challenges. Having a strong community of supportive friends and family is essential. So, how can you help a friend who is recovering after a serious car accident?

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