Moderate injuries are generally what you would call minor injuries, but you know what I mean by that. All those bruises, scrapes, and cuts all over your body, it means you’ve been exercising.
It’s a good thing for a body that has taken some punishment to return to full strength. It means that even if you did get a little bit bruised or scratched up, it’s nothing that can’t be worked out for you. It might cause a bit of pain and swelling, but it shouldn’t be that big of a deal.
Its a good thing that you are exercising, but it also means you are in good condition. Because the truth is that most of your injuries are not that big of a deal, but they can be. You know what I mean when I say its important to take care of yourself. A small little scratch, bruise, or cut will usually heal quite nicely. However, if your whole body gets scratched up, swollen, and bruised up, it can be a real hassle.
I am not a doctor, nor am I a personal injury attorney, but something your doctor says about you, or the result of an accident report that says you have sustained a minor injury, should be taken seriously. If you have a small break or cut that isn’t very serious but it might hurt, it can be an all-too-real possibility.
If you do happen to get hurt, you can ask for a “light injury” report, which gives you a chance to see a doctor to see if you need to see a specialist, or to be seen by a doctor to see if you should go to an emergency room.
In certain situations, minor injuries are the ones that do the most damage to the body. That means when a break is caused through no fault of your own, the most common injury is usually to the face. However, even if you do have a small break, if you have no cuts on your body, you can still be charged with a misdemeanor for reckless driving.
In recent years, the number of DUI offenses has gone up, but so have the number of people who have been charged for drunken driving. But even people with minor injuries (cuts and bruises) might receive jail time. The fact that the number of charges for reckless driving has gone down doesn’t speak to the problem of drunk driving.
Because of the growing problem with drunk driving, we are seeing more people get injured. In the past year alone, weve seen a significant decrease in the number of people coming in to emergency departments with injuries that didnt meet the state’s definition of “moderate.” Some of these numbers are shocking to those of us who are injured on a daily basis.
A lot of people will tell you that the number of crashes involving drunk drivers is too low for you to worry about. They say that people are so used to getting drunk that they don’t realize that you can’t always be driving. Well I have news for you. I have been driving for over a year, and I can tell you that drunk driving happens a lot less than you think.
And I also have news for you. We have the CDC to thank for this information. Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the following data. In a year where there were 37,000 collisions between drunk drivers and pedestrians, there were only 2,037 crashes involving a driver under the influence. That means only about 1,845 crashes occur every year. In a year where there were 2,814 drunk driving crashes, there were only 1,906 crashes.