Accidents can happen at any time. Sometimes, people escape unscathed. Sometimes, they don’t escape at all. However, some accidents shouldn’t happen, and if people were more responsible, then they wouldn’t happen. Instead, workers leave spills on the floor in an aisle for too long, drivers continue to drive on the highway through fatigue, and property owners fail to maintain grounds and facilities with the appropriate amount of care. These are incidents of negligence that often lead to personal injury.
Personal injury is an area of the law that has been around for decades, because it addresses the accidents that happen to us as a result of someone else’s negligence. In recent years the scope of personal injury law has grown in order to accommodate the new injures that have arisen as a result of advances in technology and medicine. This change in the area of personal injury law is important, because it serves to protect people from the bad services and bad products that are everywhere in the market– because although advances in technology and medicine have been made, they have also come with unexpected failures and side effects. Furthermore, much of what is marketed is not what it appears to be. Manufacturers and retailers are often more interested in money than in your health and well-being. So, what services and products should you be careful of in these modern times, escaping the cycle of bad eating habits, poor health, and personal injury?
Bad Eating Habits
Unfortunately, a lot of the food we eat is fast. Technology has even made food easier to prepare and keep with chemicals and preservatives. However, we lead busy lives and rarely have time to put food on the table after actually cooking it ourselves– let alone shop for better, healthy food. Who has time to read all of those labels or understand what they mean? Many labels can’t even be trusted.
As a result, both people who live alone and families in America eat out now more than ever. According to Statisticbrain.com,
- There are 160,000 fast food restaurants in America that serve 50 million Americans every day.
- The annual revenue of the fast food industry is 110 billion dollars.
- 44 percent of Americans eat out at least once a week.
The numbers are staggering, because fast food is often full of empty calories.
Many fast food restaurants are behind that bout of food poisoning you had, have, or will have in the future. Food poisoning can be mild or severe depending on the bacteria that causes your illness. However, this is a short term concern.
In addition, eating out at least five times a week like most Americans just isn’t good for your health in the long term. Its hard to know what you’re eating when you go to a restaurant, because you aren’t buying or cooking the food– someone else is. Its also hard to control what you eat, because most menus are limited.
In response, many restaurants are building healthier menus, but its just not enough.
So, how many times do you eat out each week? Depending on your answer, you may have hit upon the cause of your poor health.
Eating fast food leads to poor health in terms of everything from weight gain to nutritional loss. Many Americans respond to this by taking homeopathic medicines that promise to treat and cure their health issues. This can both cause a new injury and worsen new injuries.
Although there are many forms of personal injury, take responsibility for your body and do your best to prevent it.
Jennifer Machie writes for Paul Colley, a personal injury lawyer at Colley & Colley, LLP.