Injuries from Minor Vehicle Collisions

Written by Maricon Williams

Approximately 12.8 million motor vehicle accidents inrepparttar United States were reported on December 2003. This amounts to about one crash per second - quite an alarming data.

To boot, we should dispel myths, misconceptions and erroneous judgment about vehicular accidents. Some say that drunk persons don’t get injured as much. This is fallacious. A study showed that occupants ofrepparttar 119192 vehicle who were aware ofrepparttar 119193 immediate danger of collision had less severe injuries and considerably less at risk. Another erroneous assumption is thatrepparttar 119194 amount of injury is directly proportionate torepparttar 119195 amount of damage torepparttar 119196 car. There can be grave inverse correlation between vehicle damage and injury levels. Asrepparttar 119197 vehicle becomes more rigid or inflexible, damage costs are lessened howeverrepparttar 119198 occupant is susceptible to an increasing potential for injury.

Aside fromrepparttar 119199 aforementioned assumption, others also believed that few residual spinal problems result from MVA injuries. The truth is that spinal injury isrepparttar 119200 primary concern in a collision. Minor injuries include cervical spine trauma, neck injuries, soft tissue abnormality, cervical-thoracic injury and post MVA disabilities.

Another misconception is that if a vehicle has a 2.5 m.p.h. bumper and said bumper was not damaged,repparttar 119201 impact was under 2.5 m.p.h. Empirical evidence discloses that in vehicle to vehicle collisions,repparttar 119202 bumpers will not likely be damaged until bumper standard speed has been exceeded by a factor of 2 to 8 times. It is noteworthy thatrepparttar 119203 design of modern bumpers often preventsrepparttar 119204 direct observation of bumper damage without physical removal ofrepparttar 119205 bumper.

You and the Tort Law: A Guide

Written by Carla Ballatan

Everyday, we’re always atrepparttar risk of falling victim to misfortune whether it is from using defective products or unknowingly falling off into a manhole, or sustaining vast injuries due to serious highway accidents. You may think that accidents that happen everywhere to other people are of nobody’s fault than theirs alone…But, once something happens to you, say you were bit by a dog whose owner was careless enough to let it wander off, you may cry out, indeed – “not my fault!”.

Injuries may range from trivial to critical, depending on how it was obtained physically, mentally or emotionally. If an individual or group has a liability for your accident, you can file for claims underrepparttar 119191 tort law. This area ofrepparttar 119192 law is invaluable you need to have knowledge of it.

Torts are private and civil wrongs or injuries that may be remedied through a court of law by a lawsuit for damages/compensation. Once an individual or a group of individuals violate their duty to others created under general or statutory laws, a tort has been committed. Liability inrepparttar 119193 tort law is based upon “…the relation of persons with others; and these relations may arise generally, with large groups or classes of persons, or singly, with an individual…The common thread woven into all torts isrepparttar 119194 idea of unreasonable interference withrepparttar 119195 interest of others.” Prosser & Keeton, supra,p.5. Thus,repparttar 119196 chief aim of action in tort is that an individual be compensated forrepparttar 119197 loss he has suffered withinrepparttar 119198 scope of his legally recognized private interests, asrepparttar 119199 best method of relief.

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