May Accident News
Establishing fault in a car accident is usually one of the first things that people want to do after getting into a crash. But usually fault is harder to establish than one might think. Many questions can be asked from “was a blinker used?” to “was someone speeding?”. In lane-changing accidents, speed, blinker use, distance, distraction, or negligence in another way can all come into play when determining liability.
Apol Lansang, a nurse from Sonoma, CA was driving down the highway when Kevin Fenty drifted into her lane coming from the opposite direction. She tried to steer out of the way but it was too late. Lansang’s car was ripped in half, but miraculously, she survived. She only had a few bruises and soreness. Fenty was arrested for diving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana.
This week, U.S. Navy veteran, Richard Rojas slammed into dozens of pedestrians on the sidewalk in Times Square after making a wild U-turn onto the path. He eventually slammed into steel security barriers that served their purpose. Rojas has previous DUI charges. The girl who died was just 18, Alyssa Elsman.
Back pain after an accident can feel, and be debilitating. The lingering shoots of pain are not fun to deal with, and knowing how to deal with them in the first place is overwhelming. But we are here to tell you, don’t go straight to medicine or drug therapy options.
New guidelines from the American College of Physicians say that those types of treatments shouldn’t be first in line. For back pain, mainly lasting less than three months, such as after a car accident, other treatments need to be considered first.
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