Most Common Car-Related Injuries
But at the same time we cant allow one to use a bad decision as a shield to criminal prosecution. The defendant made a bad choice when there were other reasonable opportunities, Turfe said. The court rule in Michigan to order someone to trial is not as high as beyond a reasonable doubt, which is the common, traditional threshold to win a criminal conviction. Prosecutors only have to show a portion of their evidence at this stage. Indeed, Wafer apparently made a one-hour recorded statement to police, but it was not introduced, despite efforts by his lawyers. Defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter said Wafer didnt intend to kill McBride, only protect himself. She referred to Michigans 2006 self-defense law. If someone is breaking into a home there is a presumption that a homeowner can use deadly force, she argued.
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Four At-the-Scene Tips for Your Car Accident Client
2013. (WLNS) Follow on Twitter on December 19, 2013 at 9:54 AM, updated December 19, 2013 at 2:13 PM LANSING A 21-year-old-woman is in Sparrow Hospital with what Lansing Police are calling “life-threatening” injuries following a vicious two-car crash near Sparrow Hospital early Thursday morning. The crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of E. Michigan and Pennsylvania Avenues near Sparrow Hospital. Police arrived to find a car overturned vehicle near the intersection with the 21-year-old woman unresponsive and pinned inside of the car. Lansing firefighters needed the Jaws of Life to pull the woman from the car and the woman is currently in critical condition. Sparrow security and other witnesses helped describe the second car a dark colored van which left the scene of the accident and it was quickly located pulling into the Sparrow parking lot. The two occupants, both men, were treated for minor injuries and taken into custody by Lansing Police.
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Common Car Accident Injuries
A full 74,000 are injured by a falling vehicle or vehicle part. I dont think anyone until now had an accurate sense of the extent of vehicle-related injuries and fatalities that did not occur on a public highway, says Rae Tyson, a spokesman for NHTSA. It certainly underscores the risks that exist in a vehicle whether its on the road or off, and I hope it will call some attention to some of those issues. Behind the Numbers Data for the report were compiled by the NHTSA, the traffic arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation. They were collected primarily through police reports in 2007, death certificates and the number of fatalities registered by the Not-in-Traffic Surveillance system, a virtual data collector of details regarding nontraffic crashes nationwide. Researchers estimated an annual total of 1,747 fatalities and 841,000 injuries due to nontraffic crashes and noncrash incidents. Nontraffic crashes include back-over crashes and single-vehicle crashes that did not occur on a national highway. An estimated 98,000 injuries occur in nontraffic crashes on private roads, collisions with pedestrians on driveways, and two-vehicle crashes in parking facilities, the report said, while 743,000 injuries happened from noncrash incidents like hyperthermia and electrocution.
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents
UPDATE: I-35 northbound open after 6-car accident near S.E. All lanes of I-35 are back open after a six-car accident near S.E. 59th St. Thursday morning. Officials said injuries were reported but they did not confirm how many people were hurt or the nature of the injuries. OKLAHOMA CITY At least six cars have been involved in an accident on I-35 northbound near S.E. 59th St. Officials said one car is on fire. Injuries have been reported but the extent is unknown at this time. Authorities have blocked the two inside lanes. Traffic crews are asking drivers to avoid the area.
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Its important for the client to be sensitive and considerate at the scene, but advise them to never say or imply that the accident was their fault. Even if the client thinks they are indeed at fault, there may have been unseen factors that contributed to the collision. Even a simple Im sorry could put their case at risk. Additionally, the client must not sign or agree to anything before speaking to you, the lawyer. They should not speak to the other drivers insurance agency, sign any forms or paperwork, or agree to meet at another location to sort out the details. All of these situations could potentially be dangerous to the client and to the validity of their case. 3. Gather Information While making notes about the accident was more of a subjective exercise, the client also needs to record some cold hard facts.
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Lansing Police: Sparrow hit-and-run victim suffered ‘life-threatening’ injuries in crash
What do I need to know about common car accident injuries? While some injuries may be obvious at the time of the accident, other injuries can take time to show themselves. When you experience a trauma such as a car crash, your body produces endorphins to mask the pain. Care and attention to potential dangers are always necessary with cars, and not just on the road. Interestingly, most car injuries occur off the road – from slamming car doors or improper use of tools like a jack. Just because you dont immediately experience pain, or an injury is not immediately apparent doesnt mean you havent been hurt. Some of the most common car accident injuries include: Head injuries and brain damage. Any blow to the head can cause injuries. Concussions, brain bruises, and even traumatic brain injury are common car accident injuries. Spinal and neck injuries. You may have heard of whiplash.
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UPDATE: I-35 northbound open after 6-car accident near S.E. 59th St.; car on fire
A further break down of the analyzed data showed that the greatest increase of at-fault car crashes was among Army veterans. Marines had the next highest increase, while Navy and Air Force members showed minimal increases. At-fault auto accidents drastically increased for troops who have been deployed numerous times and for those troops that had prolonged deployments. The study also showed that military personnel under the age of 22 had more auto accidents than those over the age of 30. Losing control of a vehicle and unfamiliar objects in the road were reported by troops as being the major cause for car accidents. Post-Deployment Anxiety to Blame for Auto Accident Increase University of Minnesota researchers contributed to the study by researching behaviors that cause returning servicemen and women to have at-fault auto accidents. They found that many war veterans continue to drive on public roads the same way they drove in war zones. Half of the veterans who participated in the study reported that they feel anxious when other vehicles come near them too fast or block them in.
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