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How Often Do Car Accidents Result in Spinal Cord Injuries?

Published on Jan 21, 2022 at 4:22 pm in Auto Safety.

How Often Do Car Accidents Result in Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the DoT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, there were nearly 6.76 million car accidents in 2019, the latest year for which complete data is available. These resulted in 2.74 million injuries and over 36,000 deaths.

In a car accident, any part of the body can be injured to one degree or another, but the spinal cord is especially vulnerable. Together with the brain, the spinal cord composes the central nervous system; it is a bundle of nerves and cells covered by layers of tissue called meninges, which are in turn wrapped by a protective column of bones called vertebrae. Neurosurgeons divide the vertebral column into three regions: the cervical (comprising the neck), thoracic (chest), and lumbar (lower back). The spinal cord has over 40 of these vertebrae.

South Carolina Law Changes in 2022

Published on Dec 29, 2021 at 1:13 pm in Legal Information.

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Every year, there are new laws passed. Since these changes and updates happen so often, it can be difficult to keep up. When you have other things going on in your life, you likely aren’t paying attention to every General Assembly, or to every upcoming bill and whether or not it’s passed.

What Are the Three Most Common Complaints About Nursing Homes?

Published on Dec 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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The best nursing homes and long-term care facilities offer care that goes above most standards and lets residents enjoy the simple things they need in life like socialization, fresh air, exercise, hearty meals, and relaxation. The worst nursing homes often provide substandard care and force residents to live in conditions that are cramped, stifling, unclean, and sometimes unsafe. One of the ways facilities can make improvements is by listening to the complaints of residents and initiating changes based on those complaints.

Who Has the Right of Way When Backing Out of a Parking Space?

Published on Nov 22, 2021 at 4:52 pm in Auto Safety.

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Parking lots can be confusing spaces. Whether they’re empty or packed, they always seem difficult to maneuver through because they’re tight lanes with so many spaces surrounding them. On top of that, there are so many obstacles to look out for—moving vehicles, people backing out, pedestrians, and objects like carts.

Since it can be so overwhelming in a parking lot, it can make it even more difficult to back out of your parking space. But what happens when you hit another car that’s driving through the lot while backing out? Who has the right of way? We have the answer.

How Much Time Do Truck Drivers Spend on the Road?

Published on Nov 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Commercial truck drivers have the sometimes grueling job of driving across their own states, other states, or the span of the country to deliver goods to the correct destination. This could seem like a cut and dried job, but it isn’t—there are plenty of regulations that they have to follow, like hours.

Truckers are only allowed to spend so much time on the road when they’re hauling. They have to abide by federal hours of service regulations that are intended to keep them awake behind the wheel. Let’s take a look at how much time truck drivers spend on the road.

Who Is Liable If Flying Debris Hit My Car?

Published on Nov 22, 2021 at 4:15 pm in Auto Safety.

Bag of recyclables on road

The most recent research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that road debris is a factor in nearly 10,000 car accident injuries each year in the United States. To better understand why road debris is a danger to motorists on roads and highways, we’ll look first at what can be considered road debris, and then examine who is liable if flying debris hits your car.

If you have further questions, get in touch with a car accident attorney with experience in complicated motor vehicle accident cases. Our auto collision attorneys at The Solomon Law Group are available to answer questions in the Columbia, South Carolina area.

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