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August 2018 Archives

Dealing with a back injury after a crash

Those who are hurt in motor vehicle collisions may suffer in many different ways. Some victims experience a great deal of physical pain, while others are immobilized for the rest of their lives. Moreover, the emotional and financial toll of these collisions can be very damaging as well. In this post, we will look at some of the challenges that car crash victims who have sustained a back injury may face.

Prescription drug abuse growing problem in U.S.

Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in the U.S. Addiction continues to destroy lives on a daily basis. The National Study on Drug Use and Health reported that about 1 in 10 people struggle with some level of substance abuse. It’s also estimated that 54 million people in the U.S. have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons.

Unfamiliarity with a new vehicle

There are different risk factors that can make a crash more likely to occur and some, such as driving while under the influence of alcohol, are very obvious and widely recognized. However, there are other situations which can make a crash more likely even though they are not as evident, such as operating a vehicle for the first time. From a lack of familiarity with dashboard features or the center console to being unsure of how a vehicle performs on the road, there are various reasons why driving a new car can be dangerous.

What is the difference between possession and drug trafficking?

North Carolina has some of the most tough drug laws in the country. Anyone who is facing a drug charge in the state could be looking at fines, a misdemeanor or felony conviction and serious time spent in prison. The difference in charges and punishments depends on the type of drug involved, the amount of the drug and what the state alleges you were doing with the drugs. However, what the accused was doing with the drug matters much less than how much of the drug was present.

Poison ivy, bug bites and car crashes

Common auto accident risk factors include poor road conditions, the use of alcohol behind the wheel and recklessly driving over the speed limit. While it is important for drivers to be aware of these concerns whenever they are on the road, there are other less common problems that can increase the chances of a wreck. For example, someone who has a rash due to exposure to poison ivy or is struggling with bug bites may be more likely to crash into another vehicle.

Riding a scooter while intoxicated

When it comes to driving under the influence, every single case is unique in a number of ways. For example, some drivers may have multiple offenses on their record, while others may have gotten behind the wheel drunk for the first time in their life. Some people may be well over the legal limit and severely impaired, while others may barely fail a breathalyzer test. Moreover, people operate different types of vehicles while drunk, such as cars, trucks and even scooters.

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