Guest Blogger Dr Boris Nektalov is a New York City Chiropractor that helps patients involved in Car Accidents that caused back injuries.
Automobile accidents occur every day. Unfortunately, back injuries are among the most common injuries suffered as a result of automobile accidents. Even a minor accident can cause back injuries, in part because the human body simply isn’t designed to absorb the lightest impact of a car accident.
TYPES OF BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR ACCIDENTS
- Disc injuries (herniated discs)
- Thoracic Spine Injuries
- Lumbar Spine Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Compression Fractures
- Muscle Strain or Spasm
- Pain radiating down the legs (due to pressure on nerve roots)
While the tremendous forces that are created during a car accident are enough to treat apart the soft tissues in the back and shatter bones, whiplash is also responsible for more than one million car accident back injuries can lead to long term pain and disability in those affected.
Disc injuries: The spine is a column of small bones called vertebrae which are separated into three sections – cervical, thoracic, and the lumbar. In between the vertebra is small cushions of cartilage known as intervertebral disks. It is these disks which can be injured in a car accident. Most common diagnosis following the car accident is herniated disk, which occurs with disc material ruptures to the point that the gel within the disk (the nucleus pulposus) pushes outward. This can also cause pain and numbness due to the irritation of the nerves.
Thoracic and Lumbar spine injuries and spinal cord injuries: The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back). These fractures are typically caused by high-velocity accidents, such as a car crash or fall from height. Fractured or non-fractured spine can cause spinal cord injury after car accident, due excessive spinal pressure (compression), spinal bruising (contusion), lacerations, and a simple inflammation can cause spinal cord pressure. Most common symptoms are pain, numbness/loss of sensation, loss of muscle control.
In the biggest drug bust in Colorado history, 80 people have been arrested with another 17 still on the run. In the bust, federal authorities confiscated over $415,000 in cash, over 26,000 grams of cocaine, a pound of methamphetamine, 1,000 grams of crack, 11 weapons including a SKS and AR-15 assault rifles.
Forty different law enforcement agencies with over 500 state and federal officers, made the arrests in various cities along the Front Range of Colorado. Around a third of the accused are to be prosecuted in the 17th Judicial District of Colorado and if convicted, will face anywhere from 10 years to life in jail.
With a drug bust of this size, those accused will be looking at charges that will have an impact on the rest of their lives. As North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys, we see cases similar to these and know it will be in their best interest that they seek the counsel of a knowledgeable Denver Federal Drug Crimes Attorney.
*First seen on Stanley Marks Colorado Federal Criminal Defense Attorney blog.
“In North Carolina, legislation has deemed that you have three years from the cause of action or the date of the accident in order to bring a claim into the state for negligence, which is what is underlying most automobile accidents
Do I need an attorney in North Carolina even if my insurance company says I don’t? | North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer
“If your insurance company advises you that you don’t need an attorney once you’ve been in a car accident, I would advise you that it’s free to call us and ask whether or not you’re getting a good deal or whether or not you’re being fairly treated. It will cost you nothing to call us and you’ll have a better idea about what’s actually happening with your case than you did before.”
Should I move my vehicle after an accident in North Carolina? | Car Accident Lawyer Durham | Raleigh | NC
“First thing you should do is not move your vehicle out of the roadway, you should wait for law enforcement to arrive. Because if you do move your vehicle, that automatically gives the insurance company a way to state that perhaps, nobody really knows what happened in the automobile accident. It’s going to be your word verses the word of the person who hit you or who you hit. And, if you move the vehicle it would be difficult for the police officer that responds to ascertain who’s fault it was. And even if he can the insurance company can assert that it wasn’t their clients fault, in fact, it was your fault and there is really no way to prove it except from statements of both parties.”
The North Carolina Attorney General’s office announced this past Monday that nine health care employees at Families First Home Health Care in Alleghany County, NC have been accused of defrauding Medicare. These employees are accused of submitting fake time sheets claiming services were provided and of falsifying documents. The value of the Fraud is listed at more than $50,400.
One employee is accused of over $200,000 of Medicaid Fraud at Guilford Home Health Care Agency. There have been 18 arrests throughout 10 different counties in North Carolina. According to officials there are two more suspects that are thought to have left the state.
This Medicaid Fraud blog post was originally seen at 5280defense.com.
What is excessive force by an officer in North Carolina? | North Carolina Police Brutality Lawyer | Durham | Greensboro
“Excessive force is using that level of force that is unnecessary to accomplish his obligation, the law enforcement officer’s obligation, that is, it was more than it was necessary. An example of that: if a law enforcement officer has a detainee, someone who is alleged to have committed a crime, in handcuffs and in the back of his patrol car, he can’t then take out his night stick and hit him in the head – that’s excessive. That is more than necessary to do what he’s legally obligated to do, that is to bring the person in to a court official.”
Can I sue an officer for using force in North Carolina? | Police Brutality Lawyer Burlington | North Carolina
“Law Enforcement officials have an obligation, however, to treat their arrestees (The person that has broken a criminal law), if you’ve been arrested that means that some law enforcement officer believes you have violated the law. He’s required by his oath of office to put you under arrest and bring you before a court official, if he believes that. There are ways he is required to do that. He is entitled to use force in order to bring you to a court official for a determination about whether you violated the law. But he’s not entitled to use excessive force, and the difference between appropriate force and excessive force is an area of the law that creates a lot of litigation. The answer is, yes you may sue a law enforcement officer for using excessive force to bring you to a court official. But he is entitled to use appropriate force, whatever is necessary to do that.”
Should I accept a settlement from my insurance company in North Carolina? | Car Accident Lawyer | Alamance County | Raleigh | NC
“So if you’re offered a settlement by an insurance company, without the advice of counse,l you can accept it but the insurance company is not looking out for your best interests at all. They’re actually just looking out for themselves. They’re a business just like anyone else and their business is to maximize profit.”
It’s been several months since my accident, is it too late to contact an attorney in North Carolina? | North Carolina Car Accident Attorney
“If it’s been several months since your accident that can be a good thing actually. If you’ve been trying to get through this on your own without an attorney, it just shows that you are trying to deal with the insurance company and, perhaps, they’ve been unfair with you. It’s certainly not too late to contact an attorney as long as it’s not been more than three years.”