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Car accident: Spinal cord injuries cause other health problems

British Columbia residents might be interested in information recently published by Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports about the prevalence of spinal cord injuries. The report indicates that 46 percent of all spinal cord injuries result from vehicle accidents, and four in ten incidents that caused spinal cord injuries involved alcohol. When a car accident victim suffers an injury that causes paralysis, he or she will be susceptible to many other health problems.

Alleged drunk driving car accident claims life of passenger

A combination of adverse weather and alcohol is a recipe for disaster. Driving on slick road conditions requires special skills that could be compromised if the driver is impaired. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says such circumstances might have led to the death of a man in a recent British Columbia car accident.

Car accident: How is negligence established?

Whenever an injured victim of any type of accident pursues recovery of damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit in a British Columbia civil court, that person must establish negligence. However, understanding the concept of negligence and how to go about proving it is important. If an individual fails to take reasonable care while driving, and a car accident follows, that person may typically be held liable for damages.

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