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What types of car accident are most dangerous?

Can the type of vehicle you are in determine how bad your injuries are going to be?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which has tracked statistics for over a decade, that may very well play a role in determining the severity of someone's injuries after an accident -- but the real facts might surprise you.

Drunk driver's (unsuccessful) excuse: the car was driving, not me

Two recent incidents involving Tesla autonomous vehicles clarified that: (A) self-driving cars are still a work in progress and (B) owners of self-driving cars are still liable for accidents.

In one case, an intoxicated driver who passed out behind the wheel tried to blame his car. He was still arrested for drunk driving. And no, the California Highway Patrol wryly added, the vehicle did not drive itself to the impound lot.

Can employers force you to see their doctors for a work injury?

Normally, you would go to your regular doctor or clinic for treatment of an injury or medical condition. But when you are injured on the job, you may not have that choice.

Under New Jersey workers' compensation law, employers can force you to seek treatment with their "preferred providers" for a work-related accident. This can create problems if doctors are not qualified to treat your injury or if they are too quick to send you back to work.

Traumatic brain injuries increasing among elderly

The big fear when an elderly person falls is broken bones, especially hip fractures. While that danger is very real, head trauma from falls is often overlooked.

Government researchers report an alarming increase in traumatic brain injury among older Americans. They add that seniors who do suffer brain injuries in falls are much more prone to subsequent falls and additional brain damage.

Consider getting a second opinion on these 3 conditions

Have you ever wondered if your doctor has missed something? If so, you aren't alone. A lot of people get concerned about a delayed or missed diagnosis. However, you may have a lot to fear from a medical overdiagnosis as well.

There are a few diagnoses that are always worth taking a second look. Ask a lot of questions if you've been diagnosed with any of the following ailments:

Car accident dangers: Slipped or herniated discs

A slipped or "herniated" disc in your spine is a very common -- and often very painful -- result of a car accident.

The sudden, forceful stop of your car, plus any additional jolts you take as the car comes to rest, can easily force these little bone cushions in your back out of place. If one or more ends up pressing against the nerves in your back, it can take a lifetime to heal.

Would higher Medicaid reimbursement boost nursing home staffing?

Many nursing homes are critically understaffed or are forced to hire workers with sketchy backgrounds. This staffing deficit in turn leads to serious harm to thousands of patients from negligence, neglect and abuse.

A government report concludes that more than 90 percent of U.S. nursing homes lack the minimum level of staff. But the report suggests that raising Medicaid reimbursement rates translates to more hiring of licensed staff and improved quality of care.

MRI revealed scalpel left behind during surgery 4 years earlier!

Many people feel anxious or claustrophobic during an MRI, but it shouldn't be physically painful. Yet Glenford Turner felt pain almost as soon as the procedure began. It was soon revealed that his abdomen had been harboring a scalpel for four years.

The 61-year-old military veteran is suing the Veterans Administration for medical malpractice. The surgical instrument was left inside him accidentally in 2013 by an inexperienced VA surgeon.

Loading your truck: How to do it safely

An improperly-secured load in the bed of flatbed truck is a disaster waiting to happen -- and the nightmare of a lot of drivers. If you've been driving for a while, you've probably encountered at least one pickup truck in your life that was precariously packed.

It isn't unusual to see a heavy load tied down with a single line of rope or loose objects thrown in the bed of a pickup because the driver assumes that they're "heavy enough" to keep from flying out.

New Jersey funeral processions must obey traffic laws

Many drivers will wait for a funeral procession to pass, even if the traffic signal changes. While this may be the common custom, it is not the law. And that ambiguity makes things dicey at intersections. Some drivers who are not in the procession might cross or turn when the light turns green, while mourners in the procession may assume they have the right-of-way.

A collision (especially a fatality) would only add to the heartbreak and stress of a funeral. The following explanation of New Jersey law and general funeral procession etiquette will hopefully avoid a crash or hard feelings.

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