You should always see a doctor if you are involved in a car accident, even one you think is relatively minor. You never know what might have been dislodged or knocked around. As discussed previously, this post will address the whiplash, the second most common injury associated with car accidents.
A common argument with politicians seeking "tort reform" is to say that doctors practice defensive medicine. Tort reform is a series of laws designed to overhaul medical malpractice litigation. The idea is to reduce your ability to recover just compensation for your injuries while partially shielding doctors and hospitals from correcting preventable errors. Defensive medicine occurs when doctors order more tests than medically necessary as a protection against potential litigation.
The issue of liability for self-driving cars is not yet resolved. The government has not proposed new regulations nor has Congress passed any new laws. In the absence of new law, many companies that are developing self-driven cars are potentially exposing themselves to huge liability risks. A products liability case develops when a person is injured because a product they purchased did not perform in the manner expected.
People don't get behind the wheel of their vehicle and ponder the likelihood that they will become involved in a car collision. Every day millions of people wake up and drive to work. It is as intuitive as eating or breathing for many people and most people don't consider the possibility that they will lose their breath or choke on something. Car accidents happen to "other" people. Unfortunately, with millions of drivers on the road every day, accidents are not a matter of if but when.
Anton Yelchin, the actor famous for playing Chekov in the 'Star Trek' reboot among other movies was tragically killed June 19th after his Jeep Cherokee rolled backward into him, pinning him between a brick pillar and security fence. Since that time, his family has remained mostly silent regarding his death until they announced this week that they plan to pursue a wrongful death claim against Fiat Chrysler, car manufacturer ZF North American and car dealership chain AutoNation for the death of their son.