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Brain Injuries and Their Causes

According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a million people suffer from brain injuries every year. Anything can cause a brain injury from a fall in a bath tub to a car accident on the road. Many brain injuries go undetected at first since they may not be that severe. For this reason they are often not diagnosed by or go completely undetected by doctors.

How do Brain Injuries Occur?

There are many different ways that a person can experience a brain injury but in general brain injuries include some kind of physical trauma to the head or brain that causes the brain to not function properly in some way. Physical trauma to the head can be a blow, shake, penetration or bump. Brain injuries can be minor or severe depending on the circumstances and the amount of damage. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident then contact a personal injury attorney today for advice about your case. You could possible get financial compensation to cover your medical expenses and other losses.

There are many different circumstances that can lead to a brain injury. Some of the common factors that many cause a brain injury include:

·         car accidents
·         slipping and falling accidents
·         sports activities

·         acts of violence and assault

Types of Brain Injuries

Whenever someone’s head suffers an impact of some kind, there can be possible brain injury as a result. Types of brain injuries include a concussion, closed head injury and acquired brain injuries. Often brain injuries are not readily visible or noticeable from the surface but symptoms may exist that indicate one. These symptoms include headaches, lack of concentration ability, memory loss, dizziness, fatigue, changes in mood and behavior, nausea and blurriness. In some cases, the symptoms may not show up immediately but will appear over time and perhaps will grow in frequency or strength.

If you think that you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, seek immediate attention from your doctor or local hospital. Brain injuries are usually time sensitive and need to be treated as soon as possible to minimize the damage. If the brain injury is the result of an accident then consult with a brain injury attorney or personal injury lawyer who can help you examine your case and whether someone else may be liable. 

Drunk Driver Strikes 50 Year-old Female Pedestrian

On February 15, 2013, an impaired driver operating his vehicle while under the influence of drugs struck a pedestrian. The 46 year-old male struck the pedestrian around 5:50 PM near Oddstad Boulevard in Pacifica. The accident occurred when the male was heading southbound on Oddstad Boulevard and crossed into the northbound lanes hitting a 50 year-old woman.

The impact sent the woman flying and the male driver then crashed into two parked cars. Officials who were responding to the accident reported that the driver smelled of alcohol and admitted to having drank prior of the accident. The victim suffered a laceration to the head and other injuries. As a result, she was taken to the San Francisco hospital to receive treatment.

The Dangers of Drunk Driving

Unfortunately, drunk driving is a common occurrence on our roads today that leaves many people injured. Drunk driving is extremely dangerous as it impairs the brain of the driver. Alcohol causes numerous affects including:

·         Slows the brain’s functions so the driver is unable to respond to situations or make decisions quickly
·         Reduces ability to judge how fast the driver is moving
·         Reduces judgment so the driver is unable to judge distance from other cars, people, or objects
·         Gives drivers false sense of confidence so they take greater risks
·         Makes it difficult for drivers to multitask so they can only focus on one thing. As a result, they may miss seeing traffic lights or pedestrians
·         May make the driver sleepy so they may fall asleep behind the wheel and cause an accident

Driving truly impairs the mind of a driver, causing the driver to become a threat to others on the road. It is estimated that one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related car accident.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

You should speak to a personal injury attorney if you or a loved one were recently injured by a drunk driver.  A personal injury attorney will work to earn you monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. File a personal injury claim today. 

When You Are Injured in an Auto Accident

Auto accidents can cause extreme physical and mental injuries and trauma, in addition to financial ruin to victims of reckless and negligent drivers. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also commonly suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member. Accidents resulting in debilitating injury can have severe consequences to a family's finances, which can cause loss of jobs, homes, cars, and other assets. All this can be avoided by hiring an auto accident firm to protect you. Our lawyers work hard to ensure that you get your accident injury claim quickly.

Auto accidents can cause severe mental and emotional anguish for victims because the consequences can be serious like permanent disability to fatal like death. The loss of a loved one causes immeasurable pain and suffering. Additional consequences can also be financial loss, especially when the victim is the sole or primary wage earner for the family. Our auto accident attorneys will immediately launch a detailed investigation of the accident and establish liability of the responsible party. We will also quickly recover all legal damages to which the victim and their family are entitled to according to law.

What You Should Do After an Auto Accident

Here are steps you should take if you have been involved in an auto accident:

·         Immediately file an accident report with local authority such as the police or highway sheriff.
·         Write down important information of the offending party such as their name, address, driver’s license number, vehicle license plate number, and insurance information. Don’t forget to include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any and all witnesses.
·         Take pictures of the accident scene, all vehicles involved in the accident, and any visible injuries to the parties involved, such as cuts, bruises, and scars
·         Do not discuss the accident or your injuries with anyone involved in the accident. Only discuss details with your legal representative.
·         Do not consent to sign any document or provide a recorded statement without first reviewing it with your attorney. Statements made by you before legal representation to an insurance adjuster can easily be and are often. misinterpreted and will be used to deny or minimize your monetary award.
·         Seek medical attention. Tell your doctor the nature and extent of your pain and injury, and how the injury occurred.

You should immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, even if you do not think you were at fault and were the victim of an auto accident. A legal consultation from us is crucial to protecting your legal rights. Remember that time is of the essence in accidents for many reasons. Physical evidence can be lost or destroyed; witnesses' memories may become unreliable because they can fade, and the recovery of financial expenses by the victim can be delayed when insurance companies want to conduct their own investigations prior to awarding claims.

Our attorneys are experienced in handling car accident cases. They will ensure you get your personal injury claim handled in a professional and proper manner. They will fight to win you monetary award to cover all expenses and damages done to you by the offender. Call us today for your no obligation case evaluation.

Three Hurt in Head-On Collision in Pomona

On the morning of April 28, 2013, a car accident occurred that left three people hospitalized. The accident occurred around 10:45 PM in Pomona, California near Harrison and Bonita avenues. The collision happened when a woman was heading southbound on Town Avenue. Unfortunately, the woman lost control of her vehicle. As a result, her son tried to take control of the steering wheel, but sideswiped another vehicle before crossing the center median and heading into oncoming traffic.

The SUV that the woman and son were driving collided into another SUV. Firefighters were forced to cut open the other SUV containing a male in his late 30’s. The man was flown by helicopter to a nearby center for his injuries. The female driver was also taken to the hospital for injuries while her son only suffered minor injuries. According to officials, none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Head-On Collision and Injuries

Unfortunately, numerous incidents similar to the story told above occur every day. Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of accidents as they have the strongest force of impact. If both cars are traveling at a rate of 50 mph, when the cars meet they slam at 100 mph. As a result, injuries resulting from a head-on collision can be most devastating.

Head-on collisions may sound rare, but they occur quite commonly. Many head-on collisions take place when an impaired driver is operating their vehicle under the influence of alcohol. As a result, many drunk drivers will enter the freeway through the exit ramp and head towards oncoming traffic. Often times, it is too late and the drunk driver slams into an unsuspecting driver causing severe injury. Other times, head-on collisions can occur due to a brief momentary loss of control. Just a split second can send the driver and nearby motorists into harm’s way.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you were recently injured due to a head-on collision, you should speak to a personal injury attorney immediately. A personal injury attorney may be able to earn you monetary compensation for your injuries and damages. Contact us today. 

What Are Slip and Fall Accidents?

Under California law, a property owner has a duty to keep his or her property reasonably safe and they are required to warn others of any dangerous conditions if they exist. Most people are not aware that if they suffer a slip and fall accident, the property owners could be held accountable for injuries and damages sustained due to negligent care and maintenance of the property by the owners.

Each slip and fall situation is different, and must be properly evaluated by an experienced lawyer. If you or a loved one was recently injured by slipping and falling on a property that is not yours, consult one of our skilled slip and fall accident lawyers today. Our legal team will carefully evaluate the details of your case. We will not hesitate to file a legal claim on your behalf against the property owner who was negligent in properly maintaining his or her property.

Conditions for Slip and Fall Accidents

There are several conditions that can cause someone to slip and fall. They are:

·         Spills on the floors that were not properly cleaned up
·         Slippery substances on floor such as oil, soapy solutions, or grease
·         Freshly cleaned or waxed floors that were not clearly marked
·         Inadequate lighting in hallways, stairways, rooms, etc.
·         Loose or no handrails on stairways
·         Damaged flooring
·         Uneven walking surfaces
·         Loose tiles

·         Rips or tears in carpet that were not replaced

What To Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents can have devastating consequences. These consequences can range from minor to fatal. Since these types of accidents are usually the fault of the property owner or manager, you may be able to file a legal claim against them. However, before you hire one of our expert slip and fall accident lawyers, you need to take pictures of the accident scene as evidence for your case. Do this immediately after you have your accident, and seek medical help if you have been injured. Also getting the names and contact information of any witnesses is vital to your case. Our attorneys will work with you to gather essential information they may have when they witnessed your slip and fall accident.

Slip and Fall Claims

Our law offices have successfully represented numerous clients for slip and fall accident claims against negligent property owners and managers for many years. We know what it takes to succeed in helping our clients win large monetary awards. To discuss whether you are eligible for financial compensation from a slip and fall accident, call our law offices today for your free legal consultation. We will answer any questions you may have about your legal claim.