How Safety Regulations Can Affect Your California Truck Accident Case

If you or a loved one suffers injuries as the result of a California truck accident, it will soon become evident that that these legal cases are considerably more complex than your typical motor vehicle accident.  A perplexing entanglement of federal, state and local regulations, that can cause burdensome litigation, governs the operation and maintenance of commercial trucks. The regulations at the federal level are created and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and are known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s) which apply to interstate commercial vehicles that are 10,000 pounds or greater, carry hazardous materials or transport over eight [...]

By | 2018-08-29T15:57:16+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Rutgers Study: New Unique Approach for Treating Traumatic Brain Injury

A team of researchers, in a Rutgers University study, has discovered two molecules that could be the basis for developing new drugs for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. The study, which was recently published in the journal of Neurobiology of Disease, uncovered the findings. Lead author Bonnie Firestein, a professor of cell biology at Rutgers opined that damage caused by traumatic brain injuries isn’t just the result of the physical blow, but is connected to the release of a neurotransmitter referred to as glutamate. “I think that this opens up a whole new way of thinking,” Firestein said, “Because, if you want to help somebody [...]

By | 2018-08-24T15:52:12+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

CDC: Employers and Parents Can Help Keep Young Drivers Safe

From 2011 to 2015, 470 workers in the 16 to 24 year old age group died in motor vehicle accidents while on the job. This accounts for approximately 26 percent of all work-related deaths in this age group according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This statistic could be lowered significantly if employers implemented policies and programs that follow federal and state laws regarding youthful drivers at work. At the same time and parents should teach safe driving behavior while calling the young drivers attention to hazardous driving expectations. While young drivers are still honing their skills and logging time behind the wheel, [...]

By | 2018-08-30T20:02:04+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Car Accidents|0 Comments

California Workplace Injury Suit Filed Against Tesla by Burned Worker

An electrical explosion at the Fremont California Tesla plant caused severe burns and suffering, according to a workplace injury lawsuit filed by Son Nguyen, the injured factory worker. The suit alleges that the company was focused primarily on increasing productivity rather than employee safety. Mr. Nguyen was a contractor at the plant on June 5, 2017, when an arc flash explosion thrust him 15 to 20 feet back, engulfing him in flames. He claims that the company refused to shut power to the equipment he was working on, because they did not want halt production for even a brief period. Nguyen says he is in constant [...]

By | 2018-08-09T19:24:57+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Changes in Tiny Blood Vessels May Aid Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis

Research by the University of Pennsylvania indicates changes to tiny blood vessels in the brains of people with traumatic injuries, may aid in more precise diagnosis and better treatment decisions. The research presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting on April 27, 2018, showed changes in the blood vessels may be linked to a spectrum of cognitive symptoms following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI accounts for 2.5 million emergency room visits, 280,000 hospitalizations and an average of nearly 50,000 deaths annually, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly one third of all injury deaths are attributed to TBIs. “The relationship [...]

By | 2018-08-03T17:33:39+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

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