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Premises Liability & COVID-19: What You Need to Know

You’re already taking plenty of precautions to protect yourself and others against COVID-19, and you should be able to trust others to do the same. As businesses in California continue to re-open their doors to customers, they have a responsibility to protect consumers from the dangers presented by the coronavirus. Premises liability laws require property owners to take reasonable precautions to protect visitors from harm. If you contract COVID-19 and believe it to be due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be able to make a claim. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about California’s premises liability laws during [...]

By | 2020-09-29T14:21:00+00:00 September 29th, 2020|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Filing Auto Accident Claims During COVID-19

The aftermath of a car accident can be very difficult to deal with, and unless you’ve been through it yourself, you probably don’t completely understand how trying it can be. Not only do you have to worry about fixing your car and dealing with insurance companies, but you also have to focus on recovering from your injuries — a process that can take a frustrating amount of time and effort.  You might have to miss work because of your injuries and the recovery process. These obstacles are only made worse by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Public health measures, business closures, and safety concerns have complicated things, [...]

By | 2020-09-29T14:35:18+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Benefits of Exercise After Spinal Cord Injury

It is widely accepted fact that even moderate exercise on a regular basis yields many health benefits. That is why people who have spinal cord injury (SCI) are more prone to negative health issues such as elevated cholesterol and blood sugar as well as weight gain. They are also at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease.  Inactivity may play a significant role in these problems according to the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. Regular physical activity along with proper health precautions and professional guidance can create vast improvements in the overall quality of life for people with SCI.  The good news is there [...]

By | 2019-04-18T20:20:42+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

Determining Fault in Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accidents

Motorcycle lane splitting has been a contentious practice in California since the vehicle code 21658.1 became effective Jan. 1, 2017.  The practice of “driving a motorcycle between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane including on both divided and undivided streets, roads and highways” is intended to improve the safety of motorcycle riders, although there have been three local lane splitting fatalities in the past year. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), who interprets the lane splitting law as neither authorizing nor prohibiting lane splitting, was empowered to create guidelines to be followed.  Motorcyclists who are involved in a serious crash while lane splitting [...]

By | 2019-04-13T14:28:59+00:00 April 13th, 2019|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Speeds Concussion Recovery

In a trial referred to as “landmark,” young athletes recovered faster from sport related concussion with an early, progressive aerobic exercise program. The 103-patient randomized trial may even alter the future standard of care. In a report published in JAMA Pediatrics by John Leddy, MD, of the University of Buffalo, and co-authors, adolescents who participated in individualized, sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise, shortly after concussion, recovered in an average of 13 days compared to 17 days by adolescents in a stretching program. “This research provides the strongest evidence yet that a prescribed individualized aerobic exercise program that keeps the heart rate below the point where symptoms worsen, [...]

By | 2019-04-05T22:16:02+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Brain Injury|0 Comments

Dos and Don’ts Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

If you are seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, the insurance company involved in your personal injury case may scrutinize your every move. That is why it is important to know what to do to prevent the insurance company to use your actions to minimize your claim. As soon as you are able, seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney. To say insurance investigators use questionable tactics to reduce your claim is an understatement. They have been known to visit a victim in his or her hospital room to attempt to coax a statement or even offer a minimal settlement before the patient [...]

By | 2019-03-19T23:39:45+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Head Injuries Top the List on Electric Scooter Accident Study

While delayed in traffic in a popular business district, a young man passed me on the shoulder of the road, standing hands free on a single wheel vehicle. At first I was intrigued because it was my first time seeing one on these motorized unicycles in action. My second thought was that of concern for the safety of the helmetless rider. What if someone suddenly turns right into one of the many retail store driveways unaware of the electric unicycle? How does the rider stop or swerve to avoid a crash that would surely not fare well for him? This event led me to question the [...]

By | 2019-03-07T19:53:19+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Understanding California Truck Lane Restrictions

Navigating the busy highways of California in a passenger vehicle beside large tractor-trailers can be a jaw clenching, white-knuckle experience. The difference between the size of the vehicles, the variation in speeds of the larger trucks and their unpredictable lane changes can lead to serious accidents which are often fatal to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. Because of these dangers, many states, including California have passed laws that limit the lanes that are available to trucks. California Multi-Axle Vehicle Regulations California has a disproportionate number of large trucks and other commercial vehicles on the road compared to other states. In the interest of safety, California [...]

By | 2019-02-21T18:11:26+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Safely Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks

When a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle are involved in an accident, the outcome for the smaller vehicle is rarely good. In fact, 98% of fatalities occur to occupants of the passenger vehicle as opposed to occupants of the truck. Studies have shown that the driver of the passenger vehicle is at fault 75% of the time. Only 16% of semi-truck accidents can be attributed to the truck driver.  Why do these truck and car accidents happen and what can be done to prevent them? In California the number of trucks on the road compared to passenger vehicles is disproportionate in comparison to other states, due [...]

By | 2019-02-11T18:22:27+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Determining Brain Death: AAN Calls for New Guidelines

In a new position paper published in Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) defines death by neurologic criteria – commonly known as brain death – as the individual’s death due to irreversible loss of function of the entire brain in accordance with the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) a model state law that was approved for the U.S. in 1981. In the position paper the AAN proposed uniform brain death laws, policies and practices. In a comment to MedPage Today, lead author James Russell, DO, MS, of Lahey Hospital said the statement has three goals. “First, it provides AAN, American Neurological Association, and Child [...]

By | 2019-02-02T00:44:24+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Brain Injury|0 Comments

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