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June 2017 Archives

What Causes a Jackknife Truck Accident?

How many traffic reports do we hear about a California thoroughfare being blocked by a jackknifed truck? A jackknife truck accident often results in massive damage to property, serious injuries and, too often, fatalities. How do these accident occur and is the truck driver always at fault?

How Safe is Riding with a Motorcycle Group or Club in California?

California is has more registered motorcycles than any other state in the union. In 2013 that number was close to 800,000 and has certainly grown since. The year round riding climate, the beautiful scenic roads and the many different rallies and events, beckon motorcyclists to call California their home.

California Shopping Mall Injuries - Who is Responsible?

Across the nation, shopping malls have replaced Main St. as the place where people go to shop, dine and even catch a movie. California is home to some of the most beautiful malls in the country. From the Grove to Fashion Island to Rodeo Drive, savvy shoppers seek designer clothes and accessories and just about everything else they desire. Shopping malls are often comprised of one or more large anchor stores along with smaller stores that can range in number from a dozen or so, to several hundred. It is the responsibility of the mall owners and businesses to maintain safe premises for their guests shopping experience.

This Summer - Millions will Take to the Roads in Unrepaired Recalled Vehicles

Vacation season is here and a record number of drivers will take to the road as they seize the advantage of low gas prices. Among these cars are millions that are potentially injurious due to recall repairs that have never been completed.

The Importance of Evidence Collection in a California Motorcycle Accident

If you are involved in a California motorcycle accident, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced California motorcycle accident lawyer. You could receive a catastrophic injury that could cost an astronomical amount of money over your lifetime in lost wages and medical bills. Most insurance policies will only cover a fraction of the actual cost.

Fatigue Added to List of Occupational Safety Risks by the National Safety Council

Fatigue has such a significant impact on workplace safety that the National Safety Council (NSC) has added it to it's new list of occupational injury risks. This is the first time that worker fatigue has been included in this list.

My Child was Injured in a Bounce House - Who is Responsible?

A common sight at fairs, large picnics and other family gatherings are the colorful, inflatable bounce houses. They offer a lot of fun for kids but are they safe? In the past year it would have been almost impossible for anyone to have not seen the news, showing these houses tumbling, or even carried aloft, from high wind gusts to the gasps of horrified adults. While weather related occurrences are not common, bounce house related injuries have sent thousands of children to the emergency room.

Rapid Assessment of Brain Bleeding from Head Injury by New Device

The AHEAD 300 hand-held EEG device, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016, was the subject of a clinical trial conducted among adults in 11 hospitals. Researchers found that the device, developed by BrainScope Company Inc., of Bethesda Maryland, can quickly rule out whether a person with a head injury is likely to have brain bleeding requiring further evaluation and treatment. The results have an accuracy rate of 97 percent.

The Glasgow Coma Scale - A Valuable Tool for First Responders and Attorneys

When an individual receives a traumatic brain injury, it is important to utilize a series of tests to determine the level of damage and the expected impairment of the individual in the future. One of the most widely used tests is known as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). This test uses three different numerical ratings to determine a victim's level of consciousness. First responders such as EMT's may use this test as well as medical doctors and emergency room personnel. The importance to the first responder is that it helps to determine the best facility in which to transport the victim and to notify emergency room personnel of the results so they can prepare to deal with the level of injury.

Recognizing the Signs of Brain Injury in Young Children

It is very common for a young child to receive a bump on the head while at play, alone or with other children. It is also common for a youngster to receive a traumatic brain injury. It has been shown in studies that, by the age of 15, one out of every five children will experience some form of brain injury. The group with the greatest risk of traumatic brain injury is children four years of age and younger.

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