A traumatic brain injury is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other
evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force. Brain injuries can have a
severe impact on the quality of life for the victim and for their family members as
well. In some instances, the traumatic brain injury may be caused by the negligence
of another person, requiring the retention of an attorney to represent a victim’s
interest in seeking compensation.
The number of traumatic brain injuries that take place in the United States each year
is staggering. More than 2.2 million people are treated and…
Among all kinds of accidents, few are as devastating as those that result in spinal
cord injuries. Each year, thousands of people become victims when they lose motor
control and sensation, resulting in paralysis in the lower parts of the body or in all
four limbs. When this happens, medical complications can be permanent and
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, motor vehicle
accidents are the most common way spinal cord injuries occur, accounting for 42%
of all such injuries. This is followed by falls, which account for almost 27% and acts
of violence which cause…
Pit bull attacks seem to grab all the headlines when it comes to people being bitten
by dogs, but the truth of the matter is, thousands of victims are bitten each year by a
variety of animals. Those victims often times have a legal recourse to recover
damages from an owner or other responsible parties.
Animal bites are unique in that they can cause a series of injuries, infections and
death either from the attack itself or from diseases the animal may have been
carrying. That means getting treated medically should be a priority in all animal
attacks, even those…
Going through the trauma of being injured can place you under stress. You’re dealing with physical pain, emotional duress, medical bills, possibly law enforcement issues, and a general upheaval of your life.
Fortunately, retaining an attorney can help you sort through all of these issues, but it’s vital to make sure you choose one that’s best suited for your situation and your temperament. If you don’t choose well, you could only be compounding your problems instead of minimizing them.
Instead of rushing out and retaining the first attorney you come across, there are a few things you should consider before…
San Francisco is one of greatest walking cities in the world. But it is also heavily congested with lots and lots of motor vehicles. Unfortunately, the two don’t always mix well, and that means pedestrian accidents are a way of life.
In fact, California led the nation in pedestrian deaths in both 2013 and 2014, with about 700 people perishing each year. Nationwide, pedestrian deaths accounted for about 14% of all traffic fatalities, but in California, that figure was 23%.
Whether it’s a case of distracted driving or a simple failure to see a pedestrian, when a person is struck…