Fremont brain injury attorneyIt is estimated that some 1.7 million people experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) per year. Of those, approximately 52,000 experience a fatality. The rest must endure time away from work, financial loss, and the possibility of long-term complications, such as poor memory or gaps in cognitive function. Studies also suggest that TBI victims may be at an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and depression.

Sadly, science still does not understand why these links may exist, nor do they know how to mitigate against them. Instead, they continue to search for answers about the brain and its ability to recover – either with medication, on its own, or through various forms of treatment. One group believes they may have just made a monumental discovery, and it could explain why all other forms of treatment are not working.

New Cell Growth After Traumatic Brain Injury


Fremont personal injury attorneySidewalks can provide safety to pedestrians, bicyclists, and children. Because they redirect slower road users to a place that is all their own, sidewalks can also reduce congestion on busy city streets. What happens, though, when the sidewalk starts to deteriorate? Who is liable if someone falls and is injured on a broken, uneven, or damaged sidewalk? Learn more about sidewalks, their liability, and your legal rights with help from the following.

Property Owners Hold Liability in Most Places

In most instances, property owners are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of an adjacent public sidewalk. Any failure to do so could also make them liable if an injury or death occurs. Keep in mind, however, that many property owners are not aware of their liability. Furthermore, there are exceptions to this rule – especially in California, where public outcry has led to extensive sidewalk issues and confusion about who is truly responsible for them.


Fremont auto accident attorneyBefore compensation can be awarded to a car accident victim, investigators must first determine who was at fault. While this process is fairly straightforward in accidents involving one or two vehicles, accidents involving more than two vehicles are typically far more complex, with varying factors and circumstances that may deem multiple parties at fault. You can learn more about determining fault in a multi-car accident in the following sections.

Understanding the Complexity of Multi-Car Accidents

In an accident involving just one or two vehicles, there may be several factors used to determine who is at fault, but the liability typically falls mostly on one party. The same cannot be said about multi-car accidents. Instead, there may be varying degrees of fault, spread over one or more road users. Other, external factors, such as weather and road conditions, may have also had a part in the accident; these factors, though not necessarily anyone’s fault, could also set a standard regarding driving behaviors of any involved drivers (i.e. if a driver was going too fast for road or weather conditions, they may be considered partially at fault).


California whiplash injury lawyerOf all the car accident injuries, whiplash is, by far, the most commonly reported in the United States. In fact, recent statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicate that some 66 percent of all claimants file an injury related to the neck, and over 800,000 whiplash injuries have been reported over the last 12 years. What can accident victims with whiplash expect after a crash, and what kind of compensation might they be entitled to receive? The following explains.

What is Whiplash?

A soft tissue injury that involves the tendons, ligaments, and surrounding tissues of the neck, whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly and violently thrust backward, and then forward. It might sound as though it takes a high-speed crash to create this type of motion. However, whiplash is often seen in even low-speed crashes (perhaps as little as six miles per hour, if going by the cut-off limits in the UK). There is also a common misconception that whiplash occurs only in rear-end crashes, but front-on collision victims are also at risk.


Fremont truck accident lawyerStatistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) indicate that over 4,000 trucks and buses are involved in fatal accidents each year. Some of these involve unsecured loads. Why are they so dangerous, what does the law say about unsecured loads, and what can you do if yourself or a family member is injured or killed in such an accident? The following explains, and it provides details on where to find assistance.

Examining the Catastrophic Nature of Unsecured Loads

Unsecured loads have always been a problem, but it was not until the catastrophic injury of a young Washington woman that it gained national attention. While driving down Interstate 405, a piece of unsecured furniture fell from a U-haul truck and hit the young woman’s windshield. The injury that resulted left her permanently blind. To date, she has undergone seven reconstructive surgeries and years of physical therapy.


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