Fremont traumatic brain injury lawyersSociety tends to think of children as resilient, but they are just as susceptible to head injury during a car crash as adults. Further, children may be at an increased risk for certain long-term complications. In fact, former studies have found that children may be at an increased risk for mental health issues during adulthood if they have sustained a head injury during childhood. Now, a more recent study has linked childhood traumatic brain injuries to an increased risk of adult anxiety and depression. Learn why this may be important to your auto accident injury case, and how an attorney can help.

A Closer Look at the Study

Published in the Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation, the study examined over 120 adults who had experienced mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) during childhood. It had been at least 10 years since the injury for most, and 15 years or longer for some. Regardless of the severity of their injuries, all the adults in the study were five times more likely to have an anxiety disorder than adults without a history of TBI. They were also four times more likely to suffer from depression, panic attacks, or phobias. It should also be noted that individuals who suffered moderate to severe TBIs had the highest risk for an anxiety disorder; they were also more likely to suffer from multiple disorders than those with less severe TBIs.

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California bus crash lawyerEstimates indicate that some 700 million people in America are transported by bus each year. Whether they are traveling by school bus, public transit bus, charter bus, or a tour bus, these riders count on the driver to help them safely get them from one location to the next. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Accidents do occur, and sometimes they result in serious injury or fatality to the passengers. Learn more about the causes and consequences of bus accidents with help from the following information.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Like with auto accidents, driver error is the most common cause of bus accidents. Some of the most common causes include:

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Fremont electrical burn injury lawyerOur world practically revolves around electricity. It lights our homes, powers our tablets and computers, and even fuels the stoplights that help us travel safely from one place to the next. Unfortunately, this powerful tool is also extremely dangerous. Even minimal contact can lead to burn injuries. In severe cases, those injuries can cause death. Learn more about electrical burns caused by defective products, including how to determine if you may be owed compensation.

Causes of Electrical Burns

Electrical burns can be caused in many ways, but those that are related to defective products typically occur at home, or at work. A homemaker can turn on their dryer and experience an electrical burn. A worker in the manufacturing industry can go to use the same equipment they have used for years, but then it can malfunction. In all truth, the possibilities are endless, and they are within your home, at your job, and in your everyday life.

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California spinal injury lawyerSpinal cord injury victims often experience depression and fatigue after their injury. Caused, perhaps, by a mixture of issues that range from decreased social interaction, lack of sunshine and mobility, decreased social interaction, pain, trauma, and more, these ailments can be further exacerbated if the patient also suffers from vitamin D deficiency. Thankfully, one study has found that high-dose vitamin D supplementation could ease the severity of both symptoms, even among those who are not deficient. 

Vitamin D Supplementation for Spinal Injuries

Scientists have previously found that spinal cord injury victims are between four and five times more likely to develop a vitamin D deficiency than able-bodied people. As it turns out, depression and fatigue are some of the most commonly experienced symptoms among those who have deficient vitamin D stores.

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Fremont defective airbag lawyerIt has been years since the Takata airbag debacle began, but many California drivers are still driving around with the dangerous airbags. Some have failed to respond to the recall notice to have the faulty airbags replaced, but far more are experiencing issues because the part they need is not available. In either case, these drivers remain at risk for death and serious injury. Learn more about getting your airbag replaced and what you can do if you or someone you love has been injured because of a defective Takata airbag.

Examining the Potential Risks

At least 11 Americans have suffered fatality from the faulty airbag inflators – three of which were from California. Many others have suffered severe injuries, including lacerations to the face and neck, broken teeth, facial fractures, and loss of eyesight. What is worse, such injuries can occur, even at low speeds. Also, the airbags are well known for sending metal shrapnel throughout the cabin, which can place all passengers (including children in the backseat) at risk for death or serious injury.  

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