California car crash injury attorneyAccording to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 2.5 million Americans experienced an auto accident injury that required emergency medical treatment during 2012 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). Overall, that same care is expected to cost victims some $18 billion throughout the course of their lives. Those accidents also cost victims about $33 billion in lifetime employment earnings.

While not all accidents can be prevented, there are ways that victims can mitigate their risks. This is especially true when it comes to reducing the risk of serious injury - and all starts with choosing the right vehicle for you and/or your family.

Using Safety Ratings to Choose Your Vehicle

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Fremont personal injury lawyerTraumatic brain injury can happen to anyone, and at any age. When it does, the end result can be catastrophic. This is especially true in cases involving serious injury and excessive brain swelling. Unfortunately, there are no medications to treat the swelling at this time - only drugs that help to improve the end outcome of patients who manage to survive. Thankfully, recent studies suggest an answer may be on the horizon, but with one major catalyst: it may only work in adults.

Antibiotics and TBI Swelling in Children and Adults

The potentially deadly implications of TBI do not typically come from the injury itself. Instead, it is generally caused by the post-injury swelling of the brain. Previous studies have suggested that genetics may play a role in the severity of this swelling, but no one really knows why some are more prone than others to rapid and life-threatening swelling.

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Fremont wrongful death accident lawyerApproximately 30,000 fatal auto accidents occur each year. In those crashes, there are victims – loved ones that were taken from their families. Grief, anger, resentment, financial loss, and immeasurable emotional devastation are in the aftermath of that loss. Some immediately search for justice. For others, the thought of pursuing a claim seems like an insurmountable challenge – one best avoided until after the grief and pain have subsided. Unfortunately, by then, it may be too late. If you have lost someone you love in a car crash, understand why you should pursue a wrongful death claim, and how an attorney can help to ease your burden in the difficult journey ahead.

Compensation is Not Meant to Replace Your Loved One

Often, the families of victims are put off by the idea of a lawsuit because they feel it is pointless. Money will not bring back what was taken from them, and the grief of drudging it all up seems hardly worth it. They look at it as punishing someone else when, in reality, the compensation is about easing the burden they bear, and may continue to experience, as the months and years pass.

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Fremont auto accident injury lawyerCell phone use behind the wheel has always garnered a lot of attention. After all, texting and driving is thought to be responsible for some 1.2 million accidents per year. However, it is getting a lot of media attention during the trial of a woman who crashed her car on a highway in 2013. Three girls – the woman’s daughter and her two nieces – were killed in that crash and, according to the prosecution, a Facebook message was posted just moments before.

Details of the Case

Though acquitted on her charges, the woman was charged with negligent murder for allegedly using Facebook while driving down a dangerous section of Wisconsin Highway 35. The roads, which were slick that night, caused her to lose control of her vehicle. Moments later, a semi-truck hit the SUV. The three girls did not survive the crash, and the woman who had been charged with their deaths, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a traumatic brain injury that has impaired her memory.

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Fremont personal injury lawyersTransport vehicle crashes (school busses, city buses, intrastate and interstate buses, etc.) can be caused by a variety of factors, including those related to the driver, other road users, and weather conditions. Some are unpreventable. Others contain an element of negligence. Failure to perform maintenance on a transit vehicle is one prime example, and it happens far too often. Learn more about this concerning form of negligence, and what your rights are if you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a transport vehicle accident.

Vehicle Maintenance and Negligence

Like all vehicles, transport vehicles need regular maintenance to ensure the safety of the driver, passengers, and other road users. Yet, because they are considered commercial vehicles, they have a much greater responsibility to the public. As such, they are held to higher standards and must adhere to certain regulations. Failure to do so – in any way, shape, or form, including vehicle maintenance – is considered negligence. They can be held liable for this negligence if innocent victims are injured or killed in a crash. This includes not just passengers of the vehicle itself, but also pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other motorists.

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