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Will You Be Hospitalized After a Car Crash?

Will You Be Hospitalized After a Car Crash?

Auto Accident
If you go to the emergency room for injuries from a car crash, will the doctors keep you in the hospital? This will depend on the nature of your injuries, as patients with catastrophic injuries will often need constant medical care in the days following the accident. Other patients might go home with a treatment plan they need to follow. Some reasons that a patient might have to stay in the hospital include: They are unconscious or in a comaThey need emergency surgery or surgery in the coming daysInfection monitoring and prevention with burns or similar injuriesInternal organ damageTo monitor and control brain or spinal swellingTo monitor and control internal hemorrhaging A patient might be admitted to the general hospital or the intensive care unit (ICU). Hospitalization can be costly,…
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Distracted Driving is a Public Safety Issue

Distracted Driving is a Public Safety Issue

Auto Accident
According to Go Safely California, nearly 60% of California drivers surveyed in 2019 said they had been hit or nearly hit by a driver who was talking or texting on the phone. Nationally, 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2017, the most recent year statistics are available. Distracted driving is a very serious and dangerous problem that is not limited to talking or texting on a cell phone. There are all manner of behaviors drivers engage in that end up distracting them from focusing on driving and often causing accidents. Some of these other distractions besides talking on the phone and texting include the following: ·                   Eating and/or drinking ·                   Having exciting conversations with other passengers ·                   Reading books and other…
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School Bus Crashes and Injuries

School Bus Crashes and Injuries

Bus Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That is the good news. The bad news is school bus-related crashes killed 109 people nationwide in 2019, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), which tabulated data provided by tabulations of data from the NHTSA. In California, and according to the California Department of Education, the California school transportation system, which is the largest mass transportation operation in the state, the system transports about 1,121,857 students to and from school each day. That is a staggering number of students transported, and it’s inevitable that some of those children will be hurt in the process of being transported to or…
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What are Your Rights if a Drunk Driver Killed Your Spouse?

What are Your Rights if a Drunk Driver Killed Your Spouse?

Auto Accident
More than 10,000 people in the United States die each year in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than ten percent of those fatalities occurred here in California. If your spouse is one of those unfortunately killed by a drunk driver, this information may be useful to you in understanding what you need to do during this difficult time. If your spouse was killed by a drunk driver, then California law entitles you as a surviving spouse compensation for the negligent killing of your spouse. Though in a grieving period which is often difficult and too emotional, it is important to talk to an experienced wrongful death lawyer who can explain to you what your rights are. The Right to…
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What Happens After a Hit-and-Run?

What Happens After a Hit-and-Run?

Auto Accident
California law defines a hit and run offense as when a person: Leaves the scene where he or she hit another vehicleFails to identify themselves fully to the other driver or others involvedDamages property or causes injury to another person Hit and runs are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. A crash is a misdemeanor if it only causes damage to property. However, if the hit-and-run crash causes injury, then it is classified as a felony. These categories hold notwithstanding how serious or minor the accident is. The misdemeanor/felony classification applies the same without regard as to who is at fault in the hit and run crash, the amount of damage done, or even how severe the injuries are. Recovery of Damages After Hit and Run One of the primary…
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Causes of Public Bus Crashes in Beverly Hills

Causes of Public Bus Crashes in Beverly Hills

Bus Accident
Determining the cause of any accident is a difficult and complex task, so if you have been involved in a bus crash that resulted in your injuries, it is imperative that you immediately talk to an experienced bus accident lawyer who can guide you on what needs to be done to gather evidence and information as well as on the way forward to get you full compensation for your injuries. There are many potential causes of bus crashes, and some of these include the following. Negligence of the Bus Company Public bus companies are supposed to recruit good drivers with clean records, with the idea being such drivers are more careful and put passenger safety first. The bus companies are also required to always keep their buses in top maintenance.…
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Recovering from a Brain Injury from a Car Crash

Recovering from a Brain Injury from a Car Crash

Personal Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain which is caused by an external physical force such as a vehicle accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were nearly 61,000 TBI-related deaths in 2019. Other data from CDC shows that over five years, the leading cause of TBI is falls (47%), which is followed by being hit by an object (15%) and automobile crashes (14%). However, not all TBI is obvious, as one can have a TBI without losing consciousness and may act as if they have not suffered this severe and life-altering injury. For example, people who have been shot have been known to go about doing things with…
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Pedestrians Can Suffer Fatal Injuries

Pedestrians Can Suffer Fatal Injuries

Personal Injury
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, pedestrian safety is not what one may ordinarily assume it is; rather, the latest statistics paint a grim picture as follow: In 2018, 893 pedestrians were killed on California roadways, which is a 26% increase from 2014.In 2018, More than 14,000 pedestrians were injuredPedestrian deaths in California rose 26% percent between 2014 and 2018Almost 7,500 pedestrians have died in California between 2009 and 2018California’s pedestrian fatality rate is nearly 25% higher than the national averageNo state has more pedestrian deaths on its roadways than California Those are staggering numbers and if you are reading this, you might have a loved one who has fallen victim and is now one or more of these statistics. At Jalilvand Law, we have experienced pedestrian accident…
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Chronic Pain from Accident-Related Back Injuries

Chronic Pain from Accident-Related Back Injuries

Personal Injury
For those suffering from chronic pain, what you want to know is when the pain will stop and what you can do in the meantime to help cope with the pain. As to the first question, you are presumably being taken care of by medical professionals who can work to manage or eradicate the pain altogether. As to the second question, a Beverly Hills personal injury attorney can help you understand what your rights are and what you need to do. We will fight for you to make sure you are properly compensated for both your economic and non-economic damages. Economic Damages Economic damages are a monetary award given to a victim of an accident who incurred costs and expenses related to their treatment and often loss of income as…
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Crashes Due to Speeding Drivers

Crashes Due to Speeding Drivers

Auto Accident
According to National Highway Traffic Safety, speeding has been a major factor in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities going back for more than 20 years. Put another way, speed kills. In 2019 alone, speeding was a contributing if not the sole factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. Speed kills because it affects your safety regardless of whether you are driving at, below, or above-posted speed limits. For example, even if you are driving at the posted speed limit, the speed at which you are driving could be too fast for existing road conditions, such as during inclement weather, when a road is under maintenance, driving in unfamiliar places or through an area at night which is not well lit. Even if speed does not kill, it endangers…
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