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Causes of Paralysis

Causes of Paralysis

Personal Injury
Paralysis is a medical condition in which a person loses  control of part of his or her body. It is typically the result of damage of the spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Paralysis also comes in different types. Medical experts categorize paralysis in the following ways: Complete paralysis: occurs when a patient loses full control over and feelings in an affected area. Partial or incomplete: occurs when a person retains some control over and feelings in an affected body area.Localized paralysis: happens when a particular body, like the face, hand, or feet, becomes paralyzed.  Generalized paralysis: happens when different body parts are paralyzed, depending on where a patient’s spinal cord or brain is injured.  Stay on this page to learn more about paralysis’ causes, symptoms, and available medical interventions. Common…
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When is it Time to Call a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

When is it Time to Call a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

Wrongful death
The family of any person who dies due to another’s negligence or wrongful act is likely entitled to compensation under California’s wrongful death statute.  Some examples of incidents that often give rise to a wrongful death case include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, incidents related to medical malpractice, bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, and serious slip and fall accidents. So, who can team up with a Beverly Hills wrongful death attorney to seek justice? The following persons may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in California: The victim’s spouse.The victim’s children.The victim’s grandchildren. Keep reading to learn more. Timing is Everything California’s statute of limitations with regard to wrongful death lawsuits is two years. This means that anyone wanting to bring a claim must file it within two years of…
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Injuries that Can Prevent You From Working

Injuries that Can Prevent You From Working

Auto Accident
Accidental injuries can leave victims with significant problems. From medical expenses to pain and suffering, preventable accidents often result in substantial losses. In some cases, victims are unable to work or earn a living after their accidents - sometimes permanently. Fortunately, California law allows people injured by the negligence of others to recover compensation for their economic and non-economic losses - including their lost income. To learn more and to find out whether you have a case, call our office today to speak with a Beverly Hills personal injury attorney. Various Injuries can Leave Victims with Temporary or Permanent Disabilities There are a number of injuries that can prevent you from doing your job, ranging from the minor to the severe. For example, if your job involves a significant amount…
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Fatal Injuries to Motorcyclists

Fatal Injuries to Motorcyclists

Motorcycle Accident
Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable motorists on the road. In general, people  don’t see motorcycles as clearly as they see other vehicles, exposing them to the risk of fatal injuries and accidents. What Stats Tell Us About Motorcyclist Injuries The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics reveal that 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2019 alone. Also, some 5,038 motorcyclists perished in 2018. The NHTSA also says that motorcyclists are 29 times more likely than vehicle passengers to be killed in accidents.  About three-quarters of all motorbike accidents involve collisions with moving vehicles, making them more susceptible to fatal injuries. Common Motorcyclist Accident Injuries Motorcycle accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries, including: Spinal cord injuries- Motorbike accident victims can sustain permanent or fatal spinal injuries,…
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Head Injuries from Bus Crashes

Head Injuries from Bus Crashes

Bus Accident
Bus accidents can leave victims with serious head injuries that have the potential to result in serious, long-term problems. Because of the potential for complications, it’s always prudent and safe to seek immediate medical attention when you suffer a head injury in any kind of accident. In many cases, people who are hurt in bus accidents are entitled to significant compensation for their injuries. To learn whether you have a claim, call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation. Signs of Brain Injury Whenever a person suffers a head injury, it’s possible that they may also have a brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can exhibit different bodily and psychological symptoms. Some signs may appear immediately, while others may surface after some time. Some of the more common signs…
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Tour Bus Accidents

Tour Bus Accidents

Truck Accident
Tour bus accidents can disrupt, injure, and even kill tourists. In many instances, people who are hurt in tour bus accidents can recover compensation for their losses. A tour bus accident lawyer in Beverly Hills can review your case and determine whether you are entitled to compensation. Causes of Tour Bus Accidents Tour bus accidents occur due to various reasons. Here are their leading causes. Reckless Driving  - Reckless drivers can cut other drivers in traffic or speed, causing accidents. Poor Bus Maintenance  - At times, poorly maintained buses cause accidents. For instance, a bus with faulty brakes can cause an accident if the driver is in a situation that requires sudden braking. Distracted Drivers  - Distracted drivers can cause tour bus accidents by talking with passengers or thinking about…
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Road Rage During Rush Hour Traffic in Beverly Hills

Road Rage During Rush Hour Traffic in Beverly Hills

Auto Accident
MD: Road rage is common on our roads and can cause avoidable accidents and injuries. Has this irresponsible behavior victimized you? Don’t forget to contact a Beverly Hills car accident attorney to help you get just compensation. Aggressive driving, aka road rage, is driving behavior anger causes. It makes a driver drive dangerously, disregard other road users’ safety, rights, and courtesy. The term “road rage” gained its first use in a Los Angeles news station in 1987. A driver with this behavior shows these danger signs: Tailgates other vehicles;Yells at or curses other drivers;Intentionally cuts off other drivers;  Blocks other vehicles’ entry;Speeds;Weaves through traffic;Honks furiously;Makes obscene gestures to fellow drivers;Deliberately hits other vehicles; Gets out of their car to confront other drivers;Physically assaults other drivers. This post examines this unbecoming…
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Common Car Accident Injuries

Common Car Accident Injuries

Auto Accident
Car accidents can cause a variety of severe injuries, including those that can drastically alter the course of one’s life. In the most severe cases, victims may be unable to work or live without 24/7 medical care.  Some of the more common injuries you can sustain in a car wreck are detailed below. For more information, call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation with a Beverly Hills car accident attorney. Burns Burns are a common car accident injury, especially in cases where cars catch on fire or hot gases or liquids escape the engine compartment and enter the cabin. Traumatic Brain Injuries Car accident survivors can also suffer traumatic brain injuries if their heads come in contact with the car’s interior, the ground, or other objects. Back…
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Delivery Trucks Can Hit Pedestrians

Delivery Trucks Can Hit Pedestrians

Truck Accident
Delivery trucks perform an essential role in our modern economy. Unfortunately, they can also hit and severely injure pedestrians. It's no wonder that large trucks cause thousands of pedestrian deaths annually. Large trucks account for about 15% of all truck accident fatalities. In many cases, victims and surviving family members are entitled to compensation for their losses after a pedestrian accident involving a delivery truck. Who Bears Liability When Commercial Trucks Hit Pedestrians? When delivery trucks hit pedestrians, a number of parties could potentially be liable for victims’ losses, including: The driverThe company responsible for the operation of the vehicleThe manufacturer of the delivery truckThe owner of the cargo in the truckOther motoristsThe party or agency responsible for the maintenance of the street where the accident took place What Should…
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Drunk Driving with Commercial Trucks.

Drunk Driving with Commercial Trucks.

Truck Accident
Drunk driving is a significant problem throughout California and the rest of the country, and some commercial truck drivers engage in impaired driving despite strict regulations and steep penalties. People who are injured by drunk truckers are usually able to recover compensation for their injuries and other losses. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk trucker, you should call a Beverly Hills truck accident attorney as soon as you can. How Alcohol Impairs a Truck Driver Drinking can have  a significant impact on a driver’s ability to operate their truck. For example: It slows their reaction timesAlcohol impairs drivers’ judgment and decision-making powerIt compromises a driver’s vehicle controlAlcohol blurs and alters drivers’ vision It can result in poor judgment How to Detect a Drunk Truck Driver…
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