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

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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

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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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Injuries to Cyclists in Beverly Hills

Injuries to Cyclists in Beverly Hills

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The popularity of bike shares and riding for fitness that has been surging in California has also brought with it a somber statistic - from the year 2016 through 2018, more cyclists died in traffic accidents in California than during any three-year timeframe within the past 25 years. According to California Healthline, traffic accidents killed 455 cyclists in California from 2016 through 2018, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analyzed in the publication. Top Three Causes of Injuries to Cyclists 1.     Distracted Driving One of the leading causes of accidents, in general, is distracted driving, and cyclists are not spared from this danger from distracted drivers. Those behind the wheel when a vehicle is moving should only be focused on driving and nothing else. However,…
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Steps to Take if You Lost a Loved One in a Crash

Steps to Take if You Lost a Loved One in a Crash

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The death of a loved one is a devastating experience. As your loved one has departed, there are many things that you must remain on top of, even as you mourn them. There are also costs and expenses that you must worry about, but with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, navigating the legal process to obtain compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one is made that much easier. Meanwhile, to help build a strong case for you to obtain compensation for the death of your loved one, there are certain things that you must do, which include the following: Gather Evidence The first step and as close to the accident that caused the death as possible is to gather all evidence you can, such as…
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Los Camiones de Reparto pueden Golpear a los Peatones

Los Camiones de Reparto pueden Golpear a los Peatones

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Los camiones de reparto desempeñan un papel esencial en nuestra economía moderna. Desafortunadamente, también pueden golpear y herir gravemente a los peatones. No es de extrañar que los camiones grandes causen miles de muertes de peatones al año. Los camiones grandes representan aproximadamente el 15% de todos los accidentes mortales de Camiones. En muchos casos, las víctimas y los familiares sobrevivientes tienen derecho a una compensación por sus pérdidas después de un accidente peatonal que involucró a un camión de reparto. Quién asume la responsabilidad cuando los camiones comerciales golpean a los peatones Cuando los camiones de reparto golpean a los peatones, varias partes podrían ser potencialmente responsables de las pérdidas de las víctimas, que incluyen: ● El conductor ● La empresa responsable del funcionamiento del vehículo. ● El fabricante…
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Injuries that Require Surgery

Injuries that Require Surgery

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Millions of Americans suffer different minor and life-threatening injuries annually. Additionally, they can occur while playing or working, on the roads, at home, or even relaxing indoors. In most cases, accidental injuries are minor and resolve on their own with minimal care. That said, some injuries are serious and require surgery to repair. If you sustained injuries that required surgery in an accident, there is a good chance that you are entitled to compensation for your losses. Call our office to discuss your case with an experienced Beverly Hills personal injury attorney. Common Injuries Needing Surgery The following injuries may require a patient to undergo expensive surgeries to cure. Internal organ damage - Some accidents can puncture lungs and other vital body organs, necessitating surgeries. Such injuries can also trigger…
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How Brain Injuries Affect Children

How Brain Injuries Affect Children

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Did you know that brain injuries send some 435,000 children under 15 to the emergency department? In many cases, brain injuries can have a severe impact on children’s health, quality of life, and cognitive development. When brain injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, victims can recover compensation for their injury-related losses. To learn whether your child is entitled to compensation, call our office today to speak to an attorney. What Causes Brain Injuries? Children can suffer brain injuries in a wide variety of accidents. Some of the most common include: Accidents related to sportsFallsCar, truck, or motorcycle accidentsBicycle accidents How Brain Injuries Affect Kids Brain injuries affect kids in many ways. Some effects can be short, others long-term, and even lifelong. Some of the ways that brain injuries can…
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How is a Brain Injury Diagnosed?

How is a Brain Injury Diagnosed?

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Diagnosing a brain injury is critical to determining a course of treatment. A proper diagnosis can help a victim recover faster and prevent further complications. Regardless of the diagnosis, anyone who has suffered a brain injury should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. In many cases, victims are entitled to compensation for their brain injury-related losses. Brain Injury Diagnosis Doctors use different ways to diagnose brain injury in children and adults. Some of the most common include: Speech, language, or cognition tests  - A doctor can use these tests to identify some brain injuries. The tests show if and to what extent the injury has affected a person’s ability to speak, read, and remember things. Computerized tomography (CT) scan  - CT scans often are employed when doctors suspect…
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Causes of Paralysis

Causes of Paralysis

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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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