Will You Be Hospitalized After a Car Crash?

Will You Be Hospitalized After a Car Crash?

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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

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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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What Happens After a Hit-and-Run?

What Happens After a Hit-and-Run?

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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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Drunk Drivers are Always a Risk on the Road

Drunk Drivers are Always a Risk on the Road

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Drunk driving is not only risky behavior, but also often deadly. It is also a crime with varying levels of punishment besides destroying lives. According to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, there were 1,069 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in California in 2018, the latest year statistics are available. That number was 10,011 nationally. How Alcohol Impedes Driving Ability Alcohol affects the human body in so many ways, including reduction of the brain’s functioning ability, adversely affecting one’s thinking ability, reasoning as well as muscle coordination. All these are abilities that are essential for one to drive safely. As one’s alcohol levels rise in their system, the adverse effect on the central nervous system increases leading to the inability to safely operate a vehicle. This is because alcohol is directly absorbed…
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Road Rage During Rush Hour Traffic in Beverly Hills

Road Rage During Rush Hour Traffic in Beverly Hills

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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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What Happens When a Driver Runs a Red Light?

What Happens When a Driver Runs a Red Light?

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Many reckless drivers run red lights, risking the lives and well-being of themselves and everyone else around them. In an effort to curb this issue, many municipalities have installed red-light cameras to catch defaulters. These cameras flash offenders several times when they run through intersections. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that cameras have significantly reduced fatal crashes by 21% percent in large cities. Unfortunately, drivers continue to run red lights, often with disastrous consequences. If you have been injured by a driver that ran a red light, there is a good chance that you are entitled to compensation. To learn more, call us today to schedule a case evaluation with a lawyer. Common Causes of Red Lights Accidents The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Insurance…
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Why Drivers Can be Drowsy

Why Drivers Can be Drowsy

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that drowsy driving caused 72,000 accidents that injured 44,000 Americans and killed 800 others in a recent year. But what causes drowsy driving, and how can a Beverly Hills car accident attorney help you win fair compensation for your injuries? Common Drowsy Driving Causes Many factors cause drowsy driving and the main culprits include: Untreated sleep disorders - Failing to treat sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A driver with this condition will have their breathing repeatedly stop and start, keeping them awake throughout the night and causing fatigue during the day. Millions of Americans suffer from this condition. Long work hours  - Drivers working on long or night shifts are most likely to engage in drowsy driving. This type…
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You Can Hit Your Head in a Car Accident

You Can Hit Your Head in a Car Accident

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Head injuries are possible in any type of car accident. In fact, the CDC reports that about 61,000 people suffer fatal traumatic brain injuries each year in the U.S., and motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of this type of injury. You can hit your head and incur injuries with varying severity, and if someone else was at fault, you should know how hiring a Beverly Hills car accident attorney helps you with your injury claim. The Effects of Hitting Your Head in a Car Accident Hitting your head during a car accident can affect you in many ways, including leading to some of the following symptoms: Minor bleeding.Mild bruising.Headaches.Nausea.Mild dizziness. If the injury is more serious, you may show the following signs: Frequent urination. Confusion.Vomiting or nausea.A lasting…
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What Distractions Cause Car Crashes?

What Distractions Cause Car Crashes?

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Did you know that distracted driving kills eight Americans daily? Moreover, a quarter of drivers behind these fatal accidents are young adults between ages 20 and 29. It is important to know some of the leading causes of distracted driving. Read on to learn more and discover how a Beverly Hills car accident attorney can help you seek fair compensation for your injuries. Mobile Phone Usage The mobile phone is one of the leading causes of distracted driving, and the National Safety Council approximates that it causes 26 percent of all car accidents. Its distracting nature is so significant that research reveals that even using a mobile phone hands-free still causes delayed reactions similar to a person with an 0.08% blood alcohol level. Eating or Drinking Eating and drinking while…
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Back Injuries from Car Crashes

Back Injuries from Car Crashes

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Car accidents in the United States cause different forms of back injuries, often because the back absorbs significant pressure and force during high-impact accidents. These injuries need immediate medical attention to help improve prognosis and prevent complications. If you needed treatment for a back injury after a crash, a Beverly Hills car accident lawyer could help you seek compensation for your injuries from any negligent parties. Lumbar Spine Injuries Injuries to your back can destabilize your spine. This can limit your mobility, cause inflammation and bruising, and grossly affect your ability to work or perform regular life duties. Upper Back Injuries Car accidents cause a large percentage of upper back injuries each year. These injuries can involve the spinal cord, muscles, joints, or other soft tissue of the back, and…
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