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This New Medical Study Could Mean Great Things for Brain Injury Victims!

Findings from a study at the University of California – San Diego reveal that longer and more intensive rehabilitation sessions are key to a patient's recovery from a traumatic brain injury. The prolonged exposure to rehabilitation actually better positions the brain's ability to repair itself. The news could have far-reaching affects – particularly to the insurance indust...

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Wrongful Death: How Can You Tackle an Unforeseen Calamity?

A wrongful death occurs when an individual is responsible for another’s death and has no lawful explanation or excuse for the act. This type of death is usually caused by the negligence or intentional conduct of a third-party. A wrongful death can be caused by any individual which could include a careless driver, a drunken driver or any other negligent person. Irrespective of the cause of the de...

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Personal injury lawyer: How can they help you with your case

Today, there are millions of people all over the world who suffer from various accidents, most of which are caused due to the negligence of a third party. Irrespective of the cause of the injury, it is sure that the injury will have several effects over an individual and his family in various forms which could result in physical, financial, mental or emotional distress. Even though it is a fact th...

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Ways Top Law Firms Can Make You Invincible

When a consumer is injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or due to a defective product, it can often lead to devastating effects on the person’s life. Whether the injuries are temporary or permanent, they are always painful and treatments of these injuries generally leave the injured person and his family financially burdened or crippled. Each year the number of people that are injured due ...

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Straight to The Facts: Important Points to Remember When Dealing with Local Law Enforcement

Many times, we rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us fairly, regardless of our race, ethnicity, national origin or our religion. As individuals, we have several rights and responsibilities and it is our duty to know them well. It is our duty to know what our rights are? How can we use them? When must we use them? In what circumstances can we use them? And what can be done if our rights a...

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Identifying Discrimination: Understand What Your Basic Rights Are and How to Protect Them

What is discrimination? Discrimination is when one person is treated less favourably than another who would have been treated in the same or similar circumstances. Discrimination has many types and may vary depending on each one. The different types of discrimination are: • Age • Disability • Equal Pay/Compensation • Harassment • Genetic Information • National Origi...

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Protecting Your Investment: How You Can Protect Yourself from Unsubstantiated Claims

When a consumer is injured by a faulty or defective product, it can have severe effects on his or her life. Injuries, whether temporary or permanent are painful and the treatment of those injuries can often destroy a victim even financially. It is not uncommon that most people in the United States do not realize that consumers are offered protection and are entitled to compensation for physical or...

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Decoding Laura’s Law: What this Path-breaking New Law can mean for You and Your Family

In a recent event in San Diego, the Board of Supervisors for San Diego approved ‘Laura’s Law’, a measure that permits courts to force certain violent and mentally ill people into compulsory outpatient psychiatric treatment. Laura’s Law helps reluctant individuals or individuals who have been a part of severe brain injury cases, in need of health treatment, to receive proper education and r...

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This New Medical Study Could Mean Great Things for Brain Injury Victims!

Findings from a study at the University of California – San Diego reveal that longer and more intensive rehabilitation sessions are key to a patient’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury. The prolonged exposure to rehabilitation actually better positions the brain’s ability to repair itself. The news could have far-reaching affects – particularly to the insurance industry. That’s bec...

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Tragic Bicycle Accident Serves As Reminder Of Bike Laws

Like so many others, we were heartbroken to learn of the tragic accident that resulted in a bicyclist losing her life after swerving into oncoming traffic before being hit by an automobile driver. Devastating accidents like this are reminders of just how vulnerable cyclists are to automobiles and other vehicles. Safety Tips for Bikers in San Diego Without doubt, San Diego is a fantastic city for c...

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On The Border Ruling Highlights Premises Liability

In late February, a San Diego jury found that the On The Border restaurant chain was responsible for a crash caused by one of their employees that inflicted serious injuries upon a Taiwanese exchange student. The incident occurred in December 2012 when Kai-Yen Cheng was struck on his skateboard by a car driven by On The Border employee Vincent Quintanilla. Cheng, a former intercollegiate volleyba...

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Dog Owners Buying Liability Insurance?

Regular readers of our site know that all dog owners are responsible for any damage caused by their pets. If you’re bitten by someone else’s dog, you have the right to make a claim for fair compensation. As such, there’s a growing trend in the insurance industry: liability insurance policies specifically written to cover expenses caused by the bite of a K-9. The idea for liability insurance...

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Army Vet Sustains Devastating Injuries from Motorcycle Accident

The story of a U.S. Army veteran who was left for dead on a Chula Vista road has gripped the San Diego area. On the morning of March 4, 24-year-old Carlos Villegas was on his motorcycle, returning home after getting a haircut. That’s when something – though exactly what is not yet known – happened. Villegas was thrown from his bike, perhaps after being clipped, and landed some 25 feet away....

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NFL Ordered To Pay More For Treatment Of Concussions

A federal judge is forcing the NFL to pay higher disability benefits to retired player Jesse Solomon for injuries and treatments stemming from multiple concussions. The former linebacker – who played for Minnesota, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Atlanta and Miami – claims to have sustained 69,000 full-speed collisions. High School Student-Athletes at Risk While the NFL players seem to be on course to rece...

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San Diego Man’s Family Reaches Settlement In Wrongful Death Case

In February, the family of a San Diego man whose death was attributed to undercooked seafood reached a settlement with a Yountville restaurant. After eating scallops at the restaurant, the 61-year-old victim and two of his friends developed stomach problems. While the friends eventually recovered, the victim did not. With his immune system weakened by a heart transplant, the man died a year later ...

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Hooters Lawsuit Proves Sexual Harassment Not Just A Problem For Women

On March 1, two former male employees of the Hooters restaurant chain filed a lawsuit against the company for sexually harassment by their male boss. The two men claim the harassment went on for years, and occurred at Hooters locations in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa and Hollywood. As a society, we’ve been conditioned to think of sexual harassment as a burden faced by women only. But that’s not an...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries: What You NEED To Know!

The Centers for Disease Control tell us that – every year – 1.7 million people experience traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of those: 52,000 die 275,000 are admitted into a hospital and the remaining 1.3 million receive treatment in a hospital emergency room Obviously, TBI is a serious matter. If one of the brain’s four distinct regions experiences damage, the function that it controls can ...

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Has Your Ford Been Recalled? The Case For Product Liability

The Ford Motor Company has had a bad go of it over the last few months. In November, they issued recalls for certain Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans. In January, the company recalled about 391,000 Ranger pickups because of the possibility that the air-bag inflators could cause injuries. That particular recall came after a Kershaw, S.C. man was killed because of an exploded inflator. Ford’s deci...

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Spinal Injuries: Your Life May Never Be the Same

On a recent assignment for KGTV, reporter Marie Coronel experienced multiple spinal injuries and a concussion when a tree fell on her and photographer Mike Gold. Coronel’s doctor was reported to say that “it was a miracle she wasn’t paralyzed.” That sentiment echoes the fact that back and spinal cord injuries are nothing to mess around with. In fact, the Mayo Clinic tells us that any inju...

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Sexual Harassment Unfortunately Still An Issue! Don’t Let Harassment Happen To You!

The ongoing fallout from the serial sexual harassment by disgraced former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner presents us with a perfect opportunity to encourage victims of such behavior to take action against the perpetrators. This office is representing three of the nearly 20 women who have filed complaints against the former mayor. The common thread among all the victims is that they are made to feel sm...

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