Summer is coming to an end and school is starting. This means busy schedules, extracurricular activities and lots of driving. It also means unique hazards while you are on the road this time of year.
Traumatic brain injuries are serious ailments that can affect your physical, mental and social abilities. There are many different ways that such injuries may occur. Car accidents, falls, airplane crashes and any other violent incidents are just a few of the potential culprits. If you recently suffered an accident such as one of these, it is important that you understand the symptoms of a TBI.
One of the best parts of summer is being outside in the warm weather and sunshine. Perhaps you like to go for a run, ride your bike or just stroll down the block. This is usually a pleasant experience that allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.
Getting a traumatic brain injury can significantly impact your life. Serious brain trauma can affect your ability to work. Your memory, cognitive abilities, mobility, emotions and communication may become impaired temporarily or permanently. Due to these potential consequences, you may be unable to return to your job for a certain period of time.
Work is your source of income, and if an injury compromises your ability to work, you might quickly find yourself in a dire situation. Not everybody is lucky enough to have emergency savings, and for people who already live paycheck to paycheck, finances can become even more stressful than the injury itself. There are several things every injured person should know in situations such as these.
A key part of your insurance claim or personal injury settlement is the losses you have suffered because of your accident. If you are missing work due to your injury, you might be worried. Going without pay for weeks or months at a time can put you in a disastrous financial situation.
Negligence is a term that can be thrown around a lot. In California and elsewhere, people often use the word to mean simple carelessness. While this definition is not wrong, and indeed, legal negligence does have a strong correlation to carelessness. In a courtroom setting there are several aspects of the theory that need to be shown in order to prevail in a lawsuit, whether based on an auto accident or other personal injury situation. We previously touched on the basics of a negligence case, and a few weeks ago we briefly discussed a couple of the elements that need to be shown, namely 'duty' and 'breach.'
Negligence is a word that gets thrown around quite a bit these days. While it may have a number of meanings among the general population, it is a very specific concept in legal circles. This blog previously outlined the very basic structure of a negligence claim by briefly summarizing the elements in such a claim. California readers may remember that the first two elements are 'duty' and 'breach.' Let's take a quick look at these foundational parts of a negligence case.
As is often said, insurance is a product that you purchase while hoping to never have to use it. Because it is a hedge against something bad happening, insurance is one of those necessary evils that modern life requires. When a person has been hurt in an accident and an insurance company offers to pay a claim, it can seem like the victim should take the money and be thankful. However, it is important that Californians understand how insurance companies work, and how they need to be approached.
"To err is human, to forgive is divine." While these philosophical words may be a good rule of thumb with regard to Californians' personal relationships and small slights, there are some practical ramifications that flow from some people's errors. When a person or entity has made a mistake that has caused injury or damage to another individual, it is perfectly acceptable for the injured party to expect some compensation to make him or her whole again; that is, to put that person as close to the place he or she was before the injury as possible.