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5 most common causes of spinal cord injuries

Your spinal cord consists of nerves that carry impulses between your brain and the rest of your body. Rings of bone known as vertebrae surround your spinal cord. A spinal cord injury occurs if you experience trauma directly to the nerves or the vertebrae around your spinal cord. 

Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating. They can result in lost mobility, feeling and function. But how do spinal cord injuries happen? Here are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries according to Mayo Clinic.

Figuring out damages in a California accident case

A car accident can upset your life in the blink of an eye. One moment, you have regular employment and your finances in order; the next, you are not sure how you will cover your medical bills and when, if ever, you will be able to return to work.

A lawsuit can help you obtain compensation to cover the losses you suffer as a result of injuries from a car crash. Understanding what to expect is key as your case goes on and you decide whether to accept a settlement offer or proceed further. While this article provides a basic overview of how damages work, you need an experienced attorney to evaluate the specific facts of your case and advise you based on them.

How to know if you have a wrongful death case in California

You have lost a loved one in an unexpected and traumatic way and wonder if there is anything you can do to seek justice. You may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of a personal injury lawyer.

How do you know if you have a case? Wrongful death does not apply to just anytime you lose a loved one. You can determine if you should seek legal action by understanding the definition and causes of wrongful death.

What should you do when a car accident leaves you unable to work?

Nobody expects to get into a car accident, but when it happens, it can throw your whole life out of whack. Whether you are severely injured and in the hospital or nursing bruised muscles back to health, the accident may make it difficult to work for a while. Missing work for any amount of time will have serious consequences, but when you are out of work for six weeks or more, it can be devastating.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans cumulatively spend over one million days per year in the hospital due to injuries from car accidents. Whether or not you are hospitalized, if you must take time away from work, you should be sure to do the following.

Key facts about your California slip-and-fall

Accidents happen every day, but some can be avoided. If you or a loved one suffer injuries from a slip-and-fall due to the negligence of others, you may have a solid personal injury case.

In order to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your accident, it is important that you handle the claim properly. There are a few key facts you should know about the slip-and-fall accident claim process in California.

3 common causes of swimming pool injuries

When you are swimming in a public or private pool, you expect to have a great time. However, sometimes hazards can cause injuries to you or your children. What you plan as a day of family fun can quickly turn into an emergency. In certain cases, the property owner may be responsible for injuries that occur in or near the swimming pool. 

So, what are the most common dangerous conditions that lead to injuries at swimming pools? Here are some potential risks. 

Your child's head injury and the coach's liability

If your child sustains a concussion while playing a contact sport, he or she may not want to sit on the sidelines for the rest of the game. The coach may not be too happy about it, either. However, with all the media attention that traumatic brain injuries have received, you may rightfully expect your child not to endure a second, potentially more serious blow to the head.

Can you hold a coach liable if he or she puts your child back on the field in spite of definite signs of concussion? It may depend on when the injury happened.

The ins and outs of nerve damage

The nerves in your body control involuntary functions, senses and movements, and are essential for almost every activity in your daily life. From regulation of your blood pressure and heart rate to pain sensations in your skin, your nerves affect your entire system.

If you suffer nerve damage, it could lower your qualify of life significantly.

When commercial truckers are distracted

Americans are busy people, and just as you may feel tempted to make your phone calls or eat your dinner while you drive, commercial truckers face these same temptations. Because of the size and weight of their vehicles, however, the potential repercussions of truckers driving while distracted may prove more severe than those facing the average motorist.

So, what, exactly, is taking today's truckers away from the roadway, and just how much can these distractions impact your safety? Some of today's most notable truck driver distractions include:

Back-to-school driving tips for parents

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.

Follow these tips for a safe back-to-school start for you and your children. Focusing on what you can control will help you avoid getting into a car accident.

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