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The Risk of a Concussion for a Child in a Mission Viejo Car Accident

Risk of a Concussion for a Child in a Mission Viejo Car Accident

What is the risk of a concussion for a child in a Mission Viejo car accident?  Many parents falsely believe car seats are perfectly designed to prevent injuries to their child in a Mission Viejo car accident.  The substantial design and safety restraints built into a child’s car seat can help to substantially reduce the likelihood of injury in many car crashes, however they do very little to protect the head of the child – especially during the severe forces of impact associated with a motor vehicle accident. What increases the risk of a concussion for a child in a Mission Viejo car accident?  You may be surprised to learn your child’s head does not have to come into contact with any internal component of the car or foreign object thrown about by the accident to sustain a concussion.  The brain is suspended in fluid as part of the body’s

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Frequent Causes of Flatbed Truck Accidents

Frequent Causes of Flatbed Truck Accidents

What are the frequent causes of flatbed truck accidents?  Southern California, and the Los Angeles and Southern Orange County areas in particular, are home to substantial truck traffic, many of which are flatbed trucks.  Flatbed trucks are used to haul a variety of loads, machinery, equipment or materials.  Some flatbeds are pulled separately and may be detached from the cab of the truck, while others are actually welded to the frame of the truck itself. Detached flatbed trucks come in basically two varieties: A standard flatbed mounted above the wheels A “Lowboy” where the bed actually sits between the wheel wells much closer to the ground There are nearly half a million truck accidents in the United States each year.  A large percentage of these are injury accidents which have been attributed to flatbed trucks.  What are some of the frequent causes of flatbed truck accidents in California? Injuries in

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The Use of Restraints May Be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

The Use of Restraints May Be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

The use of restraints may be a sign of nursing home abuse or neglect and it is important to remain vigilant if you are concerned about the treatment of a loved one.  The use of restraints in nursing homes is not as common as it was even a few years ago as the use of restraints in nursing homes and extended care facilities has been limited under California and federal law. Restraints may not be used to control a patient or as a form of discipline or punishment.   The use of restraints are required to be accompanied by orders from a licensed physician which clarify how and why the restraints are necessary as well as the duration of their use.  Many nursing homes here in southern California violate these laws in an attempt to keep patients from attempting to get out of bed, especially in situations of under-staffing. The nursing

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Can You Reopen an Injury Settlement in the Future

Reopen an injury settlement in the future

Can you reopen an injury settlement in the future if there are additional diagnosed injuries, symptoms or expenses after coming to terms with an insurance company?  It is important to fully understand every issue surrounding your injuries after any motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another person.  Once you have signed an insurance release California courts will almost never review the case or settlement. Many people who are injured in a car accident simply don’t understand the nature of their injuries and the costs and consequences which will follow in the months and years to come. The insurance adjuster has one job, and one job only: get you to accept the absolutely lowest possible amount to settle your personal injury claim.  They are friendly, personable and highly skilled negotiators who make every attempt to quickly gain your trust.  Insurance adjusters know from historical data that the faster they

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What are some of the Typical Injuries in a Mission Viejo Car Accident

some of the Typical Injuries in a Mission Viejo Car Accident

What are some of the typical injuries in a Mission Viejo car accident?  How can you recover the costs associated with a personal injury after a car, truck or motorcycle accident?  Do you have a case? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the leading cause of injury in the United States is a motor vehicle accident.  The CDC reports more than 2.5 million Americans are transported to the emergency room following an accident and, of those, 200,000 are hospitalized each year.  Millions more suffer injuries even though they were not transported for medical attention immediately after an accident.  In these cases, many of the injury victim’s symptoms may not appear for several weeks or even months.  This is why it is so important to visit an urgent care or see your primary physician for a thorough medical examination after any collision. Some of the typical injuries in a

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The Law Firm of Rivers Morrell Gets a Client Over Half a Million Dollars More than the Insurance Company’s Offer

Half a Million Dollars More than the Insurance Company's Offer for Broken Elbow

This is a recent case where the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell gets a client over half a million dollars more than the insurance company’s offer of $100,000.  Insurance companies always make low offers and this case is an excellent example of why it is important to be represented by an experienced personal injury attorney. The client fell and broke her elbow while visiting a commercial store.  When leaving this particular store there was a concrete slab with epoxy paint.  There were a couple of steps at the end of the slab which were painted the same color as the slab itself.  There was no railing, non-slip surface or other signs of the steps. When the sun is in the high noon position there was no shadow upon the steps and they blended into the same appearance as the entire slab. The client fell and fractured her left elbow.  In

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