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Why Do You Need an Attorney for a Soft Tissue Injury

You Need an Attorney for a Soft Tissue Injury

Why do you need an attorney for a soft tissue injury after a car accident?  Many people who are involved in car accidents here in Mission Viejo and Irvine and across Orange County every month believe they have avoided injury in the immediate aftermath of the accident.  They feel bruised and shaken up, but there seem to be no apparent injuries or broken bones.  This is unfortunately not actually the case.  Many injuries sustained in a car accident can take weeks or even months before presenting symptoms.  This is why it is important to seek a thorough medical examination within 24 to 48 hours of any motor vehicle accident, even if you think you aren’t injured. The soft tissues of the back and neck are especially susceptible to the forces involved in a motor vehicle collision.  The neck, torso and head are forcefully thrashed back and forth in many directions

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Ride Sharing Services have Increased Injury Car Accidents

Ride Sharing Services have Increased Injury Car Accidents

Ride sharing services have increased injury car accidents here in Orange County California as well as Los Angeles and across the nation.  Before the existence of Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing services fatal accidents nationally were at an all time low.  Researchers from the University of Chicago and Rice University in Houston recently revealed data which shows a significant increase in traffic fatalities in the eight years since ride sharing companies began their rapid expansion. “…ridesharing is associated with an increase of 2% to 3% in the number of motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents,” according to the researchers from Rice and the University of Chicago. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was the source of information which was used by the study to evaluate the number of accidents per Vehicle Mile Traveled (VMT) in the past eight years since Uber and Lyft began expansion.  In city after

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CDC to Study the Rise in E-Scooter Injuries

CDC to Study the Rise in E-Scooter Injuries

What is causing the CDC to study the rise in e-scooter injuries across the nation?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun the inaugural study on electric scooter or e-scooter injury.  The city of Austin, Texas Public Health and Transportation Departments requested help evaluating the challenge of a rapidly rising number of e-scooter related injuries and injury claims. E-scooter companies such as Lime and Bird are supporting the CDC study.  The initial data results have already provided some valuable insights: Most e-scooter accidents resulting in injury do not involve other vehicles Most e-scooter riders involved in accidents were not wearing a helmet, often resulting in head trauma almost half of the riders in injury accidents had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit The ease of use and availability as well as the relatively low cost of e-scooters has resulted in a rapid increase in the

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