Month: October 2018

Are You the Victim of a Los Angeles Brain Injury or TBI?

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Los Angeles Brain Injury Cases

From 2010-2015 39,838 cases of Los Angeles brain injuries caused by accidents were reported by the California Department of Public Health. Head injuries are known to affect people in different ways negatively. Furthermore, proper treatment and diagnosis after injury is key to protecting your medical and legal rights. So what is a head injury? Let’s look at the below definition.

A brain injury is any injury occurring in the brain of a living organism. Brain injuries can be classified along several dimensions. Primary and secondary brain injury are ways to classify the injury processes that occur in brain injury, while focal and diffuse brain injury are ways to classify the extent or location of injury in the brain. Specific forms of brain injury include: (en) (Learn more about brain injuries here).

Effects of TBIs

Immediately after an accident sometimes, but not always, symptoms of brain injury can present themselves. Example: after a fall or car crash.

So vertigo, lightheadedness, and even throwing up can all be signs of a closed head injury. Even when these symptoms don’t crop up, following some simple tips listed below can help rule out a brain injury.

First, get to the emergency room. Get the police to make a report at the accident scene so you can make a record of consciousness, or see little birdies. Make a digital/photographic record of the crash scene too. Of course, it goes without saying that you should consult a brain injury attorney and a brain doctor. Learn about your lawyer by looking at reviews, social media and have a face to face meeting. Or call (213) 596-9642 and speak to counsel right now.

Did You Suffer a Los Angeles Bus Accident and Need Advice?

Understanding Bus Accidents

Understanding bus accidents from a legal perspective means knowing a little bit about personal injury law. Here a PI lawyer talks about it all. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

Although the number of large trucks and buses in fatal crashes has increased by 26 percent from its low of 3,432 in 2009, the 2015 number is still 18 percent lower than the 21st-century peak of 5,231 in 2005. (Source).

In any event, run over by a bus or hurt as a passenger on a bus remains one of the most devastating injuries. Recently, in Redondo Beach, a little girl suffered and died from a hit and run on the Pacific Coast Highway. This occurred when the rear view mirror of and Metro Bus almost tore a little girl to pieces when it struck her head. These little girls were riding bicycles, thinking they were safe. But surveillance footage from the nearby Creative Indulgence building indicates the riders were not safe.

So what exactly is a bus?

A bus (/ˈbʌs/; plural “buses”, /ˈbʌsᵻz/, archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, or autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker rigid bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are used for longer-distance services. Many types of buses, such as city transit buses and inter-city coaches, charge a fare. Other types, such as elementary or secondary school buses or shuttle buses within a post-secondary education campus do not charge a fare. In many jurisdictions, bus drivers require a special license above and beyond a regular driver’s license.

Understanding Bus Injuries

Irrespective of its use, sometimes a driver turns the wheels to the curb and sideswipes people. Others, the operator fails to set the brake. Other times people suffer from a failure in the design, construction, and workmanship of the public transport vehicle itself.

Buses can also involve road trips, like Casino Tours. These are like tourism gambling excursions for retired folks. So they are not all public city or county run bus lines. School buses have been in the news a lot too. In most states, seat-belts are not required for children either.

For example, Greyhound coaches and other small charter bus companies all serve specific tasks. They are private, however. So injured passengers and survivors of bus wrecks understand the nuances of the government entities and closely held companies they are pursuing. (Source).

Hence, if you need legal advice over an injury by a bus caused from negligence, a bus accident attorney will help you understand your rights.

Other Sources:

“Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015 – PDF.” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. April 05, 2017. Accessed May 09, 2017.

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