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Rideshare Sexual Assaults

For the year of 2018 alone, Uber drivers made 3,045 reports of sexual assaults in the United States.  On December 5, 2019, the New York Times published an article about the recent safety report done by Uber Technologies.  It is important to be informed about the statistics of ride-share assaults, tips on how to protect Read More

Kohl’s Three-Wick Candle Recall Due to Fire Hazard

On November 10, 2020, Kohl’s issued a recall for over 500,000 SONOMA Goods For Life branded three-wick candles for fire and burn hazards. The National Consumer Product Safety Commission warns consumers that the three-wick candle flames can ignite the surface of the wax and/or cause the glass container to break. The three-wick candles subject of Read More

Concussion Without Loss of Consciousness

When you have a concussion, you might not know it. It does not always affect people the way they think it would. You do not have to pass out or fall to the ground with excruciating pain. If you are in a car accident, you might tell the investigating officer that you feel just fine. Read More

Long Term Effects of “Mild” Traumatic Brain Injury

At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we find that people often think a concussion is not serious enough, as injuries go, to give them legal rights to compensation. When we encounter one of these individuals, we always tell them that nothing could be further from the truth and that the term “mild traumatic brain injury” is a Read More

Nausea After Hitting Head: How a Brain Injury Can Affect Your Body and Your Life

Striking your head against a hard surface can affect your body in multiple ways. As home to one of the body’s most important organs—the brain—hitting your head can leave you feeling downright sick. If you suffer nausea after hitting your head, seek medical attention immediately. If the accident that caused you to strike your head Read More

The Characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries affect many more areas of life, from short and long-term memory to coordination, mood, and personality. If you suffered a TBI in an accident due to the negligence of another party, contact an attorney to learn more about your legal rights. How Does Traumatic Brain Injury Occur? Traumatic brain injury can result Read More

Brain Injury Symptoms to Look for After a Fall

When you fall, there’s always a strong possibility that you will sustain an injury. Cushioning layers of skin, fat, and muscle might shield many of your internal organs from significant harm, but there’s little they can do to protect your head. When you fall to a hard surface such as concrete, your head becomes an Read More

What Is CTE in Football?

Football is a high-contact sport. Players accept some risk of injury every time they step out on the gridiron. However, it has only recently emerged that extended time playing football could increase a player’s risk of brain injury and brain disease substantially. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has long been linked to football. What many experts Read More

What Happens to the Brain in a Motorcycle Crash?

If you ride a motorcycle, we do not need to tell you the sense of adventure and the fresh perspective that this mode of transportation has to offer. However, for all the fun to be had, there are some very real risks involved with riding a motorcycle on U.S. roadways. According to a report from Read More

“Mild” Concussion Symptoms

A concussion is the most common form of traumatic brain injury. Most often, a concussion happens when the victim’s head or body sustains a bump, blow, or jolt. This force causes the brain to twist, deform, or shake momentarily inside the skull, which causes damage to brain tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Perhaps because of Read More

How to Recover From a Motorcycle Crash

While a motorcycle accident can occur in an instant, the permanent effects of the pain and impact on everyday life leave you struggling to remain employed, pay your bills, and even walk. You may well wonder how you can best recover from your motorcycle crash—physically and financially. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you understand Read More

How Much Does a Helmet Improve Survival in a Motorcycle Crash?

Many motorcycle accidents are preventable, but unfortunately, accidents still occur. Motorcycle crashes account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle deaths and injuries in the U.S. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), motorcycle crashes have a fatality rate 28 times higher than that of accidents involving motor vehicles. Wearing a helmet while riding Read More

How Long Can I Wait to Hire a Lawyer After A Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle along a scenic highway is a favorite pastime of many people in the United States and it can be extremely exhilarating—until someone gets hurt. After a crash, you may be in pain and overwhelmed by everything you need to take care of. You may find yourself wondering at what point you should Read More

How Does Motorcycle Insurance Work After a Crash?

You buy motorcycle insurance because you have to, but also for your peace of mind. When you purchase motorcycle insurance, you hope you never need it, but while motorcycles account for just 3 percent of all registered vehicles on the road, but they account for a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities and injuries. The National Read More

Headaches May Last Long After a TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause long-lasting negative effects for injury victims. A TBI has many causes but the result looks the same. Over 30 percent of people who suffered a TBI experience headaches long after recovering from their injury. While some headaches cause only minor disruption, many can last for days or more Read More

CAT Scans and Concussions

Doctors typically diagnose a concussion using a two-pronged approach. First, a doctor will review a patient’s medical history to determine whether something other than a concussion is wrong. Then, the doctor will assess the patient’s signs and symptoms. The doctor, however, may use a CT (or CAT) scan or other diagnostic imaging device to further Read More

Acquired Brain Injury Symptoms

Acquired brain injuries (or ABIs) occur due to damage to the brain. ABIs can occur at any time during someone’s life. It’s difficult to predict how an ABI may eventually impact someone, but, these injuries do have the potential to cause a variety of different mental, emotional, and physical problems. Acquired brain injuries are not Read More

When to Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident

Car accidents can leave pain, trauma, and a damaged life in their wake—not to mention mounting medical bills and potential disability for the seriously injured. Often, victims are left to fight for justice against glacially slow insurance companies or at-fault motorists who do not have their best interests at heart. Lawyers, however, do have your Read More

Is a Concussion a Brain Injury?

Until the media began discussing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a few years ago, you probably did not know that concussions were so common. Even with the high-profile publicity, you still might not have realized that a concussion is a “mild” traumatic brain injury (mTBI). This often missing but critical piece of information changes how people Read More

How to Tell Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident

If you are a car accident victim, then one of the most important things you need to know is who was at fault for the crash and your injuries. Why? Because the law holds the parties at fault for a car accident financially responsible for the harm suffered by accident victims. So, determining who was Read More

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