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Can You Get a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?

Yes, it’s possible. Concussions are one type of traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a TBI. Concussions are one of the most common types of TBI and yet nearly half of these injuries go unreported. Most likely, people do not report the injury because they feel better quickly. Even in that situation, there could Read More

what percentage of sexual abuse is committed by someone the victim knows?

Victims Generally Know Their Abuser. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women, and one in 71 men will be raped during their lives. Unfortunately, victims of sexual assault know their attacker in approximately eight out of 10 cases. When a child is the victim of sexual abuse, the rates are Read More

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

The Information You Need to Know and How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You Losing a family member is one of the most challenging events anyone can ever go through. What makes it even more traumatic is if the death was the result of a preventable accident. When this happens, the surviving family members Read More

What Is a Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury?

When we leave the house and go for a drive, play a sport, or even head to work, we always expect that we will return safely. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Whether heading to work or a store, we sometimes find ourselves involved in an accident. This might result from a slip at the Read More

Common Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The sexual abuse of a child is one of the most heinous crimes that someone can commit, and unfortunately, it’s more common than many of us realize. If your child has been sexually abused—whether by a teacher, family member, or stranger—you should take immediate action to hold the abuser accountable and prevent any further abuse Read More

The Myth of Concussion-Free Football Helmets

Some people believe that participants in contact sports assume the risk of injury. And it is fair to assume that players might get a small cut or bruise during a game. But what about something much more serious, like a concussion? Just because a person plays football or a similar sport does not mean they’re Read More

Post-Concussion Syndrome Settlement Value

The doctors told you it was “only a concussion.” They referred to it as a “mild traumatic brain injury.” Your friends and acquaintances shrugged when you told them about your symptoms and said you would feel better in a few days. However, after your accident, you’re still dealing with headaches, dizziness, and a host of Read More

Payroll Coverage in Business Insurance

Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover Payroll? If your business has recently suffered property damage in a protest or you have had to close up to comply with stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, you might be concerned with your ability to cover employee wages once your cash reserves dry up. Business interruption insurance is an optional Read More

Business Interruption Insurance Exclusions

Business Interruption Insurance Claims Think of the last time you saw a commercial for the latest antidepressant or allergy medication. Each commercial has a  long list of side effects at the end. If you are a business owner, you know that business interruption insurance works the same way. You purchase insurance to protect your business Read More

You May Suffer Memory Loss After a Concussion

A concussion typically occurs when a person suffers a blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to move, and to sustain damage, within the skull. Virtually any violent accident or incident can cause a concussion. It is a common injury in motor vehicle crashes, accidental falls, and in a wide variety of Read More

Why Is IKEA Responsible When Its Furniture Tips Over and Hurts Someone?

Most people know IKEA, the Swedish-based furniture retailer, for its extensive lines of relatively inexpensive furniture. IKEA stores are widespread throughout the country. Unfortunately, though, IKEA furniture has sometimes proven injurious and even deadly, particularly to small children. Over the past 10 years, for example, IKEA dressers have tipped over and caused the deaths of Read More

What Happens if You Play Sports With a Concussion?

Stay off the Field Until Your Brain Has Healed Almost everyone has seen the news in the last few years about professional football players and their risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a tragic brain disease linked to athletes sustaining repeated brain injuries, whether concussions or microtrauma, over the course of their careers. However, Read More

8 Tips for Preventing Diseases

Many types of diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, seem to just happen, whether you take measures to prevent them or not. Environmental factors and genetics appear to play a bigger role than anything else. Others, like the novel coronavirus that has spread around the globe, seem to afflict people despite their best efforts at Read More

T-Bone Accidents: Determining Fault

T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, are not only hazardous but also can result in severe and devastating injuries. Furthermore, these accidents are not as straightforward as some individuals tend to assume. T-bone accidents occur from a variety of traffic situations, and depending on the circumstances, either driver may have caused the accident. To Read More

Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Whether you are an avid motorcycle rider or just starting out, you might have already heard of the controversy surrounding motorcycle helmet laws. Read on for more information. Freedom and Expression on Two Wheels Motorcyclists are a unique breed. Riding a bike is less of a way to get from one place to the other Read More

Many Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

When you leave the house to head to work, run errands, or just to take advantage of the sights and sounds of your hometown, you expect to return home safely. No one anticipates their day will end in a health emergency, particularly not one caused by someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentionally harmful actions. Unfortunately, Read More

14 Tips for Preventing Wildfires, Reducing Fire Damage, and Maintaining Fire Safety

Every year, wildfires cover thousands of acres of land across California. Substantial property damage and loss of life follow. Citizens can go a long way toward reducing the risk of wildfires. In fact, a few simple steps on your part can help protect your property and the property of everyone else around you. 1. Don’t Read More

How Can You Tell Who Hit Whom in a Car Accident

Car accidents befall drivers under all sorts of circumstances. Some happen because of factors out of everyone’s control. A tree falls across the road in a high wind just as traffic passes beneath it, for instance. No one bears the blame for these freak accidents. They just happen. Insurance companies sometimes refer to them, in Read More

California Child Sexual Assault Laws

Child Sexual Assault and AB 218—Code of Civil Procedure 340.1 This article will provide a background and outline some important facets of the new law AB 218 from the experienced California child sexual abuse lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys. In 2002, the California Legislature passed childhood sexual abuse legislation Senate Bill No. 1779 creating a Read More

How to Avoid Catching Respiratory Illnesses, Colds, and the Flu in Public Places

When much of the nation shut down in March 2020 to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we all started to learn lessons about one infectious disease that will help keep us safe from many other illnesses long after this pandemic ends. Viruses and Germs Are Always Potential Threats to Health The COVID-19 pandemic has Read More

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