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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing roughly to about 30% of all injury deaths. These injuries are caused from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts how the brain regularly functions. Though not all bumps to the head will result in a TBI, but it’s important to remember that even mild injuries can be dangerous. The CDC also reports that motor vehicle crashes were the third overall leading cause of TBI-related ED hospitalizations and death among all ages. Depending on the severity of your injury, and how the injury has negatively affected your life, you may be entitled to a large damage award. If you believe you have sustained a brain injury a recent car accident, contact an attorney like the ones at One Law Group in Beverly Hills. With severe brain injuries, you will more than likely must continue long-term therapy, both physically and psychologically, which may exceed your income. And if your injuries are damaging enough, you might not be able to go back to work or it may reduce your workplace productivity, effecting your potential...

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Consortium

Consortium

According to the estimates of the National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization that works with federal auto-safety regulators, 40,200 people died in accidents involving motor vehicles in 2016, a 6 percent rise from the year before. Automobile related deaths are so common and when someone either endures severe injuries or dies in an accident, the people in their lives are all affected in various ways. This is where “loss of consortium” comes in. It is a personal injury claim that can lead to damages for loss of affection and normal marital relations, like parenting, care, and a sexual relationship. Loss of consortium can be hard to prove because of the non-economic damages, which are difficult to calculate in monetary values because unlike expected costs like hospital bills, non-economic damages typically account for one’s pain and suffering, which is a lot more abstract. The attorneys at One Law Group in Beverly Hills are want their clients to understand that if a loss of consortium claim is pursued, spouses will be required to divulge very personal (often embarrassing) facts about their marriage, including: How stable, loving their relationship is Current living arrangements Evidence of care and companionship the spouse affected received Life...

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When You Are Responsible for the Accident

Car accidents can be scary and they’re even worse when the collision was your fault. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we want you to realize that even if you are at fault, you should always be careful about what you say when interacting with the other driver involved. It’s important to remember to not admit you were at fault for the crash. This isn’t suggesting that you lie or withhold information on purpose, just don’t jump right into the conversation of fault at the scene, with anyone. It could be a more complicated question that you realize and at One Law Group, we are here to help you figure out the answer. Remember, no matter how careful of a driver you are, you can be involved in a car accident at any time and it’s such a common thing to happen, don’t feel stupid! Here are some tips on what you should do to protect your rights and save yourself some hassle down the road: Depending on the laws in your state, call the police. Check for injuries on yourself and anyone else involved, just in case an ambulance is needed. Exchange information: phone numbers, emails, insurance information Get...

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