San Jose California Personal Injury Legal Blog

What You Need to Know about Concussions

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Birth Injuries on Monday, February 20, 2017. Finding an accurate portrayal of concussions in the media can be difficult. Action movies and T.V. shows have a dangerous tendency to downplay the severity of this injury. Make no mistake, a concussion is a serious brain injury and securing medical treatment should be a victim's top priority. Concussions occur as a result of the brain slamming against the inside of the skull hard enough to disrupt normal brain functions. Below, our blog outlines four things you need to know about these injuries. You don't need to l ...

Categories: Birth Injuries

Car accident leaves woman dead, 2 children injured

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Monday, December 2, 2019. When a car crash happens, it can change a family's life in the blink of an eye. A collision that results in the loss of life or in a serious injury can devastate a family both emotionally and financially. When the crash happens because of someone else's carelessness, the tragedy is often amplified. This may be what some California families are experiencing after a recent car accident took one life and left two children seriously injured.According to law enforcement, the crash happened on a recent late night. T ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

4 WAYS TO AVOID A COLLISION IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. If you regularly drive in the Bay Area, there is a good chance that you have encountered road construction. In fact, California officials are tackling the largest road-improvement project in recent years. Still, if you are not careful, you may find yourself in the middle of a collision in a construction zone. Car crashes in construction zones are likely more common than you think. Because a collision in a construction area may leave you with a catastrophic injury, you must do what you can to avoid one altogether. Here are four tips: ...

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Fatal car accident may have been due to DUI

On behalf of Shea & Shea – A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Monday, December 2, 2019. When a car crash happens, it can change a family’s life in the blink of an eye. A collision that results in the loss of life or in a serious injury can devastate a family both emotionally and financially. When the crash happens because of someone else’s carelessness, the tragedy is often amplified. This may be what some California families are experiencing after a recent car accident took one life and left two children seriously injured. According to law enforcement, the crash happened on a recent late n ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Amputations are some of the most severe catastrophic injuries

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in catastrophic injuries on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Losing a body part is naturally traumatic, and amputations are typically life-changing injuries. Like all other catastrophic injuries suffered in California, if the negligence of another party caused them, the victim might have grounds for a legal claim. Amputations can involve the loss of a finger, arm, toe or leg, and it might limit the victim's earning capacity as treatment causes extended periods of lost workdays; sometimes, the victim cannot return to the same occupation. Accidents can cause partia ...

Categories: Catastrophic Injuries

What are California’s default speed limits?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. It goes without saying that speeding can increase the chances of a person being involved in or causing a car accident in San Jose. Yet many people may miss the general purpose of speed limits. They might think that is the speed at which one traveling through an area must drive. Likewise, some might actually think that there is no speed limit through an area where none is officially posted. These assumptions may lead the person that caused your car accident to claim that they were not violating speed limit la ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

WHAT ARE THE THREE CATEGORIES OF INTRACRANIAL HEMATOMA?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in traumatic brain injuries on Monday, October 7, 2019. An intracranial hematoma in California is a potentially life-threatening traumatic brain injury. It causes blood to collect and pool inside the skull, putting pressure on the brain. If you or someone you know experiences an intracranial hematoma, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as you can. However, you may not realize right away that a hematoma may have taken place. In the first place, it is a closed head injury that can occur without any fracture of the skull or penetration of a forei ...

Categories: Traumatic Brain Injuries

Motorcycle accident claims life of 70-year-old man

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Though most people who ride motorcycles follow proper safety precautions, they can't always count on others to do the same. Since motorbikes are considerably smaller and offer less protection than passenger vehicles, bikers face increased risk when they get into a motorcycle accident. They are more likely to suffer a serious injury or even lose their life. This was the sad case for one California motorcyclist who died recently after being hit by a pickup truck.Authorities say that the collision happened on ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Survival actions explained

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in catastrophic injuries on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Those in San Jose who are involved in accidents that result in extensive injuries may have cause to pursue claims against the people that caused said accidents. Yet before they can initiate action, they typically need time to recover from their injuries. Many often wonder, then, what happens if those people ultimately die before being able to pursue their claims? The immediate assumption may be either that their claim dies with them, or those that they leave behind file a wrongful death lawsuit on their ...

Categories: Catastrophic Injuries

The dangers of tire blow outs

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in personal injury law on Friday, August 30, 2019. Unfortunately, many Californian drivers do not understand the true risks that a blown-out tire can present. Understanding what to do in the aftermath of a tire blow-out can potentially help a driver avoid a future crash.First, FindLaw examines some of the potential sources of weakness in a tire. Manufacturing errors can and do lead to tire blow-outs. They may result in zipper failures, bead failures, and tread separation. A zipper failure occurs when the sidewall of a tire catastrophically fails and tears. Be ...

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