San Jose California Personal Injury Legal Blog

COVID-19 Update: We Are Always Here to Help

We are here to discuss personal injury cases with our clients over the phone or through video conferencing during this hard time.Our offices are currently closed, but we are still here to help! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can no longer meet with our clients face-to-face in order to mitigate risk of spreading the virus.Wash your hands, practice social distancing, and be safe. ...

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My Lawyer is Not Fighting For Me, What Can I Do?

People involved in a legal dispute dedicate a huge amount of time and effort to ensuring they receive a positive outcome and one that they deserve. It’s also common sense to expect your lawyer to do the same. After all, an attorney should always keep your best interests in mind and act promptly in order to increase your chances of a successful resolution.Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.If you are currently working to solve a legal dispute and you find yourself researching “my lawyer is not fighting for me,” your attorney may not be doing his or her job properly.It’s already bad enough that you have to ...

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Damage To the Pituitary Gland After Head Injury

Car collisions, sports injuries, and other accidents that cause severe traumas can produce long-lasting health complications. While some of these may be as obvious as a broken leg, many injuries occur internally. One of the most common internal injuries suffered by accident victims is traumatic brain injuries or TBIs. However, TBIs are not the only type of damage you can sustain.Pituitary gland damage is another common, yet the little-known effect of head injuries. The pituitary gland plays a crucial role in the regulation of different biological processes and it can suffer from severe damage after an accident.Below, we’ll ...

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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

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