TBIS AND RECOVER

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in traumatic brain injuries on Sunday, April 7, 2019. People in California who have a family member that has been involved in an accident in which they experienced a traumatic brain injury will need and want to learn about these very special types of injury and the potential recovery process. Every brain injury is unique which can make it difficult to determine a clear prognosis but there are ways that people can glean some insights into the potential future lives of their loved ones. As explained by Brainline, a person with a brain injury may end up with challeng ...

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KEY COMPONENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Sunday, April 7, 2019. When someone lets you down, it can be disappointing. However, when the letdown causes injury to you, it can lead to serious consequences. Thankfully, it may be possible to seek restitution through a personal injury claim. To create a successful process, you must prove negligence. When doing so, consider a few key components. Duty of care Everyone has a certain duty of care to uphold, and it can vary depending upon what position the person holds. For example, physicians must meet or exceed the level of care a prudent physician would prov ...

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What are catastrophic injuries?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in catastrophic injuries on Monday, April 1, 2019. Any personal injury resulting from an accident has the potential to be serious and necessitate you seeking compensation. However, you and other California residents may be interested in learning about catastrophic injuries, which signify a legal term describing a certain type of personal injury. Catastrophic injuries can differ from other types of injuries resulting from a car crash, workplace accident or other form of accident. According to FindLaw, a catastrophic injury is an injury that is serious and usu ...

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Hours of service regulations for bus drivers

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in bus accidents on Sunday, March 17, 2019. You know how tiring a long drive can be. Sometimes, it may be easier to simply buy a bus ticket in San Jose and leave the driving to someone else. Yet what is to say that the bus driver will not also become fatigued during your journey? It is well-known that long-haul truckers transporting freight are to follow strict hours of service regulations. Many come to us here at Shea & Shea - a Professional Law Corporation questioning whether the same standards are assigned to bus drivers. The answer to that questio ...

Categories: Bus Accidents

Autonomous vehicle testing and safety

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Saturday, March 2, 2019. People who live in California and particularly in the Bay Area have likely seen a self-driving car on the road at some point in the past few years as more of more of these vehicles are being deployed largely for testing purposes. However, this testing alone has garnered some criticism as opponents highlight the potential safety issues with doing so. As reported by Curbed, there are many groups and individuals that dispute the ultimate safety of a computer-controlled vehicle, saying it is not appropriate to ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

THE 3 MAIN CULPRITS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, February 11, 2019. California became one of the first states to make driving and talking on a cellphone illegal. Even so, more and more drivers continue to drive while distracted by phones. The statistics on distracted driving accidents have begun to look more like drunk driving statistics. What actually constitutes distracted driving? Here are the three elements behind driving distracted. 1. Taking eyes off the road equals a visual distraction Visual distraction while driving takes the shape of many things. The driver could glance down at the radio to ...

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Commercial drivers, fatigue and safety

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Sunday, February 10, 2019. According to data collected and reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicular fatalities in accidents involving large commercial trucks have increased every single year from 2013 to 2017 in the state of California. In 2013, there were 259 deaths in large truck collisions. That was followed by 301 and 305 deaths in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Another 354 people were killed in truck crashes in 2016. Finally, in 2017, 361 lives were lost on California roads and highways in truck ac ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

New IID law in California still lesser than in other states

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Residents in California have good reason to be concerned about the problems associated with drunk driving. Despite the fact that there has been widespread education about how alcohol impairs a person's judgment over the past few decades, drivers refuse to give up their keys even when they know they will be drinking. Every year, numerous lives are lost at the hands of drunk drivers. Another part of the problem with drunk driving is that many of the people who are arrested or who cause accidents after they ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Pedestrian fatalities in the Bay Area

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Residents in California know that they enjoy relatively mild temperatures and weather all year long. This makes it more pleasant to be out on foot more regularly than in other parts of the country. However, there can be a serious risk of being hit by vehicles for pedestrians even in daylight hours as well as when the sun has gone down. In some situations, motorists even fail to stop after hitting pedestrians, such as in the case of a woman who was killed in a hit-and-run accident the week before Christmas in ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

SPOTLIGHTING THE GLASGOW COMA SCALE

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in traumatic brain injuries on Friday, January 4, 2019. Dealing with the aftermath of a loved one suffering a traumatic brain injury in San Jose can be an extraordinary challenge, yet not one that is insurmountable if you are prepared for it. You just need to know what to expect in regards to their physical and cognitive limitations. Many come to us here at Shea & Shea immediate following their loved ones suffering a TBI wondering how they might now what their long-term prognosis may be. You can quickly develop a general expectation if you know your loved one's G ...

Categories: Traumatic Brain Injuries

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