WHAT TO DO IF A CHILD SUFFERS A BRAIN INJURY

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Friday, December 21, 2018. Parents hate to see their children in pain. It can be even more hurtful when the parent knows the injury, such as a brain injury, may last throughout the child's life. In cases where the injury is the result of the negligent acts of another party, it may be possible to seek compensation through a personal injury case. One critical aspect in such cases is proving the child has a brain injury from the accident. There are a few key things to understand and recognize about brain injuries in children. Medical evaluations Seek a medical eva ...

Categories: Brain Injury

DETAILING COGNITIVE DEFICITS

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in traumatic brain injuries on Thursday, December 20, 2018. A mention of "traumatic brain injury" might prompt most San Jose residents to conjure up images of people in a vegetative or comatose state. That may be because the inclusion of "traumatic" in this term seemingly implies catastrophic results. In reality, many are able to recover from TBIs without experiencing many (or any) of the long-term physical issues one might associate with them. Yet there may be problems that remain that are much more difficult to spot, as they may only manifest themselves as one who ...

Categories: Traumatic Brain Injuries

Drunk driving continues to plague U.S.

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Sunday, December 2, 2018. As people in California enjoy the holiday season, attention should be turned to the ongoing problems associated with drunk driving. This time of year tends to see an increase in the number of parties or other gatherings at which alcohol is served, thereby logically increasing the potential number of impaired drivers on the road. Despite increasingly tough laws and awareness campaigns, many people will simply not make a safe choice and avoid driving after drinking. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reported base ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Understanding the concept of negligent entrustment

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Those driving on San Jose's roads likely strive to be mindful of the other motorists around them, with the expectation that the same courtesy will be returned to them. Yet people have no control over the actions of others, and the chance of encountering a reckless or incompetent driver is ever-present. Teen drivers (whose skills are likely still relatively green) might pose a particular threat. While they need opportunities to gain experience behind the wheel, their parents or guardians are expected to try ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

AIRLINES – SAFE HOLIDAY

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Monday, November 12, 2018. Everyone loves a relaxing vacation, but flying can be stressful. Between fear of airplane food and fear of flying in general, many people find the plane ride anything but carefree. The media is much more likely to focus on large airplane crashes, which makes airplane travel seem far more dangerous. However, if calculated by distance, cars are sixty-two times more dangerous than airplanes. When airplane accidents do occur, they tend to be catastrophic. Most airline accidents occur during takeoff, climb, descent, a ...

Categories: Personal Injury

Safety risks that can come up over baby products

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in catastrophic injuries on Friday, November 9, 2018. It is important for parents of newborns to think carefully about safety when it comes to the products in their home. There are a variety of products that can pose infant safety risks. And baby products are not exempt from this. Some parents might assume that products marketed to be used for babies would be safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are a range of safety risks that can come up in relation to such products. It can be important for parents to be aware of these risks. Examples o ...

Categories: Catastrophic Injuries

MOST COMMON EXPLANATIONS FOR UBER ACCIDENTS

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. In recent years, Uber has experimented with self-driving vehicles. When one of these self-driving cars struck a pedestrian, it forced the company to suspend the project in California. While these autonomous vehicles are still a long way from widespread use, there is still the risk that people can sustain injuries from getting into an Uber with a human driver behind the wheel. Passengers have suffered injuries to the knees, hands, neck and head from Uber drivers not paying attention. There are many reasons why this happens, and it is v ...

Categories: Uncategorized

PG&E DELAYED RESPONSE IN SAN BRUNO FIRE

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, September 20, 2018. A federal report released Wednesday disclosed disturbing information regarding PG&E and the San Bruno fire. An electrical failure at a PG&E facility in Milpitas caused pressure to surge in pipes, just moments before the explosion. The preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also disclosed that it took 34 minutes for PG&E to dispatch a crew to shut off the pipeline after it ruptured, and more than 5 hours to shut off gas to the burning homes. This has angered representatives in the community ...

Categories: Personal Injury

WORLD CUP– SOCCER AND HEAD INJURIES

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The 2010 World Cup started on June 11, 2010, with South America and Mexico drawing a tie in the first match of the tournament. Every four years, the United States, with increasing popularity, diverts their attention away from golf, baseball and basketball to enjoy the sporting event that enthralls the rest of the world on a daily (if not hourly) basis. An irony is that although the sport is globally referred to as "foot" ball, the use of the head in the match is an advantageous and indispensable skill. However, j ...

Categories: Personal Injury

GARBAGE TRUCK ACCIDENTS: WAS THE TRUCK’S BLIND SPOT INVOLVED?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Early in the morning in most cities, a fleet of garbage trucks, recycling trucks and yard waste trucks travel the streets and roads of the community. These trucks can usually be driven from the right or left side of the cab depending upon the task at hand When the trucks are driving on the roads, and not engaged in pick ups, the driver usually sits on the left side of the vehicle, as most drivers do. When the driver sits on the left side to drive, there is a significant blind spot in the lower right front of the ...

Categories: Personal Injury

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