What Are the Long Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can range from mild to like-changing, even life-threatening. Some complications develop immediately or soon after a TBI, while others can show up years later. California brain injury attorneys can advocate on your behalf and help you hold the negligent party accountable for your losses.  Degenerative Brain…

Can Dog Bite Accidents be a Premises Liability Issue?

Yes, a dog bite accident can be a premises liability issue if the dog belonged to the owner of the property where the bite occurred. The dog’s owner can be liable for the harm the dog causes, whether the bite happens on the owner’s property or at another location. Dog bite injuries can cause disfigurement,…

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If a close relative died because of someone else’s carelessness, mistake, or intentional act, you might wonder who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. California statutes create a cause of action for the decedent’s personal representative or specific individuals to pursue the responsible party for their losses.  These lawsuits are sophisticated litigation, but California wrongful…

Spinal Injuries After a Car Accident

Most spinal injuries happen because of sudden trauma, like a car accident. Spinal injuries include damage to one or more of these: Vertebrae (the small bones than run down the middle of your back) Ligaments (this fibrous connective tissue attaches your bones to each other and holds them in place.) Disks (the squishy pillow-like cushions…

Can personal injury attorneys help me with my sexual abuse case?

Far more people suffer sexual abuse than is generally known. Because the offense has been a well-kept secret in families and institutions for generations, it has not, until relatively recently, been openly discussed or dealt with — so only its victims have been punished.  The recent #MeToo movement has empowered many survivors of sexual abuse…

What If I’m Seriously Injured in a Hotel?

It’s never fun suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence, but being hurt while staying in a hotel can seem like cruel and unusual punishment. Whether your injury interrupts your long-awaited vacation, interferes with a business trip, or keeps you from attending a friend’s wedding, you probably have to deal with financial complications in…

What Happens If My Child Is Hurt at a Friend’s House?

Childhood injuries are so common that your child getting hurt at a friend’s house is nearly inevitable. The majority of such injuries are minor and easily remedied with a bandaid or an icepack, and perhaps a hug. When more serious injuries occur, however, like a bone break, a deep cut, or a head injury, there…

Summertime and the Driving Is Risky

Compass Law Group, PC, a premium California law firm, is dedicated to assisting those seriously injured in traffic accidents year-round. When someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you are entitled to just compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Although you may need legal counsel to assist you in filing…

Delayed Symptoms After a Car Accident

It is by no means uncommon for someone who has been seriously injured in a car accident to feel little or no pain immediately afterwards. The emotional shock of the crash and the adrenaline and endorphins circulating in the body at this time of crisis often mask symptoms that may indicate significant, even life-threatening, injuries….

Traffic Fatality Rate Spikes During Coronavirus

As if we don’t have enough to worry about with COVID-19, the National Safety Council reports that traffic fatalities per miles driven have increased greatly during the pandemic. This means that even some families not directly impacted by deaths due to the coronavirus are facing the anguish of burying their loved ones, often without even…