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rear-end-auto-wreck-crash.jpgRear-end collisions occur when a vehicle strikes another vehicle from behind. Although they are often minor accidents, some rear-end collisions are more dangerous and cause one or more motorists serious injury. The head, neck, spine, and shoulders are especially vulnerable during an accident like this. Rear-end collisions can cause injuries which leave victims permanently disabled or even dead.

The Hidden Danger of Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury which occurs when a sudden force or motion causes a person’s head to move in an unnatural way. This motion causes the soft tissues in the neck, including the muscles and ligaments, to be pushed beyond their normal range of motion. A whiplash injury can cause symptoms including neck, back and shoulder pain, muscle spasms and tightness, concussion-like symptoms, difficulty swallowing or speaking, dizziness, problems with concentration and memory, headaches, and lack of energy. Rear-end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash injuries, but this type of injury can also happen from blows to the head, abuse, falls, and contact sports.


amusement park injury, San Jose amusement park injury attorney, amusement park accidents, amusement park safety, vacation injuriesAs the days get warmer, residents look for ways to spend more time outside soaking up the California sunshine. Spring break and summer vacation is the perfect opportunity for family trips to the local amusement parks. Many companies even enjoy these attractions for celebratory events. From the photo opportunities to the food and thrill rides, everyone loves the experience of stepping into another world and away from the stress of daily life. However, as the visitor counters steadily increase, so does the probability rate of an amusement park injury.

It Can Happen to Anyone

Although amusement parks adhere to strict safety inspections and standards, injuries and deaths occur regularly. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), the number of injuries annually exceeds 36,000, about half of which are children. This number includes fixed-ride theme park attractions, water rides, inflatable rides, and those at fairs, which are relatively low, considering there are 335 million people successfully riding 1.8 billion theme park rides each year. This statistic breaks down to one seriously injured rider per every 24 million for fixed-site theme parks—many of which occurred in summer months. Injuries include:


Monterey car accident injury attorney, auto accidents, road traffic injuries, traffic-related deaths, running red lightsIn the United States, approximately 3,200 people leave their homes unaware that they will not return. This number is the average daily amount of fatalities resulting from auto accidents.

Road traffic injuries are on the rise and are predicted to potentially become the fifth leading cause of death by the year 2030. Interestingly, males are statistically twice as likely to die in a car accident than females. The 2017 trends indicate that many of the year's 35,000 deaths were preventable and occurred needlessly due to negligence.



San Jose personal injury attorneysMany parents remember the first day they dropped their child or infant off at daycare. It can be difficult to hand over the person who is most precious to you to a child care worker that you barely know. One fear that parents have when they leave their child in the care of a babysitter or daycare is that their child will get hurt. It is understandable that children will sustain minor injuries such as scraped knees playing outside or pinched fingers on a toy at some point in their daycare stay, but what happens if a child is seriously injured at a child care facility? If the child’s injury was caused by negligence on the part of the facility or the child care workers employed there, the child and his or her family may be entitled to compensation.

Duties of Daycare Workers

A daycare has many responsibilities. In addition to feeding, changing, and playing with children and babies, the staff at the facility also have a duty to keep the environment free from obvious dangers or hazards. Things like broken toys or equipment should be removed from children’s reach. Playground equipment should be correctly installed and sturdy.


Monterey amputation injury attorney, amputation injuries, surgical procedures, amputation statistics, severe injuriesAmputation is the medical term for the surgical removal of a limb from one’s body. The loss may be of all or a portion an extremity, such as a leg, arm, foot, hand, toe, or finger. Approximately two million Americans are living with the loss of a body part, all for various reasons. For the most part, amputations occur because it is medically necessary and all other options are exhausted. However, in other unfortunate cases, the injury is preventable.

Amputation Reasons and Statistics

Amputation may become medically necessary under a variety of conditions. Limbs most commonly need to be removed because of artery damage resulting in poor circulation, seen in patients with diabetes, or peripheral heart disease. Without the right amount of blood flow to the limb, oxygen and nutrients do not reach all cells of the body, and this frequently leads to damage, infection, and death of the tissue, especially if left untreated. Trauma and cancer also contribute to significant reasons requiring removal of a limb.


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