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December 2012 Archives

Study: Multiple head injuries cause lasting brain damage

For some time, doctors and researchers in California and around the country have suspected that there exists a link between multiple head injuries, caused by contact sports, military service or other activities, and lasting, life-changing brain damage. Now, a new study appears to confirm those suspicions.

Coast Guard officer dies in drug-related boat accident

Earlier this month, a U.S. Coast Guard officer was killed in a boat accident that federal officials believe was related to illegal drug-smuggling operations between Mexico and the United States. As such, two Mexican nationals are now facing criminal charges in connection with the officer's death.

California boat accident sparks wrongful death suit

A California father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with a boating accident that took the life of the plaintiff's wife and 12-year-old daughter. The lawsuit alleges that the driver of the motorboat that struck the family's boat was intoxicated at the time of the crash, and that he is therefore responsible for the fatalities and injuries that resulted.

Could increase in female drivers lower the crash rate?

A recent study has found that now, for the first time in United States history, there are more women with driver's licenses than there are men. Could this lead to a decrease in car accidents, injuries and fatalities in California and throughout the country? Some experts believe that yes, it could - but not necessarily because women are safer drivers than men.

Chimp attack victim to receive settlement

We often write about dog bites on our San Diego personal injury blog, focusing on the harm that can result when dogs are improperly trained and socialized or are merely provoked. As such, it is easy to forget that all animals, not just dogs, have the ability to attack and seriously harm children and adults of all ages.

California teen injured in fog-related truck accident

A California teenager is recovering from the injuries she suffered when she was rear-ended by a semi-truck during a foggy morning commute last week. No one else was injured in the crash, and it is not yet known whether the truck driver or anyone else involved will face criminal charges in connection with the accident. In addition, it remains to be seen whether the teen will file a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver or his employer in order to recoup some of her medical costs and other expenses incurred as a result of the crash.

Wrongful death suit filed in fatal San Diego crash (2)

Earlier this week, we wrote about a series of personal injury lawsuits that are currently pending in San Diego Superior Court regarding a fatal accident that killed three teens and seriously injured another last spring. It is likely that more legal claims will be made by the families of the other victims in the coming weeks.

Wrongful death suit filed in fatal San Diego crash (1)

Last spring, two teens were driving home from a spring break bonfire when they began to race one another on California State Route 52. Before long, their speeds began to exceed 100 miles per hour. Suddenly, one of the teens, a 16-year-old who had only had his driver's license for five months, crashed his vehicle, causing three of his four passengers to be killed and the fourth to be seriously injured. Media reports do not indicate that the driver suffered any major injuries in the crash.

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