The holidays can be an exciting time for humans, but for animal companions, that's not always the case. Dogs are used to their family members, but not all of them understand why there are many guests coming over or why there are loud parties or events happening so often. Animals that are overwhelmed by the holidays can become aggressive, lash out and potentially cause harm to guests or visitors.
When you're on your way to work, do you ever think about what would happen if you were hurt in an accident while on the job? Do you know what to do after an accident takes place?
The last thing you want to worry about when you are trying to get your grocery shopping done is whether the store is safe. In fact, store owners and other business owners have a responsibility to make sure their property is safe when they invite other people inside.
For many years, motorcyclists, traffic safety advocates and everyone in between have been debating the appropriateness and efficacy of universal motorcycle helmet laws, which require every biker, regardless of age or level of experience, to wear a helmet at all times when on a motorcycle. Pro-helmet advocates say that helmets are the only way to protect motorcyclists who from serious injury and death. Motorcyclists say that they should be able to decide whether or not to wear a helmet for themselves.
Last week, we began a two-part blog series on the potential healing effects of fish oil on brain injuries. Comprised of omega-3 essential fatty acids, fish oil is believed to help brain trauma patients recover more quickly from their injuries by providing the brain with building blocks for recovery.
In 2010, a 17-year-old boy was driving on a winding road when he lost control of his car and careened off the road. When paramedics arrived at the scene of the car accident, the teen was in a coma as a result of the massive brain injuries he had suffered in the crash. He remained in that coma for several weeks, with doctors able to do little but keep him stable and simply wait for his brain to recover.
Earlier this week, there were two accidents involving semi-trucks and trains within four hours and 20 miles of one another. Although more than 20 people were injured, it appears that no one was killed in the series of accidents. California police and federal investigators are still working to determine the cause of both crashes.
When a car accident takes place in San Diego, the first concern is whether anyone involved in the crash was injured, and rightly so. Car accident injuries can be traumatic and life-changing, and time is of the essence when assessing and treating the physical effects of a crash.
If you regularly drive a motorcycle, you are likely aware of the many inherent dangers that a bike carries. Motorcyclists must always be aware of the road and other vehicles around them in order to avoid being involved a motorcycle accident that could very easily result in injuries or even death. They must even, at times, take a measure that will almost certainly damage the motorcycle or cause injuries, in an effort to prevent an even more catastrophic incident.
Last week, a San Diego man received a criminal sentence of one year in a work furlough program in connection with a drunk driving accident that left a young woman with severe injuries. The man, who reportedly pleaded guilty to driving drunk last fall, was also sentenced to five years of probation and a five-year suspended jail sentence that will be imposed if he violates the terms of his probation.