Previously, doctors and researchers believed that young children were better able to recover from traumatic brain injuries than older children and adults, due largely to the "plastic" nature of a young child's brain as it continues to develop. According to a new study, however, that may not be the case.
A elderly California man is recovering from several deep leg wounds he suffered in an attack by a pit bull on his driveway. Now, the dog's owner is facing felony dog bite charges for failing to keep his dangerous dog properly leashed on the afternoon of the attack.
After a woman was severely attacked by a pit bull earlier this year, some feared she may not even survive the attack.
Recently, four major cruise lines decided to suspend all of their parasailing activities after a cruise passenger was killed and another was seriously injured while parasailing in St. Thomas. The woman's death has caused industry executives and government officials to take a closer look at parasailing and cruise ship safety.
Halloween is a fun holiday for most children, complete with costumes, trick-or-treating with friends and family, and, most importantly, candy. However, the holiday also carries significant potential for danger to children. One common cause of injury on Halloween is a bite injury inflicted by a dog who becomes spooked after seeing little ghouls, goblins, and Sponge Bob Square Pants ringing his doorbell all night.
Last month, boating manufacturer MasterCraft filed an appeal in a lawsuit filed against the company by two women who were injured in a boating accident in 2006. In the appeal, the company claims that the boat involved in the accident is a safe vehicle, and that it is not responsible for the women's injuries.
After a man crashed into a parked vehicle early Monday morning, injuring his wife and infant, he did something that very few husbands and fathers would do: he fled the scene of the crash, leaving his family in the car, injured and bleeding. Now, the man faces criminal charges for felony hit and run and DUI.
A dog bite can happen at any time. Along with the dog bite injury, the incident usually also carries the possibility of contracting rabies disease.
Many people who buy motorcycles do so after a lifetime of waiting and wanting to make that big purchase. As such, new motorcycle riders are often quick to get out on the road and ride, and many fail to take the necessary precautions that can protect them from accidents, injuries, or even death. Therefore, in the interest of helping to prevent California motorcycle accidents, we are going to share a few common safety tips for new riders.
Last week, the son of actor Ryan O'Neal suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was involved in a head-on car accident in San Diego. Police are not sure of the reason for the accident, which involved a van and a car driven by 46-year-old Griffin O'Neal, but they are continuing to investigate the incident.