Spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the United States. Approximately 291,000 people in the U.S. live with a spinal cord injury, with about 17,730 new cases of spinal cord injuries each year. Motor vehicle crashes and falls account for roughly 71 percent of spinal cord injuries.
Accident victims who suffer a spinal cord injury often face a lifetime of challenges, including how to pay the costs associated with paralysis injuries. Many accident victims seek the help of a California personal injury attorney to recover compensation from the party responsible for the accident to help pay for the costs and expenses related to their injuries.
As reported by The Los Angeles Times, a man who was attacked and choked unconscious was awarded $7.4 million in a civil case. The lawsuit relates to an attack on Halloween 2015 in the Chatsworth area involving a 22-year old man, two off-duty firefighters, and three other men. The lawsuit highlights the importance of consulting with a California personal injury attorney whenever a person sustains an injury caused by another person or party.
Violent Assault Caught on Video
On Halloween night in 2015,
Honda has had a few claims against it for defective or faulty seat belts. In one case, a woman drowned because she could not get her seat belt undone after a car accident. That case was reversed on appeal. In another recent case involving a seat belt, a jury awarded a woman who was paralyzed during a crash $37 million. Honda has vowed to appeal the decision. Now another case has been filed against Honda related to an issue with the vehicle’s rear center seat belt.
School is supposed to be a safe, nurturing place for our children. Many parents work hard to ensure their children have access to the best schools that will position their children well for future success in life. Unfortunately, school can also be the source of incredible personal injury harm to our children: sexual assault.
At first, it may seem shocking or even unbelievable that any child could be sexually assaulted at their school. After all, most teachers and school administrators are good people who go above and beyond to care for their students,
If you have a child, it is likely that they are involved in some sort of athletic activity, whether through school or some other recreational sporting club. Sports are a great way for kids to stay healthy, learn valuable social skills, practice commitment and discipline, and have fun. However, they also pose incredible personal injury risks for our children.
The Stanford Children’s Health Hospital estimates that 3.5 million children are injured while playing sports every year,
Each year, many employees are injured on the job, and each year we receive many questions from employees wondering if they “really” deserve compensation for their injury. After all, it’s part of the job, right? Wrong. Whether your job involves heavy construction or pushing paper is irrelevant to whether or not you deserve compensation for an injury caused by your work. Suffering physical harm is never in anyone’s job responsibilities, and if you’ve been injured because of your job you deserve to know what your options are.
Law enforcement officers have a dangerous job, and they do incredible work to keep our communities safe. The men and women on the front lines of fighting crime deserve the utmost respect and our gratitude for the difficult and necessary actions they must take every day. While the overwhelming majority of police officers are professionals who treat citizens with respect, there are unfortunately some law enforcement officers who do not bring honor to the blue uniform.
It seems like police brutality, misconduct, and officer involved shootings are always in the news.
California is a big state with many highways and a bustling commercial road transit sector. This means that there are a significant amount of 18-wheelers, or semi-trucks, on the road in the state every day. These are heavy trucks, and when you are involved in an accident with one of them the result is often a devastating injury. While most semi-truck drivers do not intend to cause accidents, many times those who do are negligent.
At J&Y Law, we have represented numerous clients whose lives have been irreparably and horrifically changed as the result of a catastrophic semi-truck accident injury.
Many of us hit the road over the holidays to visit friends and family, attend work gatherings, or simply take in the sights and sounds of the season. California’s rate of car accidents is already quite high, but when you add in the increased holiday traffic, that usually means increased accidents and increased injuries. If you were involved in a car accident over the holiday season, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and property damage you have incurred.
At J&Y Law, our experienced car accident attorneys are committed to advocating for your compensation and your rights as a person who was unjustly injured.
You have probably seen Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder in the news recently, and for all the wrong reasons. Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder is one of the leading baby powders in the market, and has been for decades. It has been used on and by most everyone in the United States at some point—making the recent news about cancer caused by the product all the more shocking.
Recent news articles have described how executives at Johnson & Johnson were aware for decades that the company’s baby powder could potentially be contaminated by asbestos.