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Category: Personal Injury

Personal Injury - Bisnar Chase Blog

The field of Personal Injury expands to any injury suffered due to negligence and that could have been prevented. This includes car accidents, premises liability, dog bites, defective products, and more. Bisnar Chase provides information about personal injuries suffered specifically in Southern California so as to keep readers aware and up to date on the news of the community. If you have information or comments about the stories contained here please feel free to leave a comment.

Baby Shower Guest Fatally Injured by Shrapnel After a Gender Reveal Cannon Exploded

By M R on February 11, 2021 - No comments

Baby Shower Guest Fatally Injured by Shrapnel After a Gender Reveal Cannon Exploded

A man attending a baby shower in Gaines Township, Michigan, was killed after a small cannon exploded in the backyard of a home, expelling shards of metal. According to a CNN news report, 26-year-old Evan Thomas Silva died after shrapnel from the gender reveal cannon struck him. Police said when the cannon was fired, it blew up spraying metal shrapnel across the yard that struck Silva, three vehicles and the home’s garage. …Read the rest »

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Parents Sue Robinhood After Their Son Died by Suicide Thinking He Owed $730,000

By M R on February 11, 2021 - No comments

Parents Sue Robinhood After Their Son Died by Suicide Thinking He Owed $730,000

The parents of a 20-year-old college student who killed himself after seeing a negative cash balance of more than $730,000 in his account on the Robinhood stock-trading app are now suing the company for wrongful death. According to a report in The Daily Mail, Alex Kearns died on June 12, 2020 after apparently throwing himself in front of a freight train in his hometown of Naperville, Illinois. …Read the rest »

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Report Says Pilot Became Disoriented Before Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant and Eight Others

By M R on February 11, 2021 - No comments

Report Says Pilot Became Disoriented Before Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant and Eight Others

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have determined that a helicopter pilot became disoriented while trying to climb above cloud cover before crashing into a hillside in Calabasas, killing Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, this determination was presented this week, more than a year after the fatal crash. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

 

Study Shows College Football Players Face a Higher Risk of Concussions During Practice

By M R on February 8, 2021 - No comments

Study Shows College Football Players Face a Higher Risk of Concussions During Practice

A new study shows college football players suffered far more concussions during practice sessions than they did during games. According to a report in The New York Times, the authors of the new study, published in JAMA Neurology, found that 72% of the concussions they reviewed over five college football seasons happened during practice. Although preseason training accounted for about one-fifth of the time researchers studied, they found that nearly half of the concussions occurred during that period. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

California Woman Has Foot Amputated After Surviving Brutal Dog Attack

By M R on February 1, 2021 - No comments

California Woman Has Foot Amputated After Surviving Brutal Dog Attack

Candis Danielson, 35, is recovering from serious injuries after she was viciously attacked by two pit bulls while trying to help a neighbor in Myers Flat, Humboldt County. According to a news report, Danielson had gone over to her neighbor’s house to help him with his generator during a power outage when the neighbor’s dogs got out of his trailer and attacked her. The dogs dragged Danielson under the trailer inflicting extensive damage to her legs and feet, officials said. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 

MMA Star Conor McGregor Faces Multimillion Dollar Personal Injury Lawsuit

By M R on January 25, 2021 - No comments

MMA Star Conor McGregor Faces Multimillion Dollar Personal Injury Lawsuit

A woman has filed a multimillion-dollar personal injury lawsuit against UFC superstar Conor McGregor alleging sexual assault. According to ESPN and The New York Times, an attorney for the woman said, the lawsuit stemmed from events that allegedly took place in 2018. An associate of McGregor’s has been listed as a co-defendant in the lawsuit. …Read the rest »

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Will Your Renters Insurance Policy Cover Dog Bites?

By M R on December 23, 2020 - No comments

Will Your Renters Insurance Policy Cover Dog Bites?

Renters insurance typically covers dog bites and dog attacks under personal liability coverage. However, some insurance companies may make some exclusions such as leaving out large dogs and certain dog breeds. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 67% of American households own a pet and dogs account for about 63% of these pets. The United States also has a high incidence of dog attacks and dog bites which, sometimes, leave victims seriously or even fatally injured. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 

Study Says Vaping Lures Teens into Smoking

By Brian Chase on November 24, 2020 - No comments

Study Says Vaping Lures Teens into Smoking

New research shows that instead of being a safe alternative to smoking, vaping or e-cigarette use may actually be an enticing gateway to cigarettes for some teens. According to a HealthDay news report, researchers found that among teens who said they had no intention to ever smoke, those who vaped were more than four times more likely to eventually try cigarettes. That, experts said, suggests that e-cigarettes can predispose kids to tobacco use, possibly by fueling a craving for nicotine. …Read the rest »

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Actress Naya Rivera’s Drowning Spurs Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Brian Chase on November 23, 2020 - No comments

Actress Naya Rivera's Drowning Spurs Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a lake in Ventura County. According to an Associated Press news report, the lawsuit, filed on behalf of Rivera’s son and his father (Rivera’s ex-husband), blames Ventura County and managers of Lake Piru for Rivera’s death on July 8. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

 

Judge Approves $28 Million Settlement for Family of Woman Killed by Falling Tree in Whittier Park

By Brian Chase on October 29, 2020 - No comments

Judge Approves $28 Million Settlement for Family of Woman Killed by Falling Tree in Whittier Park

A Norwalk Superior Court judge has approved a $28 million settlement that the city of Whittier has agreed to pay 19 family members of 61-year-old Margarita Mojarro who was killed by a falling 80-foot tree during her daughter’s 2016 wedding party in Penn Park. According to Whittier Daily News, there was no opposition to the settlement from Stephanie Oviatt, the photographer’s assistant who has filed her own lawsuit against the city, or from West Coast Arborists who were on contract with the city to inspect and trim trees at Penn Park. The arborist is also being sued by the city and 19 family members. …Read the rest »

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