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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.
While dog bite claims fell overall in the year of the coronavirus pandemic, the total cost of dog bite insurance claims spiked to new record levels. A new analysis of 2020 data from the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm showed the dramatic spike in dog bite claim costs.
According to the report, the number of dog bite and related injury claims in 2020 fell by 4.6% from the previous year – from 17,800 in 2019 to 16,990 in 2020. But the average claim cost soared, with dog bite insurance policies paying out more than $850 million in 2020. …Read the rest »
Rapper Chris Brown is facing a personal injury lawsuit from his housekeeper after his dog allegedly attacked her sister. According to People.com, the dog bite lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, states that Patricia Avila and her sister, Maria, were cleaning Brown’s house on Dec. 12 when the dog attack occurred. Before that date, Brown’s dogs had been kept on another part of his property, where the housekeepers could not see or interact with them. …Read the rest »
A new study has found that women may have an increased chance of suffering from lasting physical and mental symptoms regarding head injuries. According to HealthDay News, a study of 2,000 concussion sufferers found that women were more likely than men to still have symptoms one year later. The problems included fuzzy memory and difficulty concentrating in addition to headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Women and men, however, showed similar recovery times after experiencing traumatic injuries to other parts of the body. …Read the rest »
Peloton has said that a child was fatally injured in an accident involving the company’s Tread Plus treadmill. According to a news report in USA Today, the incident was confirmed in a note from Peloton CEO John Foley, which was posted on the company’s website on March 18. Peloton said in a statement to USA Today that they would not share any additional information out of respect to the family and their privacy. …Read the rest »
The position that a person plays in sports like football or hockey won’t affect the risk of concussion-related brain disease later in life, a new study says. According to a Healthday report, the number of years played also doesn’t affect the risk of the neurodegenerative disease – chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The disease that damages the brain has been linked with repeated blows to the head and progresses over time leading to dementia. The study’s results were published online on Feb. 24 in the journal Neurology. …Read the rest »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »