Injuries and deaths associated with what are known as “micromobility products” such as e-scooters, hoverboards and e-bikes are on the rise, according to a new report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The report says there were about 133,000 emergency room visits associated with all micromobility products from 2017 through 2019. …Read the rest »
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.
Kelly Kaneko, a former volunteer at Los Angeles Animal Services, has filed a lawsuit against the agency after a dog attack that left her injured. According to a news report, the incident occurred in the city’s North Central Shelter on Oct. 31, 2019, when a German Shepherd named Jax attacked her. This is also the same shelter where animal care technician Priscilla Romero was mauled by a pit bull back in January 2017. …Read the rest »
An Uber driver suspected of holding a woman against her will and then sexually assaulting her in Santa Ana was arrested and held in custody. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Jason Humberto Rodas, 30, of Garden Grove, was assigned to pick up a 51-year-old woman and drive her to her workplace early morning on Sept. 9. Santa Ana police said Rodas told the victim midway through the trip that he would not charge her for the ride, and then began to ask her questions about her sex life. …Read the rest »
After Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shared graphic photos from the helicopter crash that killed Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in Calabasas, the California Senate has approved a bill that would make it a crime for first responders to take pictures of dead people for reasons other than official investigations. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the bill, which had previously been approved by the Assembly, must next be signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. …Read the rest »
A recent study has determined that it may not be a good idea to drive for a while if you have suffered a concussion. According to a Healthday news report, researchers at the University of Georgia concluded that people who have concussions often have slower reaction times as a result and do more poorly in tests involving thinking skills after their injury compared to peers who don’t have concussions. …Read the rest »
Joslyn Stinchcomb, 15, was brutally attacked by two pit bulls, which officials say, ripped off her scalp and left ear and damaged her throat and trachea, requiring her to be put on a ventilator. According to a report in The Daily Mail, the girl was nearly mauled to death by the two dogs when she was walking through her neighborhood in Winder, Georgia. The girl was two weeks from starting her sophomore year in high school. …Read the rest »
A new study is showing that high school athletes are still sustaining brain injuries in increasing numbers, and young athletes who suffer concussions need at least a month to recover. These findings that were published in the journal Orthopedics observed 357 high school adolescents (62% males) who were on average 15 years old and were involved in sports from September 2013 to December 2016. The researchers looked at data related to athletes to sustained concussions during this period and compared these to historical data on concussions among young athletes. …Read the rest »
A new study shows that high school girls’ lacrosse players who aren’t required to wear flexible headgear are at a higher risk of getting a concussion from a stick or ball impact than boys’ lacrosse players. According to a news report, boys’ lacrosse players who do wear a hard shell helmet with full-face masks, still have the potential to suffer from a traumatic head injury.
The nonprofit Dogsbite.org has released its 2019 Dog Bite Fatality Report, which raises a number of significant concerns. According to the report, in 2019, dogs killed 48 people in the United States, the highest death count on record. There were also other new records set in 2019. Victims in the 30-49 age group outnumbered the 0-4 age group for the first time. Also, attacks involving multiple dogs comprised 63% of deaths and off-property attacks soared 75% above the 14-year average. …Read the rest »
An illegal fireworks display on July 4 injured five people and caused severe damage to several apartments. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, a blaze broke out after a firework landed on a palm tree. The fire tore through eight apartment units, with five people suffering injuries. Three victims were taken to a hospital with injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to burns. At least one person attempted to jump from a balcony. …Read the rest »