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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.

Update for Our Clients, Consumers and Other Attorneys on Bisnar | Chase During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Brian Chase on March 30, 2020 - No comments

covid-19 update

As we all deal with the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic we wanted to share what our firm is doing and what you can expect from us.

We are committed to staying in tight communication with all of our clients and colleagues throughout the country. For over 40 years Bisnar Chase has been a guiding light in assisting those most at risk and that still stands today.

In doing our part to slow the spread of the virus our entire staff and attorneys are standing by and fully ready to assist in any way possible. We are using our case management technology and working remotely to process all cases as usual.

Whether you are a client, potential client, or a colleague please reach out if there is anything you need, including updates on your case or to speak with an attorney. You can contact us by email, direct message, chat and phone.

We are committed to continuing to providing superior client representation and are available to help.

From all of us at Bisnar Chase please stay safe and take care of each other.

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

Study Shows Recovering from a Concussion Could Take Longer Than Expected

By Brian Chase on March 30, 2020 - No comments

Study Shows Recovering from a Concussion Could Take Longer Than Expected

Less than half of patients with a sports-related traumatic brain injury such as a concussion recover within two weeks. The new research study challenges current perceptions that most people with sports-related head injuries recover within 10 to 14 days. The research’s authors at Axis Sports Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand, analyzed recovery time in nearly 600 patients in New Zealand treated during a two-year period for sports-related traumatic brain injuries. More than three out of four were male and their average age was 20. About 7.5% were under the age of 12. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Dog Attacks on USPS Mail Carriers Could Increase as More People Shelter at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Brian Chase on March 27, 2020 - No comments

Dog Attacks on USPS Mail Carriers Could Increase as More People Shelter at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

In 2019, 5,714 postal employees were attacked by dogs and in a report conducted by City Watch LA stated that Governor Gavin Newsom’s shelter-at-home order might lead to an increase in dog attacks against mail carriers. The strict isolation requirements exempted essential workers such as those employed in law enforcement and certain other public service jobs and critical infrastructure industries including the United States Postal Service. Postal workers will still observe social distancing and sanitize hands and surfaces as they sort and process mail. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 

Los Angeles and Orange County Courts Scale Down Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Brian Chase on March 18, 2020 - No comments

Los Angeles and Orange County Courts Scale Down Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Both Los Angeles and Orange County courts will scale down operations significantly over the next few weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the entire nation and the world. In Los Angeles, Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile announced that starting March 16, the court will begin scaling down operations to achieve social distancing in all 38 courthouses. …Read the rest »

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Six Basic Protective Measures to Take Against the New Coronavirus

By Brian Chase on March 18, 2020 - No comments

Six Basic Protective Measures to Take Against the New Coronaviru

From scouting stores for toilet paper to lining up outside the supermarket at 5 in the morning, the global pandemic known as the  “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” has changed our lives dramatically. Schools, businesses, dentist offices, theaters, gyms, bars and restaurants are closed to patrons. Restaurants are only allowed to deliver and offer takeout. Life, as we know it, has changed within a matter of days.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

 

Southern California Family Faces Lawsuit After Their Dog Attacks Girl Scout Selling Cookies

By Brian Chase on March 12, 2020 - No comments

Southern California Family Faces Lawsuit After Their Dog Attacks Girl Scout Selling Cookies

The family of a girl who was allegedly bitten by a dog while selling Girl Scout cookies has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the dog owner. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against the dog owner alleging negligence and strict liability, seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the girl by her guardian because she is still a minor. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 

Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths are Rising in the United States

By Brian Chase on March 9, 2020 - No comments

Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths are Rising in the United States

Deaths related to traumatic brain injuries from falls are increasing across the United States, according to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers used death certificate data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and trends for deaths from traumatic brain injuries that were caused by unintentional falls. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

A World War I Helmet Outperformed Modern Gear in Preventing Brain Injuries

By Brian Chase on March 3, 2020 - No comments

A World War I Helmet Outperformed Modern Gear in Preventing Brain Injuries

When it comes to effectiveness in protecting soldiers from certain types of traumatic brain injuries, your great-grandfather’s World War I helmet might be just as effective, if not more effective, a new study by Duke University researchers has found. According to a news report on PBS, the study looks at the effects of overhead explosions. But it still raises questions about why today’s military helmet designs, with all the technological advances we have today, are not significantly better when it comes to head injury protection compared to helmets used more than 100 years ago. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Fatal Crash that Killed her Husband and Daughter

By Brian Chase on February 26, 2020 - No comments

Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Fatal Crash that Killed her Husband and Daughter

Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner and operator of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, last month. According to a KTLA news report, the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, said the pilot, Ara Zobayan, was negligent when he flew in cloudy conditions the morning of Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight that killed all nine people on board. …Read the rest »

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At Least 60 Treated After Delta Plane Dumps Fuel Onto to Los Angeles Schools

By Brian Chase on January 15, 2020 - No comments

At Least 60 Treated After Delta Plane Dumps Fuel Onto to Los Angeles Schools

Children and adults at several Los Angeles schools suffered injuries when a Delta flight bound for Shanghai experienced engine issues and dumped jet fuel on Jan. 14. According to an ABC News report, at least 60 people were being treated after the aircraft dumped fuel over the schools as it prepared for an emergency landing. Firefighters and paramedics evaluated the people, who were affected by the fuel dump after the incident. There were no hospital transports or evacuation orders for the area. Officials said Los Angeles County Fire had 44 patients and city fire officials had 16. …Read the rest »

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