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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.

LA County to Settle with Family of Woman Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs

By Brian Chase on September 13, 2019 - No comments

LA County to Settle with Family of Woman Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.1 million payout to the family of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs while walking in the Littlerock area on May 9, 2013 as part of her exercise routine. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, Devitt was attacked about one-eighth of a mile from where the dogs lived. She suffered about 200 puncture wounds and died from blood loss on the way to the hospital. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 

One Brain Injury Could Increase the Risk of Dementia Later in Life

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2019 - No comments

One Brain Injury Could Increase the Risk of Dementia Later in Life

Even one brain injury could raise the risk of dementia decades later, according to a new study. An article in the Financial Times cites research from the Imperial College in London, which has found that a single serious head injury could lead to brain damage even if the patient makes a full recovery in the short term. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Video of Girls Bullying Boy with Autism at Los Angeles Area High School Draws Outrage

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2019 - 1 comment

Video of Girls Bullying Boy with Autism at Los Angeles Area High School Draws Outrage

A video showing two girls bullying and hitting a boy with autism at a Rowland Heights high school has drawn outrage not only online, but also from community members. According to a KTLA news report, the video shows the distressed boy surrounded by a group of girls who laugh while hitting and pulling at him. The boy is seen in the video attempting to push and swat the girls away while crying. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

New Study Shows Unrestrained Dogs in Moving Vehicles Are Dangerous

By Brian Chase on September 3, 2019 - No comments

New Study Shows Unrestrained Dogs in Moving Vehicles Are Dangerous

A new study from Volvo Car USA and The Harris Poll is showing that allowing dogs to remain unrestrained in moving vehicles leads to dangerous driving behaviors, more time distracted and increases stress both on drivers and their dogs. According to a Forbes.com report, while pets are treated as essential members of the family that often accompany their owners on vacations and road trips, many pet owners are not keeping safety in mind when they drive with them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 

Technology to Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths Should Be Available in All Vehicles

By Brian Chase on August 15, 2019 - No comments

Technology to Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths Should Be Available in All Vehicles

Technology that could easily prevent tragic child hot car deaths is already available, but it just hasn’t been installed in all vehicles, according to an NBC news report. Earlier this month, Hyundai Motor Group, which has optional ultrasonic rear-seat sensors in two of its most popular family cars, announced it would expand the number of SUVs in which it offers the option. This feature, which essentially sounds a loud alarm, when a child is left in the rear seat of the vehicle, provides an extra layer of protection against what many parents believe could happen to them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

Lawsuit Says Middle School Student Suffered Brain Damage After Bullying Incident

By Brian Chase on August 15, 2019 - No comments

Lawsuit Says Middle School Student Suffered Brain Damage After Bullying Incident

A California woman is suing a Los Angeles school district claiming that her son was left with permanent brain and spinal injuries after another student choked him during a bullying incident last year, which was caught on video. According to an NBC news report, the mother said her son, 12 years old at the time, was a sixth-grader at Animo Westside Charter Middle School. The lawsuit states the boy was “brutally assaulted and strangled” in January 2018 by a 14-year-old who allegedly had been violent toward other students, according to a lawsuit filed Monday, Aug. 12, in Los Angeles Superior Court. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Study Shows Even Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Pose Risk of Job Loss

By Brian Chase on July 15, 2019 - No comments

Lawsuit Says Middle School Student Suffered Brain Damage After Bullying Incident

Individuals who suffer so-called mild traumatic brain injuries run the risk of losing their jobs due to “persistent post-concussive symptoms,” according to a new study published in BMJ Open. According to the study, those who are in their 30s are particularly susceptible to this risk. For this study, researchers looked at 19,732 Danish hospital patients between the ages of 18 and 60 who were diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Horrific Dog Attack in Northern California Caught on Camera

By Brian Chase on July 15, 2019 - No comments

Horrific Dog Attack in Northern California Caught on Camera

A terrifying dog attack was caught on camera in Half Moon Bay in Northern California. According to an ABC news report, neighbors say the owner of the dog is a man who has terrorized their community for years. Several families even have restraining orders but say nothing has been done. The incident occurred when Michelle Balbi along with her son, Luca, was taking a walk with their dog. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 

Fireworks Cause Thousands of Injuries Around Fourth of July

By Brian Chase on July 3, 2019 - No comments

Fireworks Cause Thousands of Injuries Around Fourth of July

Injuries from fireworks send thousands of Americans to emergency room around this time of year. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 9,100 fireworks-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2018. Of these injuries, about 5,600 occurred in the one-month period around July 4 (from June 22 to July 22). That amounts to about 190 injuries per day just around Independence Day. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

Tree Trimmer Fatally Injured on the Job in Laguna Hills

By Brian Chase on June 7, 2019 - No comments

Tree Trimmer Fatally Injured on the Job in Laguna Hills

A tree trimmer suffered lethal injuries after he was struck by falling branches while working in Laguna Hills. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of June 4 in the 25400 block of Barents. A resident spotted a man who appeared to be injured in a tree and called Orange County fire officials. Responding paramedics found the tree trimmer hanging unconscious from a harness while trapped by heavy branches in a eucalyptus tree. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 



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