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Hit-and-run fatality in Mountain View

SAN DIEGO, CA – An 81-year-old man was killed when a car struck him Tuesday evening, reports NBC 7 San Diego.

The man was crossing Logan Avenue in the crosswalk and was struck by the suspect, who had turned onto Logan from 45th Street. An ambulance was called to the scene and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim was treated for a skull fracture but later died from his injuries. His family was notified but his name has not been released to the public.

The suspected driver fled the scene and a detailed description was not available. Officers are gathering information from the scene and investigating whether there are corroborating descriptions of the driver will lead them to the suspect.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

UPDATE: Perpetrator admits to hitting cyclist from behind

RAMONA, CA – Chase Richard pleaded guilty Monday to striking Michelle Scott with his vehicle as she was biking to work last October, reports NBC 7, San Diego.

Richard struck Scott with his Ford Edge while she was biking on Route 67 near Dye Road on the morning October 2, 2019. Scott was transported to the hospital with a severe head injury. She remained there for over two months before being transferred into full-time care to recover from the brain injury.

Richard was arrested at a later date when a neighbor noticed his car was missing a license plate and was painted an odd color. Richard admitted his guilt to the hit-and-run and took a plea deal that includes two years in local custody, 20 months of mandatory supervision, and 200 hours of community service.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

 

Folsom-13 Year Old Girl Sustained A Head Injury After She Jumped Into Lake Natoma

A 13-year old girl sustained a head injury after she jumped into Lake Natoma on Monday, July 1, 2019. The lake was located west of the Willow Creek Recreation Area. Friends reportedly pulled the teen out of the water after she jumped into the lake with a height of about 10 to 12 feet. The teen was reportedly not wearing a life jacket when first responders arrived.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Oxnard, CA- Man Was Knocked Unconscious After He Sustained A Head Injury From Lighting Up Fireworks

A 24-year old man was knocked unconscious after he was hit on the head by fireworks during the Fourth Of July celebrations on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Oxnard, CA. The man was found suffering from a head injury on the roof of an apartment building. Based from the results of an investigation, it was believed that the man had been lighting illegal fireworks when a mortar shot up and hit him in the head, knocking him unconscious. The man was believed to had been injured in the head and knocked unconscious a few minutes before 9 pm. Medical personnel were dispatched to the man’s residence at Cuesta Del Mar Drive in Oxnard.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Who Is Responsible for Airbnb Accidents?

“Safety is our top priority.” Those are the words from the Airbnb website.

But consider this Airbnb experience, as reported by Zak Stone, about his family’s stay in Texas on November 8, 2015:

“The rope swing looked inviting….When my father decided to give it a try on Thanksgiving morning, the trunk it was tied to broke in half and fell on his head, immediately ending most of his brain activity.” Read the rest »

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Football Is Back, in Spite of Brain Injury Concerns

Some have gone so far as to call the NFL “America’s national religion.”

While many would disagree with that statement, there’s no denying that the National Football League is the most profitable sports franchise in the world. Pulling in $13 billion a year, the NFL’s closest competitor is Major League Baseball, which earns $9.5 billion annually. But the NFL, and North American football in general, has had its image and reputation tarnished in the past several years. Largely due to studies that tie tackle football to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease which causes depression, memory loss, paranoia, aggression, and dementia later in life. The NFL has been accused of ignoring links between the repeated head trauma suffered in the sport and CTE experienced by former players. Read the rest »

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Jurewitz Law Group is a proud long-time supporter of the Brain Injury Association and the work it does raising awareness about brain injuries. Join us in observing the organization’s Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign all March long. The theme for this year’s Brain Injury Awareness Month Campaign is “Not Alone.” The Not Alone theme aims to educate the general public about brain injury safety and the needs of people living with brain injuries. Read the rest »

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NFL to Fund New Concussion Study

Football and Brain InjuriesIt’s easy to think of football players as heroes and celebrities and forget that they are vulnerable employees in a dangerous workplace. They are subject to devastating injuries every time they are on the field. Over the years, there have been many studies about concussions in football; some of that research has lead to changes in the way the National Football League (NFL) operates.

There is new concussion protocol in place, and players who exhibit signs of a concussion are not allowed to return to the field. Some are even prevented from playing the next week unless they pass concussion tests. Read the rest »

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Challenges of Caring for a Traumatic Brain Injury Victim

SD Traumatic Brain InjuryWhen someone suffers a traumatic brain injury in a San Diego car accident or slip-and-fall accident, it will seriously impact their entire family. Brain injury is often a catastrophic injury, which means that its effects are life-long. There are many symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, including changes in personality, aggressive behavior and issues with memory. These can make caring for someone with a head injury challenging. In fact, many family members who become caregivers experience feelings of distress, anxiety, anger, and depression. Read the rest »

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Head Injuries in Auto Accidents

San Diego Car CrashYou don’t have to be involved in a high-speed Carlsbad car accident to suffer long-term consequences. Even relatively minor car accidents can result in debilitating symptoms if your head is injured or your brain suffers trauma. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were about 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in 2010, and 14.3 percent of those TBIs resulted from motor vehicle accidents. Furthermore, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of TBI for children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 24. Read the rest »

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