THE RISK AND LIABILITY OF DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENTS IN SACRAMENTO

In California, it is illegal to leave the scene of a car accident or pedestrian accident. Despite this law, drivers often flee the scene of accidents they have caused. The Sacramento area has seen a series of fatal hit-and-run accidents in the last few months, including: In the first week of December, a pedestrian was …

THE POTENTIAL DEVASTATION OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY FROM A CAR ACCIDENT

At least five million Americans have permanent damage from traumatic brain injuries serious enough to require assistance with simple everyday activities, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health. About 50,000 die annually from head injuries. NINDS also reports that about half of all TBIs are caused …

CALIFORNIA DOCTORS ON HOOK FOR INJURIES CAUSED BY AILING ELDERLY PATIENTS?

A recent wrongful death case brought in a Los Angeles courtroom looks to clarify what – if any – responsibility that physicians treating elderly patients with neurological deficits caused by such conditions as dementia or Alzheimer’s have for torts committed by those patients. The potentially landmark case arises from a 2010 motor vehicle accident where an octogenarian …