Youth athletes at risk for traumatic brain injuries

California high schools frequently promote sports as opportunities to earn scholarships for college, but tend to gloss over the real dangers of these activities. Youth sports can be dangerous, especially contact sports. In fact, student athletes are at a particularly high risk for traumatic brain injuries. Between 2010 and 2016, there were approximately 283,000 emergency …

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9 suffer serious injuries in 2 separate wrecks

California police say that reckless, speeding drivers were responsible for two recent accidents. Both accidents were apparently single vehicle wrecks, and all those injured were either the drivers or passengers. For the passengers suffering from serious injuries, this means weeks, months or even years of recovery. The first wreck happened at approximately 12 p.m. on …

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Manufacturing errors may cause defective products

California consumers should be able to purchase items with the confidence that they will safely function as advertised. However, even the most well designed commercial product can still cause significant harm. Injuries from defective products can happen for a number of reasons, including manufacturing defects. A problem with a product is considered a manufacturing defect …

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Bounce houses and their dangers to kids

Bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides – kids are always excited to get in inflatable amusements. They pop up at birthday parties, festivals and fairs, but there often is not an understanding of their potential dangers. All the action in an inflatable amusement can create many hazards. Broken bones or sprains can worsen as others continue …

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2 children suffer critical injuries in speeding accident

California authorities say that a speeding driver caused a fatal three-car accident that also left another four people injured. There were two fatalities, including the driver believed responsible for the wreck. A 3-yer-old boy and a 6-year-old girl also suffered critical injuries. The 20-year-old man who apparently caused the accident was speeding on the highway …

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Car accidents may cause these traumatic injuries

Car accidents are unpredictable, and seemingly similar collisions can have vastly different outcomes. Some victims walk away with little more than a scratch, while the lives of others are permanently changed by traumatic injuries. Here are two of the most common serious injuries that California victims may suffer in a car accident. A head injury …

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Delayed pain after a car crash may indicate a catastrophic injury

If you’re in an auto accident, you may walk away from the scene shaken up but seemingly uninjured. Yet, you may feel intense pain after a night’s rest, or even several days later. This pain could signal a catastrophic injury. If you worry you’ve experienced such an injury in a collision, you have options for …

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