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What to Do if You’re Injured at a Sporting Event in San Diego?

Posted on January 24th, 2018

While you cheer on the Padres or Gulls, the last thing on your mind is a serious injury. However, dozens of sports fans in San Diego end up in the hospital for spectator-related injuries every year. Balls, bats, pucks, and other types of equipment can fly into the audience and cause serious injuries – not to mention potential injuries from slippery bleachers, busy stadium parking lots, spoiled food, and intoxicated individuals picking fights. If you suffer an injury at a baseball, football, hockey, soccer, or other sports game in San Diego, here’s what to do. #1. Gather Information First, know that there is a chance someone else is liable for causing your injury. Lax establishment rules, poor stadium maintenance, reckless fans, and many other parties might have contributed to your accident. With this in mind, make it your job to collect as much information about the incident as possible. If you need immediate medical attention, ask a friend to gather information at the scene for you. Try to get the following: Names and contact information of any witnesses. Witness statements. Photographs of the injury, property hazards, or other important elements. Description of what happened while it’s still fresh in your…

What are the Main Types of Brain Injuries?

Posted on January 24th, 2018

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are some of the most serious personal injuries possible. TBIs are most common in falls, car accidents, sports collisions, and acts of violence. There are many ways injuries to your brain can happen, from external impacts such as hitting your head on the ground to lack of oxygen to the brain during surgery. The type of injury and subsequent symptoms depend on the incident, impact, and individual. No two TBIs are exactly the same, but they do tend to fall into certain categories. #1. Concussion A concussion is the most common type of TBI. It happens when an impact or sudden momentum change causes trauma to the brain. The brain can sustain bruises, or hematomas, as well as suffer blood vessel and cranial nerve damage. Concussions can range from mild to severe. Symptoms can vary significantly from person to person but may include: Headache Dizziness Nausea or vomiting Drowsiness Confusion Memory loss Loss of consciousness Behavior changes It’s important to go to the hospital after any incident that involved your head. Even a minor blow to the head could result in harm to the brain. The only cure for a concussion is time. Patients with…

How Will Police Enforce High Driving with the Legalization of Marijuana?

Posted on January 24th, 2018

January 1, 2018 marked the first day that recreational marijuana was legal in California. Legalization, however, is not synonymous with zero consequences for using the drug. There is a web of laws that state and federal authorities are working hard to enforce. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is cracking down on drugged driving – including driving under the influence of cannabis – in response to the new law. They are enforcing “high driving” laws using brand-new methods and protocols for traffic stops in the attempt to reduce the frequency of motor vehicle accidents. What are Marijuana DUI’s? Currently, the CHP and other law enforcement authorities are treating high driving exactly like drunk driving. The new law that legalized marijuana also made it illegal to eat or smoke any marijuana product while driving. It’s also illegal to do as vehicle passenger. If someone does drive under the influence of marijuana, a DUI conviction is an infraction punishable with a $70 fine. This is a much lesser consequence than those that come with driving under the influence of alcohol, but it’s still enough of a reason to obey the law. A marijuana DUI will appear on your record, just like an alcohol…

Uber Driver Charged for Rapes in San Luis Obispo

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

Uber driver Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez is a 39 year old recently arrested in his Santa Maria home for multiple charges sexual assault of at least four women in San Luis Obispo. The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office says that there may be additional victims of this rapist in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. We, due to our long-term legal experience in this area, agree. Sexual abuse is learned behavior; in addition to these four known victims, it is most likely that there are more victims over the course of Alarcon-Nunez’ molestation ‘career’. If you were sexually assaulted or raped by Alarcon-Nunez or another Uber driver, please contact our sex abuse law team ASAP, by using the form that follows, after contacting authorities. Our law office’s two closest locations are 445 Figueroa in Los Angeles (213) 596-4855 or 524 Union in San Francisco (951) 543-9020. We offer confidential — and free — initial consultations. If you select our law firm there is no upfront fee — we pay all costs associated with your case on your behalf, including medical and psychological. Once we recover money on your behalf, we get a portion of the recovery. Our firm, Estey…

Is There a Link Between Traumatic Brain Injuries and Violence?

Posted on December 19th, 2017

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are startlingly common in the United States. Every day, 153 people die from TBI-related injuries. When the brain sustains a serious injury, it can disrupt the brain’s normal functioning. Blows, jolts, puncture wounds, or other injury to the brain can alter memory, cognitive function, behavior, and mood. Now, studies are showing a possible link between traumatic brain injury and an increase in violence, aggression, and impulsivity. Evidence of a Link Between Brain Damage and Violence The brain is a complex organ. It is the central organ of the nervous system and in charge of controlling almost all the activities of the body. When the brain sustains damage, it can interrupt any number of physical and cognitive processes. Many doctors and scientists are still learning about brain injuries. The symptoms of TBIs can be unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. Recently, studies have shown ties between concussions and violence. One example is the brain scans of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez went to prison in 2013, serving life for murder. He committed suicide in his cell in 2017. Recently, his attorneys revealed that Hernandez suffered from advanced chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a…

motorcyclist Mike Wilson dies in crash with minivan in Pacific Beach

Posted on November 27th, 2017

A motorcyclist, Mike Wilson, died in a crash when a minivan turned left in front of him into a parking lot. The motorcycle rider had been heading north on Ingraham Street near Moorland Drive in Pacific Beach; the minivan had been heading south. The motorcyclist collided with the side of the van. Though he was taken to the hospital immediately, he died there. Sergeant Jordan Wells of the San Diego Police Department reported that they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash at 9:20 pm on Sunday night November 26, 2017. Wells added that the driver of the minivan was not injured. The San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division is investigating. The name of the motorcyclist has not yet been released. Our most sincere condolences go out to the family of the motorcycle rider. If your family member was killed or hurt in a motorcycle vs. truck or van accident of any type — Estey & Bomberger will be pleased to discuss legal options for the family and the victim. As personal injury attorneys, we can alert you if there is a claim for injuries or wrongful death. One of Estey & Bomberger’s specialties is motorcycle crashes,…

Omar Moreno, murió en un accidente de motocicleta

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

Omar Moreno, un hombre de 37 años, padre de seis y empleado veterano de 15 años de NASSCO, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (una división de General Dynamics), murió en un accidente de motocicleta el lunes 20 de noviembre de 2017. La policía de San Diego ha indicado que el residente de National City, Moreno, conocido como “El Nene”, estaba en su motocicleta, viajando hacia el oeste en Harbor Drive camino a su trabajo cerca de la Base Naval de San Diego, justo antes de las 6 en la mañana. Un gran camión se dirigía hacia el este en Harbor Drive, y giró a la izquierda en frente de Moreno. Moreno, que tenía el derecho de paso, se deslizó dentro del camión comercial. El oficial de policía de San Diego, Robert Heims, informó que Moreno murió en el lugar antes de que pudiera ser transportado a un hospital, y que no hubo otras lesiones. El lugar de trabajo de Moreno era el astillero naval de NASSCO, cerca del sitio del accidente. Nos unimos a los amigos, familia y familia de trabajo para ofrecer nuestras más sinceras condolencias a María Moreno y a los cuatro hijos y dos hijas de la…

Omar Moreno killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on November 21st, 2017

Omar Moreno of National City was killed in a motorcycle crash. The 37-year-old father of six and 15-year veteran employee of NASSCO, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (a General Dynamics division) lost his life in a motorcycle crash Monday November 20, 2017. San Diego police indicate that Moreno, known as “El Nene”, was on his motorcycle, riding west on Harbor Drive on his way to work near Naval Base San Diego just prior to 6 am. A big rig tanker truck was heading east on Harbor, and turned left into Moreno’s path — Moreno, who had the right of way, slid into the commercial truck. San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims reported that Moreno died at the scene before he could be transported to a hospital, and that there were no other injuries. Moreno’s place of work was the NASSCO shipbuilding yard near the site of the crash. We join his friends, family and work family in offering our heartfelt condolences to Maria Moreno and the couple’s four sons and two daughters. If you were injured in, or your loved one was injured or killed in, a motorcycle accident involving any type of truck — a semi-truck, city truck, commercial…

New Study: The Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians in San Diego

Posted on October 26th, 2017

Pedestrian collisions are on the rise across the county and San Diego County is no exception. From 2010-2016, there were 7,589 pedestrian involved collisions in San Diego which left more than 430 dead and 7,700 injured. Indeed, San Diego is a dangerous place for pedestrians. But what areas put pedestrians at the highest risk of being hit by a car? To find out, we collaborated with local data analysis and visualization firm 1point21 Interactive. We analyzed over 160,000 collision records and identified intersections where at least five pedestrian involved crashes occurred. These dangerous intersections – 218 in total – accounted 1,428 crashes, 1,488 total injuries and 42 fatalities. In other words, nearly 20 percent of all pedestrian collisions in San Diego county occurred at only 218 intersections. The Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians: Top 218 This list includes all locations where at least five pedestrian collisions occurred during the study period. The Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) takes crash volume and injury severity into account for each intersection. Notable intersections on the list include: #1: University Avenue/1st Avenue, Hillcrest. The most dangerous intersection in San Diego, infamous in the Hillcrest neighborhood for its high congestion, dim lighting, and poorly maintained crosswalks – all major…

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