Pain, Suffering, and General Damages: What does this mean?
In a San Diego personal injury case, an injured party can recover
different types of damages
, including recovery of medical bills, lost wages, and
"pain and suffering,"
also known as general damages. Pain and suffering is sometime a difficult concept to grasp. It can't be easily quantified, like medical bills. Nonetheless, anyone who has suffered an injury knows that the harm is much greater than simply the medical costs.
Should I contact the Police if I have been in a San Diego Auto Accident?
First of all, the most important thing to do after an accident, no matter how minor, is to get out of the way of other traffic, and make sure no one is hurt.
If someone is injured, contact emergency medical personnel (911) immediately.
If someone is hurt in an accident, California law requires that the police be contacted within twenty four hours.
You can report an accident by dropping by a station and filling out a report.
You can also fill out ...
San Diego Auto Crash leaves Pedestrian's Body Lodged in Windshield
A La Mesa man was
struck and killed by a car
on State Route 125 in Lemon Grove early Friday. After he was struck,
his body became lodged in the windshield
of the car. The panicked driver then kept driving with the body in his car. After slowing down after the crash, the driver decided to head for home, despite the fact that a body was lodged in his windshield. Once the driver reached home, he called the authorities. The
crash sounds horrible
Lorenzo Charles, whose last second dunk gave
North Carolina State
a stunning victory in the 1983 college basketball championship game, was
killed when a bus he was driving crashed
along a highway in Raleigh, North Carolina. No passengers were aboard, and the cause of the
was still under investigation. Charles grabbed Dereck Wittenberg’s 30 foot shot and dunked it at the buzzer to give North Carolina State the victory over heavily favored Houston. The v ...
A study published today in the journal
no amount of alcohol is safe to consume
before getting behind the wheel of an automobile.
Nationally, most states define
driving while intoxicated
blood alcohol level of .08
Driving with a lower alcohol level, or driving “
,” is not a crime in most jurisdictions.
The study, prepared by researchers at
, determined than even
low amounts of blood alcohol
contribute to car accidents and crashes.
According to an article in the
Journal of Preventive Medicine
, the construction industry had the highest number of
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
in the United States, and the forestry and fishing industries had the highest rates of TBI's. The study states that although TBI's are a leading cause of death in the U.S., there has been no systematic study correlating TBI's and the workplace. The report concluded that construction, transportation, and agriculture/forestry/fishing are amo ...
Distracted Driving Accidents Don't Always Result in Tougher Laws
It has been known for some time that
(I.e driving while texting, talking on a cell phone, using a lap top, etc) is a
of car accidents. A new study from
shows that although the data is staggering about the effects of distracted driving, the
penalties vary greatly
from area to area, and often don't fit the severity of the crime. The study concludes that use of mobile devices is
, despite ...
car swerved out of control
in the City Heights area Saturday morning,
killing a mother, and injuring her son and boyfriend
. The trio was sitting at a bus bench on University Avenue, near Euclid. The 71 year old driver reportedly suffered from
severe low blood sugar
, which caused her to
lose control of her vehicle
. A security camera captured the tragedy. The car, a PT Cruiser, jumped the road and plowed straight into the bus bench. Those ...
A tragic and hard to fathom
has killed one cyclist and severely injured another. The accident occurred when an
out of control vehicle
veered off the 56 freeway, up a 15 foot embankment, through a chain link fence, and onto a dedicated bike lane. The car overturned on the
elevated bike path
after smashing into two bicyclists, killing one. The
happened on the Route 56 bike path at 6:20 a.m. in the morning. The driver cla ...
It seems logical, but a new study by
confirms what most of us already suspect:
elderly driver's are less safe and more dangerous on the road
. The Science Daily article concludes that even healthy adults with safe driving records are less safe and could contribute to auto accidents and injury. Elderly adults tend to
make more errors
when they drive, even dangerous errors such as not checking
or randomly veering across lanes of traffic. ...