California laws offer protections to those involved in auto accidents.
These accidents can cause devastating injuries to those involved. California law allows those injured in an auto accident to recover money for the hospital bills they incurred, or will incur, as a result of the accident. The law also allows you to recover for any wages you lost already or will lose in the future because of the accident. There are a number of other types of damages auto accident victims are allowed to recover under California law.
Auto accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations or deaths caused by traumatic brain injuries in any given year. About 40% are caused by falls such as those that are common in nursing home and skilled living facilities. Another 15% are caused in auto accidents, and 10% are the result of an assault by another individual. California laws offer protections to those that have suffered traumatic brain injuries as the result of auto accidents, nursing home or assisted living neglect, and assaults.
Burn injuries are the third leading cause of death at home
Burn and fire related injuries are some of the most expensive in terms of medical care. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, burn and fire related injuries only represent 1% of injuries every year, but they result in 2% of the costs of injuries – or $7.5 billion each year. The medical care associated with these injuries often go on for an extended periods of times, sometimes months or even years. And unfortunately, the most common place for this type of injury is at your own home. California laws offer protections to those that have burned due to the conduct of another person or company, whether that be through holding a landlord, property management company, utility companies or otherwise.
Accidents are the fifth leading cause of wrongful death every year
In many cases, California laws offer protections to the families of those who have become the victims of an accidental death. The cause of the accident can be one of many different forms. The leading causes are auto accidents, burn or fire related injuries, falls in a nursing home or assisted living facility, and assaults. Losing a loved one, whether it be a child or the bread winner can be devastating to a family. California has laws that are in place to offer these families protections and compensation for those losses.