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At Allen Flatt Ballidis and Leslie, a personal injury law firm located in Newport Beach, CA, we were recently referred a female client who had been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and who had a long history of back issues.
Following her accident, our client contacted her physician to set up an appointment and they refused to see her since her increased back pain was due to a motor vehicle accident. Having received zero support from her own doctor who she turned to, she then contacted another physician and omitted telling them that her back injury was related to her accident. This second physician, and many others who treated our client along the way, recommended she have a very necessary back surgery. On a related note and during the last several years, our attorneys are finding these types of situations are becoming more common in the medical field, considering many physicians no longer want to “be involved” in medical legal cases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming is the fourth most popular recreational activity in the United States and for good reason. Swimming is an aerobic exercise that has been linked to tremendous health and wellness benefits and we’d like to share those with you!
With boating season approaching, it is very important to refresh our knowledge on the importance of boat safety. The United States Coast Guard’s Recreational Boating Statistics Guide shows that 4,168 accidents occurred in 2019 which led to 613 deaths. Most of these accidents were caused by the operator or the accidents lead to events caused partly by the boat’s operator. Sadly, this means that most of these boating accidents could have been avoided.
One of the most frustrating things about a car accident is having to deal with an insurance adjuster. Following a collision, you just want to rest, heal, and get back to normal. If a negligent driver caused your injuries, then you also want his insurance to be the one to pay for your bills.
One method of paying for your medical bills after a car accident is to sign a medical lien. This is a contract between a hospital and a patient that states that the hospital will provide care for the patient’s injuries while he or she is filing a personal injury claim and will demand repayment when the claim is settled.
We often forget how many of our day-to-day activities rely on having a healthy spine until said spine is badly damaged. Even from minor trauma, a spinal cord injury can make it difficult to sleep comfortably, play with your kids, or perform well at your job without some level of pain. With more serious injuries, that pain can be far more debilitating and last for years, if not your entire life.
If you have been in an accident, your biggest concerns are getting your medical bills covered in an insurance claim. However, after doing some research and reading up on personal injury or auto accident claims, you may have discovered that you can recover more than just your medical bills. In the state of California, victims can pursue both the financial costs of an accident, or economic damages, and the personal costs, or non-economic damages. Sadly, many accident victims neglect to include the personal costs of an accident, which can include the loss of enjoyment of life. But what is a “loss of enjoyment” and how can you include it in your claim?
Very few Californians have the spare cash to handle a sudden injury. From emergency room visits to invasive surgeries to physical therapy, a single accident can cost the average family tens of thousands of dollars. While you may be able to recover the full costs of your injuries in a personal injury claim, the entire process can take over a year. During that period, you may be worried about how to cover your medical expenses and may even be tempted to accept a lowball settlement offer from the at-fault insurance company to get your initial bills covered.
As parents, nothing is more important than making sure your child is taken care of, especially if they suffer from a serious medical condition. After an auto accident or dog bite, you may be scared, confused, and worried about how to get them proper treatment and pay for any long-term injuries. While you may assume that a child injury case is more straightforward, it is important to understand how these cases different from your standard personal injury claim.
Golf is one of the most popular leisure activities for people who want to relax in the outdoors and have the patience for a steady game spread out over 18 holes. While it does not attract the attention of football or basketball, golf has risen in recognition in recent years among both younger and older generations. But, although it may seem like a safe, low-impact sport, golfing does have one real risk: golf cart crashes.
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