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Bipartisan Support for Traumatic Brain Injury Program

Posted on: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

While lawmakers in Congress don’t agree on many issues, it has been encouraging for California bicycle accident lawyers to find consensus on important traumatic brain injury legislation. Traumatic brain injury is a serious public health issue in this country. In June, the House Of Representatives unanimously the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act. This is an […]

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Bicycling and Brain Injuries

Posted on: Saturday, May 10th, 2014

It’s no news that the bicyclist who is not wearing a helmet is at a much higher risk of suffering serious, and possibly even fatal brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010, there were 800 bicyclist fatalities across the country in bicycle accidents, and more than 510,000 bicyclists […]

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Bicyclists Cannot Afford to Ignore Brain Injury Risks

Posted on: Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Last year, a study found that in spite of all the attention that is currently being paid to the risk of brain injuries affecting football athletes, it is bicyclists and not football players who have the highest risk of sports-related brain injuries. This March, the Brain Injury Association of America commemorates Brain Injury Awareness Month, […]

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Need to Promote Bicycle Helmet Usage among Children

Posted on: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

All bicyclists must wear a helmet while riding, and it is even more important that children, who may be more vulnerable to severe or fatal brain injuries in an accident, are adequately helmeted while riding. However, statistics in Los Angeles seem to indicate a worrisome trend among parents to allow their children out riding without […]

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New Brain Injury Research Uses Fruit Flies

Posted on: Monday, October 14th, 2013

Approximately 75% of all bicyclists who are involved in bicycle accidents every year suffer head injuries. Not every bicycle accident will result in a fatal injury. However, most of these accidents will result in brain injuries, that range all the way from a mild concussion that may not be life threatening, to a skull fracture […]

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