Does Someone You Love Suffer from Aphasia?

By Renee Nordstrand on July 15, 2022

Aphasia is a neurological condition that impairs your ability to speak or understand others. Strokes and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the two leading causes of aphasia. TBI results from a blunt force trauma to the head, and it may result from an automobile collision or other type of accident such as a fall.

Aphasia can also be a sign of serious medical disorders such as dementia, infection, or Alzheimer’s Disease. If you notice that you or a loved one is having difficulty speaking, reading, or understanding words, make sure they get medical attention right away.

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How Dangerous Property Conditions Cause Slip and Fall Accidents

By Renee Nordstrand on June 14, 2022

A slip and fall accident can occur nearly anywhere, ranging from the supermarket, to the parking lot of a business, or even in a stranger’s property. Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common injury-causing accidents throughout America. This may be because there are plenty of opportunities for falls everywhere that you go!

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Biker’s Arm Is a Serious Injury

By Renee Nordstrand on May 15, 2022

In a motorcycle collision, it is second nature for a person to protect themselves by using their arms. Biker’s arm covers a broad range of injuries to the nerves in the upper arm that can result when a biker uses their arm to brace their fall in a crash, or if the motorcycle lands on their arm.

The nerves at risk of being damaged when a biker crashes are the median, ulnar, and radial nerves. Collectively, these nerves control the movement in arms, hands, and fingers. Biker’s arm can lead to devastating injuries such as permanent nerve damage or loss of function in the fingers and arms.

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Are Roundabouts Safe?

By Renee Nordstrand on April 11, 2022

A roundabout is an alternative to a traditional intersection. Using a roundabout can be confusing because it has no traffic lights or stops signs. Also known as a traffic circle, the traffic in a roundabout flows continuously in a counterclockwise direction.

Roundabouts are common in Europe, and they are growing in popularity across the United States, including in Santa Barbara. Roundabouts reduce traffic congestion, but they can be dangerous for drivers who aren’t used to them.

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Santa Barbara Airport Is Unsafe for Pedestrians

By Renee Nordstrand on March 17, 2022

Let’s face it, even in Santa Barbara, going to the airport is a big hassle. Crowds, long lines, and waiting around for your flight is no fun at all. And Covid makes it even more frustrating because you have to wear a mask and keep your distance when standing in line.

Now there’s another problem at the Santa Barbara Airport – there aren’t enough parking spaces. That means passengers need to arrive even earlier to avoid missing their flight. The congestion and confusion in the airport parking lot is a serious issue that could cause dangerous accidents involving drivers and pedestrians.

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Tips for Maximizing Your Car Accident Injury Claim

By Renee Nordstrand on February 15, 2022

Financial compensation can’t take away the pain, stress, and upset of a serious car accident caused by someone else’s negligence. It can make it easier to receive the medical care you need and ease the stress of being forced to take time away from work because of your injuries. Our experienced Southern California personal injury lawyers can help you maximize your compensation for a car injury claim.

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More Bicycle Accidents and Auto Crash Fatalities During the Covid Crisis

By Renee Nordstrand on January 20, 2022

With lockdowns and more people working from home, the global pandemic significantly reduced traffic in California and across the nation. You would expect bicycle accidents and traffic deaths to decrease accordingly. In fact, the reverse occurred. Traffic fatalities have actually increased during the Covid crisis.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Brain Injuries Could Have Subtle Symptoms

By Renee Nordstrand on December 15, 2021

Trauma to the head is common in motor vehicle, bicycle accidents, and falls. A person may suffer injury to the brain that goes undetected by medical professionals, with symptoms that begin to appear during the first 72 hours after the injury. This condition, known as subtle brain injury (SBI), can have life-altering consequences for victims and their families.

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Posted in: Brain Injury

Theme Park Accidents Due to COVID Understaffing

By Renee Nordstrand on November 12, 2021

Theme parks in Southern California are struggling to find workers to fill open positions as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, according to The OCR. Like other employers, theme parks are offering higher wages and other incentives to attract the employees they need, but in the meantime, staffing shortages in theme parks can lead to serious injuries for guests.

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Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Honored by Mayor Murillo

By Renee Nordstrand on November 2, 2021

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH) was one of four local organizations honored during the 16th annual Santa Barbara Mayor’s Award ceremony by Mayor Cathy Murillo on Thursday, October 28, 2021. They were recognized for their outstanding support of people with disabilities.

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