March 5, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Truck Accident

3 Ways a Truck Can Total Your Car

18-wheelers weigh up to 30 times more than the average passenger car, tipping the scales at a monstrous 80,000 pounds. The trailer hitched to the powerful truck engine measures 54 feet long — compare that to the typical family car which spans less than 16 feet. There are nearly 6 million tractor trailers registered in…

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February 21, 2018

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Premises

3 Ways Poor Lighting Can Cause an Injury

There are infinite ways a person can sustain injuries, from plane crashes to sports collisions. But did you know that a simple lightbulb, or the lack thereof, can also cause injuries? Installing adequate lighting is an easy way to improve the safety of any home, office building, or nursing home, but plenty of property managers…

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February 8, 2018

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Premises

4 Tragic Elevator Accidents

Many of us use elevators every day without a second thought, not realizing that these complex machines are a legitimate source of danger. Elevators are responsible for approximately 30 deaths and more than 17,000 injuries each year. These statistics are national, but there are many examples of elevator tragedies in and around Southern California —…

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November 29, 2017

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News

Las Vegas Shooting Victims File Suit in California

On October 1, Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring 500 more, a tragedy that would be marked as one of the worst mass shootings in recent U.S. history. Concertgoers who survived the shooting, and some of the families of those who did…

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November 13, 2017

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Birth Injuries

Rate of Home Births Escalates in the U.S.

Until 1989, statistics weren’t available regarding the number of American women who chose midwives instead of obstetricians. That year, just three percent of births in the U.S. were overseen by a midwife. Since 1989, the popularity of midwives and home births has grown considerably, though—at nine percent—this trend still represents a small percentage compared to…

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November 13, 2017

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Brain Injury

3 Amazing Brain Injury Stories

A serious brain injury can derail a person’s life plans, potentially disrupting physical, cognitive, and emotional function, and require the consult of a traumatic brain injury lawyer. There are, however, occasional stories of astounding recovery that serve as a light to those looking for some hope. Here are three worth knowing about. Teen graduates college…

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November 7, 2017

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News

Woman Killed in Santa Clarita Crash; Car Crushed

A woman was killed in a violent car crash in Santa Clarita on Saturday, November 3, when the car she was driving was apparently rear-ended by a truck carrying a camper and hauling a trailer. The force of the impact knocked both vehicles across the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway and into…

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October 17, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Brain Injury

What are Common Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI or intracranial injury, is a type of head injury. It can result in social, physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral deficiencies. As a traumatic brain injury lawyer, Andrew Ellis knows how these injuries go far beyond the clinical. There are devastating consequences that can affect every aspect of the patient’s life,…

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