Car-Pedestrian Accidents and Brain Injuries

Natural disasters, shark attacks, plane crashes – these common fears plague people all over the nation, yet the chances of actually being injured or killed in such events is so minimal as to be negligible. Real danger lies in the streets and on the roads where millions of people test their luck every day. While […]

How to Ruin Your Car Accident Claim

In a previous article, we covered how to win an insurance claim. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, we highly suggest that you check it out. We also recommend that you contact Wilshire Law Firm to discuss your case with one of our dedicated personal injury lawyers in a FREE consultation. With that […]

Car Accidents and Wrongful Death

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 35,000 car accident fatalities are reported in the United States every year. That equates to one death every 12 minutes. Most of these accidents are caused by motorists that exhibit negligent and/or reckless behavior on the road, such as: Speeding, Distracted driving, Fatigued driving, […]

Leg Amputation Recovery and Therapy

Most patients stay in the hospital until they become comfortable with essential everyday activities – using the restroom, getting up and out of beds/seats, etc. This can take anywhere from three to seven days and, if necessary, a short stay in a rehabilitation unit. It is absolutely vital that you take an active role in […]

Human Trials Begin on Memory-Improving Brain Implants

At the most recent annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, which took place in Chicago from October 17-21, there was a presentation involving two studies funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the research wing of the United States military. It made a big splash in the research community, and for good reason – the […]

5 Best Bike Rides in Los Angeles

While Los Angeles isn’t exactly known for being the most bike-friendly city in California, much less the United States, it’s getting better. More and more residents are reducing their carbon footprint by opting to commute on two wheels rather than four; mass bicycling events like CicLAvia are getting stronger turnouts every year; and city officials […]

3 Dangerous Scenarios for Motorcyclists

Motorcycles today are very reliable, providing the best possible tools to avoid accidents – powerful antilock brakes, obstruction-free vision with windshield protection, near-flawless handling capabilities, and tires with lots of traction. However, you can have the best motorcycle in the world and still get put in a dangerous position because negligent drivers still exist. If […]

When Is a Vehicle Considered Totaled?

Determining whether a vehicle is “totaled” after an accident can be an issue of confusion and anxiety for consumers. Even insurance professionals have a hard time parsing out the countless rules and regulations regarding the act of “totaling” a vehicle under a policy. But it doesn’t have to be so difficult. This article will hopefully […]

Settlement Amount in a Wrongful Death Case

There are multiple factors which affect a wrongful death settlement. A case can be worth anywhere from thousands of dollars to millions. Most fall somewhere in between. It’s difficult to assign a value to a wrongful death case because every wrongful death case is different. Compensation for a claim or lawsuit is influenced by the […]

Managing Phantom Limb Pain

Lingering pain after a surgery is normal. It is part of the healing process and generally goes away with time. However, amputations are another story. After the initial post-surgical pain subsides, patients often experience what is known as “phantom pain,” a  mild to severe pain that feels like it’s coming from the missing body part. […]