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  • "A very special thanks. I don't know what I would have done without you. You were always there when I needed you. You helped to make the worst experience of my life so much easier to live with.

    - Nancy F.
  • “Richard Spencer was there for us from the day after my accident, representing me and my wife, and there throughout the whole lawsuit until it was settled.

    - Felix D.
  • A little over year ago I found myself in need of legal counsel. It's stressful enough when you are in an accident that stops your life as you know it.

    - Marie K.
  • My son and I were involved in a major car accident and my son was seriously injured. I met Richard and he got my son the maximum we could get.

    - Eran F.
  • I've used Mr. Spencer's services a couple of times now and could not be happier with the level of service, his professionalism, and the manner.

    - Gabriel S.
  • Richard is my GO TO ATTORNEY, I know he will take care of my legalities and I trust Richard in every aspect of handling my law case.

    - Sandra B.

San Fernando Valley Personal Injury Blog

Go to the emergency room at the first sign of brain trauma

Could a simple slip-and-fall injury actually cause brain damage? Absolutely. As the old saying goes, "It isn't the fall that hurts you -- it's the landing."

It doesn't matter whether you're falling off a ladder or simply tripping over a hole in a shopping center's parking lot. Either way, you can still hit your head with considerable force -- enough to cause vulnerable, delicate brain tissue to slam into your skull as your skull slams into the concrete.

Tips for women: Staying safe at the mall while holiday shopping

For a lot of early shoppers, the holiday shopping season has already started, and malls are gearing up their sales to capture those early holiday dollars.

If you're a woman who usually doesn't brave the mall except around this time of year, it pays to review a few simple safety reminders:

Don't dismiss a bite from a little dog as no big deal

A lot of people have a somewhat justifiable fear of large dogs -- after all, they have jaws that are capable of tearing flesh and crushing bone.

However, a bite from a small dog can be just as serious -- although many people don't realize it and may even brush off a nip from a nine-pound Shih Tzu before they realize they've actually been injured.

Beware of these dog bite defenses in Los Angeles County

In Los Angeles, dog bites are a serious legal matter. Even if a dog has never bitten anyone before, an owner may face charges after a dog bite altercation. If you recently experienced a dog bite, be sure that you understand the defenses the owner may use to dismiss your claim.

One defense that may do away with the charges is a matter of trespassing. For the dog bite statutes of Los Angeles County to apply in your case, the bite must occur in a public place or controlled private environment. If you received a bite while trespassing on someone else's property, you face trouble getting your charges to stick.

Dog owners can take steps to prevent bites

When you think of dogs, you probably think of a sweet, loyal pet. Dogs are treated like members of the family. They bring us comfort and joy. Dogs are entertaining and energetic. Dogs offer guidance and support when properly trained.

When dogs feel threatened or are not properly trained, they can also pose a risk. Nearly 10,000 people are hospitalized every year as a result of a dog bite induced injury. If your dog were to bite another person, you could be liable. If you are considering a dog for your family, you can do your part to keep your dog from injuring others.

Aaron Hernandez, 27, had severe brain damage at death

In retrospect, it surprised few when it was revealed this week that the late Aaron Hernandez was found to have evidence of severe deterioration of the brain matter necessary for higher executive functioning.

Even before the former tight end for the New England Patriots was convicted in 2015 for the murder of his friend, it was clear that Hernandez was a deeply troubled and angry young man. Learning now that Hernandez -- who died by his own hand in April while serving a life sentence for murder after acquittal on other double murder charges -- had the brain of a 67-year-old man with catastrophic brain damage sheds new light on the matter.

Woman killed by drunk driver while walking to work

Drunk or drugged driving, or perhaps both, has claimed another life in California today -- only this victim wasn't even in a car.

The woman, aged 54, who regularly walked to her nearby work location with Walt Disney, was using a crosswalk at an intersection when the drunk driver hit her.

Avoid a personal injury on an elevator with these tips

People take elevators to get where they need to go all the time. Whether you're riding it up to the top floor of a parking garage or using one in a hospital, the elevator is there to make your life easier.

Elevators are meant to be safe, but without repairs and upkeep, they can quickly become hazardous. What can you do to make sure you don't fall victim to personal injuries on an elevator? Try following these tips.

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The impact of balance problems on your life after a brain injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave you with a problem balancing -- which can affect your life in ways that you just wouldn't expect.

In order to understand your balance problems and what you can do to minimize the problems, get as much information as possible on the subject.

Safety tips for sharing the freeway with large trucks

Data shows that nearly 80 percent of collisions with large trucks are caused by drivers of passenger vehicles. Part of the reason for this is that many drivers never learned how to safely share the road with these big rigs.

Read on to learn how you can improve highway safety by becoming aware of the dangers truck drivers face on the road every day.

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