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June 2019 Archives

California Crime Victim Right to Restitution Expanded by Recent Case

Criminal restitution is an underused but effective remedy expanded by recent case law. Crime victims are entitled to recover restitution. Unlike civil cases which allow victims to recover both general and special damages, crime victims are limited to recovery of Restitution or economic loss, also known as special damages. While this recovery is more narrow, the impact on a civil case cannot be understated. 

Brain injury recovery: What to expect after a serious injury

A brain injury has life-changing effects on a person from the moment they suffer it. Initially, it will potentially be less serious than it can become, since swelling and changes in brain chemistry can take a few hours or days to completely settle. After this, patients begin the recovery phase. That's why it's so essential for people to seek medical care right away. Early intervention can reduce swelling and pressure on the brain. Reducing pressure and swelling can result in fewer symptoms and a less severe injury moving forward.

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