Laws tend to affect broad groups of people, which is one reason why lawmakers use broad language and courts have the power to interpret that language. Each area of the law has its own complexities. For example, employment law has to balance the protections that keep employers from taking advantage of employees with protections for companies that assume risk by hiring staff members.
Our last post on the blog discussed the tremendous costs associated with spinal cord injuries. As staggering as those figures may seem, other injuries can cause comparable damages. Brain injuries can also cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat, and they can be just as ruinous to an individual's life. These catastrophic injuries often completely reshape an individual's life, redefining what constitutes a normal day. This can be emotionally and financially draining on an individual, and they can find it difficult to move on.
An unexpected event like a car accident or a slip and fall incident can have a tremendous impact on an individual's life. He or she will have to deal with the immediate pain that accompanies injuries suffered in these accidents, but the physical, emotional and financial damage can be quite long-reaching. In fact, many people in California who are harmed in various types of accidents suffer injuries that last a lifetime. For these victims, merely making ends meet can be extremely challenging.