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Who Can Be Held Liable in Single Vehicle Accidents?

Many injured drivers assume that they cannot receive compensation if they have been involved in a single-car accident. While that is often the case, it is not always true. Here are three other parties who could be responsible for a single-vehicle crash. The State or Municipality The government has a legal obligation to maintain their roads in good condition for drivers. If they knew or should have known of a defect in the road, they must fix it in aRead More …

Spinal Cord Injuries Can Result in a Lifetime of Damage

Spinal Cord Injuries

You may require significant medical care for the rest of your life if you sustain a spinal cord injury. These injuries are often caused by accidents. Any injury that results in damage to your spinal cord or spinal nerves can leave you in need of immediate medical treatment. These injuries can result in paralysis, pain, numbness, and other symptoms. Medical science has made major strides in treating spinal cord injuries in recent years. However, you should still prepare for long-termRead More …

Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Around St. Patrick’s Day

Parades, street parties, green clothing, and lots of beer are the hallmark signs of St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, where there are parties, there are often drunk drivers too. Education and awareness campaigns have reduced drunk driving accidents by a third over the last decade, yet 10,000 Americans die in drunk driving accidents each year. What is the Problem with Driving Drunk? When someone drives under the influence of alcohol (or marijuana), the driver’s reflexes are significantly slower than normal. ThisRead More …

Pedestrian Accidents Can End in Catastrophic Injuries

In the contest between a pedestrian and a car, there is no question as to who is going to end up injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed in accidents each year. In those pedestrian accidents that are not fatal, many results in extremely serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. What is Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic Brain Injury – or TBI – is a seriousRead More …

Financial Compensation for New Year’s Drunk Driving Accidents

car accident attorney Drunk Driving Accidents

Given the celebratory atmosphere, New Year’s is perhaps the worst holiday for Drunk Driving Accidents on the calendar. Unfortunately, many people feel the need to get behind the wheel, even after they have had too much to drink. The result is that everyone else around them on the road is in increased danger.  For New Year’s 2020, police in California were very busy arresting drunk drivers. They made nearly 500 arrests in a 30-hour span. This amounted to one DUIRead More …

Have You Been Involved in a Hit and Run Car Accident?

Hit and Run Car Accident

A hit and run car accident takes place when someone leaves the scene of an accident or otherwise declines to identify himself to other parties involved and damages property or injures another person. Even a minor fender bender or accident caused by another driver without a collision will be considered a hit and run if the driver leaves the scene.  Steps to Take if You are Involved in a Hit and Run Car Accident Before doing anything else, you shouldRead More …

Top Four Tips for Car Accident Claims

An Audi with front end damage to the grill and headlight

While no two car accidents are exactly the same, there are some universal tips that can help all car accident claims proceed more smoothly. If another driver leaves you injured in a car accident, don’t put off consulting with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.  Tip One: Always Put Safety First If you’re involved in a car accident, always put first things first, and this means moving safely off the road and calling 911 – if anyone is injuredRead More …

The Weather Can Affect Your Car Accident Claim

A wet two lane road on an overcast day

The rules of the road are dictated by what is safest for everyone who travels on them, which includes safety rules and regulations that are communicated via traffic signs, lights, and signals. Some of the most important traffic signs out there are speed limits, which state the maximum speed at which it is safe to drive (under optimal conditions). Because speed plays such a critical role in so many deadly traffic accidents, speed limits matter, but determining a safe speedRead More …

Getting an Accident Settlement in a Covid-19 World

Why do Insurance Companies Pay Personal Injury Settlements? The business model of an insurance company is to pay as little money to resolve personal injury claims in Los Angeles and to do that as late as possible. Insurance companies want to hold their personal injury settlement money as long as they can. They simply don’t have the capital to pay all of their claims right now so they pay the claims as they move to the top of the pile.Read More …

How Much is Your Car Accident Claim Worth?

paramedics unloading a patient from an ambulance

Perhaps the most common question asked by those who are injured in a car accident is how much their claim worth is. For injured individuals who are facing mounting medical bills and not currently going to work and earning a paycheck, this is an extremely pressing question. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. The value of your claim is based on many factors, some out of your control. The best way to determine how much compensation you could receive andRead More …