Author: One Law Group Auto Accident Attorneys

The Cost of Personal Injury

A slip and fall in a public place can occur at the most unexpected moment and leave a person with both a bit of embarrassment and pain at the same time. The worst part is that the pain may stick around for a few days or weeks, depending on what was injured during the fall. One of the most common and irritating injuries that can happen is a bruised tailbone, which happens when a person falls on their buttocks. The cost of the injury, on the other hand, can range anywhere from $200 to $400 and that’s not even including the medical care you receive. If you don’t have insurance, then the cost can quickly jump to $1,500 to $3,000, and this isn’t even counting the pain, suffering, and time off work you had to take because of this injury. However, there is hope. If you’ve suffered from a tailbone injury because of a slip and fall while in a public place or private property, depending on your situation, you may be entitled to seek damages under premises liability. Call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to schedule an appointment today. The location of the slip and fall injury is...

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New State Budget Proposal Includes Biking and Walkway Upgrades

In a recent article published by the California Bicycle Coalition, plans for improved walkways, bikeways, and other public transit options seem to be in California’s future. In her article “Governor’s Transportation Vision Includes Boosts for Walking, Biking, & Transit,” Linda Khamoushian, a writer for calbike.org, explains how “The Active Transportation Program (ATP)–the state’s dedicated source of funding for walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School projects–is slated to receive an additional $100 million per year from Cap-and-Trade proceeds in the proposal, with at least half to be invested in projects in communities where they are most needed” (calbike.org, 2017). For those that ride their bikes often or enjoy a nice walk through the city, this is great news. To read more about the details of the 2017-18 State Budget proposal, click on the following link: http://www.calbike.org/governor_s_transportation_vision_includes_boosts_for_walking_biking_transit. Ten Bicycle Laws to Keep in Mind Bicyclists Must Follow the Vehicle Code Ride with Traffic Ride on The Right Side of the Road Use Bike Lanes Yield to Pedestrians Stop At, Not In, the Crosswalk Ride with Lights and Reflectors At Night Wear a Helmet One Ear Not Covered No Tall Bikes on Roadways One key law for vehicle drivers – the California Three Feet...

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Tips for the Rainy Season

The rainy season is one of the greatest causes of auto accidents and personal injuries than any other season. According to the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, “On average, there are over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year. Approximately 22% of these crashes—nearly 1,259,000—are weather-related” (ops.fhwa.dot.gov, 2017).  Although auto accidents are only one area of how people are injured, a personal injury can even happen while walking such as in the mall, the grocery store, or a public place. If you have been injured in an auto accident or from a slip and fall in a building, you may be entitled to pursue damages for your injuries. Call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to speak with a personal injury attorney today. Here’s how you can stay safe during the rainy season when you come across those slippery surfaces, whether you’re driving or walking. When you’re driving: Be patient and drive slow. Slow driving will help you avoid hydroplaning and allow you to see the road better. Increase your space between cars. More space between your car and others will help you avoid hitting them in case your car begins to slide. Always turn on your headlights. Don’t rely on...

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Slippery Surfaces to Fatal Falls

Slippery Surfaces to Fatal Falls

As winter storms continue to beat our state into submission, it is important to keep in mind how dangerous a slipper floor can be for people. Some of the most slippery surfaces are located inside of buildings such as shopping malls, grocery stores, and restaurants. When water or other liquids spill on to the shiny, smooth floors of these places, they become nearly invisible to the ordinary eye of a young individual. Now imagine how hard it is for an elderly person with vision problems to see that small, unmarked water spot. If you have been injured from slipping and falling on the premises of a business or property, depending on the situation, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Please call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to schedule an appointment with one of our personal injury attorneys today. The term “Slip and Fall” is commonly used in personal injury cases where a person falls and injures themselves on the property of a business or person. This type of case can also be viewed as premises liability since the property is maintained and owned by a person or company. The person or company can be...

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4 Reasons for a Wrongful Death Attorney

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The death of a family member is never a pleasant experience. There are moments when the circumstances surrounding that person’s death require a wrongful death attorney. Having a wrongful death attorney properly evaluate the circumstances can make people feel comforted and confident that justice is being served. Most people are usually clouded by their emotions, and their judgements can be subject to inaccuracies.  This is exactly why it is so important to have a wrongful deal attorney look over all the facts when a loved one is lost. If you lost a loved one because of the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity, call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to schedule an appointment with one of our wrongful death attorneys today. We are here to help, but time is crucial, so don’t wait. People are often confused about what can be considered wrongful death, so we’ve put together the top four reasons people decide to obtain a wrongful death attorney. Auto Accidents Auto accidents can be a horrible way to lose a loved one, especially if you were just with them. In Beverly Hills, auto accidents happen every day and more so in the city because drivers are...

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Wheel in an Attorney for a Bicycle Accident

Whether you are riding a bicycle for leisure, for exercise, or for training, the rules of the road still apply. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, “more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions” (dmv.gov, 2016). As a cyclist on the road, it is important to keep in mind that we all have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Although, many cyclists tend to forget that they must follow the basic road rules as well, which often leads to injuries or deaths of the cyclist. Bike laws are not the same in every state of the U.S. However, riding a bicycle on a road that is shared with vehicles can be just as dangerous regardless of the state you are in. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data from 2013 that indicated “over 900 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries” (cdc.gov, 2016). If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident and are suffering from injuries caused by the recklessness of driver, you may be entitled to seek damages. Please call the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group in...

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Time to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

In personal injury cases, an experienced personal injury attorney can make or break your case. In many situations, the very presence of an attorney can persuade insurance companies to be a little more accommodating to an injured person’s claim. This alone is worth the money a person pays to have a lawyer represent them, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. More importantly, a personal injury attorney understands the complex laws that surround a personal injury claim, which demand rigorous attention and hold strict deadlines. Also, with more severe injury cases or specific uncommon injury claims, the amount of compensation that is available may be different from what is usually distributed because is disputing the claim in some way. However, this is when an experienced personal injury can be the most effective in the case. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, our team of personal injury lawyers understands the complexities of these laws and we have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies to negotiate the most suitable compensation amount for our clients. If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person or a company, you may be entitled to recover damages for your...

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Weather-Related Auto Accident Injuries

During those winter months, the road conditions can become quite dangerous. With dangerous road conditions, the chances of rear ending another vehicle or getting rear ended increase dramatically. Although we all do the best we can to be prepared for driving in wet or icy conditions, sometimes there is nothing we can do to prevent someone from smashing into the back of our vehicle. The majority of rear-end accidents result in an injury to more than one person, and that injury is usually whiplash, which can produce a number of other conditions. However, in more severe auto accidents where one vehicle rear ends another, the injury suffered by the victim can be life altering. In either situation, after an auto accident, a person should always seek medical attention to ensure that there are no underlying injuries that they haven’t felt yet. Sometimes, an injury may not be noticeable until a few days or weeks after the auto accident. At the same time, you should also seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney to help you file a personal injury claim. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we have helped hundreds of people receive damages for the auto injuries they...

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New Year’s Eve Safety Tips

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New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration and parties with friends or family. While many intend on bringing in the new year with celebration, the possibility of trouble is far off. While most will do what they can to make New Year’s Eve a wonderful night to remember, others seem to be determined on making the memory a little more tragic by causing trouble or driving drunk. Every year, there are a significant amount of people who drive drunk, which increases the amount of auto accident fatalities more any other time of the year. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “on average, over 10,000 people have died each year (2010 to 2014) in drunk-driving crashes” (nhtsa.gov, 2016). Even with these statistics, people still overindulge in alcohol and still get behind the wheel. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we’ve seen many forms of legal trouble evolve from the actions one takes on this day. Whether the legal assistance you need is for a personal injury claim, a wrongful death lawsuit, or a DUI defense, the attorneys at One Law Group are here to help. If you’ve found yourself in need of legal representation, call...

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

“Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.” This line was penned in 1716 by an English playwright named Christopher Bullock in his short play titled “The Cobbler of Preston.” Several years later, this line was mimicked and even recreated by other authors and even mentioned in a letter that President Benjamin Franklin authored in 1789. The unfortunate truth of this line is that death is certain. However, if that death was caused by the fault of another person or company, in today’s legal system, there are measures that can be taken that can provide compensation for those left behind after the death of a loved one. This is what we call a wrongful death lawsuit. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we understand the complexities of filing a wrongful death lawsuit, and our attorneys are fully experienced to handle your claim with confidence and accuracy. If you’ve lost a loved one because of the recklessness or negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation. Call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to schedule an appointment today. A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim for damages when a person passes away based on...

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