Author: One Law Group Auto Accident Attorneys

Tips About Hit and Run Accidents

If you’ve ever been a victim of a hit-and-run accident, then you know very well how upsetting and stressful it can be when the driver of the other car leaves the scene of the accident, causing you to deal with the damages yourself. A “Hit and Run” occurs when a person is involved in a car accident and leaves the scene without identifying themselves. A hit and run doesn’t necessarily have to involved two cars. In fact, a hit and run can take place when a person hits a pedestrian, a fixed object, or even a parked car. It doesn’t matter if a person caused the accident or not. If they leave the scene without identifying themselves, the accident is considered a hit and run. In California and many other states, depending on the circumstances, hit and run is considered either a felony or a misdemeanor and both carry severe punishment and fines. Fortunately, there are steps a person can take to help avoid the immense stress of being a victim of hit and run. As soon as an accident occurs, people are usually panicked, stressed, and, in some cases, a little angry. The best thing to do is to try...

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Put Your Smartphone Down and Drive!

If you are one of those drivers who believes that you are talented enough to text or use a smartphone while driving, you are mistaken and you need to stop immediately. Put your smartphone down and drive. I’m not talking about sending a text or checking your updates really quick at the stop light. No. I’m talking about literally texting and driving. The reason people mistakenly believe that they can successfully take their eyes off the road for a few seconds to send a text message is the misconception of distance traveled in a “few seconds.” Most people think that taking their eyes off the road for a quick second is fine, and “nothing can happen in a few seconds.” Well, that’s where most people are wrong. According to the United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, at 55mph, it will take a vehicle less than five seconds to cross an entire football field (fmcsa.dot.gov, 2009). Five seconds is usually the length of time a person takes their eyes off the road to read a text. Think about it: Would you drive 100 yards on the freeway blindfolded for five seconds? Well, theoretically, that is what you’re doing....

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Risk of Injury at Sporting Events

Going to a sporting event can be a great time. Whether it is a baseball game, hockey game, basketball game, or any other type of sporting event, time at the game can be enjoyable for the whole family. Still, there is always a risk of injury at any sporting event. Baseball has a higher risk of injury thank any other sport because objects often leave the field of play and enter the spectator area. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, approximately 1,750 spectators are injured every year by baseballs that venture into the crowd during professional baseball games. Hockey pucks, soccer balls, basketballs, and footballs go into the crowd a lot less. However, during basketball games, it’s mostly the players that can injure a spectator. Have you ever seen a player fly into the stands chasing a ball? Imagine a 6- or 7-foot, 250-pound man falling on top of you unexpectedly because he was trying to save the ball from going out of bounds. Well, it happens, and people can be injured. This injury falls under assumption of risk in a personal injury case. If you were injured at a stadium because of a slip and fall or by an object...

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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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