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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Keep This in Mind before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Most offer free consultations. If you haven’t called a personal injury attorney yet because you think they cost too much, don’t forget that a good lawyer is typically willing to discuss the basic facts of your case and whether or not they can help you with your case for free. Most lawyers and attorneys have free initial consultations, so it doesn’t hurt to ask before you make the mistake of taking on a case on your own.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Be sure they are experienced. Typically you will find that some law firms will limit their practice to one or two subjects of law. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, be sure to hire a lawyer that is experienced with personal injury claims. Personal injury attorneys have more experience with the type of claim you are filing and can help you with greater aspects of your case.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]A lawsuit may not be necessary. There are many instances where filed cases settle without going to trial. These cases do not need a lawsuit in order to be settled. For example, some lawyers may sometimes get the most...

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California’s DMV Point System

Auto Accident Injuries Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] California’s DMV Point System [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) uses a point system in order to rate your personal driving records. When you first get your license, you have a clean record. However, as you acquire points, you can place yourself in serious danger of getting your license taken away. The DMV possesses the right to suspend and, in extreme cases, revoke your driving privileges if you accumulate:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-check" title_font_weight="" title="4 points within a 12 month period"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-check" title_font_weight="" title="6 points within a 24 month period"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-check" title_font_weight="" title="8 points within a 36 month period"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]You will accumulate points on your driving record by falling guilty to any of the following:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-circle" title_font_weight="" title="A minor moving violation such as speeding, unsafe lane changes, or at-fault accidents"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-circle" title_font_weight="" title="Issues with your vehicle’s mechanics like a broken brake light or child safety infringement"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-circle" title_font_weight="" title="Reckless driving"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-circle" title_font_weight="" title="Driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-circle" title_font_weight="" title="Being involved in a hit and run accident"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-circle" title_font_weight="" title="Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]How does your driving record clear? Time...

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Avoid Rear-End Collisions with These Tips

Beverly Hills Auto Accident Injury

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Avoid Rear-End Collisions with These Tips [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]There are many simple precautions you can take in order to avoid a rear-end collision. Although One Law Group can help you with the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation if you are involved in an accident, it is best for you and everyone surrounding you to avoid a car accident altogether. Things such as keeping your eyes on the road, avoiding distractions (such as a cell phone or your radio), and scanning around continually can all help.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Let us help break down road safety tips so you can avoid a rear-end collision:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][mkd_unordered_list] Pay attention. This means avoiding messing around with your radio and keeping off your cell phone (the call or text can wait). These distractions can have terrible effects, especially when driving in high speeds when you are on the freeway. Watch for brake lights. Especially when traveling at high speeds. Things happen very quickly. If you see the car/s in front of you braking, it’s safe bet that you should start slowing down as well. Give yourself space. In higher speeds, say on the freeway going about 60 miles per hour, try to keep at least 2-3 seconds of space between your...

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Texting – Not the Only Distraction While Driving

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Texting- Not the Only Distraction While Driving [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Everyone knows how texting and driving has become a huge no-no in some states, including California. Texting and driving can cause endless distractions on the road and, in turn, catastrophic and life altering accidents. But where does it end? Texting is not the only thing causing accidents on the road. It turns out that texting is just one of the many distractions that can cause unsafe driving habits, often leading to life-shattering accidents on the road.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]A study administered by State Farm insurance that started back in 2009 surveyed thousands of drivers each year. It showed that while many drivers still text and drive, they also admitted doing other distracting things on their cell phones such as checking their email, browsing their Twitter and rummaging through their other social media pages. The survey also showed that compared to back in 2009 (six years ago), the amount of drivers who have admitted to accessing the internet or checking their social media pages has doubled. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Because it takes hold of a driver’s attention and requires at least one hand to do, texting and driving is one particular instance that can cause distractions and...

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How Your GoPro Can Win Your Case

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] How Your GoPro Can Win Your Case [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]With a profit of over $117 million in just three years, GoPro cameras have been successful in the world of extreme sporting and championed by X Games athletes and other daredevil athletes all around the world. Not everyone are as adventurous in their day to day life, leaving the question: are GoPro cameras just a fad or can normal people use them too? Though not everyone can consider themselves an adventure seekers like X Games athletes, but here at One Law Group, we have come to realize that GoPro cameras are incredibly invaluable for another reason: they can quickly dispel or affirm the negligence of another party proving them guilty in an accident.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Over the past few years, more practical uses for the GoPro cameras have come to light. In the Beverly Hills area, we have noticed more and more cyclists attaching GoPro cameras to their helmets, in order to record any bicycle accidents they may potentially fall victim to. When these bicyclists film their rides, they can often identify the license number of a car that might try to pull a hit and run, or provide accurate footage of what exactly...

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Improving Bicycle Safety in California

Bicycle Accident Injury Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bicycle Safety in CA [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Did you know that California is considered one of the most dangerous states for bikers? According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), California leads all other states in deaths due to bicycle accidents. In fact, the report states that from 2010-2012, there were 338 bicyclist deaths due to crashes with other motor vehicles on the road. The bottom line is that California, along with just four other states, made up over half of all biking collision deaths in the United States alone.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]338 may not seem like a lot to most people, but in comparison to other states with less than 5 bicycling deaths per year, it is actually quite shocking. Many people believe this large number has to do with how highly populated California is when in fact, the numbers are not due a large population but rather a spike in biking popularity within the last few years. California has definitely seen an increase in health and environmental consciousness, which unfortunately comes with its downfalls: more risks and hazards for biking fanatics.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Whether other drivers on the road are just more distracted, choose to ignore or forget to check for bicyclists around them, or...

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Lane Splitting Guidelines In California

Beverly Hills Motorcycle Accident | Personal Injury Attorney

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Legal But Not Safe [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]In most states, you will find that lane splitting - the action of passing between vehicles on a bike or motorcycle - is illegal. Typically for good reason as lane splitting can be extremely unsafe for all drivers that are sharing the road. Maneuvering your bike or motorcycle between two cars (that may or may not be moving at any given time) and providing riders with only just inches of space to fit in between is a hazardous task. It is possible that some cars may not be able to see you coming in their mirrors and one incorrect move from any driver on the road can easily cause a catastrophic and life threatening accident to occur.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In California, however, lane splitting is not against the law. In fact, many riders take advantage of the convenience of lane splitting, whether it is safe or unsafe, simply because in California we are known for our extremely congested roads and twenty-something mile long traffic jams during rush hour traffic. We certainly do not know anyone who would prefer to sit in that familiar rush hour traffic, which is why lane splitting amongst motorcyclists has become the preferred...

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