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What is considered wrongful death?

Losing a loved one can be a very traumatic experience. The constant reminder of their demise exists in the remaining bills whether they are from medical expenses or funeral costs. Fortunately, each state has similar laws that allow compensation to be collected in the event of a wrongful death. Different states have their own regulations on the people who may recover damages, but there are laws in place to allow such a recover. Although there may be limitations to the compensation amount a person may recover, there is also a distinction between recovering losses of an estate and a family-member’s right to damages of their passed away relative. How can wrongful death happen? Wrongful death can occur in several ways including a drunk driver auto accident, a negligent surgeon, or an unsafe environment just to name a few possibilities. Generally speaking, wrongful death happens when an individual has no lawful justification for causing the death of another person. Essentially, wrongful death is “a cause of action for the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another” that has fatal results to another person. Negligent/Careless Driving It is common for a wrongful death suit to be filed against a person whose...

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Slip And Fall Cases: Safety While Shopping

Shopping malls and grocery stores are all supposed to be safe places to visit in order to purchase the items needed to move through life. Unfortunately, these places are not always the places, but that is not always because of how they were designed. Instead, the safety of these places is usually jeopardized by the negligence of an employee or another shopper who did not notify a store employee. Unsafe conditions in shopping malls or grocery stores are typically the bases of a shopping injury case. Here are a few possible causes and outcomes from unsafe conditions in stores or shopping malls: • A person can slip and fall as a result of wet floors, poorly installed flooring, torn carpets, poor lighting, or malfunctioning escalators, elevators, or mechanical walkways. • A person can suffer a head or body injury from falling objects that are not properly placed, displays or signs that are not properly installed, or other random occurrences of negligence. • A person can be injured from a malfunctioning shopping cart that has tipped over and falls on a person while they are near it. • A person can become injured by falling in overcrowded areas of a store or mall. This is considered...

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What is Considered Personal Injury?

The term “personal injury,” from a legal standpoint, is how attorneys describe an injury that a person suffered from the negligence of a business or a person. The most common form of personal injury occurs during an auto accident. In this case, whiplash is the most prevalent injury suffered. In fact, if you are 30 years of age or older, the chances of whiplash occurring are more likely than those under 30 years old based on the fragility of the body as we age. In the event that you did not cause the accident, this injury may be legally pursued for compensation to cover medical expenses. A personal injury can happen in several other instances that do not involve auto accidents. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can happen unexpectedly at any time, any place, and for any reason, and it is our duty at One Law Group to prove that negligence was present. For instance, you could be shopping and slip on a spill in the aisle that was neglected to be cleaned up or marked by an employee. Perhaps one of the shelves falls on you and injures you in some way all because it wasn’t assembled correctly. This again may...

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Personal Injury on a Vacation

Going on vacation is packed with enjoyable memories. One of the most relaxing aspects of a vacation is being a guest at a nice hotel. The hotel staff is there to tend to the needs of their guests, and this means that they are responsible for making their guests aware of any reasonable and foreseeable accidents that may lead to a personal injury. For example, guests may see signs at the bottom and top of every staircase informing them to watch their step, or they may see a sign on the pool deck that informs them that the ground in that area is slippery when wet. What about a spill in the lobby or ice accumulation near the lobby entrance or in the walk ways? It is the hotel’s responsibility to mark and clean the spill within a reasonable time, and it is also their responsibility to mark and remove the ice from the entrance. Both instances may result in a personal injury where the guest slips and falls on the premises. This sort of foreseeable harm is something that every hotel manager knows very well, or they should know. However, there are moments when hotels tend to omit or ignore certain...

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Have you been hit by a car while riding a bicycle?

Have you been hit by a car while riding your bicycle? Going for a bike ride is a fun and enjoyable experience that many people partake in everyday. Although road hazards can cause a person to fall off their bikes, the biggest danger while riding a bike is being struck by an automobile. According to a report by FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System), in 2014, 762 people were killed after being struck by an automobile while riding their bike, which is the highest since 2006 when 772 cyclists lost their lives (nhtsa.gov, 2015). This breaks down to about two cyclists for every day of the year. This is pretty tragic if you really think about. That’s two lives lost every day for a year just because they decided to ride their bike instead of walking or driving. This misfortune can also affect family, loved ones, and life partners, and nobody will suffer more than those who have lost someone they love because of the carelessness or recklessness of another person. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to help you find compensation for your hardship. If you or someone you know has...

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AUTO ACCIDENTS WITH UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS

Beverly Hills Uber and Lyft Auto Accident Injuries

Uber and Lyft rideshare services have gained a tremendous amount of popularity based on their convenience and low rates that seem to crush their taxi cab competition. This type of popularity does not come without scrutiny and close analysis of liability. One of the biggest concerns people have is what happens if we are injured in an auto accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft? Did you know if you are involved in an auto accident with an Uber or Lyft rideshare service and you suffered injuries that you may be covered by the company’s insurance policy? Both Uber and Lyft offer their drivers (who are independent contractors) a $1M liability insurance policy, which covers the driver, the passengers, and possibly those injured in the other vehicle. In most situations, this type of insurance will be considered the primary over the driver’s regular insurance. Although there are clear differences between the insurance policies of both companies, their number one concern, as is ours at One Law Group, is the safety of the passengers and drivers. (Insurance information and conditions were obtained at www.lyft.com andwww.uber.com.) However, keep in mind that if the driver is not picking up or dropping off passengers and...

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Dog Bites Information

Dog Bites Injury Beverly Hills

When a dog bites a person, the results can be traumatizing. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States,” and of those, about 1 out of every 5 bites results in infection (cdc.gov, 2015). The frightening part of this statistic is that of the 4.7 million people who were bitten, 800,000 people needed medical attention, and half of those people were children. Unfortunately, children are the most at-risk based on their size, strength, and inability to determine a dog’s aggressiveness. Even adults can neglect to keep a safe distance from an aggressive dog. That is why it is important to understand the details of your situation before proceeding with a lawsuit. According to the CDC, an estimated $169.9 million in direct medical costs are caused by dog bites per year in the United States (cdc.gov, 2014). In the event that you are bitten by a dog, depending on your situation, you have options to seek compensation for your injuries to help cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, please call our Beverly...

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Personal Injury

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Accidents can happen in several different situations and they can cause serious personal injury or even death in almost every situation. Some situations in which personal injury is more prone to happening is when a person is involved in an auto accident, injured at work, injured on a construction site, slips and falls in a store or in public, and it can happen from faulty products. Again, there are several different ways that personal injury can happen, but these are some of the more common causes. If you or a family member is injured as a result of another person’s negligence, there is no reason that you should have to live with the consequences and the pain. Those who cause the injuries that you are suffering from because of their negligence should, by law, be held accountable. That is why we are here to help. At One Law Groupm, our Beverly Hills attorneys want to keep our communities safe by ensuring that companies provide safe products and services that will not hurt you. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, don’t wait until your problems worsen! Call (844) 626-1LAW now and speak with one...

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Large Truck Accidents

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If you learned to drive in a driving school or some other educational setting, you probably learned to be cautious when driving near large trucks. For instance, they may have instructed you to never pass a large truck on the right side because the driver of the large truck will not be able to see you in their blind spot. Most cars on the road have a blind spot that the mirrors cannot cover, so image the amount of blind space that a driver of a larger truck has. Other safety rules include not tailgating a large truck, try to avoid driving between two large trucks, and always give them enough space to stop. The biggest difference between large trucks and cars is the length of time it takes for each to stop, which is why the space between a large truck and a car is important. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported approximately 3,900 fatalities (or about 7%) and roughly 104,000 severe injuries in 2012 as a result of large truck accidents involving smaller vehicles (nhtsa.gov 2014). Of those injured or the families of the those who passed away from the accident, the people who were provided with...

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The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in California

Personal Injury Claim Beverly Hills CA

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in California [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]The term “statute of limitations” refers to the deadline required by law for filing a lawsuit against another party. For personal injury claims in California, the statute of limitations is usually no more than two years from the date of the accident that caused subsequent injury and other damages. However, each case is different and some cases may require a different but nevertheless valid statute of limitations. In some cases, when the statute of limitation passes, it is extremely possible you will no longer have a sustainable legal claim for compensation for your injuries or damages. This means you might walk away with nothing for the injuries or damages you have endured due to a negligent party.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]One of the biggest problems with personal injury cases are that injuries are not always immediately apparent. For example, if you have suffered from a head or brain injury, you may only have the symptoms of a headache starting out. Because there are no immediate significant injuries, you don’t file a lawsuit. Later down the road, however, your symptoms may accumulate and what you once considered a minor headache is now determined...

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