Auto Accidents

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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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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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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It’s DUI Season

Every year, people tend to overindulge in the festivities, and many times the consequences are auto accidents and DUI’s. With the number of drunk drivers on the roads during the holidays, one would suspect that being on the road during this time of year would be a dangerous time. Unfortunately, that would prove to be correct according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which suggests a higher volume of holiday travelers combined with a greater number of drinking and driving incidents has the potential to produce twice as many automotive deaths during the holiday season compared to the rest of the year.

Personal Injuries from Bus Accidents

Whether a person is taking the bus as part of a daily routine or traveling between cities, people are entrusting the bus driver with their lives. Many buses such as school buses or city buses do not require their passengers to wear seatbelts, which can leave them vulnerable during an auto accident. Although there are fewer bus accidents than car or motorcycle accidents, every year hundreds of people are injured in bus accidents. In fact, from 2004 to 2014, 33 percent of fatal crashes involved buses, according the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (fmcsa.gov, 2016). If you have been injured in a bus accident, it is of the upmost importance that you do not delay. Call the experienced lawyers of One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW. Most federal and state laws consider buses “common carriers.” Essentially, a common carrier is a business that gets paid to transport people or goods from one location to another. Common carriers include all bus types such as tour buses, commercial buses, school buses, and city buses. A common carrier is responsible for the safety of its passengers and products. Successful lawsuits against common carriers are typically based on negligence or intentional acts of...

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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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Distracted Driving Even Without Your Cell Phone

Distracted Driving | Auto Accident Injury Attorney Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Distracted Driving Even Without Your Cell Phone [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]At this day and age, technology is at an all-time high, stealing attention away from everyday tasks and putting people at risk for accidents because of these distractions. Rarely to people pay attention to the world going on around them, with their heads down and the online world at their fingertips. On a daily, hourly, or even secondly basis, we are bombarded by things competing for our attention. Anything from the TV, to the radio. From the internet ads to our cellphones that are stuffed with social media, everything is right there at your fingertips, you would wonder why you’d EVER need to look up! With so much technology constantly in our field of vision, it is easy to get distracted from things that immediately require your attention.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]So, what should we be paying attention to instead of (not in addition to) technology? Driving is one thing of superior importance. Despite California's ban on texting and handheld cellphone use behind the wheel, distracted driving is still proving to be an incredibly common hazard of the road. In fact, recent studies show that you cell phone could even be a distraction while you...

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Passengers Rights in an Auto Accident

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Passengers Rights in an Auto Accident [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Often times when there are car accidents involving a driver and a passenger, we find that one of the most popular questions asked is if a passenger can sue the driver that was responsible for the accident.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The answer is YES![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In a car accident in which a passenger is involved, they have just as many legal rights as anybody else would. Just as another car, pedestrian or biker would, you can sue for negligence. A negligent party is found when a person or group of people acts irresponsibly, resulting in pain or injury to another person or party. If you are a passenger in a car and suffer injuries due to another car driver, they can be held liable for any injuries or damages accrued. Negligent parties can be held responsible for medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering and any other damages you might have suffered as the passenger in an accident that you were a part of but innocent in.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-caret-right" title_font_weight="" title="If the driver happens to be a friend or family member"][vc_column_text]These situations can be incredibly tricky, as often times many injured victims...

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10 Steps to Take after Being in a California Auto Accident

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] 10 Steps to Take after Being in a California Auto Accident [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Auto accidents can be stressful, frustrating, and downright scary. Dealing with an auto accident correctly and immediately is a key factor is ensuring the best results possible for your case. Please take these guidelines into consideration in order to stay calm and prepared in the event of an automobile accident:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][mkd_list_ordered] Stay at the scene of the accident. It is crucial for all parties involved in the auto accident to stay at the scene, especially considering if there are any injuries or fatalities. Fleeing the scene after an accident can have the horrific result in criminal charges. Check everyone for injuries. Check yourself and your other riders to see if they’ve sustained any injuries. Seek medical attention right away for anyone who has been harmed. If anyone has sustained a back or neck injury, do not move them (this can cause further injury). Wait for proper medical professionals to arrive to handle the situation. Call the police as soon as possible. In the state of California, it is important to contact your local authorities if the automobile accident causes a significant amount of property damage, severe injury, or death. Double check...

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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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