Auto Accidents

What To Do After An Auto Accident

Being involved in an auto accident is no fun, and it can leave you with some very painful side effects after the crash for days or weeks. Sometimes, people suffer from their injuries for months. This is exactly why seeing a doctor immediately after the accident is so crucial for your recovery and your personal injury case. At One Law Group, PC in Beverly Hills, we take the time to ensure that you are taking the right steps toward your recovery, which will benefit your personal injury case in the long run. This is why we’ve established a list of suggestions for personal injury victims that may support their case. For more information, call One Law Group, PC in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1Law to schedule a free case evaluation today. Seek Medical Treatment Immediately After you are in an auto accident, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment immediately. Proving that you have been injured during the accident is one of the most crucial aspects of the case. If you don’t seek immediate medical treatment, insurance companies and the court may assume that you were not injured bad enough and they may offer less than what is required to cover your...

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How to Be Prepared for Your Personal Injury Attorney

How to Be Prepared for Your Personal Injury Attorney According the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are approximately 2.35 million people who are injured or disabled from auto accidents every year (asirt.org, 2018). These injuries can be devastating and cause all sorts of trouble financially, emotionally, and physically. This is precisely why the best decision you can make after an auto accident is to hire a personal injury attorney who can help you receive the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. If you have been in an auto accident and require the services of a personal injury attorney in your area, call the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group, PC in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1Law. Before you meet with a personal injury attorney at One Law Group, PC in Beverly Hills, you will want to have some information prepared so that we may better assess your case. Below is a general list of items that you want to have prior to meeting with a personal injury attorney at One Law Group, PC in Beverly Hills. Witness Information Witnesses are people who observed the crash and good witnesses saw who may have been at fault. Be sure to have all...

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Driving Tips to Avoid Personal Injury

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Avoiding personal injury can be difficult especially when it’s unexpected, such as getting blind-sided by another car while driving. At One Law Group, PC in Beverly Hills, we do everything we can to help our clients stay safe, and if an injury should occur that was caused by another person’s recklessness, we are always available to help them with legal support. To schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation, call One Law Group, PC in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1Law today. Across the United States, auto accidents continue to rise despite auto advancements in technology. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 40 percent of auto accidents in the United States result in personal injury. Speeding and drink and driving were the two most common reasons for traffic accidents in 2013, according to NHTSA. If you are concerned about getting into an auto accident while driving, be sure to consider these driving tips to get to your destination safely. Drive the Speed Limit Unfortunately, not everyone follows the posted speed limits, especially on the freeway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 32,719 fatalities in 2013 and 9,613 (29%) were speeding related. In fact, speeding is one of the most...

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Roadway Safety During the Holidays

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With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it’s important to talk about roadway safety. Whether you are driving to visit friends house, going out for dinner, or staying close to home and driving to the store, roadway safety is something that everybody should take into consideration. Over the years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has remained diligent about providing information on the dangers that are present of the roadways during the holidays. Inevitably, the roadways are busier during the holiday season than any other time of year. Busy roadways play a significant role in increasing the risk of injury from an auto accident. The NHTSA has indicated that it has increased its efforts on drunk driving prevention and seat belt safety awareness. According to the NHTSA, “The nationwide seat belt use rate was 90.1 percent in 2016” (nhtsa.gov, 2017). Unfortunately, data from the NHTSA also shows that there were approximately 781 people killed in December 2016 as a result of drunk driving auto accidents, and nearly 4,000 people died from auto accidents that involved drunk drivers. This year, the NHTSA has begun a campaign title “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” as a way to draw attention to drunk driving....

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Personal Injuries from Bus Accidents

Thousands of people ride public transportation every day. From trains to buses, the need for public transportation is more than necessary for the everyday commuter. Although public transportation is one of the safest ways to commute to and from work, there is still the possibility of an injury occurring. The two most common public transportation methods in most metropolitan cities are busses and trains. However, busses are more of a common place to produce personal injuries than trains based on one key element: people. According the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), “Human error is a causative factor in 85% or more of all crashes and numerous motorcoach accidents that have resulted in fatalities where driver fatigue has been determined to be a principal cause” (ntsb.gov, 1999). Fatigue and human error can be avoided, but sometimes people ignore these signs and that’s when people get injured. Negligence and recklessness are top reasons for accidents involving buses. When a driver is tired or not paying attention to the road with enough care, the consequences can lead to severe injury and even death. Age also plays a significant role in bus accidents. The Journal of Safety Research reported risk factors associated with bus accidents, indicating...

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New School Year Traffic

Every year during August and September, most schools are back in session for a new academic school year. However, for commuters, this means more traffic on the road. For stay-at-home parents, a new school year means that children are out of the house for a good portion of the day, which gives them some more free time at home. While some parents are lucky to have their children picked up by a school bus, others are faced with fighting through rush-hour traffic just to get your children to school on time. Plus, getting to the drop-off area is another traffic nightmare. If you have been involved in an auto accident and have suffered an injury as a result of another person’s recklessness, the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group in Beverly Hills may be able help you recover damages. At One Law Group, our attorneys are fully knowledgeable of personal injury law and know exactly how to help you. If you’ve been in an accident, don’t wait to call because there is a time limit to file a claim. Call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to schedule a FREE case evaluation today. As parents, the most important part...

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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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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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