Personal Injury

Personal Injury at Sporting Events

Going to a sporting event can be an exciting experience for people new to the sport and for those who are avid fans. Despite your fan status and knowledge of the sport, everybody is equally at risk of personal injury when attending a sporting event, regardless of the injury being caused by the stadium or by another fan. Being injured is no fun but getting injured at a sporting event is even worse. Although attending events for some sports has the assumption of risk, there is little risk of injury in the public areas of the stadium where fans are allowed such as in the walkways, in the bathrooms, and even on the stairs. An injury can happen in all of the public areas of a stadium. An assumption of risk is when a person can assume injury is possible by just attending the game. For example, a person can assume that there is a high possibility that they can get injured by objects that fly from the field to the stands such as baseballs and parts of a bat. In fact, there is text on the back of all tickets that explains such information and acts a “waiver of liability”...

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The Effects of a Slip and Fall

According to the national Floor Safety Institute, the average person takes approximately 8,000 steps per day (nfsi.org, 2016). However, it only takes one wrong step to cause an injury. Being injured is not fun, especially if it was caused by someone else. When a person slips and falls for whatever reason, there are several injuries that can occur. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, sciatica, herniated disc­—any of these injuries can result in chronic conditions that could take weeks or months to fully recover. That is time spent away from work, family, and other activities that you do normally because of pain. There is no reason you should have to suffer from this injury on your own. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, our personal injury attorneys can help you pursue damages for the injuries you suffered. Depending on conditions that caused the slip and fall, a person can receive different types of injuries, which may result in different amounts of compensation. Although the ground can play a part in the type of injury caused, it is the position in which you fell that will cause the most damage. For instance, if the surface is slippery, a person will...

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Filling for Medical Malpractice

Having back surgery can be a risky procedure. If you haven’t heard about NBA coach Steve Kerr, who had back surgery that failed twice, you should know that he had to miss a good portion of the NBA season and the NBA Playoffs because of the debilitating pain from failed back surgery. Although it unknown if Kerr is going to pursue any legal action for the failed back surgery, but depending on the state that he underwent the procedure, there is a possibility that he may be entitled to pursue damages for medical malpractice. Obviously, Kerr’s main concern is to get better and to remain coaching in the NBA. But what do you do if you are not an NBA coach, don’t get paid millions of dollars a year, and can’t afford to pay for alternative treatments after a failed back surgery? What if your insurance will not cover a second or third procedure? For many people, their jobs are in jeopardy and family obligations suffer because of the inability to move. Fortunately, there are options: Live with the pain or file a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you feel that you have been a victim of medical malpractice after back surgery, rest...

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The Personal Injury Dilemma

Personal injury can cause time away from personal activities and family. They can even prevent a person from going to work or fulfilling their employment commitments. Although missing time away from personal activities and family can be frustrating, having to take time off work because of the injury can be more troubling based on the injury causing financial trouble, unwanted stress, and damaged credit opportunities. If a person caused the injury themselves, they must accept the consequences of the actions and get the medical attention they need. However, if the injury was caused by another person or business because of negligence or recklessness, there are steps a person can take to pursue damages for the injuries suffered. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we understand that there are many ways that a personal injury can happen, so we are well prepared to manage all types of personal injury claims. If you’ve suffered an injury because of the negligence or recklessness of another person, depending on the circumstances, the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group may be able to help you recover damages for your suffering. Call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to schedule a case...

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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim Against an Amusement Park?

Going to an amusement park or theme park can be great fun for the entire family. The rides, the shows, and the games are all exciting and create some fond memories. However, as in any location with tons of equipment and large crowds, there is always the risk of injury. In fact, hundreds of parkgoers are injured every year. Who is responsible when a guest is injured? Depending on the situation, the company that owns the park could be held liable for premises liability if a person is injured. Premises liability is the term used for a set of laws that may or may not determine the liable part for injuries sustained on a property or in a building. Premises liability, in this case, also includes general activities in the park, all rides, and the general condition of the amusement park. Additionally, premises liability would apply to most injuries that occur on the amusement park’s property, which includes the parking lot, all sub-lots, and buildings, but not all injuries would be covered based on how the injury occurred. It is important to your case not to take upon yourself to decide if the injury could have been prevented. Instead, leave that to...

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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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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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