Personal Injury

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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Slippery Surfaces to Fatal Falls

Slippery Surfaces to Fatal Falls

As winter storms continue to beat our state into submission, it is important to keep in mind how dangerous a slipper floor can be for people. Some of the most slippery surfaces are located inside of buildings such as shopping malls, grocery stores, and restaurants. When water or other liquids spill on to the shiny, smooth floors of these places, they become nearly invisible to the ordinary eye of a young individual. Now imagine how hard it is for an elderly person with vision problems to see that small, unmarked water spot. If you have been injured from slipping and falling on the premises of a business or property, depending on the situation, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Please call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to schedule an appointment with one of our personal injury attorneys today. The term “Slip and Fall” is commonly used in personal injury cases where a person falls and injures themselves on the property of a business or person. This type of case can also be viewed as premises liability since the property is maintained and owned by a person or company. The person or company can be...

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Time to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

In personal injury cases, an experienced personal injury attorney can make or break your case. In many situations, the very presence of an attorney can persuade insurance companies to be a little more accommodating to an injured person’s claim. This alone is worth the money a person pays to have a lawyer represent them, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. More importantly, a personal injury attorney understands the complex laws that surround a personal injury claim, which demand rigorous attention and hold strict deadlines. Also, with more severe injury cases or specific uncommon injury claims, the amount of compensation that is available may be different from what is usually distributed because is disputing the claim in some way. However, this is when an experienced personal injury can be the most effective in the case. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, our team of personal injury lawyers understands the complexities of these laws and we have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies to negotiate the most suitable compensation amount for our clients. If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person or a company, you may be entitled to recover damages for your...

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Public Transportation Injuries

In the United States, there are approximately 30 million people a day that ride public transportation. People take public transportation for many different reasons including going to and from work, school, home, sporting events, medical treatments, or even just to get from point A to point B regardless of what it is. When a person or company accepts money for transportation, this service is considered a “common carrier,” which include:

Rainy Weather Means Slippery Surfaces

As the season of rain and cold weather make their way back into our lives, it is important for us all to remember that slippery surfaces are not just at the entrance of a building. They can also exist outside and farther in a building. In fact, a wet or slippery floor away from the entrance can be caused by simply walking through a building. As we walk from the outside into a building, we can even carry wetness with us on the bottom of our shoes. Sometimes, the excess rain continues to fall off our jackets as we move through a building, which can also cause a slippery floor away from the entrance. Unfortunately, a slip and fall injury that is caused by wet surfaces affects 1 in 158 people every year in America, which accounts for over 20,000 people annually, according the National Floor Safety Institute.

Compensation for Sciatic Pain

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest single running nerve in a person’s body. Starting at the hip, the sciatic nerve is a combination of several nerves that join together to form one large nerve in the lower back, which splits and travels down both legs, ending in the feet. Sciatica can develop from a personal injury caused by work-related injuries, car accidents, assaults, and slip and fall injuries (negligence). Considering all of these forms of personal injury, a person may be entitled to compensation if the other party is the cause of your deliberating sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica is not a good feeling to have based on the amount of pain that it causes and the life-altering experiences it creates.

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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