Personal Injury

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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The Proposed Truck Safety Act, Preventing Accidents

Truck Safety Act | Beverly Hills Truck Accident Injury

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Proposed Truck Safety Act, Preventing Accidents [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Did you know that truck accidents are one of the leading causes of highway deaths in the United States? Because there is such a need for transporting goods, especially in the Beverly Hills area, the trucking industry will not, with absolute certainty, be going out of business anytime soon. Because of such a high number of fatal accidents caused by truck drivers, there are hundreds of thousands of people banning together to try to change the rules that regulate commercial truck driving.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The Truck Safety Act, proposed to the U.S. senate last month, is one step closer to addressing the much needed concerns about truck drivers and safety concerns. This bill implements new rules, including altering the manner in which truck drivers are paid, insurance provisions by employers, and new speed limits:[/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-check" title_font_weight="" title="Increased Minimum Liability Insurance"][vc_column_text]Currently, motor carriers hold a $750,000 minimum liability insurance. In the Truck Safety Act, they request it be increased to $1.5 million. This is because many victims of truck accidents suffer from extenuating and critical medical care and support. This rule is meant to give peace of mind to drivers on...

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The Dangers of Walking and Talking on Your Phone

Walking & Talking | Pedestrian Accident Injury Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Dangers of Walking and Talking on Your Phone [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Since the invention of cell phones, people have begun using their extra walking time as a chance to catch up and have a nice conversation with a friend or loved one or rummage through their social media accounts to stay entertained. This is incredibly common in the Beverly Hills area! Even if you simply look out to the streets at pedestrians walking around, about 90% of them are on their cell phones rather than interacting with other people around them. Of course it makes sense from a time-management perspective. You can multitask by walking while talking, texting, emailing, going on Instagram or tweeting, however, these distractions can cause unfortunate and catastrophic incidents to take place.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In fact, these sort of catastrophic accidents happen more often than you’d think. Just last year, a terrible cell phone related pedestrian accident occurred. Brittany Silva, an 18 year old was tragically struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the San Leandro area. Witnesses tried to warn her about the approaching train, however, she was distracted and did not notice their warnings. Witnesses also say she had her headphones in, the likely cause of...

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Smart Phones, Police, and Warrants

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Smart Phones, Police, and Warrants [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]A very common questions nowadays: What happens to your property once you are arrested? Before smart phones were invented, the police were legally entitled to take the arrestee’s cell phone as evidence in determining their involvement in additional criminal activity than what is already apparent at the time of the arrest. For instance, if the police arrest someone because of their alleged involvement with drug possessions, they could acquire additional and incriminating evidence (text messages, phone calls) regarding the case. The police would benefit from the information provided in the cell phone, which in likely cases, would lead to much harsher penalties for the crime. In the end, instead of just drug possession, this person could now be charged with drug possession, transportation, and sale of the drugs based on text message and phone call evidence taken by the police at the time of the arrest.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]However, over the last few years, many United States courts have determined and acknowledged that modern smart phones are more like a computer in that they contain very, very personal information. This is where your privacy rights are factored into this type of case: when your personal information...

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“Salmoning”- Unsafe For Everyone On The Road

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Salmoning”- Unsafe For Everyone On The Road [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Salmon swim upstream from their river, primitively rebelling against the current. They do this because it is a requirement for them in order to breed new life. Lately, we find that bicyclists are often being referred to as “salmon”; they are following the correct traffic laws by riding in the bicycle lane, but are riding in the opposite direction of traffic. However, this is not due to natural instincts or for breeding purposes, the reason they do this is somewhat unclear and even more importantly- unsafe for everyone on the road around them.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The growing popularity of bicycling in the opposite direction of traffic (“salmoning”) in the bike lane poses serious and life threatening risks for both drivers and bicyclists, especially in California. This is because bicycle riders in California are entitled to the same rights as other vehicles, therefore they must follow the same rules. If bicyclists break the rules and someone is harmed, they can be held liable for injuries and damages just like anyone else who breaks the law. Try to think of it this way: what if a car was driving on the wrong side of the freeway,...

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