Personal Injury

Is Your Designated Driver Actually Sober?

Auto Accidents Beverly Hills | DUI Lawyers

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Is Your Designated Driver Actually Sober? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Recently, confirming a designated driver in your group of friends for an evening of partying and drinking has been encouraged as one of the safest and most effective ways of reducing the risk of alcohol related car accidents and DUI’s. When choosing a designated driver amongst your friends, it is assumed by the entire party that this person will abstain from consuming alcohol for the evening in order to keep their passengers and other people on the road safe, so that they can all get home without being injured. However, that is not always the case.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Many Beverly Hills DUI lawyers and attorneys have grown increasingly skeptical of how many designated drivers are truly and 100% abstaining from alcohol throughout the evening when the temptation is completely surrounding them in situations like parties, clubs and bars. Think about it. You go out for an evening of partying, bar hopping, and an all-around good time. What exactly is the likelihood that the designated driver for the evening can avoid the temptation to stay sober and responsible? Or are they more likely to have a few drinks in order to catch up with the vibe of...

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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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What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

Beverly Hills Pedestrian Accident Injury

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] What Causes Pedestrian Accidents? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Pedestrian accidents are one of the five leading causes of death in the United States. Because locations such as Beverly Hills are so highly populated, many people believe that pedestrian accidents are inevitable. What people do not realize is that there are preventative measures you can take to avoid them, while possibly saving a life at the same time.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Generally speaking, pedestrian accidents occur when unsuspecting walkers or bicyclists get hit by a vehicle due in absolutely no party to their own negligence. If you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important to contact One Law Group at (310) 923-9420 today. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are here to fight for you and your rights. We are dedicated and completely focused on justice and getting you the compensation you are justly entitled to. If you or someone you love has face pain, inconvenience, or injuries, the attorneys of One Law Group can get you the monetary compensation you deserve.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] When pedestrian accidents are the result of driver negligence [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Let us help you! Many drivers become distracted by their surroundings and do not take the necessary safety precautions of the road....

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Passengers Rights in an Auto Accident

Beverly Hills Auto Accident | Beverly Hills

[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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How to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury Claim Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] How to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Claim [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]If you have been injured due to the carelessness of another person or group of people, it is possible for you to seek compensation for the pain and suffering you have gone through. Personal Injury cases are more common than you think. They can happen due to a variety of situations, such as automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, defective products or vehicles, even dog bites can all be considered means for a personal injury claim. If you are looking to seek compensation for your injuries, it is important to contact One Law Group at (310) 923-9420 today to speak with a qualified Beverly Hills Personal Injury Attorney. We are here to help you throughout the process![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Your first consultation with the experienced Personal Injury Attorneys of One Law Group is extremely important in order to get on the right track to fair compensation for your injuries. In order to be prepared for a first meeting with your lawyer, here are some important things you’ll want to show your Attorney:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-check" title_font_weight="400" title="Evidence against the Guilty Party:"][vc_column_text]Your Attorney’s biggest priority is proving your innocence and the guilty party’s negligence...

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10 Steps to Take after Being in a California Auto Accident

Auto Accident Injury Beverly Hills

[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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Your Insurance Company is Not Your Friend

Personal Injury Beverly Hills CA

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Your Insurance Company is Not Your Friend [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]“Like a good neighbor…”, “You’re in Good Hands”, “Responsibility. What’s your Policy?” and other slogans are just millions of dollars spent on marketing ploys over a long period of time to brainwash you into thinking that the insurance companies are your friend. That they’re there for you when you need it. That they are responsible and reliable and that you can count on them when things get tough, like when you get in an accident, for example. Unfortunately, if you speak with anyone who has been injured due to the negligence of another party, you will find out how insurance companies actually work, and you may feel some shock and disappointment.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]People dealing with their insurance after an auto accident will more than likely be disappointed. They soon find out that insurance companies are all about the bottom line. They are not your friend, they are not your friendly neighbor, and certainly do not have your best interest at heart. Ask anyone involved in an accident, they will tell you that their insurance company was not their best friend, but their attorney was. The most important thing you need to remember is...

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Compensation for a Dog Bite or Attack

Dog Bites Injury Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Compensation for Dog Bites and Attacks [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Known for their loyal and obedient disposition, it’s true that dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend. In most cases dogs are a source of companionship, well behaved, cute and cuddly, and entertaining to watch and have as your lifelong friend. Unfortunately, sometimes there are circumstances where dogs aren’t trained correctly or raised in the best manner, leading them to be vicious and uncontrollable predators. Unfortunately, statistics show that dog bites and attacks are actually more common than you’d think in the United States. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that upwards of 800,000 Americans per year require medical attention due to injuries caused by dog bites and attacks. Of those, an unfortunate 16 do not live to see another day. Most dog bites and attacks happen to children and young adults, however, these vicious and unforeseen attacks can happen to anyone.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]At One Law Group, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can help unsuspecting victims of dog bites and attacks such as yourself seek the compensation they are entitled to for injuries sustained. As California Civil Code 3342 states: “the owner of a dog is liable for...

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Attorney Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Keep This in Mind before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Most offer free consultations. If you haven’t called a personal injury attorney yet because you think they cost too much, don’t forget that a good lawyer is typically willing to discuss the basic facts of your case and whether or not they can help you with your case for free. Most lawyers and attorneys have free initial consultations, so it doesn’t hurt to ask before you make the mistake of taking on a case on your own.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Be sure they are experienced. Typically you will find that some law firms will limit their practice to one or two subjects of law. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, be sure to hire a lawyer that is experienced with personal injury claims. Personal injury attorneys have more experience with the type of claim you are filing and can help you with greater aspects of your case.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]A lawsuit may not be necessary. There are many instances where filed cases settle without going to trial. These cases do not need a lawsuit in order to be settled. For example, some lawyers may sometimes get the most...

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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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