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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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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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Weather-Related Auto Accident Injuries

During those winter months, the road conditions can become quite dangerous. With dangerous road conditions, the chances of rear ending another vehicle or getting rear ended increase dramatically. Although we all do the best we can to be prepared for driving in wet or icy conditions, sometimes there is nothing we can do to prevent someone from smashing into the back of our vehicle. The majority of rear-end accidents result in an injury to more than one person, and that injury is usually whiplash, which can produce a number of other conditions. However, in more severe auto accidents where one vehicle rear ends another, the injury suffered by the victim can be life altering. In either situation, after an auto accident, a person should always seek medical attention to ensure that there are no underlying injuries that they haven’t felt yet. Sometimes, an injury may not be noticeable until a few days or weeks after the auto accident. At the same time, you should also seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney to help you file a personal injury claim. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we have helped hundreds of people receive damages for the auto injuries they...

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Personal Injuries from Bus Accidents

Whether a person is taking the bus as part of a daily routine or traveling between cities, people are entrusting the bus driver with their lives. Many buses such as school buses or city buses do not require their passengers to wear seatbelts, which can leave them vulnerable during an auto accident. Although there are fewer bus accidents than car or motorcycle accidents, every year hundreds of people are injured in bus accidents. In fact, from 2004 to 2014, 33 percent of fatal crashes involved buses, according the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (fmcsa.gov, 2016). If you have been injured in a bus accident, it is of the upmost importance that you do not delay. Call the experienced lawyers of One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW. Most federal and state laws consider buses “common carriers.” Essentially, a common carrier is a business that gets paid to transport people or goods from one location to another. Common carriers include all bus types such as tour buses, commercial buses, school buses, and city buses. A common carrier is responsible for the safety of its passengers and products. Successful lawsuits against common carriers are typically based on negligence or intentional acts 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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Is Your Designated Driver Actually Sober?

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[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

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[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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Passengers Rights in an Auto Accident

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[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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10 Steps to Take after Being in a California Auto Accident

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[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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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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