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Taking Photos After Auto Accidents

Taking Photos After A Car Accident

A car accident is an extremely frazzling thing to experience. You’re in a state of shock and you can feel your hold body shaking. But, the important thing is that you’re alive and no one got hurt. Though you might be overwhelmed, it’s important that you get the documentation you need to file a claim. Documenting the damage is probably one of the most important things you can do at that moment, especially if later you must have proof of the damage. This is a lot easier to do nowadays because according to the Pew Research Center, around 77% of Americans own a smartphone, which will 100% of the time will have a camera. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we understand the importance of photos of the accident scene and property damage. They can put an end to any doubts or disagreements raised by the other driver or their insurance company. After a car accident, it is important that you take photos of the scene, your injuries, and any property damage. This evidence is imperative to a car accident case because it can support any future legal claims and provide proof of fault and damages. And whether you’re going to...

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Injuries to Watch for After a Car Accident

Injuries to Watch for After a Car Accident

Car accidents are probably one of the least enjoyable things a person can experience. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that in 2016, the United States had about 34,439 fatal motor vehicles crashes, with a total of 37,461 deaths that occurred. Wearing a seat belt can save your life, but there is no guarantee that you will be entirely scratch-free after an auto collision. The use of seat belts is universal and used to keep you in your seat, so you don’t get ejected during an accident. The rigid strength of a seat belt holding you inside the car could cause problems like bruising, scrapes, and fractures that will need to be treated right way. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, our car accident injury specialists know that although seat belts are an amazing invention, it can leave you with bruises, scrapes, and fractures. These injuries are caused when you or your driver make a sudden stop and the speed of the car causes you to stomp on the brakes. Some common seat belt injuries: Some of the most notable injuries you can get from an accident included: Ribs – the restraining force of your seat belt make have enough...

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Reasons for Auto Accidents in California

Auto accidents are common in the United States, but they are even more so in California. According to the California Highway Patrol, there were “2,882 Fatal Collisions,” “​162,742 Injury Collisions,” and “230,904 Persons Injured” from car crashes in 2014 (chp.ca.gov, 2018). However, the California Office of Traffic Safety reports that “[t]raffic fatalities decreased 1.1 percent from 3,107 in 2013 to 3,074 in 2014” (ots.ca.gov, 2014). It should be clear that, on average, there are more people injured from auto accidents than there are people who lose their lives, but, in both situations, effective representation in court is necessary to obtain adequate compensation for your injuries or wrongful death. In the same light, the causes of car crashes can be significant factors in identifying the party that is responsible for the accident. If you have suffered from a personal injury as a result of an auto accident or car crash, the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group may be able to help you receive right amount of compensation, so you can make a positive recovery. Call (844) 626-1LAW or click here for a free case evaluation. Causes for an auto accident can help a personal injury attorney establish the person responsible for the...

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Roadway Safety During the Holidays

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With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it’s important to talk about roadway safety. Whether you are driving to visit friends house, going out for dinner, or staying close to home and driving to the store, roadway safety is something that everybody should take into consideration. Over the years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has remained diligent about providing information on the dangers that are present of the roadways during the holidays. Inevitably, the roadways are busier during the holiday season than any other time of year. Busy roadways play a significant role in increasing the risk of injury from an auto accident. The NHTSA has indicated that it has increased its efforts on drunk driving prevention and seat belt safety awareness. According to the NHTSA, “The nationwide seat belt use rate was 90.1 percent in 2016” (nhtsa.gov, 2017). Unfortunately, data from the NHTSA also shows that there were approximately 781 people killed in December 2016 as a result of drunk driving auto accidents, and nearly 4,000 people died from auto accidents that involved drunk drivers. This year, the NHTSA has begun a campaign title “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” as a way to draw attention to drunk driving....

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It’s DUI Season

Every year, people tend to overindulge in the festivities, and many times the consequences are auto accidents and DUI’s. With the number of drunk drivers on the roads during the holidays, one would suspect that being on the road during this time of year would be a dangerous time. Unfortunately, that would prove to be correct according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which suggests a higher volume of holiday travelers combined with a greater number of drinking and driving incidents has the potential to produce twice as many automotive deaths during the holiday season compared to the rest of the year.