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Consortium

Consortium

According to the estimates of the National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization that works with federal auto-safety regulators, 40,200 people died in accidents involving motor vehicles in 2016, a 6 percent rise from the year before. Automobile related deaths are so common and when someone either endures severe injuries or dies in an accident, the people in their lives are all affected in various ways. This is where “loss of consortium” comes in. It is a personal injury claim that can lead to damages for loss of affection and normal marital relations, like parenting, care, and a sexual relationship. Loss of consortium can be hard to prove because of the non-economic damages, which are difficult to calculate in monetary values because unlike expected costs like hospital bills, non-economic damages typically account for one’s pain and suffering, which is a lot more abstract. The attorneys at One Law Group in Beverly Hills are want their clients to understand that if a loss of consortium claim is pursued, spouses will be required to divulge very personal (often embarrassing) facts about their marriage, including: How stable, loving their relationship is Current living arrangements Evidence of care and companionship the spouse affected received Life...

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When You Are Responsible for the Accident

At Fault Advice Car Accident

Car accidents can be scary and they’re even worse when the collision was your fault. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we want you to realize that even if you are at fault, you should always be careful about what you say when interacting with the other driver involved. It’s important to remember to not admit you were at fault for the crash. This isn’t suggesting that you lie or withhold information on purpose, just don’t jump right into the conversation of fault at the scene, with anyone. It could be a more complicated question that you realize and at One Law Group, we are here to help you figure out the answer. Remember, no matter how careful of a driver you are, you can be involved in a car accident at any time and it’s such a common thing to happen, don’t feel stupid! Here are some tips on what you should do to protect your rights and save yourself some hassle down the road: Depending on the laws in your state, call the police. Check for injuries on yourself and anyone else involved, just in case an ambulance is needed. Exchange information: phone numbers, emails, insurance information Get...

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Settling After a Drunk Driver Hits You

Settling After a Drunk Driver Hits You

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, with an average of 3,287 deaths a day and an additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. So, it is highly likely that you will be involved in some form of car accident. While getting in a car accident, no matter the extent of the damage, you should always feel happy to be alive. Oftentimes, car accidents are situations that could have easily been avoided but are now just a part of modern life and unfortunately, many of these accidents involve drunk drivers. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility reports that though the number of drunk driving accidents has improved since 1982, there is still a rampant issue with drunk drivers in this country. And if the accident is severe enough, the heavy cost of hospitalization and ongoing therapy, all while being unable to work, can bring extreme stress to your life. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we can help you understand the insurance, the limits of insurance policies, the impact of no-fault insurance laws, and more.   Despite everything, you need to make sure you fully evaluate your injuries following...

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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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Get Compensated for Your Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents are personal injury cases, and plaintiffs may get compensated for damages resulting from the accident. If you or someone you know experienced a slip and fall and need legal representation, call One Law Group, PC in Beverly Hills, CA at (844) 626-1LAW to see if you are eligible for damage compensation. Our highly-skilled attorneys will help you reach a settlement in your case. However, because every case differs in circumstance, the amount of compensation you’ll receive is affected by a few conditions. Here’s what you should know before filing a slip and fall claim. “Slip and fall” cases essentially refer to an accident where a plaintiff slips, trips, stumbles, and falls on a business or person-owned property. If the person is injured or experiences pain after the fall, then the property owner can be held liable if he or she was aware of the potentially unstable or slippery surface and chose not to act upon it. This is referred to as “negligence,” or the failure of the defendant to act reasonably to promote care and safety on the property. Determining if a business or person is at fault for your slip and fall damages is a complicated process that...

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Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber Self Drive Vehicle Kills | Beverly Hills Personal Injury

Self-driving cars will likely take up the roadways sooner than we can imagine. However, companies that are hosting these vehicles are still working out the kinks in order to make them safe for the public. In recent test drives, there was an unfortunate accident in one of the major cities that hosted one of these test drives. According to The Washington Post reporters Faiz Siddiqui and Mechael Laris, “Uber abruptly halted testing of its autonomous vehicles across North America on Monday, after a 49-year old woman was struck and killed by one of its cars while crossing a Tempe, Ariz. street Sunday night” (washingtonpost.com, March 19, 2018). These types of accidents may become more common as the day of self-driving cars comes to be more prevalent in society. Therefore, it behooves you to know a good personal injury attorney who can help you receive the compensation you need to pay for the right medical treatment. If the accident resulted in a death, like in the Tempe, AZ case, you will need an experienced attorney who understands how to fight insurance companies in a wrongful death case. At One Law Group, we are here to fight for you. Call (844)626-1LAW to schedule an...

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Tips About Hit and Run Accidents

If you’ve ever been a victim of a hit-and-run accident, then you know very well how upsetting and stressful it can be when the driver of the other car leaves the scene of the accident, causing you to deal with the damages yourself. A “Hit and Run” occurs when a person is involved in a car accident and leaves the scene without identifying themselves. A hit and run doesn’t necessarily have to involved two cars. In fact, a hit and run can take place when a person hits a pedestrian, a fixed object, or even a parked car. It doesn’t matter if a person caused the accident or not. If they leave the scene without identifying themselves, the accident is considered a hit and run. In California and many other states, depending on the circumstances, hit and run is considered either a felony or a misdemeanor and both carry severe punishment and fines. Fortunately, there are steps a person can take to help avoid the immense stress of being a victim of hit and run. As soon as an accident occurs, people are usually panicked, stressed, and, in some cases, a little angry. The best thing to do is to try...

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Risk of Injury at Sporting Events

Going to a sporting event can be a great time. Whether it is a baseball game, hockey game, basketball game, or any other type of sporting event, time at the game can be enjoyable for the whole family. Still, there is always a risk of injury at any sporting event. Baseball has a higher risk of injury thank any other sport because objects often leave the field of play and enter the spectator area. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, approximately 1,750 spectators are injured every year by baseballs that venture into the crowd during professional baseball games. Hockey pucks, soccer balls, basketballs, and footballs go into the crowd a lot less. However, during basketball games, it’s mostly the players that can injure a spectator. Have you ever seen a player fly into the stands chasing a ball? Imagine a 6- or 7-foot, 250-pound man falling on top of you unexpectedly because he was trying to save the ball from going out of bounds. Well, it happens, and people can be injured. This injury falls under assumption of risk in a personal injury case. If you were injured at a stadium because of a slip and fall or by an object...

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