Public Transportation Injuries

In the United States, there are approximately 30 million people a day that ride public transportation. People take public transportation for many different reasons including going to and from work, school, home, sporting events, medical treatments, or even just to get from point A to point B regardless of what it is. When a person or company accepts money for transportation, this service is considered a “common carrier,” which include:

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.

Rainy Weather Means Slippery Surfaces

As the season of rain and cold weather make their way back into our lives, it is important for us all to remember that slippery surfaces are not just at the entrance of a building. They can also exist outside and farther in a building. In fact, a wet or slippery floor away from the entrance can be caused by simply walking through a building. As we walk from the outside into a building, we can even carry wetness with us on the bottom of our shoes. Sometimes, the excess rain continues to fall off our jackets as we move through a building, which can also cause a slippery floor away from the entrance. Unfortunately, a slip and fall injury that is caused by wet surfaces affects 1 in 158 people every year in America, which accounts for over 20,000 people annually, according the National Floor Safety Institute.

Compensation for Sciatic Pain

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest single running nerve in a person’s body. Starting at the hip, the sciatic nerve is a combination of several nerves that join together to form one large nerve in the lower back, which splits and travels down both legs, ending in the feet. Sciatica can develop from a personal injury caused by work-related injuries, car accidents, assaults, and slip and fall injuries (negligence). Considering all of these forms of personal injury, a person may be entitled to compensation if the other party is the cause of your deliberating sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica is not a good feeling to have based on the amount of pain that it causes and the life-altering experiences it creates.

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 (, 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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What is considered wrongful death?

Losing a loved one can be a very traumatic experience. The constant reminder of their demise exists in the remaining bills whether they are from medical expenses or funeral costs. Fortunately, each state has similar laws that allow compensation to be collected in the event of a wrongful death. Different states have their own regulations on the people who may recover damages, but there are laws in place to allow such a recover. Although there may be limitations to the compensation amount a person may recover, there is also a distinction between recovering losses of an estate and a family-member’s right to damages of their passed away relative. How can wrongful death happen? Wrongful death can occur in several ways including a drunk driver auto accident, a negligent surgeon, or an unsafe environment just to name a few possibilities. Generally speaking, wrongful death happens when an individual has no lawful justification for causing the death of another person. Essentially, wrongful death is “a cause of action for the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another” that has fatal results to another person. Negligent/Careless Driving It is common for a wrongful death suit to be filed against a person whose...

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Slip And Fall Cases: Safety While Shopping

Shopping malls and grocery stores are all supposed to be safe places to visit in order to purchase the items needed to move through life. Unfortunately, these places are not always the places, but that is not always because of how they were designed. Instead, the safety of these places is usually jeopardized by the negligence of an employee or another shopper who did not notify a store employee. Unsafe conditions in shopping malls or grocery stores are typically the bases of a shopping injury case. Here are a few possible causes and outcomes from unsafe conditions in stores or shopping malls: • A person can slip and fall as a result of wet floors, poorly installed flooring, torn carpets, poor lighting, or malfunctioning escalators, elevators, or mechanical walkways. • A person can suffer a head or body injury from falling objects that are not properly placed, displays or signs that are not properly installed, or other random occurrences of negligence. • A person can be injured from a malfunctioning shopping cart that has tipped over and falls on a person while they are near it. • A person can become injured by falling in overcrowded areas of a store or mall. This is considered...

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What is Considered Personal Injury?

The term “personal injury,” from a legal standpoint, is how attorneys describe an injury that a person suffered from the negligence of a business or a person. The most common form of personal injury occurs during an auto accident. In this case, whiplash is the most prevalent injury suffered. In fact, if you are 30 years of age or older, the chances of whiplash occurring are more likely than those under 30 years old based on the fragility of the body as we age. In the event that you did not cause the accident, this injury may be legally pursued for compensation to cover medical expenses. A personal injury can happen in several other instances that do not involve auto accidents. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can happen unexpectedly at any time, any place, and for any reason, and it is our duty at One Law Group to prove that negligence was present. For instance, you could be shopping and slip on a spill in the aisle that was neglected to be cleaned up or marked by an employee. Perhaps one of the shelves falls on you and injures you in some way all because it wasn’t assembled correctly. This again may...

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Personal Injury on a Vacation

Going on vacation is packed with enjoyable memories. One of the most relaxing aspects of a vacation is being a guest at a nice hotel. The hotel staff is there to tend to the needs of their guests, and this means that they are responsible for making their guests aware of any reasonable and foreseeable accidents that may lead to a personal injury. For example, guests may see signs at the bottom and top of every staircase informing them to watch their step, or they may see a sign on the pool deck that informs them that the ground in that area is slippery when wet. What about a spill in the lobby or ice accumulation near the lobby entrance or in the walk ways? It is the hotel’s responsibility to mark and clean the spill within a reasonable time, and it is also their responsibility to mark and remove the ice from the entrance. Both instances may result in a personal injury where the guest slips and falls on the premises. This sort of foreseeable harm is something that every hotel manager knows very well, or they should know. However, there are moments when hotels tend to omit or ignore certain...

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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 (, 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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