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Large Truck Accidents

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If you learned to drive in a driving school or some other educational setting, you probably learned to be cautious when driving near large trucks. For instance, they may have instructed you to never pass a large truck on the right side because the driver of the large truck will not be able to see you in their blind spot. Most cars on the road have a blind spot that the mirrors cannot cover, so image the amount of blind space that a driver of a larger truck has. Other safety rules include not tailgating a large truck, try to avoid driving between two large trucks, and always give them enough space to stop. The biggest difference between large trucks and cars is the length of time it takes for each to stop, which is why the space between a large truck and a car is important. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported approximately 3,900 fatalities (or about 7%) and roughly 104,000 severe injuries in 2012 as a result of large truck accidents involving smaller vehicles (nhtsa.gov 2014). Of those injured or the families of the those who passed away from the accident, the people who were provided with...

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The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in California

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in California [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]The term “statute of limitations” refers to the deadline required by law for filing a lawsuit against another party. For personal injury claims in California, the statute of limitations is usually no more than two years from the date of the accident that caused subsequent injury and other damages. However, each case is different and some cases may require a different but nevertheless valid statute of limitations. In some cases, when the statute of limitation passes, it is extremely possible you will no longer have a sustainable legal claim for compensation for your injuries or damages. This means you might walk away with nothing for the injuries or damages you have endured due to a negligent party.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]One of the biggest problems with personal injury cases are that injuries are not always immediately apparent. For example, if you have suffered from a head or brain injury, you may only have the symptoms of a headache starting out. Because there are no immediate significant injuries, you don’t file a lawsuit. Later down the road, however, your symptoms may accumulate and what you once considered a minor headache is now determined...

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The Proposed Truck Safety Act, Preventing Accidents

Truck Safety Act | Beverly Hills Truck Accident Injury

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Proposed Truck Safety Act, Preventing Accidents [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Did you know that truck accidents are one of the leading causes of highway deaths in the United States? Because there is such a need for transporting goods, especially in the Beverly Hills area, the trucking industry will not, with absolute certainty, be going out of business anytime soon. Because of such a high number of fatal accidents caused by truck drivers, there are hundreds of thousands of people banning together to try to change the rules that regulate commercial truck driving.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The Truck Safety Act, proposed to the U.S. senate last month, is one step closer to addressing the much needed concerns about truck drivers and safety concerns. This bill implements new rules, including altering the manner in which truck drivers are paid, insurance provisions by employers, and new speed limits:[/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-check" title_font_weight="" title="Increased Minimum Liability Insurance"][vc_column_text]Currently, motor carriers hold a $750,000 minimum liability insurance. In the Truck Safety Act, they request it be increased to $1.5 million. This is because many victims of truck accidents suffer from extenuating and critical medical care and support. This rule is meant to give peace of mind to drivers on...

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The Dangers of Walking and Talking on Your Phone

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Dangers of Walking and Talking on Your Phone [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Since the invention of cell phones, people have begun using their extra walking time as a chance to catch up and have a nice conversation with a friend or loved one or rummage through their social media accounts to stay entertained. This is incredibly common in the Beverly Hills area! Even if you simply look out to the streets at pedestrians walking around, about 90% of them are on their cell phones rather than interacting with other people around them. Of course it makes sense from a time-management perspective. You can multitask by walking while talking, texting, emailing, going on Instagram or tweeting, however, these distractions can cause unfortunate and catastrophic incidents to take place.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In fact, these sort of catastrophic accidents happen more often than you’d think. Just last year, a terrible cell phone related pedestrian accident occurred. Brittany Silva, an 18 year old was tragically struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the San Leandro area. Witnesses tried to warn her about the approaching train, however, she was distracted and did not notice their warnings. Witnesses also say she had her headphones in, the likely cause 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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“Salmoning”- Unsafe For Everyone On The Road

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Salmoning”- Unsafe For Everyone On The Road [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Salmon swim upstream from their river, primitively rebelling against the current. They do this because it is a requirement for them in order to breed new life. Lately, we find that bicyclists are often being referred to as “salmon”; they are following the correct traffic laws by riding in the bicycle lane, but are riding in the opposite direction of traffic. However, this is not due to natural instincts or for breeding purposes, the reason they do this is somewhat unclear and even more importantly- unsafe for everyone on the road around them.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The growing popularity of bicycling in the opposite direction of traffic (“salmoning”) in the bike lane poses serious and life threatening risks for both drivers and bicyclists, especially in California. This is because bicycle riders in California are entitled to the same rights as other vehicles, therefore they must follow the same rules. If bicyclists break the rules and someone is harmed, they can be held liable for injuries and damages just like anyone else who breaks the law. Try to think of it this way: what if a car was driving on the wrong side of the freeway,...

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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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What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

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[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

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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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