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Tips for the Rainy Season

The rainy season is one of the greatest causes of auto accidents and personal injuries than any other season. According to the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, “On average, there are over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year. Approximately 22% of these crashes—nearly 1,259,000—are weather-related” (ops.fhwa.dot.gov, 2017).  Although auto accidents are only one area of how people are injured, a personal injury can even happen while walking such as in the mall, the grocery store, or a public place. If you have been injured in an auto accident or from a slip and fall in a building, you may be entitled to pursue damages for your injuries. Call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to speak with a personal injury attorney today. Here’s how you can stay safe during the rainy season when you come across those slippery surfaces, whether you’re driving or walking. When you’re driving: Be patient and drive slow. Slow driving will help you avoid hydroplaning and allow you to see the road better. Increase your space between cars. More space between your car and others will help you avoid hitting them in case your car begins to slide. Always turn on your headlights. Don’t rely on...

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Slippery Surfaces to Fatal Falls

Slippery Surfaces to Fatal Falls

As winter storms continue to beat our state into submission, it is important to keep in mind how dangerous a slipper floor can be for people. Some of the most slippery surfaces are located inside of buildings such as shopping malls, grocery stores, and restaurants. When water or other liquids spill on to the shiny, smooth floors of these places, they become nearly invisible to the ordinary eye of a young individual. Now imagine how hard it is for an elderly person with vision problems to see that small, unmarked water spot. If you have been injured from slipping and falling on the premises of a business or property, depending on the situation, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Please call One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW to schedule an appointment with one of our personal injury attorneys today. The term “Slip and Fall” is commonly used in personal injury cases where a person falls and injures themselves on the property of a business or person. This type of case can also be viewed as premises liability since the property is maintained and owned by a person or company. The person or company can be...

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Wheel in an Attorney for a Bicycle Accident

Whether you are riding a bicycle for leisure, for exercise, or for training, the rules of the road still apply. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, “more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions” (dmv.gov, 2016). As a cyclist on the road, it is important to keep in mind that we all have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Although, many cyclists tend to forget that they must follow the basic road rules as well, which often leads to injuries or deaths of the cyclist. Bike laws are not the same in every state of the U.S. However, riding a bicycle on a road that is shared with vehicles can be just as dangerous regardless of the state you are in. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data from 2013 that indicated “over 900 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries” (cdc.gov, 2016). If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident and are suffering from injuries caused by the recklessness of driver, you may be entitled to seek damages. Please call the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group in...

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Time to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

In personal injury cases, an experienced personal injury attorney can make or break your case. In many situations, the very presence of an attorney can persuade insurance companies to be a little more accommodating to an injured person’s claim. This alone is worth the money a person pays to have a lawyer represent them, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. More importantly, a personal injury attorney understands the complex laws that surround a personal injury claim, which demand rigorous attention and hold strict deadlines. Also, with more severe injury cases or specific uncommon injury claims, the amount of compensation that is available may be different from what is usually distributed because is disputing the claim in some way. However, this is when an experienced personal injury can be the most effective in the case. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, our team of personal injury lawyers understands the complexities of these laws and we have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies to negotiate the most suitable compensation amount for our clients. If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person or a company, you may be entitled to recover damages for your...

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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.

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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Personal Injury

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Accidents can happen in several different situations and they can cause serious personal injury or even death in almost every situation. Some situations in which personal injury is more prone to happening is when a person is involved in an auto accident, injured at work, injured on a construction site, slips and falls in a store or in public, and it can happen from faulty products. Again, there are several different ways that personal injury can happen, but these are some of the more common causes. If you or a family member is injured as a result of another person’s negligence, there is no reason that you should have to live with the consequences and the pain. Those who cause the injuries that you are suffering from because of their negligence should, by law, be held accountable. That is why we are here to help. At One Law Groupm, our Beverly Hills attorneys want to keep our communities safe by ensuring that companies provide safe products and services that will not hurt you. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, don’t wait until your problems worsen! Call (844) 626-1LAW now and speak with one...

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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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How to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Claim

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] How to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Claim [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]If you have been injured due to the carelessness of another person or group of people, it is possible for you to seek compensation for the pain and suffering you have gone through. Personal Injury cases are more common than you think. They can happen due to a variety of situations, such as automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, defective products or vehicles, even dog bites can all be considered means for a personal injury claim. If you are looking to seek compensation for your injuries, it is important to contact One Law Group at (310) 923-9420 today to speak with a qualified Beverly Hills Personal Injury Attorney. We are here to help you throughout the process![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Your first consultation with the experienced Personal Injury Attorneys of One Law Group is extremely important in order to get on the right track to fair compensation for your injuries. In order to be prepared for a first meeting with your lawyer, here are some important things you’ll want to show your Attorney:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-check" title_font_weight="400" title="Evidence against the Guilty Party:"][vc_column_text]Your Attorney’s biggest priority is proving your innocence and the guilty party’s negligence...

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