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Attorneys in Beverly Hills Help with Car Accident Related Whiplash Injuries

Injuries to Watch for After a Car Accident

Neck pain is very common to experience after a car accident, and it doesn't show up right away. In worse cases, the pain can be severe enough to disrupt your life. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) calculated that in 2012, the cost of claims where neck pain was the most serious injury was about $10 billion, around 26 percent of the total payout for crash injuries. Whiplash is a result of the soft tissues (the muscles and ligaments) of your neck being extended beyond their range of motion. In a car accident, whiplash occurs your head moves back and forth suddenly with great force, usually following a rear-end car collision. As stated before, the symptoms of whiplash don’t usually appear for a while, so be sure that you pay attention to any physical changes for a few days following an accident. Symptoms will generally appear within 24 hours after the accident. Though, there are some instances where symptoms may develop after a few days. They tend to last for several weeks. Common whiplash symptoms include:         discomfort and stiffness in the neck         headaches near the base of the skull         vertigo         blurry vision         lethargy When you visit...

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Filing a Claim for a Bus Accident

When you step onto a bus (city, tour, school, etc), you are putting trust in the driver’s ability to keep you safe and that the owner of the bus has kept up the maintenance of the bus. Especially because most buses do not require seat belts, it is crazy that we often feel secure when riding buses. But buses drive around with other cars and are at risk of being involved in an accident. In the United States, there has been a steady increase in the number of bus involved accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that in 2016, there are around 69,000 bus accidents, mainly public transportation. There are many causes of bus accidents, including a driver that is fatigued, distracted, or intoxicated, particularly a driver who was using some type of electronic device at the time of an accident. Have you been involved in an accident? At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, our personal injury attorneys do everything possible to maximize the amount of money you can receive to help you recover and live with your injuries. Call One Law Group at (844) 626-1LAW to set up an appointment for a consultation today. Accidents can range from low-impact...

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Personal Injuries from Bus Accidents

Thousands of people ride public transportation every day. From trains to buses, the need for public transportation is more than necessary for the everyday commuter. Although public transportation is one of the safest ways to commute to and from work, there is still the possibility of an injury occurring. The two most common public transportation methods in most metropolitan cities are busses and trains. However, busses are more of a common place to produce personal injuries than trains based on one key element: people. According the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), “Human error is a causative factor in 85% or more of all crashes and numerous motorcoach accidents that have resulted in fatalities where driver fatigue has been determined to be a principal cause” (ntsb.gov, 1999). Fatigue and human error can be avoided, but sometimes people ignore these signs and that’s when people get injured. Negligence and recklessness are top reasons for accidents involving buses. When a driver is tired or not paying attention to the road with enough care, the consequences can lead to severe injury and even death. Age also plays a significant role in bus accidents. The Journal of Safety Research reported risk factors associated with bus accidents, indicating...

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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 (fmcsa.gov, 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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