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One Drunk Driver Plus One Motorcyclist Equals Potential Disaster

May 28, 2021

Given the number of cars and motorcyclists traveling on area roads each day, there is a significant chance that a drunk driver will eventually collide with a biker, mainly because motorcycle riders are often harder to spot and avoid even when a driver isn’t impaired. If you or a loved one were riding a motorcycle and were hit by a drunk driver, seek legal help right away. We all know that drinking and driving don’t mix. Contact a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney today to discuss your rights and options. The Consequences Can Be Deadly When drivers fail to follow the law regarding drunk driving and decide to get behind the wheel anyway, they can easily swerve into an unsuspecting motorcyclist. Bikers are at an increased risk of injury or death when they are involved in drunk driving accidents because their motorcycles do not have the same safety protections as…

Can Sports Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?

May 14, 2021

The country is reeling after a recent shooting in South Carolina left six dead, including two children. Even more shocking is that the killer is former NFL player Phillip Adams, a 32-year old athlete who left the league about five years ago. It is unclear why Adams would commit such a senseless crime, mainly because it appears that he does not have a meaningful connection to the victims. In an interview after the shooting, Adams’ father said he suspected that playing football for so many years might have been what caused Adams to act this way. According to the elder Adams, such a crime was totally out of character for his son, and he had suffered extensive brain injuries from concussions over the years. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are becoming more and more common. In a city like Los Angeles, where there are several professional teams, they are becoming more…

What to Do After a Trucking Accident

April 30, 2021

A truck accident can be a scary experience, especially if you’re driving a standard passenger vehicle. Because most commercial trucking vehicles tower at least 30 feet in height and weigh thousands of pounds, the injuries one can sustain in an accident of this size can be brutal. From catastrophic injury that can leave one paralyzed to even death, trucking accidents are serious and must be dealt with by a professional. An experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyer can help you determine the best course of action for receiving compensation for your injuries.  If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may be wondering how you should handle the immediate moments after the crash. Taking the right steps post-crash will make it much easier to recover damages for the injuries you have sustained. Here are some of the steps you must take to ensure your personal injury lawsuit goes smoothly….

Biggest Mistakes After a Trucking Accident

April 23, 2021

A truck accident is a far more serious accident than your standard car crash. Because trucks are often significantly larger in size, injuries tend to be more severe and sometimes, even fatal. Claims are often more complex as well, as federal regulations governing truck accidents may apply even though your accident occurred in Los Angeles. Because caring for your injuries can be extremely costly, you will need to hire an experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyer to guide you through the process of recovery. Your attorney can counsel you through obtaining damages that will cover the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you may have incurred after the accident. After an accident, you are likely feeling disoriented and unsure of what your next steps should be. Being aware of the most common mistakes made by victims of truck accidents is crucial to avoid them….

Pedestrian Accidents in L.A. are on the Rise

March 31, 2021

Last year, the well-known American actor Orson Bean was killed in a pedestrian crash in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice. That same day, another older gentleman was also killed in a pedestrian accident involving two vehicles. And in 2019 alone, it was reported that nearly half of all fatalities connected to car accidents involved pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles continue to rise, and being involved in one can be painful, costly, and even life-threatening. If you’ve been the victim of a pedestrian accident in L.A., you should contact an experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney to review your case. Your attorney can advise whether you should pursue a personal injury claim and recover damages for your injuries. Though Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti launched a plan in 2015 designed to curb the incidence of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in L.A., it is clear that the plan, known…

Who Can I Sue After an Uber Accident in Los Angeles?

March 19, 2021

If you’ve recently been involved in an accident while riding in an Uber or after colliding with an Uber driver, you may be wondering whether you need to file a personal injury lawsuit to cover your medical expenses. However, determining who to sue after an Uber accident isn’t always so cut and dry – often, deciding who to sue will be based entirely on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Working with an experienced Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer is a good step in the right direction. They can help you review the facts of your case and identify who would be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit, making it that much easier to move forward and recover damages for your expenses and lost wages.  Who is Liable After a Rideshare Accident in California? After a car accident, liability will almost always be related to negligence. Negligence is…

When a Car Accident Becomes a Wrongful Death Suit

February 26, 2021

In late February, Los Angeles resident Monique Munoz was killed in a two-car crash near her West Los Angeles home. Munoz was on her way home from work at the UCLA hospital when a 17-year-old driver violently crashed into her, killing her on the scene. While few details have emerged regarding the cause of the accident, the officers who responded to the accident have stated that speed was definitely a major factor in the accident, suggesting that the surviving driver’s recklessness was to blame for the accident. Munoz’s stepfather told KABC they lost their daughter to a “senseless act.” In situations such as this one, Munoz’s family could work with a Los Angeles car accident lawyer to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. While nothing will bring their daughter back, a wrongful death suit can help alleviate the costs of a funeral and attempt to bring some semblance of compensation for…

Pandemic Sends Cycling Soaring – and Accidents Too

February 19, 2021

With the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders keeping more people off the road and a lack of anything better to do driving people to reconsider the value in exercise and the great outdoors, more and more bicyclists are taking to the streets in Los Angeles. The swell in activity has given rise, however, to an increase in accidents for cyclists. With fatality rates reaching an all-time high in Los Angeles, understanding your options after an accident has never been more important. If you’ve recently been involved in a bicycle crash, you should contact an experienced Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney at our firm. According to a study conducted by Canadian engineering firm Eco-Counter, the U.S. has seen a 21 percent increase in urban area ridership since the pandemic began. In a later survey by PeopleForBikes, it was estimated that as many as 9 percent of U.S. adults rode a bike…

What Trucks are Considered Commercial Vehicles?

February 5, 2021

A commercial trucking accident can have enormous implications for all parties involved, and the fall-out can involve assessing and determining liability among multiple parties. This often catastrophic event typically involves very serious injuries and requires extensive hospitalization and medical treatment. The impact of this long term care becomes costly, as medical expenses along with lost wages become a factor in the patient’s ability to recover after the accident. If you’ve been involved in a commercial trucking accident in California, consider contacting a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer who can offer insight into the most common frequently asked questions. What Types of Trucks are Generally Involved in Collisions? There are a variety of trucks on the road in California, and each pose their own type of danger on the road. Some of the types of trucks that are generally more likely to be involved in a serious accident include: 18 Wheelers…

What Causes Trucking Accidents in Los Angeles?

January 15, 2021

With a population of approximately 4 million people, Los Angeles is a massive city with sprawling highways crowded with commuters. From residents trying to get to and from work to truck drivers delivering goods and produce to stores, businesses, and homes, the incidence of car and truck accidents is high considering the high volume of traffic on the roads. Because of the size and weight of trucks, truck accidents can be quite serious and often require the experience of a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer. He or she will pursue a personal injury claim and recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you’ve suffered a serious or catastrophic injury. Because trucks can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as a passenger vehicle and can have greater difficulty coming to a halt or turning in the case of a split-second move to avoid an…

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