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What Are My Rights as a Bicyclist in Los Angeles?

January 8, 2021

With California’s year-round sunny disposition, more and more commuters are taking to bicycling to get around town in Los Angeles. However, the influx of cyclists on the road, coupled with an increase in traffic from automobiles and other transit like scooters and buses, means accidents are increasingly likely to happen. Knowing your rights as a cyclist – both before and once a bike accident occurs – can be beneficial in helping you recover after an injury. An experienced Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney can advise what your rights would entitle you to and help you navigate a personal injury lawsuit after a bicycle accident. Knowing your rights as a cyclist who has been involved in an accident will give you a sense of how much compensation you are entitled to pursue from the at-fault driver. Along with covering property damage to your bike, medical expenses, and lost earnings, you may…

How to Select a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer

January 3, 2021

With over 6 million car accidents clogging the nation’s roads each year, this commonplace accident often costs victims thousands of dollars in property damages and medical expenses. As residents of one of the country’s largest states, Californians are all too familiar with the financial toll a car accident can take, and that’s especially true in the large and dense city of Los Angeles. Choosing the right attorney after a car accident in Los Angeles isn’t easy – you will want to find a Los Angeles car accident lawyer that has the experience and skill set needed to get the job done. With so many attorneys practicing in the metropolitan area of L.A., you may be wondering how you will pick the right attorney for you. Fortunately, there are certain questions you can ask in a pre-interview with an attorney that will help you make an informed decision. Below, we suggest…

The Biggest Personal Injury Lawsuits in L.A. History

December 15, 2020

When a person is involved in an accident that causes serious bodily injury or harm, and that accident was caused by someone’s carelessness or failure to act reasonably, California law allows the victim to sue the at-fault party and recover monetary compensation for the pain they’ve caused. Known as a personal injury claim, these lawsuits enable victims to cover their medical expenses and lost earnings. In some cases, they also recover monetary awards that aim to compensate for the victim’s level of harm. In circumstances where the negligent person acted exceptionally wrong, a victim may even seek punitive damages that provide additional compensation to the victim while signaling that their behavior was egregious. Any experienced personal injury lawyer will tell you that mounting a successful personal injury claim after a car accident, burn injury, or construction fall will depend mainly on their ability to liken your particular case to one…

How Much Can I Recover After a Catastrophic Accident?

December 10, 2020

Catastrophic accidents are injuries so severe that they can permanently alter a victim’s quality of life. From being unable to go to work or take part in the types of activities that once filled your life, a catastrophic injury is generally grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Hiring a Los Angeles catastrophic accident lawyer with experience handling these types of injury lawsuits is a solid approach for ensuring you get what you need to cover your injuries.  Catastrophic injuries usually involve permanent disabilities or otherwise serious injuries that will require costly medical treatment such as surgery, and ongoing rehabilitation and medical care. Some of the most common catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, amputations, severe burns, brain injuries, and paralysis. Usually, catastrophic injuries are the byproduct of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, truck accidents, construction site accidents, and medical malpractice. No matter what caused your catastrophic injury, dealing with…

The Most Common Causes and Places for Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles

December 8, 2020

Pedestrian accidents often involve careless drivers who fail to heed local traffic ordinances and yield for pedestrians at right-of-ways. While Los Angeles has become an increasingly walkable city as more of its urban neighborhoods continue to grow, the influx of people walking on the streets and driving on the roads creates an increased risk of pedestrian accidents. When such an accident occurs,  you will want to make sure you have a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney by your side. They can advise how you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver to have your medical expenses and lost wages covered. Also, you may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering if your injuries were catastrophic and have caused substantial harm to your family, or punitive damages if the driver’s behavior was so reckless that they must be additionally punished. Your best bet to avoid pedestrian accidents altogether…

Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Truck Accident

November 30, 2020

A truck accident can have serious consequences for your health and financial well-being. If the truck accident was severe, you are likely seeking ongoing medical treatment and facing mounting medical bills and lost wages. The emotional toll of the truck accident might also be affecting your ability to enjoy your life. Adding the stress of dealing with insurance companies to seek recovery for your expenses and lost earnings makes matters even worse. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident in California with a negligent truck driver, we urge you to contact a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer who can navigate the complex task of demanding what you deserve from insurance companies. Your attorney can help you determine who is at fault for the accident and then proceed to chart a path forward for the best approach in demanding and negotiating damages after the accident.  Whose Insurance Company Should Pay?…

How to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident in Los Angeles

November 23, 2020

With some of the best weather in the world and highly walkable urban enclaves, Los Angeles is one of the best cities to get around as a pedestrian. While it’s common for people to get around on foot, it’s also common for L.A. residents to get where they need to go by getting behind the wheel. As such, there is an added danger for L.A. pedestrians who might find themselves injured by a reckless driver. If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney at our firm can help. We have significant experience litigating personal injury claims on behalf of L.A. pedestrians and understand the laws governing traffic safety in California to argue for the highest award of damages for your injuries. Below, we review our best advice for ensuring you avoid an accident while taking to the L.A. streets on foot. Follow All Traffic…

Were You Injured in an Uber Accident in Los Angeles?

November 20, 2020

As ridesharing has exploded in popularity in Los Angeles, the number of accidents involving rideshare vehicles has increased as well. If you have been injured in an Uber accident – whether as an Uber passenger or the occupant of another vehicle – it is important to understand how California law applies to your accident and what insurance coverage may be available. What is the Law Governing Uber Accidents in California? In California, Uber accidents are generally subject to the same laws as all other vehicle collisions. To recover compensation for your losses (i.e., your medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering), you must be able to prove fault. The simple fact that an Uber driver was involved does not automatically mean that the Uber driver (or Uber itself) is liable for your injuries. Instead, to pursue a claim under the driver’s or Uber’s insurance policy, you must be…

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in California

November 16, 2020

In Los Angeles, more and more commuters are taking to bicycles to get around town. Looking to beat traffic and take advantage of California’s well-tempered climate, biking is both a fun leisure activity and has become a common way to get around an increasingly congested city. However, with cars, bikes, and other modes of transportation sharing the road, bike accidents are occurring more frequently. If you’ve been involved in an accident, seek the advice of a Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney. They can advise how you might move forward with damages for your injuries.  Usually, victims of bicycle accidents will be able to recover their medical expenses and lost wages. If the accident was significant or severe, the cyclist may additionally wish to pursue personal injury damages for pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment. If the accident resulted in the cyclist’s wrongful death, their family may be able to…

Steps to Take Immediately After a Car Accident

November 9, 2020

Getting into a car accident in Los Angeles can leave you feeling pretty shaken up. In addition to the stress or emotional toll the accident may have taken on you, you are likely facing mounting costs related to medical expenses or lost wages. Fortunately, seeking the advice of an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer can relieve the burden of facing this ordeal on your own. In fact, after a car accident, one of the first things you should do is get an attorney who can make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries and that your medical bills and lost earnings are covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In California, there are a number of steps after a car accident you can take to ensure your resulting personal injury case is well-positioned to recover the full extent of the damages available to you. Below, we review the…

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