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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…

Potential Compensation After a Catastrophic Accident

November 6, 2020

A catastrophic injury is an accident so severe that it leaves the injured incapacitated for an extended period of time. Catastrophic injuries often require intense and long-term medical treatment and can impact a person’s physical and emotional well-being for years and even decades to come. Because these injuries are often so serious that they can result in death or leave the injured without the ability to work or care for themselves, the additional help and support of family members or loved ones is often necessary. As a result, catastrophic injuries have a substantial impact on many parties – not just the injured – and seeking counsel from an experienced Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyer is crucial to better manage the outcome if you’ve been injured in a major accident in L.A. With typical catastrophic injuries including spinal injuries, brain injuries, limb loss, loss of sight or hearing, severe burns, and…

Proving a Slip and Fall Case in California

November 2, 2020

If you were on someone else’s property and experienced a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to recover damages. A slip and fall accident is a type of personal injury claim that arises out of someone’s inability to keep their property safe. If you’ve been harmed in Los Angeles by someone else’s negligent attention to their property, you should contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to discuss your options. They can help you understand what would be needed to prove the property owner acted negligently and is therefore responsible for covering your medical expenses, lost earnings, and any long-term pain and suffering in the event of a severe or catastrophic accident. Below, we review some of the necessary facts your attorney will work to uncover in order to prove you’re entitled to damages due to a slip and fall accident. Who is Liable for a Slip and…

How Long Will It Take to Settle My Personal Injury Claim in Los Angeles?

October 16, 2020

After an accident that was caused due to someone else’s carelessness, you are likely entitled to pursue legal damages and receive compensation for your injuries. One of the most common questions asked by injured parties pursuing personal injury claims in Los Angeles is often surrounding how long the entire process will take. How quickly your personal injury claim gets resolved will depend mainly on the Los Angeles personal injury lawyer you hire to carry out the case and your claim’s specific facts. The more experienced and skilled your counsel, the more likely your claim will be quickly resolved. Similarly, if the facts of your case demonstrate someone’s liability in a straightforward manner, your claim will generally progress quickly. While there is no surefire way of knowing how long the entire process will take, there are some indicators that you can anticipate a speedy resolution. Below, we outline what you can…

Who Pays for My Injuries After a Car Accident in Los Angeles?

October 9, 2020

Getting into a car accident in Los Angeles can be incredibly stressful. Between navigating any resulting injuries to figuring out how to fix a damaged or totaled car, you’ll want the experience of a Los Angeles car accident lawyer on your side to walk you through the process. One of the questions attorneys are asked most frequently is who is responsible for covering the medical expenses and recovery costs after a car accident. In California, car insurance companies have certain obligations and are generally held accountable for covering drivers’ personal injury claims. Ensuring you have taken all the appropriate steps to document your accident and injury, leaning on your attorney to handle the insurance companies, and following their lead on making important decisions regarding any resulting personal injury claims will be essential to your physical and financial recovery after an accident. Reporting Your Car Accident in California Reporting your car…

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