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Category: Car Accidents

Will Your Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers Fight for Punitive Damages? 

September 29, 2020

Punitive damages are quite a bit different from economic and non-economic damages on a fundamental level. Economic and non-economic damages are “compensatory,” which means they are meant to cover the losses suffered by the plaintiff due to the negligent or wrongful misconduct of the defendant. By contrast, punitive damages are meant as a modifier to the compensatory damages amount, to discourage the defendant (and others who are similarly situated) from engaging in similar misconduct. Confused? Here’s an example: Suppose that you are injured in a car accident by a defendant-driver who was going through a fit of “road rage.” Your damages total $100,000. Simply put, the defendant was angered that you did not let them merge into your lane, and as such, they rammed the back of your car, causing you to crash and sustain significant injuries as a result. Under such circumstances, the court might find that the defendant’s…

Recover Compensation for Bodily Injuries in an Accident

June 29, 2020

Los Angeles Accident Attorney Discusses Compensation for Bodily Injuries For most people, suffering an injury is an unwelcome interruption to their lives. Most injuries require some type of medical treatment. Even a simple trip to an emergency room can leave you with thousands of dollars worth of crippling debt. If you suffer a more severe injury, the medical bills only get worse. If your injury prevents you from being able to work, it may seem impossible for you to ever cover the cost of your medical expenses. If you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, you should not have to bear the burden of covering the expenses of your injury. Your Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled for this unwelcome interruption to your life and daily routine. Types of Injuries We Represent The attorneys at Banafshe Law…

Who is Liable When an Autonomous Vehicle Crashes?

March 25, 2020

The advent of autonomous vehicle technology has created plenty of buzz all over the world, but a variety of questions remain who is to blame when an autonomous vehicle causes an accident. Mass adoption of the technology proclaims that accidents will decrease significantly and therefore significantly reduce insurance premiums. However, autonomous vehicle technology remains far from perfect, and accidents do still occur. A Los Angeles car accident lawyer can help you understand who might be at fault if you’ve been involved in an accident with a self-driving car.  Understanding the Complexity Current automobile accident laws were not designed with self-driving vehicles in mind. In most cases, when a car accident occurs, fault can easily be assigned to the negligence of one or both parties. With self-driving vehicles, it is presumed that the car’s hardware or software may have glitched, causing an accident. In that case, there may be multiple parties…

Most Scenic Routes in the United States

July 26, 2018

  One of the most romantic methods of travel is the car. For those who only travel on the busy highways to and from major cities, a lot of that romanticism is lost. To understand just how beautiful the surrounding country can be, you need to hit the road and undergo a proper road trip. Keep in mind, too, that should you find yourself in an accident, have the right representation to defend your interests. Either with your family or your friends, pack up the essentials and just see where the road takes you. If you have a mind for beauty, however, you may want to consider traveling down some of these highways and roadways. They’re some of the most scenic routes that you can find in the United States.

Worst Highway Pile-Ups of All Time

July 5, 2018

When you leave home in your vehicle, there is a possibility that you will be involved in an accident or a possibility that you will come across an accident on the road. Some accidents are more than just a typical fender bender and involve several cars, some that are completely destroyed. There are a few pile-ups that stand out in the history of the country over others that have occurred because of the number of vehicles involved or the injuries and deaths that occurred.

Here’s What It’s Like to Really Drive the Autobahn

July 3, 2018

The Autobahn in Germany can be an exciting way to get from Point A to Point B in the country. Many native commuters use the expressway to drive to work in hopes of cutting down the amount of time it takes for them to arrive at their destinations. You should know, however, that, despite the myth of the stretch of highway serving as a free-for-all, there are various official and unofficial rules on Germany’s Autobahn. Here are six of the more important regulations to keep you safe.

Should We Issue Speeding Tickets Based on Income?

June 27, 2018

To help make the roads safer, most areas of the country have rules in place that govern how fast you can drive. If you are caught speeding, either by a police officer or a speeding detection camera, you could end up being hit with a speeding ticket. Unfortunately, the costs of these tickets have continued to increase considerably in price over the past few decades. This has made them unaffordable for many people that get them.

Highway Safety Tips for Teens

June 2, 2018

Getting a license to drive is a rite of passage for many teens in the United States. Not only does this step signify increased independence, but it also presents the excitement that comes with young drivers having their first car. Taking the road by storm, however, comes with numerous precautionaries, however, that young drivers sometimes fail to understand. Here, then, are six tips for teens when traveling down the highway or making their way by car in the city.

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