Selecting a Local Accident Law Firm

After sustaining an injury in a car accident, victims often experience physical pain and emotional distress. Selecting the right lawyer to handle your case becomes crucial in navigating the complex legal landscape and securing fair compensation. Local accident law firms know regional laws and court systems, potentially giving them an edge in representing your interests. In this article, we'll explore the key factors to consider when choosing a local accident law firm to ensure you receive the best possible legal representation for your case. Steps to Identify the Best Local Law Firm for You Selecting an appropriate local accident law firm requires a systematic approach. Individuals [...]

By |2024-07-18T10:11:15-07:00July 22nd, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Selecting a Local Accident Law Firm

What If I Can’t Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?

In the aftermath of a personal injury, the path to justice can seem intimidating, especially when financial constraints loom large. The prospect of hiring a personal injury lawyer may feel out of reach for many individuals grappling with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. However, in this blog post, we dig into a crucial question: "What If I Can't Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer? Are There Other Options?" Through exploring alternative avenues and understanding the benefits of legal representation, we aim to shed light on pathways toward obtaining justice even in the face of financial adversity. From the significance of having a skilled Westlake Village [...]

By |2024-04-02T10:19:49-07:00April 2nd, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What If I Can’t Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?

The Impact of California’s Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Claims

Car accidents are a common occurrence on California's busy roads and highways. With over 38 million residents, California has the largest population in the United States.  As a result, California has a large number of vehicles on the road. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were over 220,000 injuries and 3,600 fatalities from car accidents in 2019. Injured victims of car accidents often seek compensation for their damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, seeking compensation is not always a straightforward process, and the California statute of limitations can have a significant impact on an individual's ability to recover [...]

By |2023-04-08T10:56:28-07:00March 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Impact of California’s Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Claims

Understanding Trucking Regulations and Truck Accident Liability

It's no surprise that large trucks cause major damage in accidents.  Many truck accidents are a direct result of negligence from the truck driver. Like car accidents, most truck accidents are preventable.  Truck drivers have a set of trucking regulations they must follow. These are referred as Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These trucking regulations are in place to help prevent truck accidents from happening. Unfortunately, there are still California truck accidents weekly. In fact, California sees almost 120 fatal truck accidents per year. Additionally there are thousands more truck accidents that cause severe injuries to both parties involved. Understanding Trucking Regulations California truck drivers  follow [...]

By |2023-01-22T07:44:05-08:00January 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Trucking Regulations and Truck Accident Liability

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit During A Pandemic

When you are involved in an accident and injured due to somebody else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated fairly so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made this difficult for many people. Those who may be entitled to compensation may not be sure how to proceed with a personal injury lawsuit as they don’t want to take unnecessary risks during these times. But you shouldn’t let the pandemic get in the way of your recovery. Let’s take a look at the most common mistakes you should avoid when filing a personal injury lawsuit during a pandemic. [...]

By |2020-11-03T21:20:20-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit During A Pandemic

Filing Auto Accident Claims During COVID-19

The aftermath of a car accident can be very difficult to deal with, and unless you’ve been through it yourself, you probably don’t completely understand how trying it can be. Not only do you have to worry about fixing your car and dealing with insurance companies, but you also have to focus on recovering from your injuries — a process that can take a frustrating amount of time and effort.  You might have to miss work because of your injuries and the recovery process. These obstacles are only made worse by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Public health measures, business closures, and safety concerns have complicated things, [...]

By |2020-09-29T14:35:18-07:00September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Filing Auto Accident Claims During COVID-19

The Benefits of Exercise After Spinal Cord Injury

It is widely accepted fact that even moderate exercise on a regular basis yields many health benefits. That is why people who have spinal cord injury (SCI) are more prone to negative health issues such as elevated cholesterol and blood sugar as well as weight gain. They are also at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease.  Inactivity may play a significant role in these problems according to the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. Regular physical activity along with proper health precautions and professional guidance can create vast improvements in the overall quality of life for people with SCI.  The good news is there [...]

By |2019-04-18T20:20:42-07:00April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Benefits of Exercise After Spinal Cord Injury

Determining Fault in Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accidents

Motorcycle lane splitting has been a contentious practice in California since the vehicle code 21658.1 became effective Jan. 1, 2017.  The practice of “driving a motorcycle between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane including on both divided and undivided streets, roads and highways” is intended to improve the safety of motorcycle riders, although there have been three local lane splitting fatalities in the past year. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), who interprets the lane splitting law as neither authorizing nor prohibiting lane splitting, was empowered to create guidelines to be followed.  Motorcyclists who are involved in a serious crash while lane splitting [...]

By |2019-04-13T14:28:59-07:00April 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Determining Fault in Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accidents

Truck Driver Deaths Rise Again in 2017

Big rig drivers are in one of the deadliest occupations, as truck driver on-the-job deaths rise to set a new record in 2017. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 6.6 percent increase in truck driver deaths, with 840 heavy-duty trucking fatalities being recorded, compared to 786 the previous year. Since 2011 the industry has seen the fatality rate increase by a staggering 25 percent. The data provided by the labor bureau concurs with other data from a National Highway Safety Administration Report in October of 2018 that indicated a 9 percent year over year increase in trucker fatalities to the highest level in 29 years. [...]

By |2019-01-17T23:44:05-08:00January 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Truck Driver Deaths Rise Again in 2017

Research: Motorcyclists Lives Saved by Distracted Driving Laws

The rate of motorcycle fatalities has been significantly reduced in states where the use of cell phones and other held devices has been banned. States that have implemented strong to moderate laws banning held device usage have reduced motorcycle fatalities by as much as 11 percent over states that have no bans, according to a study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami. Social Science and Medicine recently published the study’s findings regarding the positive effect of distracted driving laws on motorcyclist safety. “In the case of motorcycles, these laws seem to be effective,” said study co-author Gulcin Gumus, Ph.D., an associate [...]

By |2019-01-17T23:38:23-08:00January 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Research: Motorcyclists Lives Saved by Distracted Driving Laws

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