Crashes Due to Speeding Drivers

Crashes Due to Speeding Drivers

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According to National Highway Traffic Safety, speeding has been a major factor in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities going back for more than 20 years. Put another way, speed kills. In 2019 alone, speeding was a contributing if not the sole factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. Speed kills because it affects your safety regardless of whether you are driving at, below, or above-posted speed limits. For example, even if you are driving at the posted speed limit, the speed at which you are driving could be too fast for existing road conditions, such as during inclement weather, when a road is under maintenance, driving in unfamiliar places or through an area at night which is not well lit. Even if speed does not kill, it endangers…
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Common Car Accident Injuries

Common Car Accident Injuries

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Car accidents can cause a variety of severe injuries, including those that can drastically alter the course of one’s life. In the most severe cases, victims may be unable to work or live without 24/7 medical care.  Some of the more common injuries you can sustain in a car wreck are detailed below. For more information, call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation with a Beverly Hills car accident attorney. Burns Burns are a common car accident injury, especially in cases where cars catch on fire or hot gases or liquids escape the engine compartment and enter the cabin. Traumatic Brain Injuries Car accident survivors can also suffer traumatic brain injuries if their heads come in contact with the car’s interior, the ground, or other objects. Back…
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The Dangers of Speeding

The Dangers of Speeding

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Speeding endangers others on the road, which is clear when you learn that speeding claimed 9,378 lives in 2018 alone. Yes, we live in a busy society where most people live in the fast lane, and everyone seems to be rushing to achieve their goals. But the need to be in a constant hurry should not put others at risk. This is why the government sets speed limits to benefit every motorist. It’s also worth noting that speeding has been involved in a significant amount of all vehicle deaths - in 2018 alone, speeding caused 26% of all traffic deaths. If a speeding driver hurts you, learn how an experienced Beverly Hills car accident lawyer can help you with your car accident case. Speeding Affects Car Crash Severity Speeding can…
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Causes of Highway Car Accidents

Causes of Highway Car Accidents

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Many people think that highways are safer than city streets because there are fewer risk factors. This is not entirely true as highways have their own risks. Here are some causes of highway accidents. Distracted Driving When motorists are on highways, they may be on long commutes or trips. As dangerous as it is, they feel like they could do other things behind the wheel, such as eating or texting. When the car is traveling at a high speed, it compounds the dangers of distracted driving. In just a few seconds, a car can travel the length of a football field, and distracted driving costs a motorist the valuable time that they need to brake. Fatigued Driving Drivers are often doing long stretches behind the wheel on the highway. When…
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Should You Start Your Car Accident Claim Without an Attorney

Should You Start Your Car Accident Claim Without an Attorney

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After a car accident and injuries, the medical bills and other expenses can pile up quickly. Many people feel financial stress, especially if they cannot work for a period of time due to their injuries. It is only natural to be eager to start the insurance process and get a check in your hand. The car accident claim process might seem pretty straightforward to you - if the at-fault driver has insurance, you should just be able to file a claim and collect your payment, right? Unfortunately, this is not how it goes for many people who file their own claims. It is always wise to start the claim process with the help of a Beverly Hills car accident attorney. Potential Roadblocks If you file your own claim, there are…
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Liability Issues in Chain Reaction Crashes

Liability Issues in Chain Reaction Crashes

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There are few types of accidents that are more frightening than a chain reaction car crash. Typically, these accidents involve one car striking another that hits another vehicle, and so on. One particularly dangerous kind of chain reaction is a pile-up, in which an accident occurs, and oncoming drivers are unable to stop before hitting the disabled vehicles. When multiple drivers are involved in accidents, the issue of fault can become very complicated, quickly. For example, if you are sitting at a stoplight and a car rear-ends you and causes you to hit the car in front of you, are you liable? The answer to this question is “probably not,” as nothing you did caused the damage to the vehicle in front of you. Instead, the driver who hit you…
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Drunk Drivers on St. Patrick’s Day

Drunk Drivers on St. Patrick’s Day

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With March 17th around the corner, many people throughout the United States and Beverly Hills are getting ready to celebrate St. Paddy’s day. While celebrations may look a little different this year due to the safety concerns associated with the pandemic, it’s a safe bet that many people will do what they can to observe the holiday. St. Patrick’s Day is often marked by parades, traditional Irish food, and alcoholic beverages. Green beer and Irish whiskey tend to flow liberally on the 17th, and sometimes the celebration goes a little too far with intoxicated people getting behind the wheel. If you are injured by a drunk driver, there is a good chance that you will be able to recover compensation for your accident-related losses. That said, it’s likely that you’d…
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Why Would the Insurance Company Deny Your Car Accident Claim?

Why Would the Insurance Company Deny Your Car Accident Claim?

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After a car accident, people rightfully expect that the insurance company will treat them fairly and provide them with compensation for their accident-related losses. Unfortunately, all too often, victims have to fight for the compensation they deserve under California law when they should be focusing on their mental and physical recovery. To understand why insurance companies deny claims and offer lowball settlements, it’s helpful to consider their business model. Fundamentally, insurance companies make money by collecting more in premiums than they pay out in claims. As a result, they do everything they can to deny claims or settle them for as little as possible. Some of the more common reasons insurance companies deny claims include: Liability disputesLack of medical documentationCategorizing your injuries as a pre-existing conditionFailure to get treatment right…
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Bad Things Can When Drivers Run Red Lights

Bad Things Can When Drivers Run Red Lights

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Running a red light is one of the most dangerous things a driver can do. Unfortunately, most drivers have stepped on the gas to “beat” a yellow light a little too late and blown through an intersection while the right was red. Fortunately for victims, when drivers who run red lights cause accidents, they are typically entitled to compensation under California law. What Makes Running Red Lights so Dangerous? Traffic signals are typically at intersections, many of which involve streets with traffic traveling perpendicularly. A red light, of course, is an indication to stop and let traffic on the other street travel forward. When a driver runs a red light, he or she runs the risk of T-boning a driver that is completely unprepared to stop or avoid them. After…
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Treatment in the ER After a Car Accident

Treatment in the ER After a Car Accident

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After a car accident, always do a quick self-assessment to see if you might have suffered injuries. In some situations, injuries will be clear, and you might need an ambulance ride. In others, you might not be sure whether you should go to the emergency room after you are okay to leave the scene of the crash. It is always a good idea to get checked out in the ER and to know what to expect. First, doctors will ask about your symptoms if you are able to answer questions. They might perform diagnostic tests depending on the symptoms you’re presenting. These can include: MRIsX-raysCT scansVisual examinations of woundsConcussion protocol tests If they diagnose injuries, your ER treatment will vary depending on the nature of your injuries. You might need…
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