How Much Compensation Can You Get After a Car Accident?

How Much Compensation Can You Get After a Car Accident?

Auto Accident
As a Beverly Hills personal injury law firm, people ask us questions like these every day. The reality is that we cannot even provide a guess about the value of your claim without knowing the details of your case. Your compensation will be determined by a variety of factors, mostly concerning the losses that you incurred due to the accident and your resulting injuries. We can evaluate your situation and give you an idea of what you might expect if you can pursue a car accident claim. Medical Expenses Serious injuries need immediate medical care, and you might need ongoing treatment for weeks, months, or even years. Never avoid medical help due to concerns about cost, as getting the diagnosis and treatment you need is critical to the success of…
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Motorcycle Safety Tips for 2022

Motorcycle Safety Tips for 2022

Motorcycle Accident
Our Beverly Hills motorcycle accident attorneys hate to see people injured in motorcycle crashes. Thankfully, the State of California reports that motorcycle fatalities decreased 9.4% from 523 in 2018 to 474 in 2019.” Regardless, motorcyclists are still 29 times more likely to die in a crash than people in cars. Here are a few tips to stay safe on your motorcycle. Be Seen by Other Drivers Did you know splitting lanes is illegal in some other states? The reason is that motorcycles can not easily be seen when they are weaving in and out of traffic. Slow down, make sure approaching cars see you, always turn your headlight on, and wear bright colors. Statistics show 75% of motorcycle accidents are caused by the other driver not seeing the motorcycle. Wear…
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Truck Driver Error is Often to Blame in a Crash

Truck Driver Error is Often to Blame in a Crash

Truck Accident
Our Beverly Hills truck accident law firm represents plenty of crash victims, and one thing we can say is that truck driver error is often to blame. Think of the holiday stress truck drivers are under, for example, combined with winter driving conditions that can easily lead to mistakes and collisions. The following are some ways you can keep yourself safe whenever possible and, in the event of a crash, contact our firm for a free case evaluation. Never Drive in a Truck’s Blind Spots If you can’t see a semi-truck’s mirrors, the driver can’t see you. Remember th the blind spot on a big truck is much bigger than the blind spot on your car. Additionally, the truck driver is sitting much higher up, which makes visibility worse across…
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Should You Accept A Car Accident Insurance Offer?

Should You Accept A Car Accident Insurance Offer?

Auto Accident
If you are involved in a car accident that is not your fault, it is often a complex decision whether or not to settle with the other driver’s insurance company or take the other driver to court. Whether or not you should accept a settlement offer from the other driver’s insurance company depends on a variety of factors. Foremost, you should have the advice of a lawyer before you even consider entertaining a settlement offer from an insurance company. Too many unrepresented accident victims accept inadequate settlements because they did not have a lawyer review the offer. It is good to expect that the first offer made will almost always be a lowball offer and will not properly compensate you for your injuries and losses suffered by the accident. Always…
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Was Your Child in a Pedestrian Accident on Halloween?

Was Your Child in a Pedestrian Accident on Halloween?

Personal Injury
Every year on October 31, hoards of pedestrians take to the streets to celebrate Halloween.  This increase in foot traffic is fun, but it also increases the risk to pedestrians of being involved in an injurious accident caused by a motor vehicle. The risks are higher due to both the increase in foot traffic on this specific day, as well as the fact that most people usually trick-or-treat at dusk or after dark. Drivers are not always paying attention and can hit pedestrians who might be difficult to see. Studies have shown that on Halloween, the increased risk of potential injury to pedestrians by vehicular traffic increases significantly. Data shows that most Halloween traffic deaths occur in residential neighborhoods, and a disproportionate amount of the deaths involved minors.  For example,…
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Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Over the Holidays

Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Over the Holidays

Auto Accident
After Halloween, the holiday season gets into full swing. This means gatherings with friends and family, office parties, and other celebrations through the end of the year. During this time, the number of drunk drivers increases on the road, which increases the chances that your holidays will be ruined by a drunk driving crash and injuries. Statistics show that the risks of drunk driving fatalities increase by 129 percent on New Year’s Day, and this is only one of many upcoming holidays that brings with it drunk driving. No matter how safe you are, you cannot always avoid driving alongside drunk drivers. What you can do is watch out for signs that a driver might be intoxicated, including: Vehicles veering out of their intended laneSwerving or jerking of a vehicle…
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How Much Can You Get for a Car Accident Claim?

How Much Can You Get for a Car Accident Claim?

Auto Accident
What you can receive from a legal claim following a car accident depends on a variety of factors. Specifically, it depends on how severe your injuries were and the extent of your many losses. The more serious the accident and injuries, the larger the sum of money you might expect to receive from a claim arising out of that car accident. The only way we can know exactly what your claim is worth is for us to review your specific injuries and losses. Some losses are easier to calculate than others, and examples of losses that might factor into your claim include: Medical expenses - You can seek compensation for all of the costs of your past and future medical treatment. If you have not finished your treatment yet, calculating…
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Are You Following Your Medical Treatment after a Crash?

Are You Following Your Medical Treatment after a Crash?

Auto Accident
After being in a car crash and sustaining injuries, you might begin a long road to recovery and rehabilitation. In order to ensure that you are allowing your wounds to heal as they should, it is important to keep up with your medical treatment long after your accident occurs.  This means following the doctor's orders, going to follow-up appointments, and continuing ongoing care, such as physical therapy, to continue the healing process.  This can affect your car accident injury claim as well, as the opposing party to your claim will be looking to make sure you are doing all you can to help reduce the severity and impact of your injuries. If you are doing nothing to help your injuries in the aftermath of the accident, additional complications can arise,…
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What to Ask at a Free Consultation with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

What to Ask at a Free Consultation with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle Accident
When getting a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney, there are several important questions you might want to ask. Foremost, you should inquire into the experience the attorney or the law firm have in handling these kinds of cases. You want a law firm that is well experienced in handling the type of case you're seeking representation for, and one that has an established record of successfully handling such cases.  Next to ask about is how the lawyer or law firm will go about handling your claim. It is good to get an idea of how many resources the law firm has at its disposal to use in working toward your financial recovery. Ask about what expert assistance they are capable of bringing in for your case when needed,…
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Drivers Don’t Always Share the Road With Cyclists

Drivers Don’t Always Share the Road With Cyclists

Bicycle Accident
It is undeniable that sharing the road between automobiles and bicycles can be a problematic task, particularly because of the nature of the vehicles. Bicycles are very different vehicles than cars and trucks. Since they aren’t motorized and require manual work to operate, they aren’t capable of moving as quickly. Furthermore, they are small and more difficult to see.  Motor vehicle users don’t always ensure they are properly sharing the road with their cycling counterparts. To help prevent hitting bicycles while driving a vehicle, drivers should be sure to be: Indicate when passing a cyclist of your intent to pass.Check your blind spots carefully when changing lanes, opening your door, when preparing to turn, or when traversing an intersection.Travel at a safe following distance from any bicycle. Be especially careful…
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