Distracted Driving is a Public Safety Issue

Distracted Driving is a Public Safety Issue

Auto Accident
According to Go Safely California, nearly 60% of California drivers surveyed in 2019 said they had been hit or nearly hit by a driver who was talking or texting on the phone. Nationally, 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2017, the most recent year statistics are available. Distracted driving is a very serious and dangerous problem that is not limited to talking or texting on a cell phone. There are all manner of behaviors drivers engage in that end up distracting them from focusing on driving and often causing accidents. Some of these other distractions besides talking on the phone and texting include the following: ·                   Eating and/or drinking ·                   Having exciting conversations with other passengers ·                   Reading books and other…
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What Happens After a Hit-and-Run?

What Happens After a Hit-and-Run?

Auto Accident
California law defines a hit and run offense as when a person: Leaves the scene where he or she hit another vehicleFails to identify themselves fully to the other driver or others involvedDamages property or causes injury to another person Hit and runs are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. A crash is a misdemeanor if it only causes damage to property. However, if the hit-and-run crash causes injury, then it is classified as a felony. These categories hold notwithstanding how serious or minor the accident is. The misdemeanor/felony classification applies the same without regard as to who is at fault in the hit and run crash, the amount of damage done, or even how severe the injuries are. Recovery of Damages After Hit and Run One of the primary…
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Causes of Public Bus Crashes in Beverly Hills

Causes of Public Bus Crashes in Beverly Hills

Bus Accident
Determining the cause of any accident is a difficult and complex task, so if you have been involved in a bus crash that resulted in your injuries, it is imperative that you immediately talk to an experienced bus accident lawyer who can guide you on what needs to be done to gather evidence and information as well as on the way forward to get you full compensation for your injuries. There are many potential causes of bus crashes, and some of these include the following. Negligence of the Bus Company Public bus companies are supposed to recruit good drivers with clean records, with the idea being such drivers are more careful and put passenger safety first. The bus companies are also required to always keep their buses in top maintenance.…
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Pedestrians Can Suffer Fatal Injuries

Pedestrians Can Suffer Fatal Injuries

Personal Injury
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, pedestrian safety is not what one may ordinarily assume it is; rather, the latest statistics paint a grim picture as follow: In 2018, 893 pedestrians were killed on California roadways, which is a 26% increase from 2014.In 2018, More than 14,000 pedestrians were injuredPedestrian deaths in California rose 26% percent between 2014 and 2018Almost 7,500 pedestrians have died in California between 2009 and 2018California’s pedestrian fatality rate is nearly 25% higher than the national averageNo state has more pedestrian deaths on its roadways than California Those are staggering numbers and if you are reading this, you might have a loved one who has fallen victim and is now one or more of these statistics. At Jalilvand Law, we have experienced pedestrian accident…
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Chronic Pain from Accident-Related Back Injuries

Chronic Pain from Accident-Related Back Injuries

Personal Injury
For those suffering from chronic pain, what you want to know is when the pain will stop and what you can do in the meantime to help cope with the pain. As to the first question, you are presumably being taken care of by medical professionals who can work to manage or eradicate the pain altogether. As to the second question, a Beverly Hills personal injury attorney can help you understand what your rights are and what you need to do. We will fight for you to make sure you are properly compensated for both your economic and non-economic damages. Economic Damages Economic damages are a monetary award given to a victim of an accident who incurred costs and expenses related to their treatment and often loss of income as…
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Crashes Due to Speeding Drivers

Crashes Due to Speeding Drivers

Auto Accident
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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What to Do After a Truck Accident

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Truck Accident
Accidents are traumatic experiences that often leave people confused as to what to do, that is, assuming they have not been injured too seriously not to make a difference. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you should immediately take steps to ensure your rights are protected if you are able to. The things you do or do not do immediately right after a truck accident may have a positive or negative impact on your case, but if you act quickly and do what is necessary, that will always be helpful in pursuing a personal injury case, if the facts support one. Here are some of the things you should do immediately following a truck accident: Check the status of your passengers and others involved in the accident…
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Injuries to Cyclists in Beverly Hills

Injuries to Cyclists in Beverly Hills

Personal Injury
The popularity of bike shares and riding for fitness that has been surging in California has also brought with it a somber statistic - from the year 2016 through 2018, more cyclists died in traffic accidents in California than during any three-year timeframe within the past 25 years. According to California Healthline, traffic accidents killed 455 cyclists in California from 2016 through 2018, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analyzed in the publication. Top Three Causes of Injuries to Cyclists 1.     Distracted Driving One of the leading causes of accidents, in general, is distracted driving, and cyclists are not spared from this danger from distracted drivers. Those behind the wheel when a vehicle is moving should only be focused on driving and nothing else. However,…
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Steps to Take if You Lost a Loved One in a Crash

Steps to Take if You Lost a Loved One in a Crash

Personal Injury
The death of a loved one is a devastating experience. As your loved one has departed, there are many things that you must remain on top of, even as you mourn them. There are also costs and expenses that you must worry about, but with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, navigating the legal process to obtain compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one is made that much easier. Meanwhile, to help build a strong case for you to obtain compensation for the death of your loved one, there are certain things that you must do, which include the following: Gather Evidence The first step and as close to the accident that caused the death as possible is to gather all evidence you can, such as…
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Truck Drivers Can Fall Asleep at the Wheel

Truck Drivers Can Fall Asleep at the Wheel

Truck Accident
Falling asleep on the wheel while driving is a major problem in the United States that in 2019 resulted in 697 deaths across the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For those who got lucky and were not killed or did not die following a drowsy driving accident, many still sustained serious injuries. Drowsy driving is the invariably dangerous combination of operating a motor vehicle as a driver and sleepiness or fatigue. This typically happens when a truck driver—or any driver for that matter -- has not slept enough, but it can also be the result of untreated sleep disorders, taking certain medications that cause drowsiness, drinking alcohol, or working the late-night shift. What We Can Do for You At Jalilvand Law, we have personal injury lawyers…
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