How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles and Southern California are hotbeds for motorcycle enthusiasts. Whether you’re a weekend rider or a daily commuter, riding a motorcycle in Los Angeles is a thrilling and rewarding experience.  Not only do you get to ride in some of the best weather in the country, but you get to enjoy beautiful views and the perk of lane-splitting during LA rush hour. What more could you want as a rider? Unfortunately, like many major urban centers across the United States, Los Angeles is also prone to motorcycle accidents. If you’re a motorcycle rider, you probably know the dangers of getting on a bike.  But just how common are motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles and California? What safety measures exist […] Read more

Are Motorcycle Helmets Mandatory in California?

If you ride a motorcycle in California, you likely wear a helmet whenever you hop on your bike. Since 1992, California has had a universal helmet law for motorcyclists. The main goal of these laws is rider safety.  Motorcycles are dangerous machines. When accidents happen on motorcycles, the consequences can be deadly, especially if safety precautions aren’t taken.   Motorcycles lack many safety features, and riders are constantly exposed to the elements. In the event of an accident, riders put themselves at risk of serious injury. Because injuries from motorcycle accidents are so serious, one of the few safety elements riders have at their disposal is a helmet. If you ride a motorcycle in California, wearing a helmet is mandatory. Motorcycle […] Read more

Emotional and Mental Issues After a Car Accident

Car accidents can cause more than physical trauma. They can traumatize your mind, leading to emotional and mental issues. These emotional and mental issues happen more frequently than most accident victims realize. But embarrassment and shame often push accident victims to hide their emotional and mental trauma. Here are some facts to know about emotional and mental issues after a car accident and how they can affect your injury claim. How Car Accidents Affect the Mind Car accidents can affect your mind in a few ways: Physical Trauma A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can damage the physical structure of your brain. As a result, you may experience physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms.  For example, a concussion can cause: Headaches Blurry […] Read more

How to Proceed With a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawsuit

Most claimants prefer to settle their disputes out of court because it is quicker, easier, cheaper, and less stressful. If you reach an impasse, mediation might work where negotiations failed.  However, some defendants won’t settle for a fair amount, which can force you to file a lawsuit. While all personal injury cases are different, they typically follow the same general steps.  Step 1: File a Formal Complaint The process to start a California personal injury lawsuit begins by filing a formal document known as a complaint, in which you describe your claim to the court. You must draft your complaint carefully. You should hire a lawyer to help you. You will also need to pay a filing fee and use […] Read more

A seasoned personal injury lawyer in California can help you with your injury claim in numerous ways. If you believe you might have a viable personal injury claim, schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your options. Here are the ways an injury attorney can help your claim: 1. They Can Inform You of Your Rights  You probably have more rights after an accident than you think. Don’t rely on the opposing party (probably an insurance company) to give you an accurate description of them. For example, If you suffer a motorcycle accident, it could be important to know that California is the only US state that allows lane-splitting.  Did you know that in […] Read more

Traditionally, most people worked close to where they lived. Very few jobs required individuals to travel outside of their state of employment. However, times have changed. Many employees travel for their jobs. They may have a “home base” where they complete most of their work. However, they may also regularly travel to other states as part of their employment.  If an employee is injured at work, they should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, what happens when employees are hurt while traveling for work? Where do they file a workers’ comp claim? California Workers’ Compensation System  With just a few exceptions, California employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Therefore, if a worker is injured on the job in CA, […] Read more

California Car and Booster Seat Laws

According to data from the CDC, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among American children. When driving with children as passengers, it’s essential that you take all precautions to keep them safe.  You should be familiar with California’s car and booster seat laws. They’re designed to ensure the safety of small children in passenger vehicles. Car seat laws depend on the age and size of a child. Keep reading to learn what you need to know bout California’s child restraint laws. What Does the Law Say? Children “graduate” to booster seats when they’re old enough and tall enough. However, before they can use a booster seat, they must ride in child car seats.  In California, the laws […] Read more

Have you been injured in California? If your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills and other accident losses. You would usually recover your damages by filing an insurance claim with the negligent party’s insurer. However, injuries can range in severity. You might wonder how severe your injury must be to justify filing an injury claim. This is a complex topic. Keep reading to get a better sense of whether your injury is serious enough to warrant pursuing compensation from a negligent party. California Personal Injury Claims & Injury Severity Some states are no-fault states. In no-fault states, injury victims usually file insurance claims with their own insurance […] Read more

When a medical provider’s negligence harms you, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other losses. You can recover these damages through a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. However, medical malpractice cases are often complex. In California, patients must be able to give “informed” consent for procedures and treatments. This means they must be made fully aware of the risks and complications of treatment. Consent can take two forms: express consent and implied consent.  The following overview will help you better understand this nuanced topic. What is Express Consent?  Many medical treatments are naturally risky. Accordingly, It’s important that doctors and other health care providers obtain the consent of their patients before performing procedures or offering treatment. […] Read more

What Are the 3 Elements of Standing to Sue?

You can typically pursue compensation for medical bills and other losses if another party’s negligence harmed you. The process of seeking compensation often begins by filing a claim to collect from a negligent party’s insurance. Ideally, an insurer will offer fair compensation, and the matter can be resolved outside of court. That doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, an insurer or negligent party will decline to offer an appropriate settlement. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible to recover your damages. You may still have the option of filing a lawsuit. However, you must show your case possesses the three elements of standing in order to sue.  Courts won’t waste time on frivolous cases; they can “throw out” a lawsuit if a plaintiff does […] Read more