Accidents involving electric scooters have become increasingly problematic in Los Angeles. Emergency rooms across the area have reported that they’re treating more scooter accident victims than ever before. Many victims are blaming the electric scooter companies for providing unsafe and unreliable equipment. Two electric scooter companies – Bird and Lime – are now being asked to take responsibility for injuries their devices have caused. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the companies in Los Angeles. What is a Class Action Lawsuit? A class action lawsuit is filed by attorneys on behalf of a “class” of victims. These victims generally suffer substantially similar injuries or are injured for the same reason. Rather than pursuing compensation through individual lawsuits, the […] Read more

Bird electric scooters are everywhere. You can’t make your way through the city of Los Angeles without seeing someone fly down the road on a rental scooter. These scooters were initially welcomed by the city and its residents as a way to reduce traffic and benefit the environment. However, scooters are frequently operated by inexperienced riders on congested roads. They’ve created quite a hazard and caused a significant number of traffic accidents. It appears that Bird electric scooters have overstayed their welcome in Los Angeles. As the city struggles to create regulations to reign in scooter use, residents have taken matters into their own hands. Hundreds, if not thousands, of electric scooters in Los Angeles have been vandalized and destroyed […] Read more

According to the CDC, the leading cause of death of individuals under the age of 45 is “unintentional injury.” In fact, unintentional injuries are responsible for more deaths every year than heart disease and cancer combined. The majority of fatal unintentional injuries are the result of a motor vehicle accident. Fortunately, unintentional deaths can be avoided. Knowing why accidents happen and what steps you can take to limit your risk of a crash can reduce the risk of unintentional injury and death. Here are six ways you can avoid the most commonly reported accidents in Los Angeles. 1. Wear Your Seatbelt Did you know that simply buckling up before you hit the road can decrease your risk of death by […] Read more

Who’s Is Responsible For a Rear End Car Accident?

Approximately 30 percent of all car accidents in the United States involve rear-end collisions. Since many rear-end crashes happen at or near intersections, this may not be surprising. What may be a surprise, however, is just how dangerous and devastating a rear-end accident can be. Rear-end crashes are responsible for 30 percent of all car accident injuries and 6.8 percent of all accident fatalities. At the same time, 29 percent of all damage caused by car accidents involves a rear-end collision. Is the Rear Driver Always At Fault in a Rear-End Crash? If you’ve been rear-ended in California you may be quick to place all of the blame on the other driver. In fact, it’s a common belief that the […] Read more

It’s important to determine fault and assign responsibility for a car accident. The person who is to blame can be held financially responsible for any harm suffered by others in the crash. How is fault determined? Can the damage from an accident be enough to assign blame? What other factors may be relevant? In this article, Los Angeles car accident attorney Sherwin Arzani provides insight to help you through this difficult time. Car Accident Damage Can Offer Insight into Fault Damage to vehicles and property in an accident may offer important insight into the cause of the crash. Determining the cause of the crash can help to identify anyone who may have contributed to the accident. In many cases, the […] Read more

What is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

Accidents are typically the result of negligent behavior. In most cases, proving negligence is fairly straightforward. You simply point to direct evidence that shows another person’s actions caused your accident and injury. What happens, though, if there is no direct evidence of negligence? You can turn to the legal doctrine of res ipsa loquitur. Understanding Res Ipsa Loquitur Res ipsa loquitur is an age-old legal doctrine that means “the thing speaks for itself.” It is used when you are injured and there is no direct evidence to prove another person’s negligence. However, circumstantial evidence suggests that the only possible cause of the accident was negligence. Invoking res ipsa loquitur allows you to establish a rebuttable presumption of negligence without offering […] Read more

Getting into a car accident can be incredibly stressful. Even if you aren’t severely injured your car may sustain a significant amount of damage. Fortunately, you can file a claim for damages with your insurer or another driver’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster will assess the damage to your car and determine how much repairs should cost. You’ll then be offered a settlement to cover your costs. How do insurance companies and claims adjusters determine vehicle damages? What can you do to make sure that you are able to recover a fair settlement offer? Los Angeles car accident attorney Sherwin Arzani outlines the process and explains the steps you can take to maximize your recovery. Thorough Inspection of Damage Once […] Read more

What Can I Do If My Insurance Claim is Denied?

If you’ve been injured in a Los Angeles car accident and someone else is to blame, you have the right to demand compensation. The first step in recovering the money you deserve involves filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Despite all of your hard work in creating a persuasive argument, the insurance company may decide to deny your request for damages. It’s important to understand your options when your insurance claim is denied. Why Did the Insurance Company Deny My Claim? Insurance companies have one primary goal: to limit the financial payouts they make to accident victims. If they can find a way to deny a claim, they will. Here are some of the reasons an insurance […] Read more

Getting into a car accident in Los Angeles can be incredibly stressful. Things can become more complicated when someone else is to blame. In California, you have the right to demand compensation from anyone who contributed to your accident. This often involves another driver. In many cases, you will seek compensation from another driver’s insurance company. This is why it is so important to identify the driver’s insurance carrier and policy information as soon as you can after an accident. Here are ways to find another driver’s insurance information. Accidents Where Parties Remained on the Scene Check the Accident Report Did your accident cause an injury, death, or property damage exceeding $1,000? If so, someone involved in the accident was […] Read more

The 6 Most Common Car Accidents

Car accidents are happening more and more frequently across the country. In fact, between 2015 and 2016, there was a 20 percent spike in the number of accidents on Los Angeles roads, alone. While every accident will be different, statistics show that certain types of car accidents happen more often than others. Here are the 6 most common car accidents in Los Angeles. Understanding how and why these accidents happen can help you to stay safe. Single Vehicle Accidents Car accidents don’t have to involve more than one vehicle. In fact, 57 percent of accidents in California only involve a single vehicle. Single vehicle car accidents are most likely to occur when drivers are: Under the influence of drugs or […] Read more