Whether you’re on a business trip or vacation, there will be times when you leave the state of California. Unless you rely on public transportation or Ubers to get around, you’ll probably be driving yourself. Even though you might be extremely cautious, it’s still possible to get into a car accident. You’re sharing the road with other drivers, many of whom are distracted or simply in too much of a rush. What should you do when you get into a car accident in another state? How can you move forward to recover compensation for your injuries? Here’s what you need to know. State Car Accident and Insurance Laws Vary Did you get into an accident a “fault’ state like California […] Read more

A car accident or truck accident can wreak havoc on the injured victim’s body. The force of a collision can cause serious damage from head to toe. In serious crashes, the victims are usually rushed to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. In more minor accidents, injuries may not be as obvious. Many car accident victims feel fine right after the crash, but develop symptoms later on. This is often the case with neck and back injuries. For this reason, it is often recommended to see a doctor even if you don’t feel any immediate pain. Whether your injury is obvious or hidden, it is always wise to get a full exam from a hospital or clinic. This evaluation often […] Read more

Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident

Car accidents can be devastating. The damages aren’t always limited to the vehicles involved. Often, the victims feel the impact on their health and experience severe pain, especially from back injuries. If you suffer a back injury and do not achieve full recovery, you may have to cope with ongoing pain, high medical costs, emotional distress, and lost income. To get back to good health after a car accident, extensive and expensive medical treatment could be required. If someone else’s negligence caused the accident, you don’t have to go through all these costs on your own. You are entitled to compensation for your losses by the person or company responsible for causing the back injury. If you are a victim […] Read more

After a car accident in Los Angeles, especially one resulting in injury, a lot of emphases is put on deciding which driver is at fault. Often overlooked are the passengers, who are almost never to blame for the accident, but often suffer significant injuries. If you are hurt in a car accident as a passenger, you are able to sue all parties responsible to obtain compensation for your injuries. Which Driver Can a Passenger Sue After an Accident? If you are a passenger hurt in an auto accident, you can sue whichever driver was negligent and caused the accident. This is true whether that’s the driver of the other car or the one you were riding in. Often both drivers […] Read more

Can I Sue the City for Tripping Over Uneven Sidewalks?

With about 11,000 miles of sidewalk in Los Angeles, it is no surprise that the city can’t keep up with the repairs necessary to keep every block in good condition. L.A. sidewalks get a lot of wear and tear too, with thousands of pedestrians traversing the city on a daily basis. When a section of sidewalk inevitably falls into disrepair and the city fails to fix it in a timely manner, it can pose a serious risk to pedestrians. Runners and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone on foot can potentially slip, trip, and fall due to a faulty sidewalk. What Are My Rights After a Fall Caused By an Uneven Sidewalk? If you fall and injure yourself […] Read more

Swimming pools offer great relief from the hot summer heat and humidity. If you don’t have a pool of your own, you might go to a friend’s house, hotel, or local city park. This can be fun and relaxing. At the same time, you’re putting a lot of trust in whoever owns and maintains that pool. You’re relying on them to keep you and your family safe. What happens if you or your kids get hurt while swimming or using someone else’s pool? What can you do to protect yourself? Do you have the right to recover compensation for your swimming pool accident injuries? These are all important questions. We dive into the answers below. Steps to Take After a […] Read more

If you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll probably deal with an insurance company in some capacity. This is certainly true if you decide to file an insurance claim with someone else’s insurance provider. It’s important to understand that insurance companies have one interest: protecting their bottom line. They’ll do whatever they can to limit the amount of money you receive after an accident. One way insurers will protect themselves – and not you – is by making your settlement offer contingent on an accident release form. They’ll play it off as just a “routine” piece of paperwork that needs to accompany your financial payout. However, it’s important to know that signing an accident release form will affect your ability […] Read more

Should I See a Doctor If I’m In a Minor Car Accident?

After a Los Angeles car accident, you might not think that you’ve been badly injured. However, you could put yourself and your ability to recover compensation for your injuries in jeopardy if you skip the doctor after a crash. Always seek medical attention after a car accident, no matter how “minor” the collision. Here’s why. Internal Injuries Are Common After a Car Accident You might not see any visible signs of an injury after your accident. You may even feel a little shaken up, but lack any noticeable pain. However, you could have sustained serious internal injuries in your crash. When a car is in motion, no matter the speed, it has momentum. In an accident, that momentum is transferred […] Read more

Electric scooters are all the rage in Los Angeles. Companies like Bird and Lime have made a big push to market their scooters to young people who care about their health and the environment. Unfortunately, safety laws in California are racing to catch up with the hot new form of transportation. What happens when you have inexperienced users, congested roadways, and a lack of uniform and well-known safety rules? A lot of electric scooter accidents. You may not realize that the things you do after you’re involved in a Los Angeles scooter accident matter. Those decisions you make can impact your health and any injury claims you may decide to pursue. Here’s what you should do if you’re injured in […] Read more

The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer for Teen Drivers

The three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” of summer. Why? Fatal accidents involving teen drivers happen much more frequently. Statistics reveal that 700 people are killed in car accidents involving teen drivers every year during this stretch of time. Why are the summer months particularly dangerous for teen drivers? Since teens aren’t in school in the summer, they have more time for themselves. They also have more time to spend behind the wheel. Research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that there are three primary reasons: alcohol, distractions, and speed. Alcohol and Teen Drivers According to AAA, 17 percent of fatal teen driving accidents involve drugs or alcohol. […] Read more