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Road Construction: Staying Safe out There

Road Construction: Staying Safe out There

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There is no denying that California sees its fair share of road construction, and driving through road construction leaves you at greater risk of being injured in an accident – especially when negligent motorists are in your midst. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you handle road construction more safely, and if you are injured by another driver’s negligence in the process, an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney can help. Protect Yourself As you head into road construction, keep all of the following safety tips in mind: Remain alert to your surroundings. Road construction involves a lot of moving parts, and you should expect the unexpected.Strictly follow the posted speed limit, and if you need to decrease your speed further for safety’s sake, do so.…
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If You’re Injured in a Rideshare Accident

If You’re Injured in a Rideshare Accident

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While no one is complaining about the convenience that rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have brought into our lives, rideshare accident claims can be more challenging. If you’ve been injured by a rideshare driver’s negligence, you should not put off consulting with an experienced Beverly Hills rideshare accident attorney. The Rideshare Process The primary distinction between negligence-based rideshare accidents and other car accidents is how insurance kicks in. If you are injured by another driver’s negligence in a car accident, you’ll seek compensation through the driver’s car insurance provider. If, however, the driver happens to be a rideshare driver, where they are in the rideshare process will determine which insurance policy or policies are responsible for covering your claim. Consider the following: If the rideshare driver has a passenger…
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Giving Social Media the Cold Shoulder while Your Claim is Pending

Giving Social Media the Cold Shoulder while Your Claim is Pending

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For many of us, social media is far more than a way to while away a few minutes – it’s become part of our lives. Generally, social media doesn’t pose challenges in our lives, but if you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, this may not be the case. The fact is that the insurance company is very interested in every move you make, and social media can be an excellent resource for them. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, take a break from social media and reach out to an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney. Mining Your Social Media Posts The insurance company that is handling your claim has a singular focus on minimizing your settlement by discrediting it in…
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Minor Car Accidents and Major Injuries

Minor Car Accidents and Major Injuries

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The immense impact created by even relatively minor car accidents helps to ensure that they are capable of causing very serious injuries. Other than light taps when both cars are barely moving, car accidents can rarely be classified as minor accidents, and the injuries that are commonly associated with car accidents back this claim up. If you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, seek the legal guidance you need from an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney today. Your Injuries Car accidents tend to send the occupants of the vehicles involved careening about inside the bodies of their cars. While your torso may be anchored to the seat, your head, neck, shoulders, limbs, and extremities can be bashed around, and the whipping motion caused by coming to an abrupt…
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What If I Wasn’t Wearing a Seat Belt?

What If I Wasn’t Wearing a Seat Belt?

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All motorists are required to wear seat belts in the State of California, and statistics make it clear that seat belts save lives. If you were not wearing a seat belt when another driver’s negligence caused you to be injured, it could complicate your claim – but it should not negate it. If this is the difficult position you find yourself in, an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney can help. The Seat Belt Defense A small number of states that include California allow what is known as the seat belt defense, which means that motorists who are on the hook for causing another driver to experience legal damages – or losses – can mitigate their liability if the other driver wasn’t wearing a seat belt. As such, the compensation…
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When the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Provider Calls

When the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Provider Calls

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You’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence, and as a result, you will be hearing from their insurance provider. The insurance company will be very interested in everything you have to say and is skilled at obtaining statements that they use to diminish claims. Before you speak with the insurance company, consult with an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney. You Aren’t Required to Make a Statement There is no legal requirement that you make a statement to the at-fault driver’s insurance provider, but this does not mean that they won’t attempt to cull a statement from you. The best path forward is leaving the insurance company in the capable hands of your trusted Beverly Hills car accident attorney. If You Choose to Speak If you do choose to make…
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Is Your Car Accident Witness Credible?

Is Your Car Accident Witness Credible?

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An eyewitness to your car accident can play a very important role in how your claim is resolved, which means they can be very important to your recovery. Whether or not your eyewitness is credible – or believable – is obviously an important factor, and an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney has the skill and legal insight to ensure that you bring your strongest claim, which often includes having credible eyewitnesses who support your position. What Makes an Eyewitness Credible You have been injured by another driver’s negligence – such as excess speed, distraction, or impairment – and in order to prove this, you’re going to need evidence. An eyewitness can be a compelling form of evidence, but in order for your eyewitness to be considered credible, the following…
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Lane Change Accidents Are Common and Often Challenging

Lane Change Accidents Are Common and Often Challenging

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted an in-depth study of lane change accidents and made important determinations in the process. Lane change accidents are not only exceptionally dangerous but are also far too common. If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence in a lane change accident, an experienced Beverly Hills car accident lawyer is standing by to help. Categories of Lane Change Crashes Lane change accidents fall into two broad categories that include: Proximity crashes in which the two cars are driving next to or near one anotherFast approach crashes in which one speeding vehicle overtakes another The vast majority of lane change accidents (90 percent) fall into the category of proximity crashes. Changing Lanes in Proximity Crashes Proximity crashes are generally caused when a vehicle attempts…
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Truck Accident FAQ

Truck Accident FAQ

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You probably don’t need to be told that truck accidents are some of the deadliest accidents out there. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, you have questions, and an experienced Beverly Hills truck accident attorney can help you with that. What should I do first? After seeking the medical attention that you need, the most important step you can take after being injured by a truck driver’s negligence is to reach out to a dedicated truck accident attorney for the professional legal counsel you need. What is the most common cause of truck accidents? Truck drivers are susceptible to the same forms of driver negligence that everyone else is, but because they are professional drivers, they are held to more rigid safety standards.…
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Why Drowsy Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers

Why Drowsy Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers

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You recognize that motorists who speed, drive drunk, or text behind the wheel are dangerous drivers, but you may not recognize exactly how dangerous drowsy drivers are. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drowsy driver, don’t wait to consult with an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney. The Dangers of Drowsy Driving The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that all the following apply to drivers who are impaired by too little sleep: They have trouble paying adequate attention to the road. Their reaction times are slowed.Their ability to make safe decisions is affected. The related statistics bear out exactly how dangerous and prevalent exhaustion behind the wheel is. Consider the following: It’s estimated that, in a recent year, drowsy driving was responsible…
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