Car Accidents Can Happen Day or Night

Car Accidents Can Happen Day or Night

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Accidents can occur at any time, whether day or night. Nonetheless, some hours pose higher risks of crashes and injuries than others. According to the National Safety Council, most fatal crashes occur between 8:00 pm and 11:59 pm during summer and spring. On the other hand, the peak time of fatal crashes in winter occurs between 4:00 pm and 7:59 pm. Generally, the peak time of fatal and non-fatal crashes starts in the afternoon and goes into the night. It’s best to stay alert on the road irrespective of the time, as accidents can happen when you least expect them. Our Beverly Hills car accident attorney works with victims to obtain compensation for accident-related injuries or fatalities, so do not hesitate to reach out if you suffered injuries. Factors That…
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California Has Some of the Most Dangerous Highways in the Nation

California Has Some of the Most Dangerous Highways in the Nation

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According to The Zebra (culled from data out of the U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System – FARS), California is home to some of the most dangerous roadways in the nation. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, seek the legal guidance of an experienced Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyers. The I-5 The I-5, which runs through several major counties in California (including Los Angeles) ranks third in terms of the most-dangerous roadways in the United States. Because it’s also a major truck route, it sees more than its fair share of deadly truck accidents. Sections of the Top 3 Deadliest Roadways California is the only state in the country to contain sections of three of the most dangerous roads, including: I-5, which – in…
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Excess Speed Is a Deadly Driving Practice

Excess Speed Is a Deadly Driving Practice

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Of all the dangerous driving practices out there – and there are plenty – excess speed is the deadliest of all. The statistics routinely find that speed kills, and motorists who fail to maintain safe speeds put everyone on our roadways at increased risk. If you’ve been harmed by a speeding motorist, reach out to an experienced Beverly Hills car accident lawyer today. The Sobering Statistics The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shares all the following speed-related statistics: In 2020 alone, 11,258 people were killed by speeding motorists. For more than 20 years, excess speed has played a role in about one out of every three fatal traffic accidents. In 2020, excess speed featured in 29 percent of all fatal traffic accidents. Excess speed is exceptionally dangerous and often…
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Will My Car Accident Case Go to Court?

Will My Car Accident Case Go to Court?

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It is very rare for car accidents to be litigated in open court in front of a judge. The overwhelming majority of car accidents are settled between you and your insurance company, as well as you and the driver who caused the accident. Settling out of court saves time, money, energy, and sanity (in most cases). Alternative Dispute Resolution  If settling your car accident case doesn’t seem possible, remember that you can ask the other side to participate in ADR or Alternative Dispute Resolution. ADR includes mediation and binding arbitration. Mediation is an interactive process where an objective, professionally-trained mediator assists you and the other party in agreeing to a fair settlement. Binding arbitration is similar to mediation except that the arbiter decides, like a judge, what the outcome will…
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Should You Accept A Car Accident Insurance Offer?

Should You Accept A Car Accident Insurance Offer?

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If you are involved in a car accident that is not your fault, it is often a complex decision whether or not to settle with the other driver’s insurance company or take the other driver to court. Whether or not you should accept a settlement offer from the other driver’s insurance company depends on a variety of factors. Foremost, you should have the advice of a lawyer before you even consider entertaining a settlement offer from an insurance company. Too many unrepresented accident victims accept inadequate settlements because they did not have a lawyer review the offer. It is good to expect that the first offer made will almost always be a lowball offer and will not properly compensate you for your injuries and losses suffered by the accident. Always…
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Crashes Due to Speeding Drivers

Crashes Due to Speeding Drivers

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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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Common Car Accident Injuries

Common Car Accident Injuries

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Car accidents can cause a variety of severe injuries, including those that can drastically alter the course of one’s life. In the most severe cases, victims may be unable to work or live without 24/7 medical care.  Some of the more common injuries you can sustain in a car wreck are detailed below. For more information, call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation with a Beverly Hills car accident attorney. Burns Burns are a common car accident injury, especially in cases where cars catch on fire or hot gases or liquids escape the engine compartment and enter the cabin. Traumatic Brain Injuries Car accident survivors can also suffer traumatic brain injuries if their heads come in contact with the car’s interior, the ground, or other objects. Back…
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The Dangers of Speeding

The Dangers of Speeding

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Speeding endangers others on the road, which is clear when you learn that speeding claimed 9,378 lives in 2018 alone. Yes, we live in a busy society where most people live in the fast lane, and everyone seems to be rushing to achieve their goals. But the need to be in a constant hurry should not put others at risk. This is why the government sets speed limits to benefit every motorist. It’s also worth noting that speeding has been involved in a significant amount of all vehicle deaths - in 2018 alone, speeding caused 26% of all traffic deaths. If a speeding driver hurts you, learn how an experienced Beverly Hills car accident lawyer can help you with your car accident case. Speeding Affects Car Crash Severity Speeding can…
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Causes of Highway Car Accidents

Causes of Highway Car Accidents

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Many people think that highways are safer than city streets because there are fewer risk factors. This is not entirely true as highways have their own risks. Here are some causes of highway accidents. Distracted Driving When motorists are on highways, they may be on long commutes or trips. As dangerous as it is, they feel like they could do other things behind the wheel, such as eating or texting. When the car is traveling at a high speed, it compounds the dangers of distracted driving. In just a few seconds, a car can travel the length of a football field, and distracted driving costs a motorist the valuable time that they need to brake. Fatigued Driving Drivers are often doing long stretches behind the wheel on the highway. When…
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Should You Start Your Car Accident Claim Without an Attorney

Should You Start Your Car Accident Claim Without an Attorney

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After a car accident and injuries, the medical bills and other expenses can pile up quickly. Many people feel financial stress, especially if they cannot work for a period of time due to their injuries. It is only natural to be eager to start the insurance process and get a check in your hand. The car accident claim process might seem pretty straightforward to you - if the at-fault driver has insurance, you should just be able to file a claim and collect your payment, right? Unfortunately, this is not how it goes for many people who file their own claims. It is always wise to start the claim process with the help of a Beverly Hills car accident attorney. Potential Roadblocks If you file your own claim, there are…
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