PERSONAL INJURY BLOG

Distracted Driving a Continuous Danger for Los Angeles Residents

Monday, February 17, 2020

Almost everyone in Los Angeles has either personally experienced or knows someone who has had a near car accident. These dangerous interactions with distracted drivers have become such an alarming commonality that they are seen as a norm of LA life. While experts attempt to solve this issue that the city deals with daily, no substantial improvements have arisen. For many people who are affected by car accidents, hiring an attorney can be the best option to represent oneself.

The Statistics

The Los Angeles Times reports that 244 people were killed by traffic collisions on city streets in 2019. Over half of the victims were walking. This is even after the Transportation Department made nearly 1,600 changes to improve street safety that same year. The Times reports that while pedestrians are involved in only 8% of LA traffic accidents, they represent 44% of casualties. We understand that distracted driving has now outnumbered drunk driving in the total number of accidents in Los Angeles, and not because drunk driving decreased.

A Dangerous Reality

Car culture in Los Angeles has proven to be very dangerous for bikers, walking pedestrians, and even other drivers. Distracted driving has run rampant through the city and has not decreased since the advent of Vision Zero, a citywide effort to make city streets safer. The specific causes for the sudden uptick in car accidents is hard to ascertain, besides possibly a change in attitude towards using a phone while behind the wheel.

The cause of the rise of car accidents is an obvious concern. What can be much more personal is figuring out the best possible solution in the event of you or a loved one being affected by distracted drivers.

Injured By a Distracted Driver?

If you have been hit in a car accident, consider talking to a personal injury attorney to gain the resolution you deserve. Contact us today to discuss what options you have after your accident.

Wrongful Death: Why You Need a Lawyer

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

"For me, being a lawyer means to help those in need." - Joe Jamail

Wrongful death attorneys are lawyers that specialize in cases where someone has been declared deceased due to negligence. Whether it's medical malpractice or a motorcycle accident, a licensed attorney can help you win the case.

There is a variety of subjects that wrongful death attorneys cover, and they can help you with your case.

Why Do I Need a Medical Attorney

Oftentimes, when you are processing the death of a loved one, you are overwhelmed with suffering or pain. The tasks that need to be done can just add on to the stress and make you feel like giving up. There is endless paperwork to be filled out, insurance companies calling you, and information to be collected from multiple healthcare agencies. A lawyer can help you fight for your rights or the rights of your loved one during this stressful time. They can take on these tasks and ease the workload for you. It is important to have a knowledgeable medical attorney by your side for a court case involving malpractice. This can make a significant impact on your case in court.

"It's estimated that medical errors kill roughly 200,000 patients in the U.S. each year," states Forbes. This is why it is so crucial to be represented by a lawyer that is experienced with medical malpractice cases and is able to take on your case. Some of the things you will be dealing with in a medical malpractice lawsuit will be overwhelming and too much to handle in your emotional state. Our lawyers can help you with the difficult and overwhelming tasks involved in a case like this.

  • Speaking with insurance companies
  • Handling the paperwork
  • Negotiating Settlements
  • Arguing your case before a judge

Not to mention that lawyers will also aid in speeding up the process. Self-representation in a wrongful death case can be counterproductive and futile. With something as delicate as a person's life, you want to hire someone who is skilled and knowledgeable. Contact an attorney who can be the support system you need to help fight for your rights.

Where Do I Start?

If any of the following apply to your situation, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit:

  • Neglect by doctor or healthcare professional
  • Treatment that resulted in harm or death
  • Wrong dosage prescribed
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Car accidents

If you believe your loved one has been the victim of negligence leading to death, you will want to find a knowledgeable attorney to take your case. The first step is to collect all of the documentation you have about the incident. Do not make any contact with anyone regarding the issue.

Conclusion

Look for reliable lawyers in your area and contact them to see if they would take your case. The lawyer will help you through the case and keep you informed of what to do next. Finding the right lawyer will make the process easier for you and will yield better results. A wrongful death attorney will help you receive the compensation you deserve in a timely manner. 

Contact us for more information.



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