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Ridesharing has been all the rage over the past few years, shaking up the rental-car industry, taxicabs, chauffeur services, and even California’s laws. The convenience of having an on-demand driver pick you up and take you to your destination is freeing, and its success has also sparked a new innovation in the tech industry. Not only can people take advantage of ridesharing services, but they can also use car-sharing services like Turo.
The expansion of ridesharing in recent years has made getting around Los Angeles County much easier for people who don’t want to deal with the hassle of public transportation. However, what legal rights you have when using such a service is rather unclear. If you were injured in a car accident while using a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, you may be concerned about how you can receive money for your medical bills and who you can hold liable in a claim.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most devastating injuries an individual can deal with. Damage to the brain not only requires immediate, and often expensive, medical treatment, but also carries the potential of a lifelong disability. While your immediate concern may be to cover the costs of your emergency room bills and surgery, it is always important to plan for the future. Oftentimes this means developing a life-care plan, which accident victims are allowed to include in a personal injury claim if someone else caused their TBI.
Dogs may be among the most popular pets in the United States, and we see a ton in Glendale, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. Any dog can be aggressive, and any dog can cause serious damage during an attack, even a smaller breed.
If you have suffered serious injuries due to a pet attack, then you deserve compensation. But who could be considered liable for a dog bite?
Roughly 90% of personal injury claims are settled out of court between a plaintiff’s lawyer and an insurance company. But what about the remaining 10%? What if the defendant’s insurance company refuses to pay a claim or will not offer proper compensation for the plaintiff’s injuries? Well, in California, so long as the plaintiff is still within the statute of limitations, then he or she can file a lawsuit in civil court for damages.
A police report is one of the most important tools for filing an auto accident claim. With this seemingly simple document, an accident victim can clearly show how the other driver caused their injuries and why they should receive compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.
There are few drivers more dangerous than those who drink before getting behind the wheel. The traffic in Glendale and the surrounding Los Angeles area is dense. Chances are you have shared the road with a drunk driver at some point in your life. Thankfully, you are still here to read this blog, but you may not always be so lucky. You should always keep the signs of a drunk driver in mind while on the road so that you can react appropriately and keep yourself, and any passengers, safe.
A slip-and-fall is an incredibly dangerous accident, even if it doesn’t seem that way on the surface. Falling backwards is a surefire way to injure your head, neck, or back. These back injuries aren’t minor ones, either. They are often incredibly painful, and the worst ones may last a lifetime with a permanent disability, such as partial or full paralysis.
One of the biggest questions we at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, get when speaking to injured clients is “How much will your services cost?” and we fully understand if you have the same question. After a serious accident, you are likely worried about paying your medical bills and getting back to work. You may even be tempted to accept a lowball settlement offer from the at-fault insurance company.
When you hear the term “distracted driving,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably texting while driving. While texting and driving is a very common form of distracted driving, there are actually three distinct categories of distracted driving – each of which could leave you liable in a vehicle collision in the state of California. As a driver, it is critical for you to understand what comprises distracted driving and how to avoid it.
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