Aghabegian & Associates, PC Blog
It seems like just yesterday that we at Aghabegian & Associates, PC announced the finalists for our 2020 Challenge Accepted! Scholarship. But truthfully, it has been a full two weeks, and we have been hard at work deciding who the lucky winner should be.
When you have been the victim of a criminal assault, you can only hope that justice will be served, and law enforcement will locate and prosecute the perpetrator. In Los Angeles County, the person committing the assault could face severe penalties if tried and convicted, but that will likely not compensate you for the injuries you have sustained.
Our 2020 Challenge Accepted! Scholarship has kept us busy the past few weeks pouring over all of the incredible applications you sent our way. The law firm of Aghabegian & Associates, PC received an astronomical applicants! Thank you to everyone who took the time to write an essay. We have loved getting to know each of you and hearing about the struggles you have faced in your life.
Distracted driving is far too common among teen drivers as smartphones have become a natural part of life for them. Sadly, this reckless behavior poses a serious risk to others who share the streets, roads, and highways around Los Angeles County. Even with widely disseminated information on the dangers of distracted driving in news stories, at school, and in driver training programs, it is still common for many teenagers to talk, text, or post on social media while behind the wheel. When you combine this dangerous driving behavior with inexperience and limited driving skills, it can be a recipe for disaster.
Anyone who has driven on an LA freeway has witness some form or road rage, from tailgating to swerving at other drivers. This behavior is not only dangerous, but it is also criminal. Many times, it can lead to a catastrophic accident and costly injuries. Unlike accidents that are the result of negligence or careless, road rage is a different matter and requires a skilled hand to pursue compensation.
Since we announced the Challenge Accepted! Scholarship, the legal team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC has been hard at work reading through the amazing essays you all submitted. You have all demonstrated an inspiring amount of determination in your daily lives and we are grateful for you sharing your experiences with us. However, to give each of you the time you are owed and to thoroughly review each application, we have decided to push back the announcement dates for the finalists and winner.
Soft tissue injuries have a reputation for being easy to heal from. Because the mild forms often don’t require surgeries or casts, many assume that getting over a soft tissue injury is just a matter of waiting a few days and maybe spending a little extra time resting in bed. But the truth of the matter is that soft tissue injuries can take months, or even years, to recover from and may leave you with lasting damage.
No one likes dealing with insurance companies or reading through the complex legal language that make up insurance policies. They are often extremely complicated, use vague or ultra-specific wording, and are hardly accessible to the everyday reader. This is done on purpose to keep accidents victims from pursuing a claim and it can be very successful.
Ultimately, no one wants to have to contact an insurance company. We like to treat is as an invisible safety net for injuries that will never happen. But when we do collide with that net, we often find that insurance companies are readily prepared to simplify our wounds or dismiss our claims.
After suffering through your concussion, you finally feel like you’re back on your feet and on your way to a full recovery. But then out of nowhere, your headaches come back and they’re even worse than before. You start to have issues concentrating, and your vision is going blurry. Despite the fact that the accident that caused your concussion was weeks ago, you are getting worse, not better. Eventually, a medical review by your doctor may demonstrate that you’re suffering from post-concussive syndrome, otherwise known as PCS.
Biking and jogging are extremely popular in LA County, and Glendale is no different. But anyone who’s just going for a casual stroll through our neighborhood can attest to at one point nearly being struck by a distracted or careless driver. While we cannot control the actions of drivers, we suggest a handful of safety practices to keep everyone safe when out for a jog or bike ride, especially in the early morning or late evening. The Glendale Police Department has also outlined a number of tips for pedestrians and their children through the “Look to Live” campaign.