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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.
In a personal injury case, the victim who suffers injuries directly suffers the most significant impact on his quality of life – but he is not the only one affected. These injuries often have a direct, terrible impact on the victim’s loved ones, especially on the husband or wife.
When getting around a city like Los Angeles, Glendale, or Santa Monica, sidewalks are a must. They allow you to travel quickly and safely on foot without having to deal with Southern California’s crowded roadways. After all, driving everywhere is a hassle, especially when you just need to go down the street. Unfortunately, while sidewalks are meant to provide a safe stretch where pedestrians can walk without being too close to cars and other vehicles, if a sidewalk is not properly maintained, it can easily turn into a major health hazard.
Being injured at a friend’s house or your favorite restaurant can make some people feel awkward about pursuing compensation. Most people assume they would have to sue the property owner, who could be a family member, friend, or small business owner, to recover damages. However, many premises liability claims are covered under a liability insurance policy, meaning you will likely file an insurance claim rather than a lawsuit.
Reckless driving is a very real threat on the streets of Los Angeles. People can become angry, aggressive, and rash, thus putting everyone else at extreme risk for injury. Aggressive drivers are known to cause catastrophic accidents, assault other drivers and passengers, and perform incredibly risky behaviors such as running stop signs and red lights. That is why knowing how to spot an aggressive driver and knowing how to respond to them is incredibly important.
It is no surprise that biking or riding a motorcycle around Los Angeles County is dangerous. Southern California drivers tend to pay little attention to those around them, and the chaos of our roadways almost ensures multiple collisions between cyclists and bikers every day. Oftentimes, these accidents don’t even occur when the car is on, as negligent drivers and passengers can easily swing a car door open and strike a nearby bike, motorized or not.
Such an incident is referred to as dooring, and these incidents can have serious consequences.
For some, traffic and car accidents are synonymous with Los Angeles, but in the first few months of the California Stay at Home Order, authorities noticed a sudden drop in major accidents. This was likely due to the lack of vehicles on the road, as accidents are largely limited to single-vehicle collisions outside of rush hour in major cities. Sadly, this reprieve appears to be at an end as more and more people are going back to work and crowding LA roads.
Driving through an intersection can be one of the most dangerous acts you do while operating a vehicle. Intersections are hotbeds for car accidents as drivers often ignore the right of way, get confused about who is supposed to go next, and even speed through without stopping. While intersections are often necessary, especially in a traffic-heavy city like Los Angeles, they are still incredibly dangerous. That is why we have compiled a list of the top five most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles.
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