Auto Accidents | Aghabegian & Associates, PC Blog
Calling the police after you’ve been in a bike accident may seem like a waste of time. After all, what will the officer even do? The damage has already been done, and now, you just want to file your claim and recover from your injuries as quickly as possible. Well, the truth is that failing to report the accident can actually impact the amount of compensation you get from your claim.
No one can doubt that Los Angeles County’s streets are in desperate need of major infrastructure changes to improve public safety. Our county has implemented a Vision Zero plan, a multi-year strategy to reduce traffic fatalities across multiple cities and protect pedestrians from reckless drivers. While there are many facets to this plan and it will not be complete for years, new research suggests that centerline hardening could cut pedestrian accidents in half.
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 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.
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.
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.
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