Aghabegian & Associates, PC Blog
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.
Almost everyone has heard of a slip and fall accident, and many may have even experienced it firsthand. In fact, falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, accounting for eight million hospital trips every year. Slip and fall accidents make up over one million of these fall emergency room visits, making them an incredibly common accident.
With over 170,000 miles of public roads in California, it’s no question that road construction and renovation crews are busy all year round – especially on the I-10 and I-5. And while the constant renovations provide us with continually improved roads, there is the perpetual downside of dealing with “work zones” that give us limited pathways through wider roadways. It is essential to know the laws regarding these work zones, both for you and the construction company – as an accident in these zones can be catastrophic.
We at Aghabegian & Associates, PC are excited to kick off our 2020 scholarship: Challenge Accepted! We all face challenges and tests in our life. We all have moments where we’re forced to make a tough choice. But it’s the truly bold among us who face those challenges and hard choices head-on, without flinching. The legal team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC have dedicated our lives to taking on those big moments. Time and time again we choose to stand by our clients, fighting for the underdog against goliath insurance companies with never-ending resources. Every day brings a new test that seems impossible to overcome, but with our expertise, experience, and grit we find a way to get justice for our clients.
If you’re like most Angelenos, you understand the horror of rush hour traffic in one of the worst traffic areas in the US. Between the 101, 105, 110, 210, 57, 5 and other freeways – there’s no avoiding the stop-and-go traffic at certain times of the day unless you’re one of the lucky few who work from home or on a schedule that avoids rush hour. Unfortunately, rush hour doesn’t just mean wasting your valuable time in traffic – it also means a significantly increased risk of being involved in a vehicle accident. One out of every four accidents in Los Angeles occurs during rush hour, possibly due to the increased stress, fatigue, frustration, and distraction that occurs when people are stuck on one of our many heavily traveled freeways.
Dogs are, undeniably, man’s best friend. The amount of love, affection, and happiness they can bring to you and your family is boundless. But what happens if they abuse that friendship and bite you or another person? With almost 90 million dogs owned as pets in the US alone, the unfortunate truth is that dog bites are very common – especially in children aged five to nine. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that roughly 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs annually and that California is the top state for dog bite injuries in the US, almost double the number when compared to every other state.
In California, Prop 213 is a law designed to prevent uninsured motorists, drunk drivers, and felons from receiving significant insurance payouts when involved in an accident. While the purpose of the law sounds positive, unfortunately, it is often used by insurance companies to shortchange compensation for innocent people who have a momentary lapse on their auto insurance.
When you’re shopping for a car, you likely make sure that your new vehicle has a good crash rating so you and your family will be as safe as possible. However, the road is occupied by more than just cars – there are also SUVs, pickup trucks, and semi-trucks. Safety on the road has been a subject of much debate, and we want to answer some common questions on the subject.
Anyone who’s been in an accident with a commercial truck has likely suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. Not only is the vehicle damage more severe due to the size and weight of a big rig, increasing the risk of bodily injury or death, but the legal processes involved are more complicated.
Lane-splitting in California is legal. That’s right – California is the only state in the U.S. that has officially recognized and encouraged the practice of motorcyclists passing between two lanes of traffic.