Filing a California Wrongful Death Claim

Serious car or truck accidents, sub-par medical treatment, and other devastating events can cost someone their life. It’s not just the deceased who is affected. The death affects an entire family. It could mean the loss of the only income. It could mean children lose their only parent. It could mean that parents lose their child. When someone dies in California because of the negligence of another person, the family who was left behind may have a wrongful death claim that they can pursue.

California Wrongful Death Claims Are Civil Lawsuits

3 Ways to Protect Your Legal Rights After a Los Angeles Car Accident

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles that was not your fault, know that you have legal rights. Unfortunately, your insurance company may not be be interested in doing what is best for you. Therefore, without an attorney by your side, it is up to you to be aware of your rights and to understand that there are some steps you can take to make sure that those rights are protected.

Get a Police Report

Even if your car accident takes places on private property, call the police and ask for an informational report to be taken. A police report can help you, the involved insurance companies, and your accident attorney understand what happened and who may be at fault. You will not receive a copy of the report the day of the car accident. You’ll be given a report number. You can call the responding police station a few days later and ask how you can get a few copies of the report.

What Victims Need to Know about Los Angeles Auto Pedestrian Accidents

If you or a loved one are involved in an auto versus pedestrian accident in Los Angeles, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your injuries. There are several laws in California that protect pedestrians from negligent or distracted drivers. Even still, this doesn’t mean that auto vs pedestrian claims are immediately paid out — or paid out at all. Here’s what pedestrian accident victims need to know to ensure their legal rights are protected.
Paying for Medical Costs Before the Lawsuit

Are Victims of an Auto Pedestrian Accident Entitled to Compensation in California?

Even when you’re as attentive as possible while you’re out walking in West Covina, you’re still at risk for an auto pedestrian accident. A pedestrian accident happens when someone who is out on foot is struck by a vehicle of some kind. This can be a car, truck, big rig, or even a motorcycle. Unfortunately, these accidents can be very serious and result in life changing permanent injuries and even death. If you or a loved one are injured in a pedestrian accident, know that California law is on your side.

Signs of a Concussion Post Auto Accident

Many auto accident victims in West Covina assume that if they have suffered an injury, they will be able to see it. While this is often the case (deep cuts and broken bones are often visible to the naked eye), many injuries — particularly brain injuries — require medical testing in order to determine the extent of damage. If you suffered a blow to the head while in a car accident, seek immediate medical treatment and contact an experienced injury attorney to see if you should pursue legal action against the negligent driver.

Big Rig Accidents and Your Rights

Commercial truck driving is big business throughout the United States. Indeed, with almost 3.5 million commercial truck drivers on the road, there’s a good chance that you may (quite literally) run into one the next time you’re on the 10 heading through West Covina.

Even though federal law closely regulates who can drive a commercial truck, it does not mean that some drivers (even qualified ones) don’t get tired, distracted, or use their cell phone when driving and cause an accident. Unfortunately for all involved, when a big rig causes an auto accident, the results are often catastrophic. If you or a loved one are injured in a trucking accident that was not your fault, contact an experienced accident lawyer immediately. California law is on your side.
When Unsafe Truckers Hit the Road

NYE Drunk Driving Accident Victims Have Rights

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, which means that thousands of people throughout West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley are busy making their NYE plans.

While, like other holidays, NYE is a time for fun, friends, and celebration, it is also a time when more drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol take to the streets. Studies show that the most traveled holiday period of the year is Thanksgiving weekend, and DUI arrests are at their highest between Thanksgiving and the end of New Year’s weekend.

After a Motorcycle Accident in West Covina

With traffic on the 10 Freeway through West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley only seeming to get worse, many commuters have switched from automobiles to motorcycles. While their ride to work is probably shorter, as motorcyclists are able to engage in lane splitting and other speed-increasing techniques, it is also more dangerous. Indeed, California is second in the nation (behind Florida) for the greatest number of motorcycle deaths — a title no state wants to have. And according to a recent report, 50% of all motorcycle deaths involved fatal crashes with another type of motor vehicle that was in transit; i.e. also driving to work.