Injuries At School: Who Is Responsible?

With kids heading back to school, many parents are rushing around trying to prepare backpacks, think about meal planning, and talk to their kids about the dangers of social media. What most parents don’t consider is injuries on school grounds. Childhood injuries on campus playgrounds, hallways, and in classrooms are fairly common. Some accidents are…

Financial Recovery and Accidents Involving Minors

No parent wants to think about their child being injured by the negligence of another. Unfortunately, accidents involving minors happen all the time. Think auto accidents, slip and falls, swimming pool accidents, dog bites, and more. if your child has been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to…

Suing a Business in a Slip and Fall

If you or a loved one were injured in an incident on someone else’s property that was not your fault, such a slip and fall accident, you are probably interested in determining how much money your injuries and property damage are worth. For more information on the types of recoverable damages in a personal injury…

How is Pain and Suffering Calculated?

Is it is possible to calculate how much your damages from an auto accident are worth? For those who have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, they may be wondering what, if anything, their injuries are worth. Read on to learn more. Establishing Fault

How Long Will My Personal Injury Claim Take?

Car accidents, slip and falls, motorcycle accidents — if you file a legal claim, how long will it take for you to finally get to court? If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, hopefully you have sought out the assistance of a skilled injury attorney…

Summer Means More Auto Accidents Caused by Teen Drivers

It’s summer in Los Angeles and that means school’s out and teen drivers are on the roads. Which also means more auto accidents. And, perhaps thanks to later curfews, more free time, and summer parties, the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest for drivers ages 15-20, according to the National Highway…

When Semi Trucks Cause Auto Accidents

It’s dangerous when small cars or SUVs engage in risky driving behaviors, but when a big rig or semi-truck goes out of control, the outcome is almost always fatal. If you live or drive in Los Angeles, you know firsthand how congested our roads and freeways are at any given time of the day or…

Accidents and Chronic Pain

Accidents can result in a number of injuries, and for some, that can mean chronic pain. If you’re suffering from chronic pain that was caused by another person’s or entity’s negligence, you may want to speak with an experienced accident attorney.

What Are the Most Common Injuries in Auto Accidents?

Auto accidents can cause minor and/or serious injuries to drivers and passengers. Sometimes, injuries are so severe, that the victim is no longer able to work. They may need a lifetime of specialized care. Specialized care includes, but isn’t limited to, nursing care, rehabilitation care, placement in a specialized facility, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and…

How Is Fault Determined in a California Car Accident?

California is considered a “fault” state when it comes to car accidents. When a car accident occurs and a claim is filed, the insurance companies involved look at the facts and then decide who caused the accident. Fault can be assigned to one or both parties. For example, one driver may be found 65% at…

Car Accidents: What If My Child Was in the Car with Me?

With commuting to school, activities, sports, and more, it’s not uncommon that children are often passengers in a Los Angeles car accident. California law addresses information that parents need to know related to settling claims involving minor children. It’s important that parents talk with an experienced car accident lawyer to fully understand their legal rights…

Los Angeles Car Accidents and Insurance Companies

A Los Angeles car accident can be a scary event. Even if you don’t think that anyone is physically hurt, there’s the emotional trauma and property damage. Additionally, injuries often aren’t felt for several hours after a car accident or other traumatic event because of the body’s natural response of releasing adrenalin.

Common Injuries in Los Angeles Car Accidents

With the sheer number of local commuters on the roads in Los Angeles, it is probably not surprising to learn that most Los Angeles car accidents happen within 25 miles of where at least one of the drivers live. Why is this? The brain tends to be less focused when we constantly drive the same…

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…

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,…

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…

The holidays are upon us, which means holiday parties galore. While hopefully most party-goers utilize ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber to avoid driving while under the influence, many do not and serious drunk driving related accidents in West Covina are the result. West Covina serves as a sort-of hub for many of the…

Toy Safety This Holiday Season

With the holidays just around the corner, kids all over Los Angeles are preparing their toy lists. Just in time, the consumer safety group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) has released its annual top 10 list of the most dangerous toys. Topping the list of dangerous toys are fidget spinners, which contain small parts…

Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car Accident?

Multi-car accidents are frightening and they have the potential to be extremely dangerous, causing serious injuries to those involved. Indeed, multiple cars mean more opportunity for broken bones, trauma, and property damage. If you are injured in a multi car crash, you probably want to know: Who is at fault? What Is Fault?

Drivers: Protect Yourself on Halloween

Car accidents in West Covina and surrounding area increase on Halloween night. Regardless of whether it is a pedestrian or another car, car accidents can cause serious injuries on what should be a fun and enjoyable night for everyone. Don’t let one night of spooky good times cause you to become involved in a car…

California Cracks Down on Hit and Runs

California hit and runs generally fall under two specific laws, although numerous other laws may also be broken during a hit and run. Vehicle Code 20001 covers hit and runs in California that involve injury or death. Vehicle Code 20002 involves hit and runs that include only property damage. California hit and runs are extremely…

At-Fault Driver Didn’t Have Car Insurance. Now What?

Being involved in car accident in East Los Angeles is scary enough, but it’s even more frightening when you find out the at-fault party doesn’t have car insurance. You’re hurt. Your car is damaged. Now what? Consider these options to make sure that you get the care — and obtain the financial compensation — that…

Why Do Truck Accidents Happen in California?

Since truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, why do truck accidents happen in California? After all, semi-trucks and other larger trucks can’t be legally driven by just anyone. In California, there are special requirements to get a CDL. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and 21 years old in…

Unexpected Slip and Call Injuries in California

When you think of a slip and fall in California? What injuries do you think of? For many people, the answer is a sprained ankle, a pulled muscle, a dislocated knee, or a small broken bone. While these injuries are certainly common, slip and falls can result in much more serious injuries. If you are…

Liability in California Car Accidents

When a car accident happens in Los Angeles, California, one of the items that must be determined is liability. Liability is a legal concept that determines who was at fault for the accident. Liability is important for both insurance companies to determine and in the instance that any party involved in the car accident decides…

Lane Splitting in Motorcycle Accidents

Lane splitting is the technique motorcycle drivers use where the motorcycle drives in between two lanes of automobile driving.  Since motorcycles are significantly smaller than an automobile, the motorcycle can easily maneuver between two parallel lanes, which during heavy traffic jams on the 5 freeway can allow a motorcyclist to get through congested areas very…

Motorcycle Accidents — Don’t Be Fooled By The Numbers

Perhaps not surprisingly, California boasts the highest number of motorcycle riders in the entire United States. Its warm climate, beautiful scenery, and modern highway system, makes Southern California a pristine location for all bike enthusiasts to ride in. Motorcycling realities With the joy of bike riding though, comes the reality of danger and harm. For…

Dog Bites On the Rise in California

More and more East LA residents are being sent to emergency rooms for dog related bites. Indeed, the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development recently revealed that emergency room visits for dog bites have increased by 44% in the past ten years.  California recorded the most dog bite claims in the nation with…

Child Injuries at Daycare and Childcare Facilities

For the tens of millions of American parents who work and are constantly on the go, choosing a childcare facility to watch their children is one of the most important decisions of a family’s life.  Due its great importance, childcare facilities are heavily governed in California by the California Code of Regulations Title 22, which…

What To Do After a Rollover Accident

Rollover accidents are serious. If you or someone you love was hurt or killed in a rollover accident in West Covina, Los Angeles or the surrounding areas, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. What Causes Rollover Accidents? Rollover accidents can happen for a number reasons. The science behind a rollover accident is that…

Motorcycle Accident Fatalities on the Rise

Motorcycle riding in Southern California… It’s fun. It’s thrilling. And it’s — dangerous. That’s right. While many motorcyclists don’t want to hear it, the fact of the matter is that regardless of where you are riding (whether it is a windy canyon road or crowded freeway), you can be putting your life on the line.…

Rear End Accidents — Who’s at Fault?

Rear end accidents are all too common in West Covina. Distracted drivers who are not paying attention behind the wheel crash into an innocent driver who is waiting patiently at a stop light, slowing down because of traffic, etc… If you or a loved one have been injured in a rear end accident that was…

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West Covina Bike Accidents Are On the Rise

Road cyclists in West Covina face a variety of dangers — the most serious of which includes being hit by an automobile. Because bicycles offer much less protection than cars, trucks, and other vehicles, bike riders are at risk for serious injury and even death. Vehicles are not the only safety concern for cyclists. Indeed,…

When Insurance Companies Act in Bad Faith

As we’ve said before, insurance companies — even your own — are generally not on your side. Unfortunately for accident victims seeking compensation for their injuries, the insurance company holds the purse strings when it comes to settlement numbers. Your insurance contract contains an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. This is an…

Truck Accidents and Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law in California, yet every day, 28 people across the country die in alcohol-related vehicle crashes. Indeed, the financial impact resulting from impaired driving costs the US economy around $52 billion per year. There is no debate that driving under the influence is dangerous…

Injuries Resulting in Paralysis

Paralysis is one of the most serious injuries that can result from a personal injury. The long-term life changes and health issues can feel devastating to someone who finds themselves unable to live life the way they did before being injured by someone else’s negligence. What is paralysis? Paralysis is most often the result of…

St. Patrick’s Day Safe Driving Tips

Like New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration. And like New Year’s Eve, it’s a holiday that is strongly associated with alcohol. This year it falls on a Friday, which means for many who won’t be going to work on Saturday (and some who will!), the green beer will be flowing into…

Swimming Pool Injuries

The weather is (finally) warming up here in Los Angeles and that means more families will be heading to swimming pools to cool down. As much fun as swimming pools can be, it is important to remember that swimming pools also present significant accident and injury risks. If you and / or your children into…

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California Motorcycle Insurance Laws

California law requires that all registered vehicles, including motorcycles, have insurance. The DMV states that “this is to help ensure that drivers and riders are able to pay for damages or injuries they may cause to others in an accident.” If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident, you have the…

Wrongful Death Claims: Frequently Asked Questions

While wrongful death laws vary from state to state, the general concept remains — individuals with standing can sue the negligent party and seek financial compensation for their loss. In California, a “wrongful death claim” arises when one person dies as the result of the wrongful act or negligence of another person or entity and…

Injured by a Defective Product?

Defective products cause thousands of injuries every year. Given the strict rules governing everything from our cars to our baby toys to our food, this fact may surprise some people. Unfortunately, too many products that contain some type of defect are sold to Americans. If you are injured by any type of defective product, you…

How To Successfully Prove Your Personal Injury Claims

Injured in a car accident? Unfortunately, in California, your word isn’t enough to prove damages. Indeed, in order to receive maximum compensation, you will need proof that someone has harmed you or inflicted personal injury that impacted your work and life. in many cases, a personal injury claim finds its way to court on shaky…

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can be traumatizing and quite often, the short and long term effects of the incident are even more challenging — physically, emotionally, and mentally. And unfortunately, in many cases, the individuals injured in a car accident tend to disregard the need for hiring an experienced lawyer. There are times when it is probably…

5 Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

Any vehicular accident can be terrifying and traumatizing. However, when it comes to truck accidents, things can go bad quickly. It isn’t easy to remain calm and composed in a situation like that, but it is vital to know what to do when confronted with this scenario. Read on for the first steps to take…

Auto Accident Statistics

Auto accidents happen more than many of us realize. Fortunately, if you or a loved one is injured in an accident, California law is on your side, as well as experienced injury attorneys who know how to protect their clients best interests.

Birth Injuries: What’s A Parent To Do?

For many, child birth can be an exciting, if not stressful, time. The fear of the unknown coupled with the pains of labor (or watching your loved one in pain) can lead to levels of anxiety the new parents-to-be may not have previously experienced. These understandable feelings aside, giving birth should be a joyous occasion…

Car Accidents On the Rise In California – Are You Protected?

Over the past few years, automobile manufacturers have been competing aggressively to introduce the safest vehicles. This push is in response to the increased number of motor vehicle accidents occurring all over the country, including Los Angeles. Sadly, many of these accidents result in serious injuries and even death. Indeed, despite protective and preventive measures…

You Were in a Motorcycle Accident: Now What?

Southern California is a favorite location for motorcyclists. Many of it’s windy canyon roads offer the thrills riders are often seeking and it must be nice to whiz by traffic on the 101 or 5 freeways. As the only state in the country that permits lane splitting, there are definitely perks to riding a motorcycle…

The Truth About Driving And Texting

While smartphones have certainly made life easier, like many advances in technology, they may come with a cost. The big one? Distracted driving. Unfortunately, distracted driving is now more common than ever before. In fact, recent study released by the Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol shows a 39% increase in driving…

When Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Did your loved one die as a result of the negligence or recklessness of a third party, such as another person or business? Are you planning to file a wrongful death claim? In a wrongful death claim, family of the individual who passed away seeks financial compensation for their loss, which can include lost wages,…

Accidents, Burn Injuries, and Your Child

Each year, thousands of children in California and across the country suffer serious burn injuries. Some of these tragic accidents occur due to a third party’s negligence or carelessness, such as through car accidents, and could have been prevented. If your child was a victim of a burn injury, speak to a skilled personal injury…

When Bus Driver Negligence Causes an Accident

Each year, thousands of bus riders are seriously injured or killed in bus accidents. Due to their large size and heavy weight, buses often cause catastrophic damage when they flip, crash into another vehicle or into an object (such as a freeway divider), or veer off the road. While many feel safe riding in a…

Financial Recovery After Hit and Runs

Hit and run accidents can happen to anyone at any time. In fact, they appear to be happening with increased frequency in our great state. According to the most recent California Highway Patrol traffic report, there were over 140 fatalities and 19,000 injuries reported as a result of hit-and-run collisions statewide. The same report shows…

Car Accidents When the Driver is on the Job

A common issue that arises itself in auto accident cases is an employer’s liability for an accident caused by an employee. Generally speaking, California employers can be found liable for the actions caused by their employees if the employee was acting within the “scope of employment”. Legally speaking, the term “scope of employment” refers to…

Injured in a Hit and Run? You Have Rights

Hit-and-run accidents are a serious concern in Los Angeles and can lead to equally serious consequences. A hit and run accident occurs when a driver crashes into another vehicle, a pedestrian, or private property, then leaves without identifying himself, rendering aid, or both. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,…

When Accidents Cause Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand. A brachial plexus injury involves injuries to the group of nerves that connect your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand regions and occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most…

Financial Recovery After a Hit and Run

Hit and run accidents can happen to anyone at any time. In fact, they appear to be happening with increased frequency in our great state. According to the most recent California Highway Patrol traffic report, there were over 140 fatalities and 19,000 injuries reported as a result of hit-and-run collisions statewide. The same report shows…

SUVs & Rollover Accidents

SUVs have made a comeback in recent years, thanks, in part to “green” SUVs that are more eco-friendly than their original counterparts. Many drivers are long-time devotees of the sports utility vehicle, as its large size and boxier shape make it feel safer than a sedan or sports car. For families with children, SUVs can…

When Do I Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

Being injured in any type of auto accident (such as a car, truck, or motorcycle accident), can be a traumatizing experience. Unfortunately, certain portrayals of attorneys have also made the idea of hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you recover financially for your losses seem just as upsetting. At Ghozland Law Firm, our…

Distracted Driving: The Risks Are Real

Car accidents happen for a number of reasons, including drunk driving, mechanical failure, and distracted driving. Many of us have been guilty of taking our eyes off the road for a split second or two, which is considered distracted driving. One of the most talked about and dangerous forms of distracted driving is texting and…

Do Summer Months Mean More Car Accidents?

For most of us, when we think of summer, we think of sunshine and swimming pools, longer days and warmer nights. Unfortunately, along with BBQs and beach days, the summer months also bring with an increase in the number of car accidents on our local roads and highways. In fact, August and September are typically…

Whiplash in Car Accidents

When most people think of car accident injuries, they think of whiplash. While some accident victims will get out of a car immediately complaining of a stiff neck, these injuries often don’t appear for hours or days after the crash.

Understanding California’s Dog Bite Laws

hey say that a dog is man’s best friend. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. According to statistics, there were more than 40 dog bite related fatalities in the United States in 2014. Data showed that 48% of fatality victims were 13 years and younger and 52% were adults.

7-Year-Old Girl Dies at Santa Fe Springs Auto Show

On Monday, September 23, 2013, KTLA 5 reported that a seven-year-old girl died in an apparent freak accident at a Santa Fe Springs auto show on Sunday evening.

According to KTLA 5, the incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. inside a warehouse located in the 10200 block of Freeman Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

When a slip and fall accident happens on another person’s property, whether at a store, a mall, a local business, a community park, an apartment complex, on government property or the home of someone you know, it may be the result of negligence, or neglect, on the part of the property owner or homeowner.

La Habra Injury Cases: Are You Protected?

If you were injured in La Habra, you may not realize that you could be at risk of losing some of the compensation for damages you deserve. If you were injured in any type of accident, whether a slip & fall, vehicle accident, dog bite, bicycle accident, or any other type of incident in which another party’s negligence caused your injury, it is strongly advised that you get a personal injury lawyer at once.

Personal Injury in Montebello

Montebello is the location of many serious injuries, ranging from car accidents through to pedestrian, motorcycle, bicycle and slip and fall accidents, among others. After such an injury, and suffering the consequences – which are often extensive – it can be difficult to get the process in motion to recover compensation, and once the process is begun, there can be a devastating shock

Injured in West Covina? Can You Recover Compensation?

If you have been injured, you may wonder if you have the right to pursue compensation. All personal injury claims are based upon establishing negligence. For example, should you walk into a commercial property and slip and fall on a wet floor, the company managing the property, or the owner of the property could be found to have been negligence.

Diamond Bar Injury Cases: Why You Need An Attorney

The city of Diamond Bar has been the location of many serious injury accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, bus and bicycle accidents. These accidents frequently result in very serious injuries. In cases of serious injury, there is absolutely no doubt that the injured victim must be represented by a skilled personal injury attorney.

South Los Angeles Drunk Driver Accident

A recent traffic accident in Los Angeles left an 8-year old boy with serious injuries. A drunk driver allegedly hit a family driving an SUV. The drunk driver was traveling 70 miles an hour when it T-boned the family’s car. Rescue workers had to cut one person out of the SUV. The boy was transported to County USC Hospital for treatment of his injuries and is expected to live, although he is listed in critical condition. The parents were listed in fair condition.

Why You Need Legal Representation After a Bicycle Accident

Due to California’s relatively mild weather and the fact that you can enjoy the great outdoors during almost any season, Los Angeles and many other California cities have become wonderful places for people to go walking, running, and biking. With bicycle trails and bicycle lanes being regularly added throughout the state, riding your bicycle to and from work, for exercise, as a greener mode of transportation, or for sheer enjoyment, has become a very popular thing to do.

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