Monday, August 31, 2015

‘Drowned’ in Liabilities

Private pools are meant to provide fun, comfort, and convenience. Unfortunately, they have also been the scene of accidental drownings, many of which involve children. Dealing with the death of your own child can be devastating and it is your right to pursue justice especially if the accident occurred in someone else’s private residence. A Los Angeles wrongful death attorney can help you hold them accountable for the untimely death of your child.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Assist Clients When Filing a Claim

After an accident, many Los Angeles residents wonder whether they should hire an attorney. A personal injury attorney can help accident victims sort through the emotional turmoil and stress of an automobile accident. Attorneys help their clients get compensation for injuries and damages to the vehicle. They represent clients in personal injury court battles. Most importantly, they give clients advice on how to deal with insurance companies. When a person is injured in an automobile accident, his first priority is getting medical care. The longer a person waits to get treated after an automobile accident, the harder it is to prove that the injuries he sustained came from the car accident. If you were not at fault for the accident, the other driver’s liability insurance will cover your medical bills. If the driver who hit you was uninsured, the underinsured motorist part of your policy should cover you.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Explaining the Different Defenses a DUI Lawyer Can Use in Court

Annually, thousands of individuals are pulled over and arrested for driving while under the influence in the United States. Los Angeles is no exception to this rule. California is known for being a state that has very harsh DUI laws and punishments. A person may find himself losing his license, paying stiff fines, and spending some time in jail. There are different strategies, however, that a lawyer in Los Angeles specializing in DUIs can use to mount a defense. What Prosecutors Are Looking For In order to understand the defense that a DUI attorney will make in his client's behalf, it is first important to understand what the prosecutor is looking for when trying a case. Prosecutors are looking to find evidence that a person was driving drunk, that he was not able to control his vehicle or was driving it in an erratic way.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Understanding When an Officer Must Read Subjects Their Miranda Rights

Television programs that deal with law enforcement always have that one scene where police officers read Miranda rights to someone who is being arrested. It usually goes something like, ""You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do may be used against you in the court of law…"" Then they will tell the arrested individual that they have the right to seek an attorney—and if they cannot afford one, then one will be given them by the government. Television shows make people think that police officers always must read Miranda rights to a person. However, this is not exactly the case. There are some occasions when police officers are not required to do this.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Shattering Common TBI Myths

Some people think that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) happen when the person is knocked out and wake up with no memory at all about what happened. While this is true in some cases, TBI can manifest in other ways. Here are some common misconceptions about TBI:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Going on a ‘Right‘ Claims Approach

Random incidents can put anyone in danger, particularly if someone else has been negligent or has not taken the right precaution to avoid harm to anyone. While many accidents only lead to minor injuries, some result in serious and even fatal ones. In cases like those discussed below, the victims or their families have the right to seek compensation from the negligent party.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Negotiating the Tough Cases

No two wrongful death cases have the same sets of circumstances. One case in Los Angeles stemming back from 2011, for example, only had a recent compensation payout due to the complicated facts of the case. These facts include fatal injuries on a boy caused by his mother’s boyfriend, and negligent processing by social workers who were assigned to investigate the mother’s complaints of child abuse before the boy’s death.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dealing with Hits and Run

A hit-and-run is one of the most unsettling incidents that could happen to anyone, as everything can happen in the space of a few seconds. Do you know that at least 20,000 hit-and-runs occur in LA every year, with sometimes fatal outcomes? If you or someone you know have been injured in a hit-and-run incident, get the help of personal injury lawyers to find out what you need to do.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Claiming Wrongful Death: How a Lawyer Can Help

Bad things can happen to people. Sometimes, no one is at fault. However, sometimes, someone can be blamed for a particular misfortune.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Proving Your Brain Injury Claims with Some Help

When filing a brain injury claim, you’ll need solid undeniable proof of your injury, its effects, and who or what caused it. An experienced brain injury lawyer can help round up the needed evidence. Here are some examples of what can help your case.

Friday, August 7, 2015

What You Can Do Legally About a Lemon Car

Not all car purchasers end up happy. Sometimes, they buy a “lemon.” Under the California lemon law, a vehicle is considered a lemon when substantial defects on the car have occurred within a given period, and these defects haven’t been satisfactorily resolved even after a number of attempts to remedy them. The state’s lemon law states that these defects should cause the car to be inoperable for 30 days, consecutively or otherwise.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Construction Accident? Consult an Attorney!

There are a lot of things that can go wrong at a building site. Construction workers may not realize it, but in their line of work, they place their lives on the line every single day.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Construction Accident Attorney: Scaffolding Hazards for the Workers

Work in construction is among the most dangerous professions anywhere in the world. There are many threats that exist in a single construction site and this is why sustaining injuries in the line of work is common. Many of these accidents occur on scaffoldings that, according to the OSHA, are used frequently by about 65 percent of all construction employees. A construction accident attorney in Los Angeles or anywhere else should provide legal aid to injured or deceased workers and their families. In the year 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ determined that 54 fatalities occurred in that single year from scaffolds. To warn against the hazards of scaffolding, here are some common accidents that workers need to watch out for.

Avoid Business Insurance Mistakes with a Lawyer’s Help

Businesses can have problems blindside them. Insurance can help protect you from the unexpected, but there’s always the possibility of claim denial. To ensure your insurance company delivers, avoid committing any of these mistakes.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer to Help You Settle Accident Claims

Settling is always better than gritting your teeth through a lengthy and costly trial, or so they say. In many accidents, too many people in Los Angeles or anywhere else in the U.S. choose to handle their own cases, and consequently make mistakes when they settle with the other party. They think that since they’re settling anyway, they don’t need help from lawyers. However, when it comes to trucking accident claims, it is always recommended to hire a trucking accident lawyer especially if you have been injured. Here are some mistakes a lawyer can help you avoid during a settlement. Settling Way Too Soon The other party might be in a hurry to settle the whole matter especially if they are involved with a large company that wants to avoid a negative public backlash.