Personal injury cases in California are traumatic experiences. Whether you have suffered injury as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice, if someone was negligent, you deserve compensation for your injuries both economic and none economic. But how do you figure out how much your case is worth? Is it a $100,000 case or a $1,000,000 case?
In truth, there are many factors that go into determining the value of a personal injury case. While many insurance adjusters like to use a formula of finding the total economic damages,
How can I help if I witness a car accident
Famed actor Harrison Ford recently became a hero in real life when he reacted quickly to assist a driver in distress. Ford was driving east on a Freeway near Santa Barbara when the driver in front of him lost control of her vehicle and swerved off the road, hitting an embankment. Ford stopped his vehicle and ran to the car. He and other good Samaritans pulled the driver from the car. Paramedics swiftly arrived and the driver was transported to the hospital.
Although Los Angeles is known for its sunny weather, the city and the rest of California have occasional periods of heavy rain and rough weather which makes for dangerous driving. In short, rain reduces your visibility, response time, and ability to control your vehicle, which increases the risk of car accidents.
At J&Y Law, we are dedicated to keeping the roads and highways safe for all motorists. Here are some important safety tips for driving in the rain:
- Check the Tires —
Even the best driver can be hit by a driver who is out of control or not paying attention. This is an irritating fact of life when the only damage is to your car, but it becomes substantially more of an issue if you’re injured. And if you’re injured by a driver who doesn’t have insurance, it can really become a problem. In situations like this, it’s imperative that you know what your rights are.
Understanding Your Insurance Policy
One option if you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist might be to simply pay for everything yourself.
Every day, approximately nine people die and over 1,000 people are injured in accidents involving distracted drivers. Research shows that accidents are up to eight times more likely to happen when a driver is distracted. With a probability that high and actual occurrences that shocking, learning how to spot a distracted driver and stay safe can save your life. If you have been involved in an accident where a distracted driver was involved, get in touch with a California car accident attorney.
Every Californian knows that if you can’t make it to the beach, a nice pool is almost as good on a sunny day. But swimming pool accidents can happen quickly if they aren’t maintained properly and if appropriate safety precautions aren’t taken. For that reason, the State of California has passed a set of laws collectively known as the “California Pool Code” to set out the legal requirements operators of public pools must meet to ensure they are providing a safe environment for their community to relax in.
Can social media video posts impact lawsuits?
When someone is killed in a California drunk driving accident, it is always tragic. When an 18-year-old allegedly drunk driver crashes, killing her 14-year-old sister and seriously injuring the sister’s 14-year-old friend, the situation is particularly tragic. But in one case, things got even worse.
Thanks to the teenage addiction that is social media today, a recent fatal California car accident –which was live-streamed by the teenaged driver on Instagram Live –brought the tragic footage into the lives of many who were able to view the horrific accident and its aftermath through the online viral video.
Party buses are usually vans remodeled for the purpose of transporting people to bachelor parties, proms, birthday parties, concerts and birthday parties. They are outfitted to include LED lighting, elaborate seating arrangements, dance floors, sound systems, smoke machines and even stripper poles. Party buses are usually hired by people expecting to have a good time. However, these good times can sometimes become times of tragedy.
Accidents happen more often than you might expect in party buses and limousines. If you or a loved one has been injured in a part bus accident,
Jaywalking is crossing the street or roadway outside a designated crosswalk. In California, we see this everyday. As a motorist, it can be a bit annoying having to stop in the middle of the road because a pedestrian does not want to walk over to a cross walk and do things in a law-abiding manner. Sometimes, pedestrians are difficult to impossible to see until it’s too late. Should a driver be held liable for these types of accidents?
Well, the short answer is: sometimes. When a pedestrian is injured in an accident while jaywalking,
As our parents and loved ones age, it can be nerve wracking enough trying to make decisions about how best to care for them without having to worry that their hired care providers will abuse or neglect them. Especially for our aging friends and family who are suffering from conditions that reduce their abilities to understand what is happening and/or communicate what has happened, if loved ones are best served living in out-of-home care facilities it is important to know what “red flags” to watch out for, and what to do if you see them.