How to Protect Yourself from Being a Victim of a Pedestrian Accident

If you live or work in Woodland Hills, particularly around the Warner Center where more and more residents are turning away from cars and towards traveling by foot or bike, you should understand that while walking has many pros, serious injuries can happen if you’re involved in a pedestrian accident. A pedestrian accident happens when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, such as a car, truck, or even a motorcycle.

Here’s how you can protect yourself and reduce the risk of getting seriously hurt.

Determining Fault in Multi-Car Accidents

Multi-car accidents are often extremely frightening for all involved and increasingly common in high-traffic and heavy construction areas such as Woodland Hills and Canoga Park. When multiple vehicles, whether they be cars, trucks, big rigs, or motorcycles, are involved in a car crash, more of than not, several victims suffer serious injuries and property damage and some escape a multi-car accident without a single scratch.

One of the most common questions we are asked about multi-car accidents is: Who is at fault?

How California Law Tries to Protect the Public from Dog Bites

In California, dog owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their dog is under their control at all times. If the dog isn’t in a fenced in yard, it must be on a leash that is no longer than six (6) feet in length. That being said, there are designated dog parks where owners may allow their dogs to play off their leash, but the dogs must still be supervised. Violating the lease law could result in a fine of at least $100 for first offenses. If a dog bites someone, the owner may be held legally liable. The victim may be entitled to receive financial compensation for the bite.

Concussions: The Most Common Injury in California Car Accidents

Concussions may seem like nothing more than a minor inconvenience, it’s important to recognize that concussions can, indeed, be very serious. They can be so serious that they cause permanent injury to the brain. A recent study involving driving simulators and people who had concussions show that even after taking time to recover from their concussions, they still had slower response times behind the wheel.

Distracted Driving

Atlanta’s rush hour traffic consists of stop and go, stop and go, stop and go, etc. If you are travelling on I-85 and happen to notice that the person behind you is talking on his cell phone, you tend to not think much of it.  The fact of the matter is that it seems that…

3 Facts About Motorcycle Accidents

In the San Fernando Valley, riding a motorcycle is a popular pastime — and form of transportation for many hoping to avoid the terrible congestion on the 101 or on the busier side streets. Unfortunately, accidents involving automobiles and motorcycles are quite common in this area and motorcyclists, without the steel casing of a car or truck to protect them, are at an increased risk of injury. If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, know that California law is on your side. Indeed, if through no fault of your own, a vehicle hits you, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can explain more.

Hit by a Drunk Driver on NYE? You Have Rights

We have talked about the dangers of drunk or drugged driving at length. According to the CDC, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver each day. This equals one death every 51 minutes — a tragic number that can be avoided.

Certain days of the years attend to attract drunk drivers. Those include the major “party” holidays, such as July 4 and NYE. With NYE just around the corner, we thought we would focus on driver and traffic safety, in the hopes of keeping our roads safer as we head into the New Year.

Holidays and Impaired Driving